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
Montana State University offers 5 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 93 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 63 Bachelor's degrees, 23 Associate's degrees, and 7 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|The University of Montana Missoula, MT||22 : 1||10,487|
|Montana State University Bozeman, MT||22 : 1||16,692|
|Flathead Valley Community College Kalispell, MT||37 : 1||2,406|
|Montana State University Billings Billings, MT||28 : 1||4,416|
|Montana Technological University Butte, MT||13 : 1||1,714|
|Rocky Mountain College Billings, MT||15 : 1||1,000|
|Carroll College Helena, MT||15 : 1||1,231|
|Helena College University of Montana Helena, MT||46 : 1||1,423|
|Montana State University-Northern Havre, MT||21 : 1||1,073|
|The University of Montana-Western Dillon, MT||21 : 1||1,358|
|Dawson Community College Glendive, MT||41 : 1||447|
|Little Big Horn College Crow Agency, MT||20 : 1||261|
|Salish Kootenai College Pablo, MT||10 : 1||690|