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2022 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

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831

Graduates Per Year

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$49K

Average Salary

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#234

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

831

87% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

46

76% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

233

Systems Engineering

834

234

Multimedia Art

831

235

Sustainability Studies

812

Cost

Affordable

$19,260

40% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

353

Technical Teacher Education

$19,338

354

Multimedia Art

$19,260

Salary

Low Salary

$26,246

32% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

364

Fine Art

$26,246

365

Multimedia Art

$26,246

366

Painting

$26,246

Professors

Students

Average Diversity

3.6/5

1.06% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

236

Dance

237

Multimedia Art

238

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SUMMARY

Majoring in Multimedia Art is not only a valuable choice, but frequently a necessary first step for students trying to pursue a career as a multimedia designer, a stage sound engineer, or a multimedia animator. In fact, multimedia art is an uncommon degree ranking as the 234th most popular area of study. Last year, there were 831 multimedia art degrees conferred. In-state tuition for multimedia art at private colleges is, on average, 3.5 times more costly than their public peers.

With only 46 colleges offering multimedia art there could be limited options as to the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're looking to immerse yourself with other multimedia art majors, look at institutions in Florida which have more undergraduates admitted to multimedia art than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to major in multimedia art is in the Southeast region with Full Sail University, The Art Institute of Atlanta, and The Art Institute of Virginia Beach best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study multimedia art is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Oregon representing the conference. That being said, our choice for the best college for multimedia art is The College of New Jersey. You might also want to check out our list of best colleges.

The objectively best school is not necessarily the 'best' school for every student. There are tons more facets to consider when choosing college. Stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely modify your thoughts on where to go to school. Here at authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which multimedia art university has the top college campus, the winner is Marist College. If you are primarily interested in which school has the finest campus, then we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more to compare every U.S. major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life and, from that list, our pick for the university with the best student life for multimedia art is The College of New Jersey. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top selections. Some of our decisions might surprise you.

If expense is a significant factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding California College of the Arts. California College of the Arts is the most expensive college for multimedia art, at least regarding out of state attendance. We do have an entire list of the most expensive colleges that might put the price tag of California College of the Arts into perspective. You may also be interested to know that multimedia art is the 354th most expensive major in the US, with an average expense of $19,300. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for multimedia art in the nation is California demonstrated with a tuition of $50,592 at California College of the Arts. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for multimedia art is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with California College of the Arts with a cost of $50,592, The Art Institute of Las Vegas with a cost of $17,316, and University of Oregon with a cost of $34,335.

Our cheapest region for multimedia art is the Plains region which is represented by Missouri State University-Springfield with a cost of $14,850. More optimistically, the most affordable university for multimedia art is SUNY College of Technology at Alfred. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $11,300 for a degree in multimedia art. That price inflates significantly to an average of $23,900 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. Our selection for the college constituting the best value for multimedia art: Marist College. Here you can see our comprehensive list about the universities we believe to be the best value in general. Do know, this section is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for multimedia art majors vary a lot, but two-years after leaving college graduates will typically earn in the neighborhood of $49,100. There can be a lot of variation in pay; highest paid earners can bring in up to $90,300. Even straight out of school, the lowest end positions within the multimedia art space earn $27,000, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates from multimedia art come from The College of New Jersey and if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The general diversity of multimedia art is subpar, being in the 40th percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for multimedia art is California College of the Arts and here you can find our comprehensive list for the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Multimedia Art only ranks in the 68th percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 39th percentile. White collegians make up the largest proportion at 66% of students majoring in multimedia art. Additionally, 64% of students seeking a multimedia art major are women.

We have insufficient professors data for multimedia art to make the conclusions we normally would have made in this sentence. As we including data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the university with comprehensively the best professors for multimedia art is Ramapo College of New Jersey. You will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest instructors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest university to get into for multimedia art is Marist College. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a detailed list for the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we hope you believe that considering academics with a perspective mainly formed from superlatives can cause issues. We hope you read our other pages on individual universities and explore some of our insightful background articles on essential things to consider as you continue your college search.

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Maryland Institute College of Art

#1 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

Maryland Institute College of Art is a small private art school located in Baltimore, MD ranked 223rd in the United States. It has a total of 2,139 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.89% of applicants. Maryland Institute College of Art offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Graphic Design, Multimedia Art, and Painting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,510 per year, Maryland Institute College of Art is very high-priced. 65.79% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home near $37,300 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.mica.edu

A

Rating

64%

Acceptance

2,589

Students

#223

Ranking

$48,510

Tuition

University of Oregon

#2 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

University of Oregon is a very large public university located in Eugene, OR ranked 6th in Oregon. It has a total of 20,912 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 81.8% of applicants. University of Oregon offers 224 different majors and is best known for its Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Physiology, and Multimedia Art programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,440 for in-state students and $34,335 for those from out-of-state, University of Oregon is reasonably expensive. 65.06% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make roughly $44,800 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Eugene, OR

https://www.uoregon.edu

B+

Rating

82%

Acceptance

25,203

Students

#354

Ranking

$34,335

Tuition

The College of New Jersey

#3 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

The College of New Jersey is a mid-sized public college located in Ewing, NJ ranked 166th in America. It has a total of 7,418 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 49.28% acceptance rate. The College of New Jersey offers 83 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Technology Teacher Education, and Art Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 5th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,239 for students from New Jersey and $25,217 for those from out-of-state, The College of New Jersey is reasonably expensive. 80.47% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to bring home roughly $58,500 per year, which is 41% above the national median.

