California Fine Artists: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Fine Artists in California

Fast Facts for Fine Artists in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Oakland and San Jose
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Diego and Santa Ana
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Oakland and San Jose

Salaries for Fine Artists in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose and Oakland

Schools for Fine Artists in California are listed below.

Selected Fine Artist Schools in California

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More California Fine Artist Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Academy of Art University San Francisco Masters 11,334
Art Center College of Design Pasadena Masters 1,832
Bethesda Christian University Anaheim Masters & First Professional 345
Biola University La Mirada Doctorate & First Professional 5,830
California College of the Arts Oakland Masters 1,613
California Institute of the Arts Valencia Masters 1,324
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Masters 19,777
California State University-Chico Chico Masters 17,034
California State University-East Bay Hayward Masters 13,124
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton Doctorate 37,130
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach Doctorate 36,868
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate 21,051
California State University-Northridge Northridge Doctorate 35,446
California State University-Stanislaus Turlock Doctorate 8,836
Chabot College Hayward Associate 13,229
Chapman University Orange Doctorate 6,022
Claremont Graduate University Claremont Doctorate 2,127
Claremont McKenna College Claremont Bachelor 1,135
College of Marin Kentfield Associate 6,476
Folsom Lake College Folsom Associate 8,193
John F Kennedy University Pleasant Hill Doctorate 1,565
Laguna College of Art and Design Laguna Beach Masters 359
Las Positas College Livermore Associate 8,024
Long Beach City College Long Beach Associate 25,536
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 8,977
Mendocino College Ukiah Associate 4,347
Monterey Peninsula College Monterey Associate 9,238
Mount Jacinto College San Jacinto Associate 14,197
Mt San Antonio College Walnut Associate 29,842
Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont Masters 1,491
Ohlone College Fremont Associate 11,083
Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles Masters 1,177
Pacific Union College Angwin Masters 1,363
Palomar College San Marcos Associate 27,222
Pomona College Claremont Bachelor 1,547
Porterville College Porterville Associate 3,773
San Diego City College San Diego Associate 17,013
San Diego Miramar College San Diego Associate 10,650
San Diego State University San Diego Doctorate 35,695
San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco Masters 655
San Francisco State University San Francisco Doctorate 30,125
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
Santa Ana College Santa Ana Associate 33,514
Santa Clara University Santa Clara Doctorate & First Professional 8,685
Scripps College Claremont Bachelor 920
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park Masters 8,770
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Los Angeles Bachelor 4,644
The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco San Francisco Associate 1,031
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 34,940
University of California-Davis Davis Doctorate & First Professional 29,796
University of California-Irvine Irvine Doctorate & First Professional 26,483
University of California-San Diego La Jolla Doctorate & First Professional 27,020
University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Doctorate 21,410
University of California-Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Doctorate 15,825
University of San Diego San Diego Doctorate 7,504
University of San Francisco San Francisco Doctorate & First Professional 8,714
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408
University of the Pacific Stockton Doctorate 6,235

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Fine Artists

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Fine Artists

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Fine Artists relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Riverside 0 $81370 0
San Bernardino 0 $81370 0
Ontario 0 $81370 0
Sacramento 30 $57160 0.39
Roseville 30 $57160 0.39
Arden 30 $57160 0.39
Arcade 30 $57160 0.39
San Diego 0 $51080 0
Carlsbad 0 $51080 0
Los Angeles 1540 $61250 3.09
Long Beach 1540 $61250 3.09
Anaheim 1540 $61250 3.09
San Jose 80 $0 0.92
Sunnyvale 80 $0 0.92
Santa Clara 80 $0 0.92
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