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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 :

Phoenix: 9520 West Palm Lane Phoenix, AZ 85037

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

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

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

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

Programs : Digital Design (D), Design & Technical Graphics (BS), Graphic Design (AS), and more..

Campus Locations :

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

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

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

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

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

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

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

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

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

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

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

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

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

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

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

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

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

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

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

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

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

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

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

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

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

Philadelphia: 1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

Brookline: 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445

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

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

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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

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

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

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

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Tinley Park: 18670 Graphic Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

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

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

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

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

Tampa: 3030 North Rocky Point Drive West Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33607

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

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

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

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

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

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

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

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

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

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

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

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

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

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

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

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

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

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

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

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

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

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

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

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

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

West Palm Beach: University Centre, 9801 Belvedere Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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 :

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

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

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

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

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

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

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

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

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

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

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

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

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

Aurora: 2363 Sequoia Dr. Aurora, IL 60506

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

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

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

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

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.

Programs : Graphic Design: Major in Visual Communications (B), Graphic Design (A), and more..

Campus Locations :

Chicago: 1 North State Street, Suite 1000 Chicago, IL 60602

Woodridge: 7155 Janes Ave Woodridge, IL 60517

Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

Atlanta: 1100 Spring Street Suite 102 Atlanta, GA 30309

Torrance: 19700 S. Vermont Ave. Suite 100 Torrance, CA 90502

Los Angeles: 3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90010

Calumet City: 80 River Oaks Center Calumet City, IL 60409

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

Sanford-Brown can help prepare you for a rewarding career in health and dental care, business, paralegal, criminal justice, Design & Media Arts or information technology.

Programs : Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design, Associate of Science in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, and more..

Campus Locations :

Orlando: 6039 South Rio Grande Orlando, FL 32809

Henderson: 2495 Village View Drive Henderson, NV 89074

Seattle: 625 Andover Park West Seattle, WA 98188

Are you interested in pursuing a high-tech career? Getting an education from ITT Tech is a great place to start!

Programs : AS - Graphic Communications and Design, AS - Computer Drafting and Design, BS - Digital Entertainment and Game Design, and more..

Campus Locations :

: 9511 Angola Court , IN 46268

Spokane: North 1050 Argonne Road Spokane, WA 99212

Omaha: 9814 M Street Omaha, NE 68127

Liverpool: 235 Greenfield Parkway Liverpool, NY 13088

Kennesaw: 1000 Cobb Place Boulevard NW Kennesaw, GA 30144

Las Vegas: 2445 Fire Mesa Street - Suite 200 Las Vegas, NV 89128

Webster: 1001 Magnolia Ave. Webster, TX 77598

Swartz Creek: 6359 Miller Road Swartz Creek, MI 48473

Saint Rose: 140 James Drive East Saint Rose, LA 70087

Norfolk: 863 Glenrock Road Norfolk, VA 23502

Troy: 1522 E. Big Beaver Road Troy, MI 48083

Atlanta: Two Crown Center 1745 Phoenix Blvd., Suite 100 Atlanta, GA 30349

Tucson: 1455 West River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

Plymouth Meeting: 220 W. Germantown Pike, Suite 100 Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Hilliard: 3781 Park Mill Run Drive Hilliard, OH 43026

Dayton: 3325 Stop 8 Road Dayton, OH 45414

Woburn: 10 Forbes Road Woburn, MA 01801

Clovis: 362 N. Clovis Avenue Clovis, CA 93612

Arlington Heights: 3800 N. Wilke Road, Suite 100 Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Bessemer: 6270 Park South Drive Bessemer, AL 35022

Rancho Cordova: 10863 Gold Center Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Getzville: 2295 Millersport Highway, P.O. Box 327 Getzville, NY 14068

Canton: 1905 S Haggerty Rd Canton, MI 48188

Richardson: 2101 Waterview Parkway Richardson, TX 75080

Nashville: 2845 Elm Hill Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Fort Wayne: 2810 Dupont Commerce Court Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Lathrop: 16916 South Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

Knoxville: 10208 Technology Drive Knoxville, TN 37932

Marlton: 2 Greentree Center 9000 Lincoln Dr. E, Suite 100 Marlton, NJ 08053

Louisville: 10509 Timberwood Circle Louisville, KY 40223

Owings Mills: 11301 Red Run Boulevard Owings Mills, MD 21117

Hanover: 7030 Dorsey Road, Suite 100 Hanover, MD 21076

Cordova: 7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway Cordova, TN 38016

Eden Prairie: 8911 Columbine Road Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Arnold: 1930 Meyer Drury Drive Arnold, MO 63010

Murray: 920 West LeVoy Drive Murray, UT 84123

Youngstown: 1030 North Meridian Road Youngstown, OH 44509

Henderson: 168 N Gibson Road Henderson, NV 89014

Earth City: 3640 Corporate Trail Drive Earth City, MO 63045

Seattle: 12720 Gateway Drive Seattle, WA 98168

Portland: 9500 NE Cascades Parkway Portland, OR 97220

Baton Rouge: 14141 Airline Highway, Bldg 3 - Suite K Baton Rouge, LA 70817

Everett: 1615 75th Street SW Everett, WA 98203

Jacksonville: 7011 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 140 Jacksonville, FL 32256

Norwood: 333 Providence Highway Norwood, MA 02062

Maumee: 1656 Henthorne Blvd. Suite B Maumee, OH 43537

Kansas City: 9150 East 41st Terrace Kansas City, MO 64133

High Point: 4050 Piedmont Parkway, Suite 110 High Point, NC 27265

Corona: 4160 Temescal Canyon Road, Suite 100 Corona, CA 92883

Huntington: 5183 US Route 60, Building 1, Suite 40 Huntington, WV 25705

Albuquerque: 5100 Masthead Street NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Columbia: 720 Gracern Road, Suite 120 Columbia, SC 29210

Philadelphia: 105 South 7th Street, Ste 100 Philadelphia, PA 19106

Harrisburg: 449 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 100 Harrisburg, PA 17111

Tarentum: 100 Pittsburgh Mills Circle Suite 100 Tarentum, PA 15084

Greenfield: 6300 W. Layton Avenue Greenfield, WI 53220

Salem: 2159 Apperson Drive Salem, VA 24153

Indianapolis: 2525 N. Shadeland Ave., Ste 103 Indianapolis, IN 46219

Duluth: 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30097

Little Rock: 4520 S. University Avenue Little Rock, AR 72204

Old Forge: 1000 Meade Street Old Forge, PA 18518

Richmond: 300 Gateway Centre Parkway Richmond, VA 23235

South Bend: 17390 Dugdale Drive, Suite 100 South Bend, IN 46635

Dearborn: 19855 W. Outer Drive, Suite L10W Dearborn, MI 48124

Saint Paul: 2042 Wooddale Drive Saint Paul, MN 55125

Arlington: 551 Ryan Plaza Drive Arlington, TX 76011

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 :

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

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

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

Tampa: 5002 West Waters Ave Tampa, FL 33634

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

Lakeland: 2400 Interstate Drive Lakeland, FL 33805

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