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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 :

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Phoenix: 4635 E. Elwood Street Phoenix, AZ 85040

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

San Diego: 3890 Murphy Canyon Road Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92123

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

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

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

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

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

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

Online: Online, MO

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

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Programs : Multimedia Specialist, and more..

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Orange: 3745 W. Chapman Avenue Orange, CA 92868

We're with you, from start to finish.

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

Campus Locations :

Chicago: Chicago, IL

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

Morrisville: 1600 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 100 Morrisville, NC 27560

Merrillville: 1000 East 80th Place Ste. 222 Mall Merrillville, IN 46410

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

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

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

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

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

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

Orlando: 1800 Pembrook Drive Suite 160 Orlando, FL 32810

Oklahoma City: 4013 Northwest Expressway Suite 100 Oklahoma City, OK 73116

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

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

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

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

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

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

Kansas City: 11224 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, MO 64131

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

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

Houston: 2000 West Loop South Suite 150 Houston, TX 77027

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

Tampa: 6700 Lakeview Center Drive Suite 150 Tampa, FL 33619

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

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

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

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

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

Englewood: 6312 S. Fiddlers Green Cr. Suite 150E Englewood, CO 80111

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

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

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

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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

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

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

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

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

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Scranton: 517 Ash Street Scranton, PA 18509

Get hands-on training with Remington College.

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

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

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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

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 :

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

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

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

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

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

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

Aurora: 2363 Sequoia Dr. Aurora, IL 60506

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

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

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

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

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

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

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

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

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

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

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

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

  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..

Campus Locations :

Saint Louis: 8580 Evans Ave Saint Louis, MO 63134

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