How much do you know about art school? Take our 5 minute quiz!
  1. How does a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree differ from a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree?
  2. How many schools in the U.S. are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)?
  3. Contrary to stereotypes surrounding starving artists, there is a great demand for people with artistic training, especially graphic designers and those with multi-media skills. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of artists will grow faster than the average rate for all other jobs. How much is employment of artists expected to grow through 2016?
  4. As websites and entertainment consumers demand more sophisticated and realistic graphics, which of the following is not an area of expanding opportunity for art school graduates, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics?
  5. Self-employed artists may spend a lot of their time and effort building a reputation and selling their work to potential clients. What percentage of artists were self-employed in 2006?
  6. Which of the following should be included in a student's art school application portfolio?
  7. True or false: Before World War II, most artists and designers were self-trained and did not attend college, but it is now normal for most artists and designers to pursue a professional education where they can focus intensely on studio work in one particular field, develop techniques and skills under the guidance of instructors who are successful artists, and learn about new opportunities created by technological advances.
  8. True or false: An MFA degree requires a one-year, 30 credit program.
  9. The Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) is a consortium of 36 major art schools in the U.S. educating over 45,000 undergraduate and graduate students per year. What percentage of these students receives financial aid?
  10. When asked about the stars one night, which American artist said the following: "Well, not bad, but there are decidedly too many of them, and they are not very well arranged. I would have done it differently."

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