An associate degree in Fine Arts/Graphic Design from MxCC prepares graduates for future work in computer graphics, digital design, advanced drawing and illustration, as well as photography, art history and more. Following graduation, you will be prepared to find employment in a graphic design field or transfer to a four-year college..

Students can enter this field with an associate’s degree however future career opportunities in this field would be greatest to those who hold a bachelor’s degree or more advanced education and experience.

The overall job outlook in this field is favorable, although competition is strong for positions at all levels. For the latest, detailed salary information, visit: www.bls.gov.

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Most graduates holding associate degrees will be seeking entry-level positions, which pay about $25,000 per year, depending on several factors. Pay increases with the employee’s level of education and experience. Often students find employment after graduation through their student internship experiences.

National Average Salaries for the year 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Graphic Designers – $57,490

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators – $56,790

Art Directors – $77,410

Set and Exhibit Designers – $60,860

Commercial and Industrial Designers – $71,530

Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers – $29,410