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Fast Facts for Designers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Jose, San Francisco and Santa Ana
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Riverside, San Diego and Sacramento
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Santa Ana, San Jose and San Francisco

Salaries for Designers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Francisco, Sacramento and Santa Ana

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  • Graphic & Web Design (BFA)
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  • Graphic Design (BS)
  • Online and Bachelor's programs include B.S. in Advertising, B.S. in Web Design, B.A. in Interior Design, and more
  • Curriculum focus on preparing students for a creative career by teaching them the fundamentals of advertising and design
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Programs
  • Graphic Arts (AAS)
  • Graphic Arts (BS)
  • Graphic Arts - Information Design (BS)

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  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Computer Animation, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Game Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • 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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Programs
  • Master of Fine Arts: Graphic 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.

More California Design Schools

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

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Pasadena
Masters
1,832
Anaheim
Masters & First Professional
345
Oakland
Masters
1,613
Valencia
Masters
1,324
Chico
Masters
17,034
Kentfield
Associate
6,476
Folsom
Associate
8,193
Long Beach
Associate
25,536
Ukiah
Associate
4,347
Monterey
Associate
9,238
San Jacinto
Associate
14,197
Walnut
Associate
29,842
Fremont
Associate
11,083
Los Angeles
Masters
1,177
San Marcos
Associate
27,222
Porterville
Associate
3,773
San Diego
Associate
10,650
San Francisco
Masters
655
Santa Ana
Associate
33,514
Los Angeles
Bachelor
4,644
San Francisco
Associate
1,031
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
34,940
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Designers

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

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Designers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for 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
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade 40 $76,990
San Diego-Carlsbad 50 $62,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 1450 $87,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward 160 $97,940
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara 40 $76,920

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