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
Arizona State University-Tempe offers 33 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 584 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 453 Bachelor's degrees, 79 Master's degrees, 43 Doctoral degrees, and 9 Certificates.
University of Arizona offers 26 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 329 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 251 Bachelor's degrees, 41 Master's degrees, 20 Doctoral degrees, and 17 Certificates.
Northern Arizona University offers 15 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 158 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 120 Bachelor's degrees, 30 Master's degrees, and 8 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Arizona State University-Tempe Tempe, AZ||24 : 1||53,286|
|Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale, AZ||60 : 1||8,602|
|University of Arizona Tucson, AZ||24 : 1||44,577|
|Phoenix College Phoenix, AZ||73 : 1||11,109|
|Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ||27 : 1||30,733|
|Arizona Culinary Institute Scottsdale, AZ||143|
|Mesa Community College Mesa, AZ||68 : 1||20,351|
|Pima Community College Tucson, AZ||76 : 1||19,512|
|Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale, AZ||98 : 1||10,120|
|Glendale Community College Glendale, AZ||69 : 1||18,054|
|Yavapai College Prescott, AZ||65 : 1||7,428|
|Central Arizona College Coolidge, AZ||48 : 1||4,793|
|Arizona Western College Yuma, AZ||64 : 1||7,500|
|Eastern Arizona College Thatcher, AZ||66 : 1||6,027|
|Chandler-Gilbert Community College Chandler, AZ||111 : 1||15,585|
|Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson Tucson, AZ||31 : 1||93|
|University of Phoenix-Arizona Phoenix, AZ||746 : 1||94,724|
|Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix, AZ||69 : 1||7,900|
|Mohave Community College Kingman, AZ||53 : 1||4,348|
|South Mountain Community College Phoenix, AZ||71 : 1||4,321|