New Jersey Graphic Design Schools and Careers

Career Information for Graphic Designers in New Jersey

Graphic Designers picture    Graphic Designers image

A graphic designer, or graphic artist, creates layouts, designs, promotional displays and other visual solutions to help their clients communicate information. Designers can be full-time employees who work regular hours at a company or they can work on a contract basis as consultants and freelancers. They can work for corporate businesses, advertising and design agencies or publishing companies.

Graphic Design Schools in New Jersey

A bachelor's degree from a college, university or design school is usually required to become a graphic designer. 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 graphic design student, you'll learn principles of design, printing techniques, commercial graphics production and website design. In addition to these art and design courses, it may be helpful to take classes in psychology, foreign languages, cultural studies, marketing and business. Creativity, communication and problem solving skills are also important; as is the ability to work under pressure. New Jersey graphic design schools offer both online and traditional campus-based programs to give you the education and skills you need to become a graphic artist.

Graphic Designer Salaries in New Jersey

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the demand for graphic designers should increase and employment is expected to grow 13 percent between 2008 and 2018. Those 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 6,260 graphic designers in the state of New Jersey. To join them, enroll in one of the following New Jersey graphic design schools. BLS data shows that as of May 2009, graphic designers earned an annual median salary of $48,250 in New Jersey. You'll find the most graphic designers in the NY-NJ, Newark and Edison-New Brunswick areas where jobs are most common.

Browse the list of graphic design schools in New Jersey below and start your career today.

Fast Facts for Graphic Designers in New Jersey

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Trenton, Camden and Newark
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Vineland, Atlantic City and Edison
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Newark, Edison and Camden

Salaries for Graphic Designers in New Jersey

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Newark, Trenton and Atlantic City

Schools for Graphic Designers in New Jersey are listed below.

Selected Graphic Design Schools in New Jersey

quickinfoThese schools offer particularly quick info upon request, and we have written detailed profiles for each (click school names to see the profiles).

Request info from multiple schools, by clicking the Request Info links.

This list also contains online schools that accept students from New Jersey.

Matching School Ads

Push Your Creativity To The Next Level

  • Programs: Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online), Web Design and Development, Bachelor of Science (Online), Game Design, Bachelor of Science (Online), more...
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Master
Berkeley College
Little Falls

The Berkeley Advantage®is part of a proven approach to career-focused education that can help students prepare for success.

  • Programs: BFA, Graphic Design
  • Degrees: Bachelor

Congratulations! Your interest in Independence University is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

  • Programs: Graphic Arts (BS), Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Degrees: Bachelor, Associate
Branford Hall Career Institute
Jersey City, North Brunswick

Get the career you want at Branford Hall Career Institute.

  • Programs: Graphic Design and Animation
  • Degrees: Certificate
Matching School Ads

More New Jersey Graphic Design Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Brookdale Community College Lincroft Associate 14,025
Burlington County College Pemberton Associate 8,432
County College of Morris Randolph Associate 8,330
Felician College Lodi Masters 2,403
Gloucester County College Sewell Associate 6,169
Kean University Union Doctorate 13,394
Salem Community College Carneys Point Associate 1,303
Sussex County Community College Newton Associate 3,732

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Graphic Designers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for New Jersey. 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, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary

New Jersey

Atlantic City 110 $55620 0.6
Hammonton 110 $55620 0.6
Ocean City 30 $35990 0.53
Trenton 360 $60140 1.1
Employment For:

Find a school near you

Career and College Resources on CityTownInfo

Real-World Career Reports

Career Stories from workers: daily activities, job tips, best/worst job aspects, training, etc.
Daily Career & Education News from our staff. We're an approved Google News provider!

Career References and Original Articles

Resource Center. A starting point for all CityTownInfo career and college resources.
Career Overviews of hundreds of careers: descriptions, salaries, forecasts, schools, more.
Best Careers Not Requiring Degrees: Good pay, job growth, low need for degrees.
Helpful Articles, many in "how-to" format; e.g., "How to Become a Chef".
Infographics covering employment and educational trends.

College Directories and Lists

These lists link to thousands of detailed school profiles.

Colleges by State. Nearly every college and trade school in the country.
Colleges Listed Alphabetically. About 7,000 colleges & trade schools, including online schools.
Colleges by Major City. Browse cities with multiple college options.
Online Colleges. Colleges with online degree programs.
Graduate Schools by State. Colleges offering graduate degree programs.
Graduate Schools by Major City. Find cities with multiple graduate school options.