An Artistic Approach to Your Career

Multimedia artist. Illustrator. Photographer. Art educator or critic. Uncover your passion, refine your skills and define your brand as a creative professional. Visual artists and designers work across all industries, and the digital revolution has elevated and incorporated visual communication into daily life. Nova Southeastern University’s Art + Design program positions you to take full advantage of your creative potential.

NSU’s B.A. in Art + Design curriculum includes liberal arts coursework in addition to core courses in the visual arts—making you more attractive to prospective employers. You’ll have the option of focusing your studies in studio art or graphic design. And you’ll get hands-on experience in NSU’s on-campus printmaking, drawing, painting, graphic design, ceramic and sculpture studios. At NSU, you’ll connect with visual art every day and have countless opportunities to attend art talks, shows and openings, or serve as a volunteer or intern at local galleries and events. 


Take full advantage of your creative potential

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Why Should You Major in Art + Design at NSU?

Explore Career Opportunities in the Arts

At NSU, you’ll take general courses in math, science and English while also gaining a solid foundation in the fundamentals of color, art history, photography and other core art courses. As a graduate of this program, you can become a leader in a variety of positions including advertising designer, animator, art critic, art director, art teacher, graphic designer, illustrator, multimedia artist, museum educator, photographer, web designer and more.

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Average Starting Salary

Salaries you can earn with a B.A. in Art + Design vary widely because of the many career offerings associated with this degree. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics some of the average annual salaries of popular jobs include:

  • Art Directors – $94,220
  • Multimedia Artists and Animators – $75,270
  • Web Developers and Digital Designers - $73,760
  • Graphic Designers – $52,110

Shark Destinations

NSU Art + Design alumni go on to enjoy exciting and rewarding careers. You’ll find graduates at companies like Creating Better Days, Collective Ventures and Venice Magazine at Whitehaus Media Group. They hold positions such as curator and in-house artist, marketing and packaging designer and graphic designer. *

*Data provided by NSU’s Office of Career Development