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Turn your creativity into a career

Onondaga's Associate's degree in Art hones students’ creative talents and develops their potential to become imaginative thinkers and visual communicators.  

What You'll Learn

During your first two semesters, you will focus on studio art foundation courses in drawing, design, art history, color theory, and concept development. After that, you'll focus on the medium of your choice. The specializations include: Drawing and Painting, Fine Crafts, Graphic Design or Multimedia Design. 

Where You'll Go

Our art students are frequently accepted to some of the country's most prestigious art schools and 4-year learning institutions. Some career possibilities include: graphic designer, multimedia designer and animator. 

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating

$30,000

Popular careers, their growth potential, and regional demand for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 21% Average
Sales Representative 12% High

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Positions included do not all require a college certificate or degree.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.