Visual Communications Schools In California

In California, there are 113 accredited schools where visual communications classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of visual communications and visual communications training in California, which includes visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Visual Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Visual Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications
  • Masters degree in Visual Communications
  • PhD degree in Visual Communications


Schools

  1. Academy of Art University

    79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105

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  2. ITT Technical Institute-Rancho Cordova

    10863 Gold Center Dr, Rancho Cordova, California 95670-6034

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  3. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  4. Art Center College of Design

    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103

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  5. Bethesda Christian University

    730 N. Euclid St, Anaheim, California 92801

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  6. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  7. California College of the Arts

    5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1487

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  8. California State University-Chico

    First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150

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  9. California State University-Dominguez Hills

    1000 E Victoria St, Carson, California 90747-0005

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  10. California State University-East Bay

    25800 Carlos Bee Blvd, Hayward, California 94542

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  11. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  12. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

    21 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. University of California-Los Angeles

    405 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, California 90095-1405

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. University of California-Riverside

    900 University Ave, Riverside, California 92521

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. University of California-San Diego

    9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

    37 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. California Institute of the Arts

    24700 W McBean Pky, Valencia, California 91355-2397

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  19. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  20. Cerro Coso Community College

    3000 College Hts Blvd, Ridgecrest, California 93555-9571

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  21. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  22. Citrus College

    1000 W Foothill Blvd, Glendora, California 91741-1899

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  23. Coastline Community College

    11460 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, California 92708-2597

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  24. Crafton Hills College

    11711 Sand Canyon Road, Yucaipa, California 92399-1799

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  25. Cypress College

    9200 Valley View, Cypress, California 90630-5897

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  26. De Anza College

    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, California 95014

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  27. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  28. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

    919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015-1421

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  29. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

    55 Stockton St, San Francisco, California 94108-5805

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  30. Feather River Community College District

    570 Golden Eagle Ave, Quincy, California 95971-9124

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  31. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  32. Fresno Pacific University

    1717 S Chestnut Ave, Fresno, California 93702-4709

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  33. Gavilan College

    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020

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  34. Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA

    1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, California 91208-2894

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  35. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  36. Grossmont College

    8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, California 92020-1799

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  37. Irvine Valley College

    5500 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, California 92618-0301

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  38. ITT Technical Institute-San Diego

    9680 Granite Ridge Dr, San Diego, California 92123

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  39. ITT Technical Institute-San Dimas

    650 W. Cienega Ave., San Dimas, California 91773

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  40. ITT Technical Institute-Orange

    4000 W. Metropolitian Dr., Suite 100, Orange, California 92868

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  41. Reedley College

    995 N Reed Ave, Reedley, California 93654

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  42. Lake Tahoe Community College

    One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150

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  43. Laney College

    900 Fallon St, Oakland, California 94607

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  44. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  45. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181

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  46. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  47. College of Marin

    835 College Ave, Kentfield, California 94904-2590

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  48. Mendocino College

    1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, California 95482

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  49. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

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  50. MiraCosta College

    One Barnard Drive, Oceanside, California 92056-3899

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  51. Mission College

    3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, California 95054-1897

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  52. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  53. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  54. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  55. Mount St. Mary's College

    12001 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles, California 90049-1599

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  56. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District

    1499 N. State S., San Jacinto, California 92583-2399

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  57. Napa Valley College

    2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy, Napa, California 94558-6236

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  58. Ohlone Community College

    43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California 94539-0390

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  59. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  60. Otis College of Art and Design

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045-3505

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  61. University of the Pacific

    3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95211-0197

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  62. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  63. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  64. Pitzer College

    1050 North Mills Avenue, Claremont, California 91711-6101

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  65. Platt College-San Diego

    6250 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, California 92115-3919

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  66. Porterville College

    100 E College Ave, Porterville, California 93257

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  67. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  68. Rio Hondo College

    3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601-1616

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  69. Riverside Community College

    4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, California 92506

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  70. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  71. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  72. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

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  73. San Diego Miramar College

    10440 Black Mountain Rd, San Diego, California 92126-2999

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  74. San Francisco Art Institute

    800 Chestnut St, San Francisco, California 94133-2299

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  75. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  76. University of San Francisco

    2130 Fulton St, San Francisco, California 94117-1080

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  77. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  78. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784

