Art & Design

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Why Study Art & Design?

Share your creativity with the world, broaden your mind and feed your soul. Choosing a career in the Arts can lead to:
  • A lifetime of creativity
  • Learning to think critically, creatively, analytically
  • Building a fun and enjoyable career
Express your innovative self, read on to learn more about degree options.

Meet your need to balance life, work, and school with programs that fit you. Choose a path that is a good mix of speed versus impact on your current job and career goals. Work with top schools to leverage your prior educational experiences, embrace a broad array of potential careers, and stay organized and on-track with flexible schedules.

Top Growing Art & Design Occupations 2018 - 2028

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment of arts and design occupations is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, slower than the average for all occupations, adding about 96,800 new jobs. More workers will be needed to meet the growing demand for animation and visual effects in video games, movies, television, and on smartphones, as well as to help create visually appealing and effective layouts of websites and other media platforms.
NUMBER OF NEW JOB OPENINGS BY OCCUPATION

ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONS, MARKETING MANAGERS

+21,800   

CHEFS AND HEAD COOKS

+15,400   

ARCHITECTS

+11,200   

GRAPHIC DESIGN

+8,800   

FILM, VIDEO EDITORS, CAMERA OPERATORS

+7,900   
Skill to leverage

CREATIVITY

Computers have taken a lot of our math jobs, but they will never have better ideas than us! Creativity can bring others joy and can solve the trickiest business problems.

Art & Design skills driving success

DRAWING and the ability to understand form help through numerous tasks in Art & Design occupations.

UNDERSTANDING COLOR space and line, balance, weight and visual rhythm are all key factors in executing good design ideas.

SOLVING PROBLEMS Getting stuck in the creative process is a constant, almost daily occurrence. Learn to solve problems and move forward.

CREATIVITY Thinking creatively is one of the core skills used in art & design jobs and can make the difference between just ok and wow!

TIME MANAGEMENT they say that art is never finished, you just run out of time! Manage this precious resource well and you'll thrive.

ABILITY TO ACCEPT CRITICISM Flexibility and having a thick skin is imperative when you work in the Art & Design field. Listen and grow together.

VISUALIZATION All new art & design ideas require the ability to visualize shapes, functions, and relationships.

COLLABORATION Working with others is large part of the creative field. Design is for people. Working with others ensures your success.

KNOWLEDGE OF ART MATERIALS You are only as good as your ability to get the work done, and the work requires the right tools for the job.

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Levels of education and wages

In 2017 the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median wage for high school graduates was $36,100. The median for those with a Bachelors was almost twice that.

BACHELORS DEGREE

$72,800 annually

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

$36,100 annually

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited."

Plutarch, Greek-Roman biographer

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*All stats sited ‘bls.gov’ unless otherwise stated

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