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. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MA: Promotion and Video Content
      • MA: Visual Communication Design
      • MFA: Graphic Design
    Bachelor's
      • BFA: Graphic Design
      • Bachelor of Science in Digital Design: Character Design
      • Bachelor of Science in Digital Design: Digital Merchandising Design
      • Bachelor of Science in Digital Design: Graphic Design
      • Bachelor of Science in Digital Design: Photographic Design
      • Bachelor of Science in Digital Design: Visual Communication Design
  • Campus and Online Programs
    2. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS - Game Design (Campus)
      • M.S. - New Media Journalism
    Bachelor's
      • BS - Graphic Design (Campus)
      • B.S. - Digital Arts and Design
      • BS - Computer Animation (Campus)
      • BS - Game Art (Campus)
      • B.S. - Game Design
      • B.S. - Game Art
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    3. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Advertising and Graphic Design
      • B.A. in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Animation
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.A. in Communication and Media Studies
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Philadelphia, PA

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Durham, NC

    Duke University

  • Notre Dame, IN

    University of Notre Dame

  • Washington, DC

    Howard University

Featured Schools

Liberty University

  • MA: Promotion and Video Content
  • MA: Visual Communication Design
  • BFA: Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Digital Design: Character Design

What is your highest level of education?

Full Sail University

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

What is your highest level of education?

Grand Canyon University

  • B.A. in Advertising and Graphic Design
  • B.A. in Digital Design with an Emphasis in Animation

What is your highest level of education?

Post University

  • B.A. in Communication and Media Studies

What is your high school graduation status?

Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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