Design Schools
In Torrance, California

In Torrance, there are 3 design schools where design faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in design in the city of Torrance, which encompasses design training at the following levels:

  • Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Design
  • Bachelors degree in Design


Professional Trends

Torrance Vs. California Design Employment

Torrance 19,570
California 51,090

Exactly 19,570 of the 51,090 design professionals employed in California, work in Torrance. Between 2006 and 2010, in Torrance, there has been a 6% decline in the number of design professionals. As the employment for design professionals in Torrance has decreased, overall employment in Torrance has increased.

Torrance Vs. California Design employment growth

55,280 58,870 60,360 54,180 51,090
20,850 23,350 22,700 20,960 19,570
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: Torrance

Design VS. All professions salaries in Torrance

$60,495 $62,294 $62,974 $64,099 $64,239
$43,160 $45,390 $47,600 $49,010 $50,240
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Design in Torrance
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Torrance

In Torrance, salaries for design professionals have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $64,239 per year was earned by design professionals in Torrance. The average salary for design professionals in Torrance was $60,495 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of design professionals in Torrance is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Design professionals in Torrance

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Torrance design professionals earn a median yearly salary of $57,318. The 10% of design professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $32,362 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 189% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Design professionals and related professions in Torrance

Graphic Design
Web Design
Interior Design
Industrial Design
Visual Communications
Fashion Design
Computer Animation
Game Design

Design professional salaries in Torrance are, on average, lower than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Design schools in Torrance


There are 3 accredited design schools in the city. Many of Torrance's design professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Design Programs Offered In Torrance


There are a total of 7 degree and certificate programs in design offered by Torrance's design schools.

Student Completed Design Degrees In Torrance


In 2010 approximately 35 students graduated from design courses.

Design Faculty Salaries in Torrance, California

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