If you want to pursue your passion for art or design, you're in luck. Many schools and universities offer hands-on programs that could help prepare you to potentially turn your passion into a profession. Whether it's taking pictures, designing buildings, creating films, or designing video games and websites that you love, there could be a program out there for you. See what today's schools are offering now.
|Career||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education*||Median Pay*|
|Architect||Architects plan and design buildings, homes, and other structures.||Bachelor's degree||$72,550|
|Architectural Drafter||Drafters use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans.||Associate's degree||$47,880|
|Art Director||Art directors determine the overall style or tone of creative projects and articulate their vision to artists.||Bachelor's degree||$80,630|
|Broadcast & Sound Engineering Technician||These technicians operate controls to ensure quality audio and video recordings.||High school diploma or equivalent||$39,870|
|Fashion Designer||Fashion designers create original clothing, accessories, and footwear.||High school diploma or equivalent||$64,530|
|Film/Video Editor & Camera Operator||Record and edit images for TV shows and movies.||Bachelor's degree||$45,490|
|Floral Designer||Floral designers design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.||High school diploma or equivalent||$23,610|
|Graphic Designer||Graphic designers combine art and technology to create images and advertisements.||Bachelor's degree||$43,500|
|Industrial Designer||Industrial designers develop the concepts for manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and toys.||Bachelor's degree||$58,230|
|Interior Designer||Interior designers create a new look in homes and offices.||Bachelor's degree||$46,280|
|Journalist & News Reporter||Journalists and news reporters inform the public about events happening internationally, nationally, and locally.||Bachelor's degree||$36,000|
|Landscape Architect||Landscape architects design outdoor spaces with plants and other features.||Bachelor's degree||$62,090|
|Multimedia Artist & Animator||Multimedia artists create visual images using computers.||Bachelor's degree||$58,510|
|Photographer||Photographers take professional photos for businesses or personal use.||High school diploma or equivalent||$29,130|
|Producer & Director||Producers and directors oversee the creation of film, video, and on stage production.||Bachelor's degree||$68,440|
|Set & Exhibit Designer||Set designers create backgrounds for movies, TV shows, theatre productions, and museum or display exhibits.||Bachelor's degree||$46,680|
* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Database Administrators, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov (visited April 3, 2013).
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