Online Art Degree Programs
Individuals who graduate with a certificate or degree in art and design may seek employment in graphic design, fashion design, advertising, or academia. Programs may provide students the opportunity to pursue a career as a graphic designer, fashion designer, art director, fashion merchandiser, or gallery operator.
Available Degree Levels
- Career Diploma: Varies
- Certificate: One to two years to complete
- Associate Degree: Two years to complete
- Bachelor’s Degree: Four years to complete
- Master’s Degree: One to two years to complete
- Doctoral Degree: Three to five years to complete
Students interested in earning an online career diploma in art and design may receive specialized training in a selected concentration such as photography, AutoCAD, interior decorating, and jewelry design and repair. Coursework may include symbols and logos, color schemes, stone setting, and drawing floor plans.
A certificate in art and design may provide individuals an education of the arts without pursuing a higher degree. Programs may offer certificates in different areas of design, such as furniture design, fashion design, graphic design, and web design. Coursework may include foundations of graphic design, art of furniture design, and fashion illustration.
An online associate degree in art and design may consist of intense training which merges technology with traditional artist’s methods. These programs may provide a strong path towards pursuing entry-level employment. Coursework may include graphic design, illustration, and art history.
Bachelor’s degree programs may provide an intensive look at an individual’s creative thinking process while expressing that process through art and design. These programs may be offered in conjunction with several concentrations, including photography, studio art, and art history. Coursework may include editorial illustration, sculpture, and digital media.
An online master’s degree in art and design may be ideal for graduates who want to further specialize in art and design theory or who plan to have an academic career. These programs may provide specialized concentrations in painting, drawing, print-making, or ceramics. Coursework may include professional studio practices, seminar in art history, and students may also be required to hold a gallery exhibition.
Individuals looking to pursue a scholarly career may wish to earn an online doctoral degree in art and design. Concentrations may include art history and art education. Coursework may include modern perspectives in visual art, dissertation research, and preparation for a comprehensive exam.
Art and design programs may give students the skills to pursue a career in many fields, such as graphic design, fashion design, advertising, or academia. Many graduates of these programs choose to own and operate their own art studios and galleries to showcase their work, to teach private lessons, or to showcase the work of other artists. Individuals who have obtained a degree in art and design may have the skills to create and critique artwork, create graphic designs, or plan a fashion spread.
Possible career fields include:
- Graphic Designer
- Fashion Designer
- Art Director
- Fashion Merchandiser
- Gallery Operator
Academy of Art University, founded in 1929 by artists for artists, is the nation's largest accredited, private art and design university with over 18,000 students. Having state-of-the-art campuses online and in San Francisco, the Academy guides students to creative professional futures.
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As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has locations nationwide, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal and sooner than you might think.
- A.A. in Information Technology/Web Design
Sanford-Brown Online offers an industry-oriented education with the convenience and flexible schedules designed to fit your busy life. Our instructors and staff are committed to meeting your needs with convenient day and evening classes, smaller class sizes and industry-current equipment and labs.
- Associate of Science in Graphic Design
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DeVry University provides quality education that employers respect, and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (ncahlc.org), the same organization that accredits many other well-known public and private schools.
- Associate - Web Graphic Design
- Bachelor's - Multimedia Design and Development
Your creativity is a big part of who you are and where you're going. To take it, and your future, as far as you want, you need an education that's focused on developing your talents and putting you on the path toward the creative career that stirs your imagination.
- Graphic Design (AS)
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- Web Design & Multimedia Application Development
From associate's and bachelor's to master's degrees in health education and business, with Independence University you can achieve greater success through distance learning programs that suit your busy schedule, with experienced, student-oriented staff to assist you throughout your distance education.
- Graphic Arts (BS)
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