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 South Carolina-Columbia offers 21 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 290 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 204 Bachelor's degrees, 47 Master's degrees, 20 Certificates, and 19 Doctoral degrees.
Bob Jones University offers 24 Art and Design degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 77 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 58 Bachelor's degrees, 10 Associate's degrees, and 9 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of South Carolina-Columbia Columbia, SC||24 : 1||35,364|
|Bob Jones University Greenville, SC||18 : 1||3,008|
|College of Charleston Charleston, SC||20 : 1||10,545|
|Trident Technical College Charleston, SC||48 : 1||12,351|
|Converse College Spartanburg, SC||18 : 1||1,455|
|Anderson University Anderson, SC||22 : 1||3,543|
|Coastal Carolina University Conway, SC||21 : 1||10,484|
|Winthrop University Rock Hill, SC||20 : 1||5,865|
|Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conway, SC||41 : 1||6,705|
|Furman University Greenville, SC||10 : 1||2,828|
|Charleston Southern University Charleston, SC||16 : 1||3,477|
|North Greenville University Tigerville, SC||15 : 1||2,426|
|Coker University Hartsville, SC||16 : 1||1,113|
|Limestone College Gaffney, SC||24 : 1||2,206|
|Greenville Technical College Greenville, SC||34 : 1||11,123|
|Columbia College Columbia, SC||23 : 1||1,243|
|Clemson University Clemson, SC||19 : 1||25,822|
|University of South Carolina-Upstate Spartanburg, SC||26 : 1||6,308|
|Benedict College Columbia, SC||24 : 1||2,040|
|South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC||18 : 1||2,479|