Visual Communications Schools In Massachusetts

There are 34 accredited visual communications schools in Massachusetts for faculty who teach visual communications classes to choose from. The trends in Massachusetts' visual communications academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in visual communications 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. Assumption College

    500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296

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  2. Berkshire Community College

    1350 West Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts 01201-5786

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  3. The Boston Conservatory

    8 the Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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  4. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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  5. Bristol Community College

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395

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  6. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  7. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  8. Emerson College

    120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4624

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  9. Endicott College

    376 Hale Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

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  10. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

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  11. Greenfield Community College

    One College Dr, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301-9739

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  12. Harvard University

    Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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  13. College of the Holy Cross

    One College Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-2395

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  14. Holyoke Community College

    303 Homestead Ave, Holyoke, Massachusetts 01040

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  15. Gibbs College-Boston

    126 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  16. Lesley University

    29 Everett St, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138-2790

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  17. Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    621 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5882

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  18. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307

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  19. Middlesex Community College in Bedford

    Springs Rd, Bedford, Massachusetts 01730-9124

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  20. Montserrat College of Art

    23 Essex Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915-4508

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  21. Mount Ida College

    777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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  22. Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

    375 Church St, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247-4100

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  23. The New England Institute of Art

    10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445-7295

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  24. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

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  25. Northern Essex Community College

    100 Elliott Street, Haverhill, Massachusetts 01830-2399

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  26. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

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  27. Bard College at Simon's Rock

    84 Alford Rd, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-9702

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  28. Springfield College

    263 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

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  29. Springfield Technical Community College

    1 Armory Sq, Springfield, Massachusetts 01105-1296

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  30. University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

    285 Old Westport Rd, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts 02747-2300

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  31. Stonehill College

    320 Washington Street, Easton, Massachusetts 02357-6110

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  32. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  33. Wentworth Institute of Technology

    550 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  34. Wheelock College

    200 the Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215-4176

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Massachusetts 8,720
National 270,000

Approximately 3% of the country's visual communications professionals work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Massachusetts

6,790 7,300 7,860 7,830 8,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, the field of visual communications is growing. There were 1,930 more visual communications professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of visual communications has grown by 28% in Massachusetts. This is faster than the trend for visual communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$45,790 $51,073 $53,750 $52,175 $50,345
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to visual communications professionals are growing in Massachusetts. Visual communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $45,790 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $50,345 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$27,160
25th percentile
$33,408
50th percentile
$44,850
75th percentile
$59,800
90th percentile
$81,265

Thus, visual communications professionals' salaries grew by 9% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of visual communications, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid visual communications professionals earning 199% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Massachusetts state.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Art
$58,800
Computer Animation
$59,670
Drafting
$56,448
Fashion Design
$55,240
Graphic Design
$52,170
Industrial Design
$69,920
Interior Design
$57,330
Visual Communications
$50,345
Web Design
$52,170

In Massachusetts, visual communications professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
13
bachelor
27
master
6
doctor
1
Certificate
10
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As the number of visual communications professionals is increasing in Massachusetts state, the number of students graduating from the 34 accredited visual communications schools in Massachusetts state is decreasing. In Massachusetts, there were 734 graduates in 2006. And there were 606 graduates from visual communications courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 17% percent decrease in the number of visual communications school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. A majority of these graduates, or 47%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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