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
University of Southern Maine offers 15 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 45 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 38 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Master's degrees, and 2 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Southern Maine Portland, ME||29 : 1||8,429|
|Maine College of Art Portland, ME||21 : 1||497|
|Bowdoin College Brunswick, ME||8 : 1||1,835|
|York County Community College Wells, ME||96 : 1||1,630|
|Southern Maine Community College South Portland, ME||66 : 1||6,384|
|Saint Joseph's College of Maine Standish, ME||25 : 1||1,987|
|University of New England Biddeford, ME||30 : 1||7,483|