Graphic Design programs prepare individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.
Of the 230 Graphic Design degrees granted each year at the Masters degree level, 34% percent of whom are men and the other 66% percent are women. Did you know that California has more students graduating with a degree in Graphic Design than any other state? In fact, California granted 39 degrees last year! The average annual income for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Graphic Design is $41,200.
Maryland Institute College of Art, Art Center College of Design and Iowa State University are three schools well-known for Graphic Design programs. In fact, there are 32 students at Maryland Institute College of Art pursuing a Masters degree in Graphic Design. Take a look at the college options in the table below.
The highest paying jobs for Graphic Design majors include Art Directors, Special Effects Artists and Animators and Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary. However, another thing to think about is how much demand there is for specific jobs. Careers that are in high need that a degree in Graphic Design can prepare you for are Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary, Graphic Designers and Art Directors.