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  79. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  80. Sierra College

    5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

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  81. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197

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  82. Vanguard University of Southern California

    55 Fair Dr, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  83. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  84. Ventura College

    4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, California 93003-3872

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  85. Victor Valley College

    18422 Bear Valley Rd, Victorville, California 92395-5850

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  86. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  87. Woodbury University

    7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, California 91510-7846

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  88. Yuba College

    2088 N Beale Rd, Marysville, California 95901

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  89. Stanford University

    Stanford, California 94305

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  90. ITT Technical Institute-Sylmar

    12669 Encinitas Ave, Sylmar, California 91342-3664

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  91. Platt College-Los Angeles

    1000 South Fremont Avenue, A9w, Alhambra, California 91803

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  92. California State University-San Marcos

    333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, California 92096-0001

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  93. Los Angeles ORT College

    6435 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90048

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  94. ITT Technical Institute-Torrance

    20050 S. Vermont Ave, Torrance, California 90502

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  95. ITT Technical Institute-San Bernardino

    670 E Carnegie Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408

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  96. Los Angeles ORT College-Van Nuys Campus

    14519 W.Sylvan Street, Van Nuys, California 91411

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  97. Mt Sierra College

    101 E Huntington Dr, Monrovia, California 91016

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  98. The Art Institute of California-Hollywood

    5250 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601

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  99. ITT Technical Institute-Oxnard

    2051 Solar Dr Suite 150, Oxnard, California 93036

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  100. Ventura Adult and Continuing Education

    5200 Valentine Rd, Ventura, California 93003-0000

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  101. Platt College-Ontario

    3700 Inland Empire Boulevard, Ontario, California 91764

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  102. ITT Technical Institute-Lathrop

    16916 S. Harlan Rd, Lathrop, California 95330

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  103. ICDC College

    5422 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, California 90027

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  104. California State University-Channel Islands

    One University Dr, Camarillo, California 93012

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  105. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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  106. Folsom Lake College

    10 College Parkway, Folsom, California 95630

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  107. ITT Technical Institute-Clovis

    362 North Clovis Ave, Clovis, California 93612

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  108. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_Concord

    1140 Galaxy Way Ste 400, Concord, California 94520

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  109. ITT Technical Institute_??_??_West Covina

