Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has six fine arts schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a fine arts program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about fine arts programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fine arts professors at Boston University such as Sachiko Akiyama, Hanna Barret, Dana Clancy, Deborah Cornell, Douglas Elder, and Stephen Frank.
Fine Arts students from Boston schools who go on to become artists, animation artists, fine artists, sculptors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Craft artists make on average $33,070 per year and there are about 5,380 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 100 employed craft artists earning an average salary of $41,820. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this area earn $41,930/yr and there are 280 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.167 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators, and 0.060/1000 are held by craft artists.
Of the 6 fine arts schools in Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for fine arts students, with Massachusetts College of Art and Design as the lowest, reported at only $15,161/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|