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Arts & Design Schools

Earning a degree or certificate in art and design from one of the country's many art trade schools can put you one step closer to earning a living with your artistic talent. Programs are available in a range of creative and technical industries, including:
  • Graphic design: create graphics and images used by companies and individuals
  • Interior design: imagine and design homes and spaces for business and personal use
  • Fashion design: create your own fashion line and learn how to succeed in the industry
  • Digital media: animation, Web design, and other cutting-edge artistic skill
  • Video games: create video games loved by a world of gamers
Pursuing a training course allows you to combine your creative ability with technical skill and knowledge. Most design careers today require a high level of technology knowledge, as designers typically use sophisticated computer programs to create anything from the latest fashion to a company logo.

Training Recommended for Art Careers
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recommends formal training for anyone hoping to pursue many art and design careers. For technical design careers in the industry, an associate's degree or certificate may be recommended. Salaried and full-time positions may require a bachelor's degree.

Careers in the art and design world can be both challenging and lucrative. Graphic designers earned mean annual wages of $46,750 in 2008, the BLS reports. That same year, fashion designers earned $71,400, and interior designers earned $51,020. The best career opportunities for some design careers are expected to be limited to certain areas--fashion designers, for example, may find the best job opportunities in New York and California.

Sources:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Fashion Designers
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Graphic Designers
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Interior Designers
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At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

Programs : BS in Communication/Journalism, A.A. in Information Technology/Web Design, and more..

Campus Locations :

Palm Desert: 75153 Merle Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92211

Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Colorado Springs: 2 North Cascade Avenue Suite 100 Colorado Springs, CO 80903

El Centro: 3095 N. Imperial Avenue Suite 101 El Centro, CA 92243

San Diego: 3870 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 310 San Diego, CA 92123

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Orlando: 8325 South Park Circle Suite 100 Orlando, FL 32819

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

Los Angeles: 14320 Firestone Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90038

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Costa Mesa: 3150 Bristol Street, Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Phoenix: 4635 E. Elwood Street Phoenix, AZ 85040

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Chula Vista: 2060 Otay Lakes Road Chula Vista, CA 91915

Online: Online, MN

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Programs : Multimedia Specialist, and more..

Campus Locations :

Orange: 3745 W. Chapman Avenue Orange, CA 92868

As a student at South University, you will have the opportunity to learn from accomplished faculty members who have real-world experience in the subjects that they teach. Our small class sizes allow you to receive personalized attention from instructors, and the encouragement to recognize your goals for the future and the means to achieve them.

Programs : Graphic Design (AS), Graphic Design (BS), and more..

Campus Locations :

Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.

Programs : Design & Technical Graphics (BS), Graphic Design (AS), Graphic & Web Design (BFA), and more..

Campus Locations :

Draper: 121 West Election Road Suite 100 Draper, UT 84020

Tinley Park: 18670 Graphic Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

Fort Lauderdale: 1799 S.E. 17th Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Houston: River Oaks Plaza 4140 Southwest Freeway Houston, TX 77027

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Brookline: 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445

Schaumburg: 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173

Santa Monica: 2900 31st Street Santa Monica, CA 90405

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Atlanta: 6600 Peach Tree Dunwoody Road, NE 100 Embassy Row Atlanta, GA 30328

Tampa: Parkside at Tampa Bay Park 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33614

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

Santa Ana: 3601 West Sunflower Avenue Santa Ana, CA 92704

Austin: 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd. Suite 100 Austin, TX 78728

Sacramento: 2850 Gateway Oaks Drive Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95833

Charlotte: Three LakePointe Plaza 2110 Water Ridge Parkway Charlotte, NC 28217

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Cincinnati: 8845 Governors Hill Drive Suite 100 Cincinnati, OH 45249

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Philadelphia: 1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Sterling: 21000 Atlantic Blvd. Suite 100 Sterling, VA 20166

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Nashville: 100 Centerview Dr. Suite 250 Nashville, TN 37214

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Portland: 1122 N.W. Davis Street Portland, OR 97209

Fort Worth: 7000 Calmont Avenue Suite 150 Fort Worth, TX 76116

Troy: 1414 East Maple Road, Suite 150 Troy, MI 48083

San Diego: 7650 Mission Valley Rd San Diego, CA 92108

San Antonio: 1000 IH - 10 West Suite 106 San Antonio, TX 78230

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

Decatur: One West Court Square Suite 110 Decatur, GA 30030

Durham: 410 Blackwell St. Suite 200 Durham, NC 27701

Tucson: 5099 E. Grant Rd. Suite 100 Tucson, AZ 85712

Indianapolis: 3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010 Indianapolis, IN 46268

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

Miami: 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100 Miami, FL 33132

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

San Bernardino: 674 East Brier Drive San Bernardino, CA 92408

Milwaukee: 320 East Buffalo Street Suite 100 Milwaukee, WI 53202

York: Formerly Bradley Academy for the Visual Arts 1409 Williams Road York, PA 17402

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

Saint Charles: 1520 South Fifth Street Suite 107 St. Charles Saint Charles, MO 63303

Virginia Beach: 4500 Main Street Suite 100 Virginia Beach, VA 23462

New York: 218-232 West 40th Street New York, NY 10018

Keiser University offers degrees in fields that are in demand and provides job placement assistance to all its students and alumni.

Programs : Video Game Design, AS, Graphic Arts and Design, AS, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Lauderdale: 1500 W. Commercial Blvd Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Pembroke Pines: 1640 SW 145 Avenue Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Tampa: 5002 West Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33634

West Palm Beach: 2085 Vista Parkway West Palm Beach, FL 33411

Port Saint Lucie: 10330 South U.S. 1 Port Saint Lucie, FL 34952

Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : AAA in Digital Graphic Arts, and more..

Campus Locations :

Fort Worth: 300 East Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76112

Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College

Programs : Graphic Design Associates - Web and Interactive Design Specialization, Graphic Design Bachelors - Animation and Motion Graphics Specialization, Graphic Design Bachelors - Web and Interactive Design Specialization, and more..

Campus Locations :

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

Bismarck: 1701 E. Century Ave. Bismarck, ND 58503

Lake Elmo: 8565 Eagle Point Circle Lake Elmo, MN 55042

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

Saint Cloud: 226 Park Avenue South Saint Cloud, MN 56301

New Port Richey: 8661 Citizens Drive New Port Richey, FL 34654

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

Minneapolis: 4400 West 78th Street 6th Floor Minneapolis, MN 55435

Tampa: 4042 Park Oaks Blvd Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33610

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

Aurora: 2363 Sequoia Dr. Aurora, IL 60506

Circle Pines: 3629 95th Avenue Northeast Circle Pines, MN 55014

Rockford: 6000 E State St 4th Floor Rockford, IL 61108

Green Bay: 904 South Taylor St. Suite 100 Green Bay, WI 54303

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

Fort Myers: 9160 Forum Corporate Parkway Suite 100 Fort Myers, FL 33905

Appleton: 3500 E. Destination Drive Suite 100 Appleton, WI 54915

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career. * Programs vary by location * Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Programs : Digital Graphic and Multimedia Design, and more..

Campus Locations :

Scranton: 517 Ash Street Scranton, PA 18509

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

Programs : Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online), Computer Animation, Bachelor of Science (Online), Game Design, Bachelor of Science (Online), and more..

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  Vatterott College is dedicated to providing students opportunities to gain the hands-on skills necessary to achieve their educational goals.

Programs : Web Design & Multimedia Application Development, and more..

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Saint Louis: 8580 Evans Ave Saint Louis, MO 63134

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