Ewing, NJ

https://www.tcnj.edu

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

8,825

Students

#166

Ranking

$25,217

Tuition

Marist College

#4 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

Marist College is a mid-sized private institution located in Poughkeepsie, NY ranked 184th in the US. It has a total of 6,184 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 49.23% of applicants. Marist College offers 79 different majors and is best known for its Fashion Merchandising, Multimedia Art, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,800 per year, Marist College is rather expensive. 78.36% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. Open graduating, alumni go on to take in approximately $56,900 per year, which is 37% greater than the national median.

Poughkeepsie, NY

www.Marist.edu

A

Rating

49%

Acceptance

7,462

Students

#184

Ranking

$41,800

Tuition

Ramapo College of New Jersey

#5 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

Ramapo College of New Jersey is a mid-sized public institution located in Mahwah, NJ ranked 9th in New Jersey. It has a total of 6,256 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 65.58% of applicants. Ramapo College of New Jersey offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Social Sciences, and Legal Studies programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 19th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,171 for students from New Jersey and $21,722 for those from out-of-state, Ramapo College of New Jersey is reasonably pricey. 66.75% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home roughly $53,200 per year, which is 28% above the national median.

Mahwah, NJ

www.ramapo.edu

B+

Rating

66%

Acceptance

6,982

Students

#346

Ranking

$21,722

Tuition

California College of the Arts

#6 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

California College of the Arts is a small private art school located in San Francisco, CA ranked 50th in California. It has a total of 1,655 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting just less than six in seven applicants. California College of the Arts offers 33 different majors and is best known for its Industrial and Product Design, Multimedia Art, and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,592 per year, California College of the Arts is exceptionally high-priced. 57.53% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home more or less $37,200 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

San Francisco, CA

www.cca.edu

B

Rating

85%

Acceptance

2,136

Students

#484

Ranking

$50,592

Tuition

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

#7 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a small public art school located in Boston, MA ranked 28th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 2,293 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.82% acceptance rate. Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers 31 different majors and is best known for its Art Teacher Education, Environmental Design, and Printmaking programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $1,030 for students from Massachusetts and $25,730 for those from out-of-state, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $36,200 per year, which is 13% below the national median.

Boston, MA

www.massart.edu

A-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

2,495

Students

#308

Ranking

$25,730

Tuition

New England Institute of Technology

#8 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

New England Institute of Technology is a small private associates college located in East Greenwich, RI ranked 10th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 3,406 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.2% of applicants. New England Institute of Technology offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Computer Graphics, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Multimedia Art programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,100 per year, New England Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately costly. 50.72% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make about $42,800 per year, which is 3% greater than the national median.

East Greenwich, RI

www.neit.edu

C+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

3,609

Students

#739

Ranking

$29,100

Tuition

Full Sail University

#9 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

Full Sail University is a very large for-profit associates college located in Winter Park, FL ranked 95th in Florida. It has a total of 25,521 full-time undergraduate students. Full Sail University offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Sports Communication, Music Technology, and Multimedia Art programs (nationally ranked 8th, 9th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $20,667 per year, Full Sail University is reasonably high-priced. 28.69% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home approximately $39,300 per year, which is 5% below the national median.

Winter Park, FL

www.fullsail.edu

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

27,834

Students

#2099

Ranking

$20,667

Tuition

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

#10 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach is a very small for-profit university located in Virginia Beach, VA ranked 55th in Virginia. It has a total of 431 full-time undergraduate students. The Art Institute of Virginia Beach offers 13 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Web Design, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 10th, 17th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,260 per year, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach is reasonably priced. 22.82% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $30,900 per year, which is 26% below the national median.

Virginia Beach, VA

www.artinstitutes.edu/virginia-beach/

D

Rating

100%

Acceptance

431

Students

#2601

Ranking

$19,260

Tuition

The Art Institute of Las Vegas

#11 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

The Art Institute of Las Vegas is a very small for-profit associates college located in Henderson, NV ranked 18th in Nevada. It has a total of 797 full-time undergraduate students. The Art Institute of Las Vegas offers 26 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Recording Arts Technology, and Game and Interactive Media Design programs (nationally ranked 11th, 20th, and 29th respectively). With an annual tuition of $17,316 per year, The Art Institute of Las Vegas is moderately priced. 4.02% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $29,400 per year, which is 29% under the national median.

