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Art (AAS)

Sample job: Craft & Fine Artists
Median Salary: $44,380
Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 3%


Sample job: Photographers
Median Salary: $28,490
Job Growth Outlook 2012-22: 4%

The median annual wage for career opportunities from this program with an associate degree, according to the US Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Gotta have art — and want a career?

Welcome to the Land of Having it All
Creative people can make money
Professional artists are in demand

Earn a certificate in graphic design or go for an Associate in Applied Science! Either one will look great on your  resume and put you in the running for jobs you can’t touch right now, like animation and game design, digital media, and illustration.

If you’re interested in pursuing an Associate Degree, choose from the following concentrations:

  • Animation and Game Design
  • Fine Art and Illustration
  • Graphic Design and Digital Media

Who does well in it?

People who are:

Well, um, creative
Quite possibly gifted
Interested in improving
Able to marry creative juices with real work

What would you do?


Watch this!

Put some expert in your creative
Get a real job you LOVE
Learn how to hone your talent

Your portfolio will be so good you’ll be able to cruise into exceptional art schools like Center for Creative Studies in Detroit and Kendall College of Art & design at Ferris State University, just to name a couple. Get started at Kirtland, build your foundation and fly!

Where would you work?

Your very own business
Advertising agencies
Marketing companies
Print outlets (yes, they still exist and need quality work)
Web or game design businesses

Art Degrees at Kirtland