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Art & Design Degrees and Programs Offered in California (CA)


From feature films to multimillion-dollar advertising campaigns, the art and design industry in California serves high-stake clients. Hollywood's computer animation business is booming with the increase in animated 3D films, and design career opportunities in Silicon Valley range from start ups to Fortune 500 companies.

Explore art & design degrees in California

Formal training that leads to art and design degrees in California can help you enter the job market with confidence. Take a look at the 2009 mean annual wages for a few popular art and design-related careers in the state, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

  1. Art Directors: $105,040
  2. Multi-Media Artists and Animators: $76,010
  3. Graphic Designers: $57,180
  4. Artists and Related Workers, All Other: $53,860

While no training program can guarantee a particular job or salary, formal training can boost your resume, enhance your portfolio, and help you compete in the booming California art and design industry. Earning one of the available art and design degrees in California can be your ticket to a career expecting significant growth. Between 2008 and 2018, the California Employment Development Department projects 1,560 new careers for graphic designers and 4,680 new careers for art and design workers every year.