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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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