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Career Opportunities - Online Degree in Graphic Design and Media Arts

More and more organizations are in need of graphic designers and media artists for their communications needs. Earning an online graphic design degree from SNHU can position you for an exciting career in graphic design and media arts. Students in our graphic design and media arts program are in demand in a variety of industries:

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Information technology
  • Entertainment
  • Professional sports
  • Engineering
  • Medical technology 

SNHU graphic design and media arts students and alumni have worked for a number of well-known companies, including: 

  • BAE Systems
  • Timberland
  • Segway
  • Fox News Network
  • Raytheon
  • Business Magazine

Job Prospects for Graphic Designers

Graphic designers are in great demand, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the decade prior to 2020, employment opportunities for designers are expected to increase by 61 percent for those in computer systems design, by 27 percent for designers in specialized design services, and by 17 percent for graphic designers working in advertising. Graphic designers play a key role in creating websites, publications and marketing materials that promote services and products across a multitude of industries. Job prospects are particularly good for those with website design and interactive media expertise.

Careers Resources - Online Degree in Graphic Design and Media Arts

Access helpful resources about careers for graduates with an online degree in Graphic Design and Media Arts, as well as information on graphic design and media arts professional associations.

Career Opportunities

U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Handbook - Graphic Designers
Get information on careers in graphic design and media arts.

Professional Associations

American Association of Graphic Arts
AIGA’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

American Digital Design Association
ADDA is a professional organization for drafters, designers, engineers, architects, illustrators, graphic artists, digital technicians and others involved with digital imaging and visual communications and multimedia.

Art Directors Club
The Art Directors Club is one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world, and is a gathering place for leaders in visual communication. Throughout the year ADC produces a wide range of programs on advertising, design, and interactive media for professionals, students, and others with a serious interest in visual communications.

Graphic Artists Guild
The Graphic Artists Guild serves illustrators, designers, web creators, production artists, surface designers and other creatives, providing support, information and resources to help these professionals have a more comfortable, profitable and professional working life.

New Hampshire Creative Club
The New Hampshire Creative Club is a nonprofit association of creative professionals in Northern New England. Membership is a dynamic mix of creative communication and media professionals, including graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, web developers, videographers, printers, teachers, writers and others in related fields. The Club also offers memberships for college and university students and provides opportunities to meet, learn, and interact with professionals from around the state.

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