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Visual Communications Schools in Chicago, Illinois

There are 20 schools near Chicago, IL offering visual communications programs. 645 students graduated with degrees from Chicago visual communications schools in 2010. 372 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 171 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

762 students graduate from programs in this city in visual communications, on average, each year. This accounts for around 122% of visual communications students who Illinois schools graduate. Of those, 97 students graduated with visual communications certificates, 171 with an associate's level degree, 372 with a bachelor's level degree, and five with a master's level degree.

20 visual communications schools are in Chicago. And of these, 16 schools are private, while four schools are public. Tuition at a private visual communications school varies from $14,227 to $42,041.

Average tuition for visual communications programs is $27,018. The lowest tuition in Chicago is at Westwood College-Chicago Loop, while the highest tuition for visual communications programs, which is $42,041 per year, is at the University of Chicago.

Schools in Chicago offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees for visual communications students.

Visual Communications Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Chicago, Illinois

762 students graduate from programs in this city in visual communications, on average, each year. This accounts for around 122% of visual communications students who Illinois schools graduate. Of those, 97 students graduated with visual communications certificates, 171 with an associate's level degree, 372 with a bachelor's level degree, and five with a master's level degree.

Visual Communications Program Completions 2006 - 2010 in Chicago, Illinois

  • Certificate 2006: 147
  • Certificate 2007: 152
  • Certificate 2008: 153
  • Certificate 2009: 104
  • Certificate 2010: 97
  • Associate 2006: 186
  • Associate 2007: 294
  • Associate 2008: 302
  • Associate 2009: 175
  • Associate 2010: 171
  • Bachelor 2006: 724
  • Bachelor 2007: 610
  • Bachelor 2008: 416
  • Bachelor 2009: 357
  • Bachelor 2010: 372
  • Master 2006: 7
  • Master 2007: 6
  • Master 2008: 9
  • Master 2009: 8
  • Master 2010: 5

Visual Communications Program Availability in Chicago, Illinois

Schools in Chicago offer a total of 34 programs in visual communications. Of these programs, about 47.1% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Visual Communications Program Availability in Chicago, Illinois

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 11
  • Bachelor: 16
  • Master: 1

Film and Video Editors — Salary by Percentile

Film and Video Editors — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 24930
  • 25th Percentile: 40840
  • Median: 56550
  • 75th Percentile: 73130
  • 90th Percentile: 109570

Multimedia Artists and Animators — Salary by Percentile

Multimedia Artists and Animators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30670
  • 25th Percentile: 37810
  • Median: 57260
  • 75th Percentile: 72610
  • 90th Percentile: 95380

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators — Salary by Percentile

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 18970
  • 25th Percentile: 38790
  • Median: 50690
  • 75th Percentile: 61990
  • 90th Percentile: 70430

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30290
  • 25th Percentile: 38820
  • Median: 48230
  • 75th Percentile: 66790
  • 90th Percentile: 83970

Multimedia Artists and Animators — Employment Trend

Multimedia Artists and Animators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 43040
  • Median Salary 2007: 47450
  • Median Salary 2008: 47240
  • Median Salary 2009: 53210
  • Median Salary 2010: 57260
  • Total Employed 2006: 690
  • Total Employed 2007: 630
  • Total Employed 2008: 770
  • Total Employed 2009: 730
  • Total Employed 2010: 760

Film and Video Editors — Employment Trend

Film and Video Editors — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 62960
  • Median Salary 2007: 54960
  • Median Salary 2008: 58340
  • Median Salary 2009: 54400
  • Median Salary 2010: 56550
  • Total Employed 2006: 630
  • Total Employed 2007: 715
  • Total Employed 2008: 800
  • Total Employed 2009: 560
  • Total Employed 2010: 470

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators — Employment Trend

Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 50350
  • Median Salary 2007: 29380
  • Median Salary 2008: 37190
  • Median Salary 2009: 42000
  • Median Salary 2010: 50690
  • Total Employed 2006: 205
  • Total Employed 2007: 190
  • Total Employed 2008: 180
  • Total Employed 2009: 280
  • Total Employed 2010: 290

