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Applied Visual Arts

at Dakota County Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 64
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Few career opportunities offer more excitement and chances for creative expression than Applied Visual Arts. The program prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences with illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Instruction includes areas of design principles, creative problem solving, concept design, illustration, layout, color, typography, advertising and signage. Students develop skills in techniques such as drawing, painting, collage, and computer graphics.

Program Locations

  • Dakota County Technical College 55068

Labor Market Information

  • Nuclear Technicians

  • Median wage: $38.90/hour
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Commercial and Industrial Designers

  • Median wage: $27.71/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Graphic Designers

  • Median wage: $23.31/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators

  • Median wage: $30.83/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
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Dakota County Technical College
Dakota County Technical College
1300 145th Street East Rosemount, MN 55068 Toll-Free: (877) 937-3282 Local: (651) 423-8301 TTY: (651) 423-8621 Email:

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