Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, CMU’s graphic design program will help you develop the skills needed in a rapidly advancing field. CMU’s graphic design faculty members have a vast variety of experience and are recognized worldwide for their achievements. You’ll sharpen your skills in fully equipped digital studios with the latest design software. And you’ll take your experience further by joining a student organization that brings renowned speakers to campus, participates in portfolio reviews and arranges tours of design studios.
Put Your Degree to Work
Graduates of the art program at CMU find a variety of career opportunities.
Anything designed for visual appeal is done under the skilled hand of a graphic designer, from soup labels to billboards, text animation and web sites. At CMU, our alumni work in every imaginable occupation, from design of patient hospital forms to on-set design for a major network broadcast series.
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics sample data
Below is a list of potential careers, median salary over the course of the career and projected job growth.
|Job||Median Pay||Job Growth through 2026|
|Graphic designer||$48,700 per year||4% (11,100 more jobs)|
|Art director||$92,500 per year||5% (4,900 more jobs)|
|Multimedia artist/animator||$70,530 per year||8% (6,200 more jobs)|