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Associate Degree in Fine Arts


Art Directors: $95,083.66
Art, Drama, and Music Teacher, Postsecondary: $99,925.13
Artists and Related Workers, All Other: $78,343.86
Commercial and Industrial Designers: $62,752.23
Craft Artists: $45,252.48
Curators: $61,509.49
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators: $66,456.00
Museum Technicians and Conservators: $46,615.02

Art, Drama and Music Teacher, Postsecondary Teachers: $99,925.13
Broadcast Announcers and Radio Disc Jockeys: $37,080.84
Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education: $91,191.42
Music Directors and Composers: $47,615.58
Musical Instrument Repairers and Tuners: $33,113.65
Musicians and Singers: $80,770.45
Sound Engineering Technicians: $56,503.20

Actors: $58,231.36
Art, Drama and Music Teacher, Postsecondary: $99,925.13
Producers and Directors: $76,898.16
Set and Exhibit Designers: $34,527.22
Sound Engineering Technicians: $56,503.20

Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties

Career Info

The associate of arts in fine arts degree provides students with an inclusive perspective and knowledge of theatre arts, art, music and dance. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in these fields.

Potential Careers

  • Artist
  • Art director
  • Fine artist (painters, sculptors, illustrators)
  • Animator
  • Set or exhibit designer
  • Printmaker
  • Photographer
  • Museum, art gallery curator
  • Curatorial assistant
  • Archivist
  • Writer/critic
  • Art agent/consultant
  • Art transporter or handler
  • Framer
  • Medical illustrator
  • Art supply salesperson
  • Play/script writer
  • Actor, producer, director
  • Costume designer
  • Dancer/choreographer
  • Musician, singer