Art & Design
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:
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
NUMBER OF NEW JOB OPENINGS BY OCCUPATION
ADVERTISING, PROMOTIONS, MARKETING MANAGERS
CHEFS AND HEAD COOKS
FILM, VIDEO EDITORS, CAMERA OPERATORS
Skill to leverage
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 will 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 a 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.
Art & Design Programs
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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.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
"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