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 41310
  • Median Salary 2007: 43200
  • Median Salary 2008: 44950
  • Median Salary 2009: 48760
  • Median Salary 2010: 48230
  • Total Employed 2006: 6760
  • Total Employed 2007: 7740
  • Total Employed 2008: 7500
  • Total Employed 2009: 7690
  • Total Employed 2010: 7800

Chicago vs Illinois Visual Communications Employment

Chicago vs Illinois Visual Communications Employment

  • Employed in Chicago: 79.387% (9320)

Visual Communications Schools in Chicago, Illinois

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1. The American Academy of Art

332 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60604-4302
(312) 461-0600

The American Academy of Art offers one visual communications program and this school, which is located just 19.8 miles from neighboring Lombard, is located within commuting distance of central Chicago. This school is a for-profit 4-year institution and this school is one out of eight institutions in Chicago, IL offering visual communications.

2. The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

350 N Orleans St
Chicago, IL 60654-1593
(312) 280-3500

The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago offers one visual communications program and AI, which is 10.9 miles from Evanston, is a short commute away from within Chicago. AI-Illinois is a for-profit 4-year institution and AI is one out of five institutions in Chicago, IL offering visual communications.

3. The International Academy of Design and Technology - Chicago

One North State Street - Suite 500
Chicago, IL 60602-3300
(312) 980-9200

The International Academy of Design and Technology-Chicago offers two visual communications programs. Out of those, students are offered one associate's level degree in visual communications by it and one visual communications degree at the bachelor's level. IADT-Chicago, which is 28.9 miles from Romeoville, is located a short commute away from within Chicago. Overall, 1,411 students pursue degrees in 15 International Academy of Design and Technology-Chicago programs.

4. Columbia College - Chicago

600 South Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605-1996
(312) 663-1600

Columbia College-Chicago, which is located just 20.6 miles from neighboring Orland Park, is 0.4 miles from Chicago, IL. Columbia offers two programs in visual communications. More specifically, students are offered one certificate in visual communications by it and one bachelor's level degree in visual communications.

5. The Harrington College of Design

200 W. Madison
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 939-4975

The Harrington College of Design, which is 25.9 miles from neighboring Carol Stream, is near Chicago, IL. This college offers three programs in visual communications. Out of those, students are offered one visual communications degree at the associate's level by this specialized college and two bachelor's level degrees in visual communications. Harrington is one of 2 art colleges in Chicago.

6. The University of Chicago

5801 S Ellis Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 702-1234

The University of Chicago, which is 17.1 miles from Orland Park, is 6.3 miles from Chicago, IL and this university offers one visual communications program. 15,152 students pursue degrees in 186 UC programs, overall.

7. Loyola University - Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, IL 60660
(773) 274-3000

Loyola University-Chicago offers one program in visual communications and this university, which is 10.2 miles from Oak Park, is 8.4 miles from Chicago, IL. Loyola is a 4-year research institution and it is one out of eight institutions in Chicago offering visual communications.

8. City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

30 E Lake St
Chicago, IL 60601-2449
(312) 553-5600

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College, which is just 34.8 miles from Waukegan, is near Chicago, IL and it offers one visual communications program. 8,721 students seek degrees in 39 City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College programs, overall.

9. Robert Morris University Illinois

401 S State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 935-6800

Robert Morris University Illinois, which is located just 15.7 miles from Glenview, is 0.2 miles from Chicago, IL. RMU offers two programs in visual communications. Specifically, RMU offers one visual communications certificate to students and one visual communications degree at the associate's level. This school is a 4-year institution and this mid-sized school is one out of seven Chicago institutions offering visual communications.

10. City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College

6301 S Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60621-2709
(773) 602-5000

City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1935. This college, which is 6.9 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Chicago, IL. It offers subjects including forensic accounting, carpentry, and communications. Students are offered 27 certificates and 19 associates level degrees by this college. 6,366 students sought degrees from the 35 programs at this college in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. It is one of 46 community colleges in Illinois.