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
The Catholic University of America offers 34 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 80 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 46 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Master's degrees, and 12 Doctoral degrees.
George Washington University offers 20 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 114 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 53 Bachelor's degrees, 47 Master's degrees, and 14 Certificates.
American University offers 17 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 207 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 107 Bachelor's degrees, 91 Master's degrees, and 9 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|The Catholic University of America Washington, DC||15 : 1||5,771|
|George Washington University Washington, DC||24 : 1||27,814|
|American University Washington, DC||17 : 1||14,318|
|National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts Washington, DC||36|
|Howard University Washington, DC||13 : 1||9,399|
|University of the District of Columbia Washington, DC||21 : 1||4,199|
|Gallaudet University Washington, DC||8 : 1||1,485|
|Georgetown University Washington, DC||19 : 1||19,593|
|Trinity Washington University Washington, DC||25 : 1||1,707|