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
Middle Tennessee State University offers 9 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 365 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 355 Bachelor's degrees, 9 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Belmont University Nashville, TN||22 : 1||8,440|
|Lipscomb University Nashville, TN||20 : 1||4,595|
|Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN||23 : 1||21,721|
|Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN||11 : 1||13,131|
|Nashville State Community College Nashville, TN||50 : 1||7,885|
|Nossi College of Art Nashville, TN||77 : 1||309|
|Watkins College of Art Design & Film Nashville, TN||13 : 1||158|
|Cumberland University Lebanon, TN||27 : 1||2,550|
|Trevecca Nazarene University Nashville, TN||43 : 1||4,088|
|SAE Institute of Technology-Nashville Nashville, TN||76 : 1||303|
|Fisk University Nashville, TN||15 : 1||874|
|Columbia State Community College Columbia, TN||55 : 1||6,305|
|Volunteer State Community College Gallatin, TN||48 : 1||9,144|
|Tennessee State University Nashville, TN||25 : 1||8,081|
|Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson Dickson, TN||785|
|Welch College Gallatin, TN||25 : 1||426|
|Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Murfreesboro Murfreesboro, TN||552|
|American Baptist College Nashville, TN||33 : 1||99|