Nevada is home to a number of schools that offer art and design programs. Some offer four-year and/or advanced degree programs, while others may offer two-year, certificate, or enrichment programs. Many of these schools are accredited, while others also have Title IV status. The Title IV schools are the most popular options for aspiring artists and designers for several reasons. In addition to being accredited, these schools are eligible for a variety of federal financial aid programs. This makes them more accessible to students that may need help meeting tuition and other education-related costs.
Title IV schools have met five requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education. They (1) been in business for at least two years, (2) signed a participation agreement with the Department, (2) grant an associate's degree or higher, (4) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length and, as mentioned, (5) are accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
While Nevada is home to a variety of accredited schools, around 25 are Title IV degree-granting institutions. Fortunately, several of these schools offer programs for aspiring graphic designers. Continue reading to find out which Nevada schools offer graphic design programs and how much you can expect to pay.
Most Expensive Nevada Graphic Design Schools
Art Institute of Las Vegas, Henderson – Tuition Cost: Undergraduates $17,416 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Least Expensive Nevada Graphic Design Schools
University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $5,986, nonresidents $19,896 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Great Basin College, Elko – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $2,028 (lower division), $3,318 (upper division), nonresidents $5,350 (lower division), $14,432 (upper division) for the 2014-2015 school year.
Nevada Graphic Design Scene
Nevada is home to 17,160 professionals working in Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations. Nearly 1,500 of these professionals are salaried graphic designers earning an average salary of $47,180 per year. They work in advertising, public relations, publishing, printing, and more. Just a few employment options include:
- B&P, Las Vegas
- Bauserman Group, Reno
- Fine, The Agency, Las Vegas
- Geary Company, Las Vegas
- KPS3, Reno
- MassMedia Corporate Communications, Henderson
- R&R Partners, Las Vegas
- Robertson+Partners, Las Vegas
- SK+G Advertising, Las Vegas
- The Abbi Agency, Reno
- The Glenn Group, Las Vegas
- Virgen Advertising, Las Vegas
Although employment opportunities can be found in a variety of cities, Las Vegas—the state’s largest city, offers a greater number of options. Looking for a slower pace? Consider Henderson, Reno or North Las Vegas.
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