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By BCR Staff August 2018In the increasingly diverse world of visual arts, there are now more opportunities than ever to put skill and talent to work. From museums to education, to advertising agencies, the artistically versatile are called upon for important roles.

A visual arts masters degree online is one of the ways career-oriented artists are advancing their capacity in the industry. The following ranking represents the top 10 online masters degrees in visual arts.

These schools were selected through a focused research process, on the key elements of a strong online degree in the visual arts. The majority of these online visual arts programs are considered low-residency; the majority of this type of program is completed online but does require some on-campus coursework.

While periodic travel may be a stretch for some, there are great benefits to joining your arts community in person. For more general information regarding online learning, visit our ranking of the top online colleges.

In determining the order of this ranking, we awarded points based on:Range of visual arts academics, blending studio and career-focused curriculum (1-5 points)Faculty artist expertise in visual arts mediums (1-3 points)Students testimonials and alumni success stories (1-3 points)Visual arts networking opportunities (1-3 points)An additional point was awarded for noteworthy features that made it a top college for an entertainment management major.

In the event of a tie in points, the school with the lower net price appears higher in the rankingTuition and other data were sourced from each college’s prospective website 26 Dec 2017 - Online Art Degrees: The Best Schools and Programs for 2018 At Harvard University, students can earn a bachelor's degree through the the School of Theatre and the School of Visual Arts. Over 1,400 students are a prospective student can expect with respect to coursework and possible careers..

Here is the list of ranked colleges that represent our picks for the top 10 online master’s degrees in visual arts. #10 – NORTHWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANAMASTER’S IN VISUAL ARTS ONLINE