Art and Design: Diploma Coursework Summary

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Art and design is an exciting field for those interested in possible careers as painters, interior designers, craftspeople, or similar. Read more about this field below.
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What is an Art and Design Diploma?

An art and design diploma will give students background information on various types of art and design that will enable them to work as an artist or continue their education by specializing in a particular art medium.

Required Courses:

This diploma program is an overview of different areas within the art and design world. Basic courses required include:

  • Art history
  • Basic drawing
  • Painting
  • Crafts

Skills Obtained:

The skills obtained from earning an art and design diploma will introduce students to the art world and expose them to many different genres. Students will also learn about basic interior design and how to create movement within a space.

Career Related Information

Reasons to Earn an Art and Design Diploma:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov, the majority of artists and designers are also small business owners. Graduates will have opportunities to run their own businesses while pursing careers that they enjoy. There are a growing number of artistic director positions for those who are more interested in arts management.

Salary Information:

Since there are many different fields of specialization in the arts, the salary range varies greatly. Those who have art and design diplomas can expect to earn between $23,000 and $50,000 annually.

Economic Outlook and Growth of the Art and Design Field:

The more computer experience artists have, the better their chances will be at finding salaried positions that pay well. For those interested in opening their own businesses, plenty of opportunities exist in larger cities.

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Independence University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Graphic Arts (BS)
      • Graphic Arts - Information Design Emphasis (BS)
    Associate's
      • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
    Bachelor's
      • B.S. - Digital Arts and Design
      • B.S. - Game Design
      • B.S. - Game Art
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Regent University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Communication - Media & Arts Management and Promotion
      • Master of Arts in Theatre
    Bachelor's
      • BFA in Graphic Arts
      • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Theatre
  • Campus Locations:
    4. Lincoln Tech

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Penn Foster

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Career Diploma - Dressmaking and Design
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    7. CDI College

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Diploma in Graphic Design Technology
      • Diploma in 3D Modeling Animation & Design (Conception, Modlisation et Animation 3D - NTL.0Z)
  • Washington, DC

    Howard University

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    9. Universal Technical Institute

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Collision Repair and Refinish Technology

Featured Schools

Independence University

  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design Emphasis (BS)
  • Graphic Arts (AAS)

What is your highest level of education completed?

Full Sail University

  • MS - Game Design (Campus)
  • M.S. - New Media Journalism
  • B.S. - Digital Arts and Design
  • B.S. - Game Design

What is your highest level of education?

Regent University

  • Master of Arts in Communication - Media & Arts Management and Promotion
  • Master of Arts in Theatre
  • BFA in Graphic Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies - Theatre

What is your highest level of education completed?

Lincoln Tech

  • Collision Repair and Refinishing

What year did you graduate High School / Receive GED?

Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

What is your age?

Penn Foster

  • Career Diploma - Dressmaking and Design

What is your highest level of education?

CDI College

  • Diploma in Graphic Design Technology
  • Diploma in 3D Modeling Animation & Design (Conception, Modlisation et Animation 3D - NTL.0Z)

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