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 California-Riverside offers 12 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 203 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 188 Bachelor's degrees, 8 Doctoral degrees, and 7 Master's degrees.
California State University-San Bernardino offers 6 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 59 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 30 Master's degrees, and 29 Bachelor's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of California-Riverside Riverside, CA||26 : 1||25,547|
|Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga, CA||92 : 1||22,731|
|Riverside City College Riverside, CA||80 : 1||21,118|
|California Baptist University Riverside, CA||31 : 1||11,045|
|Mt San Jacinto Community College District San Jacinto, CA||80 : 1||15,597|
|College of the Desert Palm Desert, CA||75 : 1||11,919|
|San Bernardino Valley College San Bernardino, CA||82 : 1||14,872|
|La Sierra University Riverside, CA||23 : 1||2,159|
|California State University-San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA||41 : 1||20,638|
|Crafton Hills College Yucaipa, CA||87 : 1||6,749|
|Victor Valley College Victorville, CA||93 : 1||13,126|
|Platt College-Ontario Ontario, CA||36 : 1||572|
|Platt College-Riverside Riverside, CA||39 : 1||473|
|Barstow Community College Barstow, CA||72 : 1||3,078|
|Moreno Valley College Moreno Valley, CA||104 : 1||10,635|
|Copper Mountain Community College Joshua Tree, CA||53 : 1||1,533|