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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
Arts & Design Schools
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At University of Phoenix, we believe everyone deserves access to higher education.

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Phoenix: 2550 W. Union Hills Drive Phoenix, AZ 85027

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

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Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Programs : Multimedia Specialist, and more..

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Orange: 3745 W. Chapman Avenue Orange, CA 92868

Faulkner University is committed to our students’ success in the classroom and in life after graduation.

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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..

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia: 1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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

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

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

Tinley Park: 18670 Graphic Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

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

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

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

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

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

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

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

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

Brookline: 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445

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

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

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

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

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..

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Columbia: 9 Science Court Columbia, SC 29203

Career-focused education for real‐world results.

Programs : Associate - Web Graphic Design, Associate - Web Graphic Design, Bachelor's - Multimedia Design and Development, and more..

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Chesapeake: 1317 Executive Blvd. Suite 100 Chesapeake, VA 23320

Sugar Land: 14100 Southwest Frwy. Ste. 100 Sugar Land, TX 77478

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Glendale: 6751 N. Sunset Blvd. Ste. 104 Glendale, AZ 85305

Long Beach: 3880 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806

Fresno: 7575 North Fresno St. Suite 575 Fresno, CA 93720

Paramus: 35 Plaza Professional Center 81 Rte. 4 W. Ste. 102 Paramus, NJ 07652

Miami: 8700 W. Flagler St. Ste. 100 Miami, FL 33174

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

Bethesda: 4550 Montgomery Ave. Suite 100 N. Bethesda, MD 20814

Mesa: 1201 South Alma School Road Suite 5450 Mesa, AZ 85210

King of Prussia: 150 Allendale Road Suite 3250 King of Prussia, PA 19406

Saint Louis: 11830 Westline Industrial Dr. Suite 550 Saint Louis, MO 63146

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

Decatur: One West Court Square Ste 100 Decatur, GA 30030

Cherry Hill: 921 Haddonfield Road Ste. D Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

Duluth: 3505 Koger Blvd. Suite 170 Duluth, GA 30096

Elk Grove: 2216 Kausen Dr. Ste. 1 Elk Grove, CA 95758

Henderson: 2490 Paseo Verde Parkway Suite 150 Henderson, NV 89074

Colorado Springs: 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Nashville: 3343 Perimeter Hill Drive Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37211

Denver: 1870 W. 122nd Ave. Denver, CO 80234

Southfield: 26999 Central Park Blvd. Suite 125 Southfield, MI 48076

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

New York: 180 Madison Ave. Suite 900 New York, NY 10016

Cincinnati: 8800 Governor's Hill Drive Cincinnati, OH 45249

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

San Jose: 2160 Lundy Ave. Suite 250 San Jose, CA 95131

Lynnwood: Redstone Corporate Center, 19020 33rd Ave W, Ste Lynnwood, WA 98036

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

Manassas: 10432 Balls Ford Road Suite 150 Manassas, VA 20109

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

Sandy: 9350 S. 150 E. Suite 420 Sandy, UT 84070

Fort Worth: City Center Tower II, 301 Commerce Street Suite 2000 Fort Worth, TX 76102

Gurnee: 1075 Tri-State Pkwy. Ste. 800 Gurnee, IL 60031

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

Auburn: 3600 S 344th Way 0 Auburn, WA 98001

Atlanta: 100 Galleria Parkway SE Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30339

Minneapolis: 7700 France Ave. S. Ste. 575 Minneapolis, MN 55435

Elgin: Randall Point 2250 Point Blvd. Suite 250 Elgin, IL 60123

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

Fort Lauderdale: 600 Corporate Dr. Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Oxnard: 300 E. Esplanade Dr., Suite 100, Oxnard, CA 93036

Kansas City: 1100 Main St. Suite 118 Kansas City, MO 64105

Sherman Oaks: 15301 Ventura Blvd B-100 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Portland: 9755 SW Barnes Road Peterkort Center II Portland, OR 97225

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Rego Park: 99-21 Queens Blvd. Rego Park, NY 11374

North Brunswick: 630 US Highway One North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Tinley Park: 18624 West Creek Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

Louisville: 10172 Linn Station Rd. Ste. 300 Louisville, KY 40223

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

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Bellevue: 600 108th Ave. NE Suite 230 Bellevue, WA 98004

Pittsburgh: 210 Sixth Ave. Ste. 200 Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Milwaukee: 411 E. Wisconsin Ave. Ste 300 Milwaukee, WI 53202

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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Jacksonville: 5200 Belfort Road Ste. 175 Jacksonville, FL 32256

San Diego: 2655 Camino Del Rio North Suite 201 San Diego, CA 92108

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Daly City: 2001 Junipero Serra Blvd. Suite 161 Daly City, CA 94014

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

Alhambra: 1000 S. Fremont Ave. Alhambra, CA 91803

Charlotte: 2015 Ayrsley Town Blvd. Suite 109 Charlotte, NC 28273

Naperville: 2056 Westings Ave. Suite 40 Naperville, IL 60563

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Fort Washington: 1140 Virginia Dr. Fort Washington, PA 19034

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Anaheim: 1900 S. State College Blvd. Suite 150 Anaheim, CA 92806

Palmdale: One 39115 Trade Center Dr. Ste. 100 Palmdale, CA 93551

Downers Grove: Highland Landmark V 3005 Highland Pkwy. Ste. 100 Downers Grove, IL 60515

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

San Antonio: 1919 NW Loop 410 Suite 150 San Antonio, TX 78213

Dayton: 3610 Pentagon Blvd. Ste. 100 Dayton, OH 45431

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

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

Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

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

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

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

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

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Saint Louis: 8580 Evans Ave Saint Louis, MO 63134

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

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Scranton: 517 Ash Street Scranton, PA 18509

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