Art, Design & Architecture
If you look at a building and instinctively notice what could be improved or see an empty warehouse space and intuitively imagine the spatial possibilities, a degree in Art, Design, and Architecture may be for you.
Types of Degrees
Art, Design, and Architecture students can pursue an associate degree (2 years), bachelor's degree (4 years), or master's degree (6-7 years). An associate degree is usually obtained in two years and is less expensive per semester than a bachelor's degree. Associate degrees may allow you to enter the workforce sooner but sometimes with a lower starting salary than people holding a bachelor's degree or higher level of education.
A high school diploma or equivalent with a strong academic background in art, design, math, and science will help applicants obtain acceptance into their desired school. Scores from college entrance exams like the ACT and SAT are often required. Each school has its own specific requirements, making it important for you to explore several options before settling on a specific school.
Career Opportunities After Earning An Art, Design, and Architecture Degree
The range of career opportunities available to someone with a degree in Art, Design, and Architecture include:
- Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.
Post Graduate Salary Information
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an Architect was $80,750 in 2019 (1) and $144,830 for Architectural Managers (2). Drafters earned a median salary of $56,830 in 2019 (1).
Note that the average salary varies widely not only depending on career chosen, but on geographical location and what industry the job is in.
Careers associated with these educational opportunities often require additional degrees and certifications not offered as part of the educational opportunities presented by this website.
Information based on national data, not school-specific information. Conditions in your area may vary.