Associate Degree in Art


Annual Salaries 2012 of Creative Industries in California
Career Salary  Predicted Growth 2017
Digital Media  $162,865 13.2%
Visual and Performing Arts
Publishing & Printing   $112,899
Toy Design   $98,716
Product & Industrial Design   $94,314 2.1%
Communication Arts
Architecture & Interior Design   $73,769
Art galleries   $49,828
Furniture & Decorative Arts   $45,111

Career Info

The associate of arts degree in art enriches an education by exposing students to a diverse worldview through the lens of the visual arts. Additionally, this degree may lead to entry-level employment in various fields in the visual arts as well as in areas such as cultural institutions (museums), commercial galleries and in art restoration and installation. It also serves as the first two years of a bachelor of arts in Studio Art (B.A) or bachelor of fine arts in Studio Art (B.F.A.).

OTIS Report on the Creative Economy 

Potential Careers

  • museum curator
  • film concept artist
  • costume designer
  • costume illustrator
  • fashion designer
  • illustrator
  • interior designer
  • landscape architect
  • museum technician or conservator
  • painter
  • photographer
  • jeweler
  • sculptor
  • set designer