Irving, Texas has 2 art schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in art. Irving has a general population of 191,615 and an overall student population of 15,528. Approximately 14,527 of Irving's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Irving's largest art school is North Lake College. In 2010, North Lake College graduated approximately 9 students from its art program.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with an art degree in Irving. In 2009 tuition at art schools in Irving was $13,762 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,550 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Irving-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $8,220 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,076.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Irving, your job prospects are good. There were 4,860 artists working in Texas and 640 working in the greater Irving area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of artists is expected to increase by 18% in Irving. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Irving is $64,480 per year, which is higher than the average for artists state-wide.