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 at Buffalo offers 25 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 162 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 119 Bachelor's degrees, 27 Master's degrees, 9 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY||26 : 1||31,923|
|Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY||51 : 1||4,997|
|Villa Maria College Buffalo, NY||17 : 1||520|
|SUNY Buffalo State Buffalo, NY||24 : 1||8,658|
|Daemen College Amherst, NY||17 : 1||2,603|
|Erie Community College Buffalo, NY||35 : 1||10,031|
|Niagara University Niagara University, NY||24 : 1||3,723|
|Canisius College Buffalo, NY||21 : 1||3,102|
|Bryant & Stratton College-Buffalo Buffalo, NY||32 : 1||1,038|