Art and Design Schools
Art schools focus on helping individuals who want careers in the
Majors generally include art education, ceramics, painting,
screen printing, sculpture, and studio art.
While very few artists are able to make a living producing and selling their
art, graduates of art programs are generally well-prepared to find work in
other art-related areas, such as education. As a matter of fact, many art
school graduates end up as private instructors and schoolteachers, as well
as university professors of both art and art history. Others branch out
into more commercial work such as illustration or cartooning.
While the curriculum generally includes courses such as color and design,
drawing, painting, and two- and three-dimensional design, other courses such
as art and culture, foreign languages, art history, and English composition
ensure that the graduate is well-rounded.
How much can an art school graduate potentially earn? Well, cartoonists,
painters and illustrators, sculptors, and sketch artists make, on average,
about $41,000 per year. That being said, there are relatively few job openings
for each of these categories — about 4,000.
Multi-media artists and animators make slightly more, close to $50,000, and
there are significantly more job openings — about 14,000. Art directors,
on the other hand, compete for 10,000 jobs but make the most money at just
With 329,000 job openings, postsecondary art allows the art school graduate
the best opportunity at viable employment. On average, postsecondary teachers
make about $50,000 per year.
For more information about art education and career preparation, visit the
websites of these leading Art and Design Schools.
Featured Art Schools
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More Art Schools
- Pacific Northwest College of Art
Independent visual art and design college and educational arts organization located in Portland, Oregon.
- Pratt Institute School of Art and Design
Offers one of the finest and most comprehensive professional art and design educations available. Located in Brooklyn, New York.
- Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design is a private art and design college in Providence, RI (USA), offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 18 disciplines.
- Ringling College of Art and Design
This private visual arts college located on Florida's Gulf Coast is recognized
as one of the best and most innovative visual arts colleges
in the United States as well as a leader in the use of technology in the arts.
- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Internationally esteemed as a school of art and design,
the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
offers a comprehensive college education
centered in the visual and related arts.
- Yale University School of Art
The School of Art offers professional instruction in four interrelated areas of study: graphic design, painting/printmaking, photography, and sculpture.
Other Specialized Schools
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