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Madison College Areas of Study: Arts and Humanities
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Arts, Design and Humanities Careers

Train for a career in applied arts and enjoy creative and professional fulfillment. Technology and software are evolving rapidly and leading to more jobs in this diverse and exciting area. Learn from accomplished animators, video producers, graphic artists and more as they prepare you for your dream job. 

Explore career opportunities and specific arts, design and humanities programs below.

  • Animation

    Animation and concept developers find work in advertising, architecture, game design and publishing and many other businesses that use animated storytelling and instruction.  

    This intense program prepares you for a rigorous work life. Internships will help you graduate with a portfolio you can be proud of.  

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $19/hr.

    Employers include:
    Raven Software, Nine Realms

    Program Information

  • Graphic Design

    Graphic designers apply creative and business skills to their craft. As a graphic artist, you play a key role in the visual communication of ideas.

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $18.66/hr.

    Employers include:
    The Hiebing Group, Tingalls Dzyn, LLC, Media Bridge Advertising, Mattel, Spectrum Brands, Pizza Hut of Southern Wisconsin

    Program Information

  • Interior Design

    Interior designers are crucial to indoor environments that inspire and reflect their clients’ personalities. Successful designers enjoy guiding homeowners and business leaders through the creative process. 

    Earnings:
    Average wage reported by graduates within six months: $18.01/hr.

    Employers include:
    Waunakee Remodeling, Zingg Design, Nonn’s Flooring, Heartland Building & Design

    Program Information
     

  • Photography

    Become the photographer people want to hire, whether you choose to freelance or work in a business setting. At Madison College, you learn about commercial photography while honing your artistry.  

    Earnings:
    Average monthly wage reported by graduates within six months: $2,712

    Employers include:
    ATL Photography, Quad Graphics, Bag, Borrow or Steal (Many graduates freelance as wedding, journalism and industrial photographers.)

    Program Information

  • Visual Communications

    Learn the art of modern storytelling with the latest tools in video production, animation, motion graphics, web design and more. Graduate with a portfolio that impresses future employers!

    Earnings:
    Average monthly wage reported by graduates within six months: nearly $2,900 

    Employers include:
    University of Wisconsin Extension, Wittman Media, LLC, Convergent Science

    Program Information
     

  • Web and Digital Media Design

    Be the web and digital designer everyone wants to work with. Not only will you learn to use the latest design tools, you will gain creative problem solving and business skills. 

    Earnings:
    Average statewide wage for web designers with an associate degree: $57,730 (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

    Employers include:
    Raven Software, University of Wisconsin, Freelance

    Program Information

  • Liberal Arts Transfer

    Start your bachelor’s degree with us. Our arts and humanities electives are transferable to many four-year colleges and universities. 

    Bonus:
    Save thousands on your bachelor’s degree. Graduate with less debt!

    Program Information

“The instructors use their real-life experiences and apply them to scenarios in their projects and lessons. The program very practical and well-known in the design community and employers know what skill level to expect from graduating students.”
Zach D.
Interior design student
650+
More than 650 job openings
per year in the Madison College district

All Arts, Design and Humanities Academic Programs

Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Associate Degree
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities
Degree: Certificate
Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities

$21.97
Average starting hourly wages
(labor market info)
Guaranteed transfer agreements
with several 4-year colleges across Wisconsin