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
University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers 13 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 69 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 37 Bachelor's degrees, 17 Master's degrees, and 15 Certificates.
Arkansas State University-Main Campus offers 6 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 40 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 36 Bachelor's degrees, 3 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR||20 : 1||10,869|
|University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR||23 : 1||27,559|
|University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College North Little Rock, AR||33 : 1||5,531|
|University of Arkansas at Little Rock Little Rock, AR||24 : 1||9,581|
|Harding University Searcy, AR||15 : 1||4,879|
|NorthWest Arkansas Community College Bentonville, AR||54 : 1||8,383|
|Ouachita Baptist University Arkadelphia, AR||16 : 1||1,633|
|John Brown University Siloam Springs, AR||27 : 1||2,319|
|Arkansas State University-Main Campus Jonesboro, AR||26 : 1||13,356|
|University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Fort Smith, AR||28 : 1||6,265|
|Henderson State University Arkadelphia, AR||22 : 1||4,037|
|Southern Arkansas University Main Campus Magnolia, AR||27 : 1||4,475|
|University of the Ozarks Clarksville, AR||16 : 1||824|
|Ozarka College Melbourne, AR||34 : 1||1,170|
|National Park College Hot Springs, AR||21 : 1||2,077|
|Arkansas Tech University Russellville, AR||33 : 1||11,829|
|Lyon College Batesville, AR||13 : 1||662|
|Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas De Queen, AR||39 : 1||1,519|
|Arkansas State University Mid-South West Memphis, AR||31 : 1||1,330|
|Hendrix College Conway, AR||11 : 1||1,121|