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 Washington-Seattle Campus offers 71 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 199 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 135 Bachelor's degrees, 46 Master's degrees, and 18 Doctoral degrees.
Washington State University offers 13 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a faraway town. In 2019, 95 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 54 Bachelor's degrees, 22 Certificates, and 19 Master's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA||23 : 1||47,576|
|Central Washington University Ellensburg, WA||26 : 1||11,658|
|Washington State University Pullman, WA||25 : 1||31,607|
|Western Washington University Bellingham, WA||24 : 1||16,142|
|Clover Park Technical College Lakewood, WA||42 : 1||3,973|
|Cornish College of the Arts Seattle, WA||12 : 1||602|
|Seattle University Seattle, WA||14 : 1||7,199|
|Whitman College Walla Walla, WA||8 : 1||1,579|
|University of Puget Sound Tacoma, WA||11 : 1||2,608|
|South Seattle College Seattle, WA||89 : 1||6,141|
|Bellevue College Bellevue, WA||64 : 1||12,563|
|Eastern Washington University Cheney, WA||27 : 1||12,410|
|Olympic College Bremerton, WA||46 : 1||6,278|
|Seattle Central College Seattle, WA||41 : 1||6,743|
|Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA||46 : 1||5,884|
|Spokane Falls Community College Spokane, WA||36 : 1||5,023|
|Renton Technical College Renton, WA||56 : 1||3,755|
|Edmonds Community College Lynnwood, WA||66 : 1||7,877|
|Bates Technical College Tacoma, WA||48 : 1||4,377|
|Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma, WA||14 : 1||3,062|