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
Since 1965, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has been educating artists and scholars alike on cinema studies, television, dance, drama, photography and more. NYU undoubtedly attracts talented student artists from around the world. The learning opportunities that Tisch provides to budding artists goes beyond New York City. In addition to the school’s six New York City locations—including 721 Broadway, 111 Second Avenue, and 194 Mercer—Tisch has expanded its reach around the globe. In 2007, Tisch School of the Arts Asia opened in Singapore with an inaugural film master’s degree program. Since that time, Tisch Asia has added animation and digital arts, dramatic writing, and international media producing programs. In addition, through the NYU Global Network, students in London, Prague, and Shanghai can enroll in Tisch courses. In 2012, Tisch opened the NYU Game Center to give students interested in becoming game developers, designers, and even critics, the education they need to reach their career goals. Through its bachelor’s and master’s game design program, the Center teaches students how to integrate animation, writing, and audio to create games that can be used for education or entertainment. In addition, NYU hosts the Game Center Student Show, where students show off the projects they created during their studies. Some exhibited projects include 3D animations, multiplayer games, surrealist game art, and card and board games.
The New School offers 55 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,238 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 749 Bachelor's degrees, 259 Master's degrees, 183 Associate's degrees, and 47 Certificates.
Fashion Institute of Technology offers 25 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,332 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 771 Associate's degrees, 529 Bachelor's degrees, 20 Master's degrees, and 12 Certificates.
Columbia University in the City of New York offers 16 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 291 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 183 Master's degrees, 99 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|New York University New York, NY||17 : 1||52,885|
|The New School New York, NY||24 : 1||10,432|
|Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY||39 : 1||8,726|
|The Juilliard School New York, NY||7 : 1||960|
|Manhattan School of Music New York, NY||10 : 1||1,009|
|Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY||19 : 1||31,456|
|School of Visual Arts New York, NY||10 : 1||4,562|
|American Musical and Dramatic Academy New York, NY||17 : 1||1,773|
|CUNY Hunter College New York, NY||37 : 1||23,193|
|CUNY City College New York, NY||31 : 1||15,816|
|New York School of Interior Design New York, NY||588|
|Marymount Manhattan College New York, NY||20 : 1||1,892|
|American Academy of Dramatic Arts-New York New York, NY||28 : 1||276|
|The International Culinary Center New York, NY||399|
|CUNY Graduate School and University Center New York, NY||36 : 1||8,503|
|Pace University New York, NY||27 : 1||13,395|
|Gemological Institute of America-New York New York, NY||127|
|Institute of Culinary Education New York, NY||537|
|New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts New York, NY||63 : 1||313|
|New York Academy of Art New York, NY||20 : 1||122|