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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

Arts & Design Schools

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University of Phoenix
At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.
BS in Communication/Journalism, A.A. in Information Technology/Web Design, and more.
  • San Bernardino: 451 E. Vanderbilt Way Suite 100 San Bernardino, CA 92408
  • Diamond Bar: 1370 S. Valley Vista Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765
  • Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562
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Academy Of Art University
Academy of Art University, founded in 1929 by artists for artists, is the nation's largest accredited, private art and design university with over 18,000 students.
Bachelor-Fine Art, Coursework-Fine Art, Associate-Fine Art and more.
  • San Francisco: 79 New Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94105

The Art Institutes system of schools
With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.
Design & Technical Graphics (BS), Graphic Design (BS), Graphic Design (AS) and more.
  • North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601
  • Durham: 410 Blackwell St. Suite 200 Durham, NC 27701
  • Portland: 1122 N.W. Davis Street Portland, OR 97209
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Berkeley College
The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.
BFA, Graphic Design, and more.
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  • Little Falls: 44 Rifle Camp Road Little Falls, NJ 07424

Remington College
Get hands-on training with Remington College.
AAA in Digital Graphic Arts, and more.
  • Fort Worth: 300 East Loop 820 Fort Worth, TX 76112

Virginia College
Set your career in motion at Virginia College Online.
BAC-3D Imaging & Animation, and more.
  • Huntsville: 2021 Drake Ave. SW Huntsville, AL 35801

Westwood College
Westwood College is dedicated to preparing students with the knowledge, skills and training needed for meaningful employment. Through education, we create opportunities, change lives and impact futures.
Graphic Design: Major in Visual Communications (B), Graphic Design (A), and more.
  • Denver: 3150 South Sheridan Boulevard Denver, CO 80227
  • Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786
  • Annandale: 7619 Little River Turnpike Suite 500 Annandale, VA 22003
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Briarcliffe College
Get the education you need to help prepare for the job you want. Briarcliffe College makes it easy by offering specialized associate and bachelor's degree programs in the fields of Business, Design and Technology.
Bachelor of Fine Arts Advertising and Design Communications, Bachelor of Fine Arts Advertising and Design Communications, Graphic Design and more.
  • Patchogue: 225 West Main Street Patchogue, NY 11772
  • Bethpage: 1055 Stewart Avenue Bethpage, NY 11714

DeVry University
We're with you, from start to finish.
Associate - Web Graphic Design, Associate - Web Graphic Design, Bachelor's - Multimedia Design and Development and more.
  • Chicago: Chicago, IL
  • Glendale: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. Ste. 104 Glendale, AZ 85305
  • Sherman Oaks: 15301 Ventura Blvd B-100 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Rasmussen College
Further your education and strengthen your skill set at Rasmussen College
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.
  • Circle Pines: 3629 95th Avenue Northeast Circle Pines, MN 55014
  • Lake Elmo: 8565 Eagle Point Circle Lake Elmo, MN 55042
  • Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560
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