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

Campus Locations :

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

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

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

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

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

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

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

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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 :

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

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

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

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

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

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

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

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

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

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

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

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

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

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

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

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

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

Houston: 10740 North Gessner Drive, Suite 190 Houston, TX 77064

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

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

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

Philadelphia: 1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

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

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

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

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

Tinley Park: 18670 Graphic Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

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

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brookline: 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445

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

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

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

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

Career-focused education for real‐world results.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

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

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

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

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

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

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

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

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

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

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

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

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

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

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

Orlando: 4000 Millenia Blvd. Orlando, FL 32839

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

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

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

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

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

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

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

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

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

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

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

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

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

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

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

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

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

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

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 :

Anaheim: 1551 S. Douglass Road Anaheim, CA 92806

Atlanta: 1100 Spring Street Suite 102 Atlanta, GA 30309

Denver: 3150 South Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80227

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

Upland: 20 West 7th Street Upland, CA 91786

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

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

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 :

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

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

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

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

Aurora: 2363 Sequoia Dr. Aurora, IL 60506

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

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

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

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

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

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

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

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

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

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

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

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

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Programs : Multimedia Specialist, and more..

Campus Locations :

Orange: 3745 W. Chapman Avenue Orange, CA 92868

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

Seattle: 625 Andover Park West Seattle, WA 98188

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Campus Locations :

: 9511 Angola Court , IN 46268

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

Canton: 1905 S Haggerty Rd Canton, MI 48188

Cordova: 7260 Goodlett Farms Parkway Cordova, TN 38016

Duluth: 10700 Abbotts Bridge Road Duluth, GA 30097

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

Seattle: 12720 Gateway Drive Seattle, WA 98168

Dayton: 3325 Stop 8 Road Dayton, OH 45414

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

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

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

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

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

Norfolk: 863 Glenrock Road Norfolk, VA 23502

Liverpool: 235 Greenfield Parkway Liverpool, NY 13088

Arnold: 1930 Meyer Drury Drive Arnold, MO 63010

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

Arlington: 551 Ryan Plaza Drive Arlington, TX 76011

Woburn: 10 Forbes Road Woburn, MA 01801

Henderson: 168 N Gibson Road Henderson, NV 89014

Greenfield: 6300 W. Layton Avenue Greenfield, WI 53220

Louisville: 10509 Timberwood Circle Louisville, KY 40223

Webster: 1001 Magnolia Ave. Webster, TX 77598

Old Forge: 1000 Meade Street Old Forge, PA 18518

Bessemer: 6270 Park South Drive Bessemer, AL 35022

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

Swartz Creek: 6359 Miller Road Swartz Creek, MI 48473

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

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

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

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

Tucson: 1455 West River Road Tucson, AZ 85704

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

Omaha: 9814 M Street Omaha, NE 68127

Hilliard: 3781 Park Mill Run Drive Hilliard, OH 43026

Everett: 1615 75th Street SW Everett, WA 98203

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

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

Eden Prairie: 8911 Columbine Road Eden Prairie, MN 55347

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

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

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

Spokane: North 1050 Argonne Road Spokane, WA 99212

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

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

Kennesaw: 1000 Cobb Place Boulevard NW Kennesaw, GA 30144

Clovis: 362 N. Clovis Avenue Clovis, CA 93612

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

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

Albuquerque: 5100 Masthead Street NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Norwood: 333 Providence Highway Norwood, MA 02062

Richardson: 2101 Waterview Parkway Richardson, TX 75080

Lathrop: 16916 South Harlan Road Lathrop, CA 95330

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

Nashville: 2845 Elm Hill Pike Nashville, TN 37214

Murray: 920 West LeVoy Drive Murray, UT 84123

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

Portland: 9500 NE Cascades Parkway Portland, OR 97220

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

Saint Paul: 2042 Wooddale Drive Saint Paul, MN 55125

Salem: 2159 Apperson Drive Salem, VA 24153

Knoxville: 10208 Technology Drive Knoxville, TN 37932

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

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

Richmond: 300 Gateway Centre Parkway Richmond, VA 23235

Youngstown: 1030 North Meridian Road Youngstown, OH 44509

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