Art & Design is tough. Really tough. It is a constant competition to design something better. It is "thinking outside the box" so many times you've decided to forget the box altogether. Not to mention you will become a master at thriving with little to no sleep and develop thick skin from enduring brutal critiques.
So, why put yourself through this? Passion. When you put everything into a project and it’s ripped apart, you get more coffee, improve the design, and come back with an even greater masterpiece.
But if passion alone isn’t enough, how about this. Median salaries for the top 10 design careers surpassed $50,000*. Art & design jobs are also expected to increase by 7% over the next eight years*. With higher salaries than most majors and plenty of career avenues, art & design graduates are cashing in on their passions. Graduating from an art & design program is a difficult and competitive feat. But if you can do it, you will create a growing career where your computer battery is your only limit.*PayScale Salary Survey data
The University of Alabama offers 10 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 278 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 232 Bachelor's degrees, 28 Master's degrees, and 18 Doctoral degrees.
Auburn University offers 9 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 136 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 117 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, 4 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL||25 : 1||38,100|
|Auburn University Auburn, AL||21 : 1||30,460|
|Samford University Birmingham, AL||15 : 1||5,692|
|Jacksonville State University Jacksonville, AL||26 : 1||9,021|
|University of North Alabama Florence, AL||28 : 1||7,702|
|Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa, AL||43 : 1||4,201|
|George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville Hanceville, AL||42 : 1||4,985|
|Coastal Alabama Community College Bay Minette, AL||46 : 1||7,535|
|University of South Alabama Mobile, AL||25 : 1||14,397|
|Oakwood University Huntsville, AL||16 : 1||1,526|
|University of Mobile Mobile, AL||27 : 1||1,989|
|H Councill Trenholm State Community College Montgomery, AL||33 : 1||2,042|
|Troy University Troy, AL||31 : 1||16,436|
|Lawson State Community College Birmingham, AL||39 : 1||3,375|
|University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL||24 : 1||22,080|
|Faulkner University Montgomery, AL||25 : 1||3,036|
|Birmingham-Southern College Birmingham, AL||12 : 1||1,209|
|University of Montevallo Montevallo, AL||17 : 1||2,553|
|Alabama State University Montgomery, AL||19 : 1||4,190|
|University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL||28 : 1||9,988|