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A graphic designer, also called a graphic artist, communicates ideas visually by creating effective and appealing web pages, illustrations, marketing campaigns and other print and media art. Designers can work regular hours at a company or may work on a job basis as consultants or freelance artists. They can be employed by small and large companies; printing and publishing services; or advertising and design firms. They may also work for magazines and newspapers.

Graphic Design Schools in Michigan

To become a graphic artist, formal education is required to enter the profession--you'll need to earn a bachelor's degree in graphic design from a college or university. Most schools require students to successfully complete a year of basic art and design classes before entry into a bachelor's degree program. As a student, you'll take courses in studio art, principles of design, website design, computerized design, printing techniques and commercial graphics production. To be an even more effective designer, you can take additional courses in art history, business, psychology, writing, marketing and cultural studies. Creativity, openness to new ideas, communication and problem solving skills are also crucial for the job. Whether online or campus-based, Michigan graphic design schools can help you gain the education and training you need to become a successful graphic designer.

Graphic Designer Salaries in Michigan

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects employment of graphic designers to grow 13 percent between 2008 and 2018. Designers with a background in website design or animation will see an increased demand for their services as more clients and companies move towards interactive media. There are 5,050 graphic designers in the state of Michigan. To join them, enroll in one of the following graphic design schools in Michigan. As of May 2009 (latest available data), graphic designers earned an hourly median wage of $19.00 or $39,530 annually. You'll find the most graphic designers in the Detroit metropolitan area, the Warren area and Grand Rapids-Wyoming area.

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Fast Facts for Graphic Designers in Michigan

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids and Holland
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Saginaw, Kalamazoo and Lansing
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Warren, Detroit and Grand Rapids

Salaries for Graphic Designers in Michigan

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Warren, Ann Arbor and Detroit

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  • Graphic Design (AS)
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Programs
  • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design (BS)
  • Students are issued a new laptop at the beginning of their programs.
  • All online services and study materials are available 24/7, with faculty available five days a week.
  • All programs available online, with the MBA program offered on campus in Salt Lake City.
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Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Game Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Push Your Creativity To The Next Level.
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
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  • Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and Media Arts with concentration in 3-D
  • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts
  • BA Graphic Design and Media Arts with concentration in Web Design
  • SNHU has been relentlessly reinventing quality higher education since 1932
  • Regionally accredited by the NEASC with many more programmatic accreditations
  • Offers several types of need & non-need based grants to qualifying students
  • Robust online programs offered for bachelor’s & master’s degrees & more
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Programs
  • Master of Fine Arts: Graphic Design
  • Master of Arts in Visual Communication Design
  • Liberty University’s online programs ranked in the top 10 out of more than 2,100 colleges & universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility.*
  • 100% online programs at associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level.**
  • Transfer up to 90 credits into an undergraduate degree program.
  • Up to 50% of your master’s degree can be transferred in to help you get the most out of your hard work and maximize the credit you previously earned.
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  • DEC Interior Design
  • A private, accredited distance learning college based in Norcross, Georgia founded in 1987.
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  • Offers all-inclusive tuition: textbooks, learning materials, and academic support are covered in the cost.
  • Allows alumni to enroll in any future program at a reduced rate.

More Michigan Graphic Design Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Berrien Springs
Doctorate & First Professional
3,221
Mount Pleasant
Doctorate
26,611
Detroit
Bachelor
1,307
Bloomfield Hills
Masters
144
University Center
Associate
10,406
Big Rapids
Doctorate
13,087
Ironwood
Associate
975
Dearborn
Associate
13,983
Jackson
Associate
6,173
Kalamazoo
Associate
11,113
Battle Creek
Associate
5,553
Roscommon
Associate
1,897
Lansing
Associate
19,465
Livonia
Doctorate
4,019
Detroit
Masters
2,756
Harrison
Associate
3,918
Monroe
Associate
4,433
Flint
Associate
10,455
Muskegon
Associate
4,711
Petoskey
Associate
2,770
Bloomfield Hills
Associate
24,532
University Center
Masters
9,662
Livonia
Associate
12,148
Spring Arbor
Masters
3,965
Ann Arbor
Doctorate
41,042
Flint
Doctorate
6,883
Ann Arbor
Associate
12,068
Kalamazoo
Doctorate
24,433

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Graphic Designers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Michigan. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Graphic Designers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Graphic Designers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, BLS.gov

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Battle Creek 70 $35,560
Ann Arbor 350 $48,450
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn 2820 $52,490
Flint 100 $47,780
Grand Rapids-Wyoming 940 $44,420
Saginaw 50 $40,900
Lansing-East Lansing 350 $46,880
Kalamazoo-Portage 210 $52,320
Midland 40 $49,820
Muskegon 70 $41,100
Niles-Benton Harbor 120 $42,530

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