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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 :

San Diego: 1230 Columbia Street San Diego, CA 92101

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

Pasadena: 299 N. Euclid Avenue Pasadena, CA 91101

Murrieta: 25240 Hancock Avenue Murrieta, CA 92562

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

Lancaster: 1220 W. Avenue J Lancaster, CA 93534

Clearfield: 1366 Legend Hills Drive Clearfield, UT 84015

Hollywood: 2400 SW 145th Avenue Hollywood, FL 33027

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

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

Mesa: 1620 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204

Gardena: 1515 W. 190th Gardena, CA 90248

Phoenix: 4635 E. Elwood Street Phoenix, AZ 85040

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

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

Ontario: 3110 E. Guasti Road Ontario, CA 91761

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

San Marcos: 277 Rancheros Drive San Marcos, CA 92069

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

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

Woodland Hills: 5955 DeSoto Ave Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Online: Online, KY

Get your career started with Intercoast Colleges.

Programs : Multimedia Specialist, and more..

Campus Locations :

Orange: 3745 W. Chapman Avenue Orange, CA 92868

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

Programs : Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, and more..

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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

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..

Campus Locations :

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

Philadelphia: 1622 Chestnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103

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

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

Dallas: Two North Park East Dallas, TX 75231

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

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

North Hollywood: 5250 Lankershim Boulevard North Hollywood, CA 91601

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

Novi: 28125 Cabot Drive Suite 120 Novi, MI 48377

Charleston: 24 North Market Street Charleston, SC 29401

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

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

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

Tinley Park: 18670 Graphic Drive Tinley Park, IL 60477

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

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

Minneapolis: 15 South 9th Street Minneapolis, MN 55402

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

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

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

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

Sunnyvale: 1120 Kifer Road Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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

Phoenix: 2233 West Dunlap Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85021

Denver: 1200 Lincoln Street Denver, CO 80203

Chicago: 350 N. Orleans Street Chicago, IL 60654

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

Pittsburgh: 420 Boulevard of the Allies Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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

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

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

San Francisco: 1170 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94102

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

Brookline: 10 Brookline Place West Brookline, MA 02445

Henderson: 2350 Corporate Circle Henderson, NV 89074

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

Jacksonville: 8775 Baypine Road Jacksonville, FL 32256

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

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

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

Overland Park: 8208 Melrose Drive Overland Park, KS 66214

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

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

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

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

Seattle: 2323 Elliott Avenue Seattle, WA 98121

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

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 :

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

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 :

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

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

Mokena: 8650 West Spring Lake Road Mokena, IL 60448

: 3500 Federal Drive , MN 55122

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

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

Ocala: 2100 SW 22nd Place Ocala, FL 34471

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

Moorhead: 1250 29th Avenue South Moorhead, MN 56560

Fargo: 4012 19th Avenue SW Fargo, ND 58103

Wausau: 1101 Westwood Drive Wausau, WI 54401

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

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

Romeoville: 1400 W. Normantown Road Romeoville, IL 60446

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

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

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

Topeka: 620 SW Governor View Topeka, KS 66606

Lutz: 18600 Fernview Street Lutz, FL 33558

Mankato: 501 Holly Lane Mankato, MN 56001

Minneapolis: 8301 93rd Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55445

Aurora: 2363 Sequoia Dr. Aurora, IL 60506

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Chicago: Chicago, IL

Irving: 4800 Regent Blvd. Irving, TX 75063

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alpharetta: 2555 Northwinds Pkwy. Alpharetta, GA 30009

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

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

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

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

Columbus: 1350 Alum Creek Drive Columbus, OH 43209

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

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

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

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

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

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

Orlando: 1800 Pembrook Drive Suite 160 Orlando, FL 32810

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

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

Philadelphia: 1800 JFK Blvd Suite 104 Philadelphia, PA 19103

Stockbridge: 675 Southcrest Parkway Stockbridge, GA 30281

Phoenix: 2149 W. Dunlap Phoenix, AZ 85021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fremont: 6600 Dumbarton Circle Fremont, CA 94555

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Colton: 1090 E Washington St Colton, CA 92324

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

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

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

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

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

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

Addison: 1221 North Swift Road Addison, IL 60101

Houston: 11125 Equity Drive Houston, TX 77041

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

Hollywood: 14700 Caribbean Way Hollywood, FL 33027

Memphis: 6401 Poplar Ave Suite 600 Memphis, TN 38119

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

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

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

Pomona: 901 Corporate Center Dr. Pomona, CA 91768

Arlington: 2405 Crystal City Dr. Arlington, VA 22202

Oakland: 505 14th St. Oakland, CA 94612

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

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

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

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

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

Bakersfield: 3000 Ming Ave. Bakersfield, CA 93304

Independence: 6000 Lombardo Center Suite 200 Independence, OH 44131

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

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

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

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

Indianapolis: 9100 Keystone Crossing Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46240

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

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

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

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

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

Austin: 11044 Research Blvd Suite B100 Austin, TX 78759

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

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

Richardson: 2201 N. Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080

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

Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.

Programs : Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online), Computer Animation, Bachelor of Science (Online), Game Design, Bachelor of Science (Online), and more..

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Get hands-on training with Remington College.

Programs : AAA in Digital Graphic Arts, and more..

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

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