With an overall population of 84,084 and a student population of 32,698, approximately 32,313 of Santa Monica students attend one of Santa Monica's schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Santa Monica, by student population, is Santa Monica College. In 2010, approximately 49 students graduated from the Art program at Santa Monica College.
In 2010, 118 students graduated with an art certificate from one of Santa Monica's art schools. In 2009 tuition at art schools in Santa Monica was $652 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,224 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Santa Monica.
After graduating with your credentials in art, if you decide to work as an artist in Santa Monica, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 24,900 artists in California. Of these artists, 4,460 were working in the greater Santa Monica area. The number of artists in Santa Monica is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
As an artist in Santa Monica, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,170 per year. This is higher than the average salary for artists in the state.