Henderson, NV

www.artinstitutes.edu/las-vegas

D-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

797

Students

#3145

Ranking

$17,316

Tuition

Augusta University

#13 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

Augusta University is a mid-sized public university located in Augusta, GA ranked 16th in Georgia. It has a total of 6,206 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 75.93% of applicants. Augusta University offers 114 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Nuclear Medical Technology, and Ecology programs (nationally ranked 13th, 18th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,892 for students from Georgia and $22,270 for those from out-of-state, Augusta University is somewhat moderately expensive. 34.19% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to make roughly $62,300 per year, which is 50% above the national median.

Augusta, GA

www.augusta.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

9,575

Students

#992

Ranking

$22,270

Tuition

The Art Institute of Atlanta

#14 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

The Art Institute of Atlanta is a very small for-profit associates college located in Atlanta, GA ranked 87th in Georgia. It has a total of 1,828 full-time undergraduate students. The Art Institute of Atlanta offers 26 different majors and is best known for its Recording Arts Technology, Multimedia Art, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 14th, 14th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,260 per year, The Art Institute of Atlanta is reasonably priced. 22.82% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn around $30,900 per year, which is 26% below the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta

D-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,828

Students

#3104

Ranking

$19,260

Tuition

Missouri State University-Springfield

#19 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

Missouri State University-Springfield is a very large public college located in Springfield, MO ranked 31st in Missouri. It has a total of 22,530 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.94% of applicants. Missouri State University-Springfield offers 196 different majors and is best known for its Gerontology, Multimedia Art, and Horticultural Science programs (nationally ranked 13th, 19th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,540 for in-state students and $14,850 for those from out-of-state, Missouri State University-Springfield is reasonably priced. 49.85% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $39,300 per year, which is 5% under the national median.

Springfield, MO

www.missouristate.edu

C

Rating

88%

Acceptance

27,138

Students

#1428

Ranking

$14,850

Tuition

University of the Incarnate Word

#20 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

University of the Incarnate Word is a mid-sized private college located in San Antonio, TX ranked 58th in Texas. It has a total of 7,378 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.77% of applicants. University of the Incarnate Word offers 129 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Nuclear Medical Technology, and Organizational Behavior Studies programs (nationally ranked 20th, 22nd, and 32nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,900 per year, University of the Incarnate Word is reasonably high-priced. 54.43% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $46,500 per year, which is 12% greater than the national median.

San Antonio, TX

www.uiw.edu

C

Rating

94%

Acceptance

10,950

Students

#1292

Ranking

$29,900

Tuition

AI Miami International University of Art and Design

#21 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

AI Miami International University of Art and Design is a small for-profit art school located in Miami, FL ranked 85th in Florida. It has a total of 1,716 full-time undergraduate students. AI Miami International University of Art and Design offers 23 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Recording Arts Technology, and Multimedia Art programs (nationally ranked 16th, 16th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,260 per year, AI Miami International University of Art and Design is reasonably priced. 24.97% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to bring home more or less $31,600 per year, which is 24% below the national median.

Miami, FL

www.artinstitutes.edu/miami/

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,793

Students

#1972

Ranking

$19,260

Tuition

Columbia College Chicago

#23 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

Columbia College Chicago is a mid-sized private institution located in Chicago, IL ranked 63rd in Illinois. It has a total of 7,195 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 90.22% of applicants. Columbia College Chicago offers 74 different majors and is best known for its Theatre Management, Photojournalism, and Recording Arts Technology programs (nationally ranked 8th, 8th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,610 per year, Columbia College Chicago is somewhat moderately expensive. 46.92% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate around $34,400 per year, which is 17% below the national median.

Chicago, IL

www.colum.edu

C

Rating

90%

Acceptance

7,505

Students

#1585

Ranking

$26,610

Tuition

Weber State University

#24 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

Weber State University is a very large public college located in Ogden, UT ranked 7th in Utah. It has a total of 35,039 full-time undergraduate students. Weber State University offers 210 different majors and is best known for its Selling Skills and Sales Operations, Family Systems, and International Economics programs (nationally ranked 4th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,990 for in-state students and $14,973 for those from out-of-state, Weber State University is reasonably priced. 36% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After college, alumni go on to earn approximately $44,500 per year, which is 7% above the national median.

Ogden, UT

www.weber.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

36,043

Students

#1512

Ranking

$14,973

Tuition

University of Toledo

#25 Best Colleges for Multimedia Art

University of Toledo is a large public university located in Toledo, OH ranked 76th in Ohio. It has a total of 17,581 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 96.4% acceptance rate. University of Toledo offers 352 different majors and is best known for its Recreational Therapy, Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies, and Health Care Facilities Administration programs (nationally ranked 14th, 14th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $8,834 for students from Ohio and $18,194 for those from out-of-state, University of Toledo is moderately priced. 36.58% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make close to $43,800 per year, which is 5% over the national median.

Toledo, OH

www.utoledo.edu/

C

Rating

96%

Acceptance

22,439

Students

#1680

Ranking

$18,194

Tuition