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
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers 5 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 34 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Albany Technical College Albany, GA||36 : 1||3,285|
|Schenectady County Community College Schenectady, NY||95 : 1||4,732|
|Skidmore College Saratoga Springs, NY||9 : 1||2,663|
|Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY||16 : 1||7,528|
|SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill Cobleskill, NY||22 : 1||2,267|
|Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR||43 : 1||5,533|
|Siena College Loudonville, NY||15 : 1||3,296|
|Russell Sage College Troy, NY||20 : 1||2,448|
|Union College Schenectady, NY||10 : 1||2,189|
|SUNY at Albany Albany, NY||26 : 1||17,544|
|The College of Saint Rose Albany, NY||23 : 1||4,004|
|Albany State University Albany, GA||31 : 1||6,122|
|The New School Center for Media Albany, NY||32|
|Excelsior College Albany, NY||25,245|