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 Colorado Boulder offers 16 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 292 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 213 Bachelor's degrees, 53 Master's degrees, and 26 Doctoral degrees.
University of Northern Colorado offers 8 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 244 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 162 Bachelor's degrees, 76 Master's degrees, and 6 Doctoral degrees.
University of Denver offers 17 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 105 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 63 Bachelor's degrees, 35 Master's degrees, and 7 Certificates.
University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus offers 6 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 229 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 218 Bachelor's degrees, and 11 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Colorado Boulder Boulder, CO||23 : 1||37,883|
|Community College of Aurora Aurora, CO||141 : 1||8,597|
|Colorado State University-Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO||20 : 1||33,426|
|University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO||27 : 1||12,930|
|University of Denver Denver, CO||17 : 1||12,931|
|Johnson & Wales University-Denver Denver, CO||20 : 1||927|
|Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs, CO||73 : 1||13,655|
|Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO||72 : 1||7,008|
|Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts-Boulder Boulder, CO||52 : 1||3,673|
|Arapahoe Community College Littleton, CO||125 : 1||12,759|
|University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO||26 : 1||24,910|
|Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction, CO||31 : 1||9,373|
|Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs, CO||48 : 1||5,636|
|Fort Lewis College Durango, CO||19 : 1||3,300|
|Colorado College Colorado Springs, CO||10 : 1||2,123|
|Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO||34 : 1||20,080|
|Adams State University Alamosa, CO||30 : 1||3,114|
|Western Colorado University Gunnison, CO||27 : 1||3,487|
|Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Lakewood, CO||28 : 1||1,454|
|Pueblo Community College Pueblo, CO||74 : 1||6,545|