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 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|
|Community College of Aurora Aurora, CO||141 : 1||8,597|
|University of Denver Denver, CO||17 : 1||12,931|
|Johnson & Wales University-Denver Denver, CO||20 : 1||927|
|Red Rocks Community College Lakewood, CO||72 : 1||7,008|
|University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Denver, CO||26 : 1||24,910|
|Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver, CO||34 : 1||20,080|
|Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Lakewood, CO||28 : 1||1,454|
|Front Range Community College Westminster, CO||78 : 1||19,283|
|Pickens Technical College Aurora, CO||1,049|
|Community College of Denver Denver, CO||74 : 1||8,232|
|Emily Griffith Technical College Denver, CO||5,527|
|Regis University Denver, CO||21 : 1||6,908|
|Colorado Christian University Lakewood, CO||68 : 1||7,587|
|New Dimensions Beauty Academy Inc Parker, CO||59|