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A certificate in art and design can prepare you for a career in graphic design, fashion design, interior design, or industrial design. Career training programs combine theory and practice for people who choose not to work toward a college degree. Online education can allow you to continue working while earning your certificate in art and design. Career training in fashion design can include courses in pattern drafting, fashion illustration, and couture design. Online education in graphic design can teach you about color, integrating typography, and composition. Eventually, you may need a college degree to move into a position with more responsibility. Courses for art and design can include digital production, typography, and web design.

Career Outlook

Graphic designers earned a median income of $41,280 in 2007, and fashion designers earned a median income of $62,610, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • Typical career paths for artists:
    • Advertising
    • Publishing
    • Design, motion picture and video industries
  • Percentage of artists who are self-employed: 62%
  • Top salaries (May 2014):
    • Multi-media artist and animator--$69,410
    • Art director--$97,850
    • Fine artist--$51,120
    • Craft artist--$36,300

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            • Online and Bachelor's programs include B.S. in Advertising, B.S. in Web Design, B.A. in Interior Design, and more
            • Curriculum focus on preparing students for a creative career by teaching them the fundamentals of advertising and design
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            • Over 50 locations nationwide, with a student support team dedicated to helping students grow
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            ABCO Technology , Los Angeles
            • An accredited computer training academy preparing students to enter the IT industry as Network Engineers, Software Engineers, Web Apps Developer, Website Designers, Programmers, Database Administrators since 2000.
            • Holds A+ certification from CompTIA.
            • Located in Los Angeles, approximately 10 minutes away from LAX.
            • Flexible class schedules offered during day times, evenings and weekends.
            • Helping students start a career in technology within 3 - 9 months.
            • Educates with the mission to serve the needs of the local community and graduates by matching opportunities to skills.
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            • Students are issued a new laptop at the beginning of their programs.
            • All online services and study materials are available 24/7, with faculty available five days a week.
            • All programs available online, with the MBA program offered on campus in Salt Lake City.
            • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
            • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2010.

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