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California Creative Arts, Design and Fashion Degrees

Arts, Design, Fashion Degrees: California Career Colleges

Career Colleges:California Creative Arts, Design and Fashion Degrees

Looking for accredited career colleges, technical schools, and universities in California offering Arts, Design, Fashion degrees.

From runway to edit bay: art and design degrees: design courses enable you to pursue fashion design, interior design, graphic design, and more.

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Career Colleges: California Arts, Design, Fashion Programs

From runway to edit bay: art and design degrees

Art and design schools and colleges offer degree programs that include photography, fashion, graphics and interiors. In general, you will study principles, such as:

  • Using negative and positive space
  • Black, white and gray design elements
  • Creating light and shadow
  • Graphics styles and fonts
  • Color theory
  • Art and design history
  • Drawing

These classes are applicable to most degree programs in the field.

The art of technology

  • Computer aided design (CAD) programs enable working professionals to create, review and revise designs more efficiently than drawing and revising by hand.
  • Concentrations in digital media include computerized animation and video game design.
  • Digital film production techniques are used for filming, editing and audio editing for film and TV.

Fashion and interior design

Fashion and interior design careers focus on the media of textiles and other raw materials used for clothing, accessories, furniture and home decor. Although there are relatively few successful haute couture or name brand designers, degrees with concentrations in fashion or interiors can lead to careers in clothing and furniture boutiques, department stores or major manufacturers.

Average national earnings for art and design grads

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the following median annual salaries as of 2009:

  • Fashion designers: $64,530
  • Film and video editors: $50,930
  • Graphic designers: $43,500
  • Interior designers: $46,280
  • Multimedia artists and animators $58,510
  • Photographers: $29,130

Today's degree programs come in online and traditional formats. Research your career goals to locate schools with locations and career departments that are skilled in matching graduates to employers that meet your professional interests.

Author: Karen Lawson
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