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
Savannah College of Art and Design offers 35 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 1,093 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 774 Bachelor's degrees, and 319 Master's degrees.
University of Georgia offers 14 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 218 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 90 Bachelor's degrees, 78 Certificates, 27 Master's degrees, and 23 Doctoral degrees.
Columbus State University offers 9 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 86 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 67 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Certificates, and 9 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA||24 : 1||14,840|
|The Art Institute of Atlanta Atlanta, GA||83 : 1||914|
|University of Georgia Athens, GA||18 : 1||38,920|
|Gwinnett Technical College Lawrenceville, GA||78 : 1||9,539|
|Georgia State University Atlanta, GA||28 : 1||35,041|
|Chattahoochee Technical College Marietta, GA||54 : 1||10,184|
|Emory University Atlanta, GA||15 : 1||14,415|
|Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA||25 : 1||26,054|
|Albany Technical College Albany, GA||36 : 1||3,285|
|Helms College Macon, GA||29 : 1||349|
|Brenau University Gainesville, GA||20 : 1||2,817|
|Columbus State University Columbus, GA||24 : 1||7,877|
|Wiregrass Georgia Technical College Valdosta, GA||33 : 1||4,669|
|North Georgia Technical College Clarkesville, GA||36 : 1||2,697|
|Athens Technical College Athens, GA||47 : 1||4,756|
|Southern Crescent Technical College Griffin, GA||50 : 1||5,246|
|Atlanta Technical College Atlanta, GA||35 : 1||3,797|
|South Georgia Technical College Americus, GA||38 : 1||2,117|
|Atlanta Institute of Music and Media Duluth, GA||43 : 1||214|
|Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA||27 : 1||11,270|