Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

Commercial Art And Graphic Design Requirements

Associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs provide the training, experience and knowledge required for a career creating visual communication used to sell products. Commercial artists and graphic designers typically hold at least a bachelor's degree.

Community colleges typically offer two-year associate's degrees in either graphic design or commercial art. Bachelor's programs will likely include a core of fine arts classes to develop foundational skills followed by courses geared toward technical training in commercial art and design, including digital art. Master's degree programs typically focus on studio courses and often require an internship.

Commercial Art And Graphic Design Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Commercial Art And Graphic Design degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Commercial Art And Graphic Design degrees have experience in is Graphic Designer, followed by Art Director, Illustrator, UX Designer, Multimedia Animator, Web Designer, Printing Worker, Fashion Designer, Industrial Designer, and Exhibit Designer.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Graphic Designer 16.8% 1.4% 11.8×
Art Director 6.3% 0.2% 35.0×
Illustrator 1.9% 0.2% 11.8×
UX Designer 2.1% 0.1% 14.3×
Multimedia Animator 1.5% 0.1% 23.9×
Web Designer 6.3% 1.0% 6.1×
Printing Worker 1.4% 0.1% 17.6×
Fashion Designer 1.7% 0.3% 5.9×
Industrial Designer 1.1% 0.1% 13.7×
Exhibit Designer 1.9% 0.0% 111.0×

Commercial Art And Graphic Design Salary

Commercial Art And Graphic Design graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
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Commercial Art And Graphic Design Underemployment

Commercial Art And Graphic Design graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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