    1530 W Cameron Ave, West Covina, California 91790

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Cities

  1. Visual Communications Schools in Los Angeles, CA9 Schools
  2. Visual Communications Schools in San Francisco, CA5 Schools
  3. Visual Communications Schools in San Diego, CA4 Schools
  4. Visual Communications Schools in Riverside, CA3 Schools
  5. Visual Communications Schools in Torrance, CA3 Schools
  6. Visual Communications Schools in Fresno, CA2 Schools
  7. Visual Communications Schools in Irvine, CA2 Schools
  8. Visual Communications Schools in Costa Mesa, CA2 Schools
  9. Visual Communications Schools in Sacramento, CA2 Schools
  10. Visual Communications Schools in Santa Ana, CA2 Schools
  11. Visual Communications Schools in Anaheim, CA2 Schools
  12. Visual Communications Schools in Long Beach, CA2 Schools
  13. Visual Communications Schools in Ventura, CA2 Schools
  14. Visual Communications Schools in San Marcos, CA2 Schools
  15. Visual Communications Schools in Pasadena, CA2 Schools
  16. Visual Communications Schools in Oakland, CA2 Schools
  17. Visual Communications Schools in Burbank, CA1 Schools
  18. Visual Communications Schools in Yucaipa, CA1 Schools
  19. Visual Communications Schools in Ridgecrest, CA1 Schools
  20. Visual Communications Schools in Cupertino, CA1 Schools
  21. Visual Communications Schools in Chico, CA1 Schools
  22. Visual Communications Schools in Hollywood, CA1 Schools
  23. Visual Communications Schools in San Bernardino, CA1 Schools
  24. Visual Communications Schools in Clovis, CA1 Schools
  25. Visual Communications Schools in Gilroy, CA1 Schools
  26. Visual Communications Schools in Quincy, CA1 Schools
  27. Visual Communications Schools in Claremont, CA1 Schools
  28. Visual Communications Schools in Santa Clara, CA1 Schools
  29. Visual Communications Schools in South Lake Tahoe, CA1 Schools
  30. Visual Communications Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  31. Visual Communications Schools in San Jacinto, CA1 Schools
  32. Visual Communications Schools in Reedley, CA1 Schools
  33. Visual Communications Schools in Saratoga, CA1 Schools
  34. Visual Communications Schools in Glendora, CA1 Schools
  35. Visual Communications Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools
  36. Visual Communications Schools in San Jose, CA1 Schools
  37. Visual Communications Schools in Ontario, CA1 Schools
  38. Visual Communications Schools in Huntington Beach, CA1 Schools
  39. Visual Communications Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools
  40. Visual Communications Schools in San Dimas, CA1 Schools
  41. Visual Communications Schools in Lathrop, CA1 Schools
  42. Visual Communications Schools in Upland, CA1 Schools
  43. Visual Communications Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  44. Visual Communications Schools in Stanford, CA1 Schools
  45. Visual Communications Schools in Merced, CA1 Schools
  46. Visual Communications Schools in Whittier, CA1 Schools
  47. Visual Communications Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  48. Visual Communications Schools in San Mateo, CA1 Schools
  49. Visual Communications Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  50. Visual Communications Schools in Cypress, CA1 Schools
  51. Visual Communications Schools in West Covina, CA1 Schools
  52. Visual Communications Schools in Fountain Valley, CA1 Schools
  53. Visual Communications Schools in Concord, CA1 Schools
  54. Visual Communications Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  55. Visual Communications Schools in Norwalk, CA1 Schools
  56. Visual Communications Schools in Alhambra, CA1 Schools
  57. Visual Communications Schools in Fairfield, CA1 Schools
  58. Visual Communications Schools in Ukiah, CA1 Schools
  59. Visual Communications Schools in Carson, CA1 Schools
  60. Visual Communications Schools in El Cajon, CA1 Schools
  61. Visual Communications Schools in Orange, CA1 Schools
  62. Visual Communications Schools in Fremont, CA1 Schools
  63. Visual Communications Schools in Davis, CA1 Schools
  64. Visual Communications Schools in Oceanside, CA1 Schools
  65. Visual Communications Schools in Hayward, CA1 Schools
  66. Visual Communications Schools in Folsom, CA1 Schools
  67. Visual Communications Schools in Monrovia, CA1 Schools
  68. Visual Communications Schools in Camarillo, CA1 Schools
  69. Visual Communications Schools in Napa, CA1 Schools
  70. Visual Communications Schools in Rancho Cordova, CA1 Schools
  71. Visual Communications Schools in Oxnard, CA1 Schools
  72. Visual Communications Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools
  73. Visual Communications Schools in Glendale, CA1 Schools
  74. Visual Communications Schools in Victorville, CA1 Schools
  75. Visual Communications Schools in Porterville, CA1 Schools
  76. Visual Communications Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  77. Visual Communications Schools in Marysville, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

California 43,920
National 270,000

Of all of the visual communications professionals in the country, nearly 17% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In California

41,090 42,040 46,940 44,300 43,920
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In California, visual communications is a growing field. In 2010 there were 2,830 more visual communications professionals working in California than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 7%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of visual communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% from 2006 to 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in California

$59,755 $59,753 $61,970 $63,942 $64,352
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to visual communications professionals are growing in California. In 2006 visual communications professionals made a mean salary of $59,755 per year, and in 2010 they made $64,352 per year.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in California

10th percentile
$28,858
25th percentile
$37,675
50th percentile
$55,530
75th percentile
$80,488
90th percentile
$108,388

This represents a growth in salaries of 7%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of California, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of visual communications. The pay differential between the highest paid visual communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 276%

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in California

Art
$72,362
Computer Animation
$74,560
Drafting
$55,635
Fashion Design
$72,500
Graphic Design
$57,240
Industrial Design
$65,940
Interior Design
$56,240
Visual Communications
$64,352
Web Design
$57,240

In California, visual communications professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
82
bachelor
48
master
16
doctor
1
Certificate
76
Total223

As the number of visual communications professionals is increasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 113 accredited visual communications schools in California state is decreasing. In California, there were 2,853 graduates in 2006. And there were 2,369 graduates from visual communications courses in 2010.

There was a decrease in the number of visual communications school degree or certificate graduates in California by 17%. A majority of these graduates, or 37%, graduated with a associate's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in California

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