Applied Visual Arts
- 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.
- Dakota County Technical College 55068
Labor Market Information
- 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
- 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