Illustration isn't what it used to be. Companies want illustrators, graphic designers, animators, and other artists to be computer-savvy as well as artistic. Adding education to talent can put you ahead of the herd, and a degree from an accredited art or design school can help you qualify for a better job.
Accredited art schools offer a variety of concentrations and opportunities to specialize. Students can choose to take their coursework in a traditional classroom or through distance learning programs. If you're strapped for time or can't go the traditional route of a brick and mortar university for your education, online colleges may be the way to go.
According to Bureau of Labor Statistics career opportunities for artists are expected to increase 5 percent from 2010 to 2020, but the competition for those jobs will be keen. The illustration sub-specialty with the highest projected growth is multimedia and animation, so concentrating your courses in that area may result in better job prospects. If you prefer to work for a company, going to school can help you there as well many art and design schools offer job placement services.
The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started
With an education from an Art Institutes school, imagine what you could create.
Learning at Full Sail University has always centered around interaction and the exchange of ideas. Our online curriculum fully embraces this philosophy.