Bachelor's Degrees in Art and Design

Career summary: Graphic Designers

Average Salary


National Average, Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Outlook


3% job growth by 2028, which is below average

Earn a degree in art and design from an accredited college

One of the best ways to prepare for a career in art and design is through a college education. A Bachelor's Degree will help you develop entry level skills, general art and design know how and the basic art and design experience you need to start your career off right. You may also consider a Continuing Education in Art and Design to help you take your education and career to the next level. Please select art and design school below.


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Why would I want an art and design degree?

If you have a passion for art, or if you love to create and have a visual eye for what works, an art and deisgn degree might be for you.

Job Description

What does an artist do?

With a degree in art and design you can choose many specialties. Popular careers include art directors, graphic designers, fashion designers, industrial designers, interior designers, fine artists, animators and more.


How much does an artist make?

Salary varies significantly by career, but most designers make $40,000 – $90,000 depending on their experience and position.

Career Outlook

How popular are art and design jobs?

The change in employment of graphic designers from 2018 to 2028 is projected to vary by industry. Employment of graphic designers in newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers is projected to decline 22 percent from 2018 to 2028. However, employment of graphic designers in computer systems design and related services is projected to grow 24 percent over the same period. With the increased use of the Internet, graphic designers will be needed to create designs and images for portable devices, websites, electronic publications, and video entertainment media.


Career Path

How do I become an artist?

Graphic designers usually need a bachelor’s degree in graphic design or a related field. Candidates for graphic design positions should demonstrate their creativity and originality through a professional portfolio that features their best designs.

Salary and career outlook data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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