Visual Communications in Arizona

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Schools Offering Visual Communications Programs in Arizona

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Arizona receive visual communications degrees every year. That means an estimated 170 visual communications professionals graduate from Arizona's 25 visual communications schools each year.

Top Schools

Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Arizona that has a visual communications program. It is located in Flagstaff. 24 students graduated with a degree in visual communications from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Tuition at Northern Arizona University was $7,672 per year.

The second-ranked school in Arizona that has a visual communications program is Prescott College. Prescott College, which was ranked 45th in the country in 2010, is located in Prescott. In 2010, Prescott College graduated 15 students from its visual communications program. Prescott College charged in-state students $26,235 in tuition fees per year.

Arizona State University, which is located in Tempe, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a visual communications program. It received a ranking of 57th in the country in 2010. 51 students graduated with degree in visual communications from Arizona State University in 2010. Students at Arizona State University paid $8,132 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Arizona's visual communications schools ranges from $27,125 per year to $1,412 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,585 per year. In 2010, the visual communications schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. The Art Center Design College-Tucson - located in Tucson, students are charged $27,125 per year
  2. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Tempe - located in Tempe, students are charged $18,048 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Arizona visual communications schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  2. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year
  3. Yavapai College - located in Prescott, students are charged $1,488 per year

A visual communications degree from an Arizona school... what next?

visual communications graduates in Arizona can go into a variety of professions such as video editor, audio visual technician, and artist. In 2010, there were 4,380 visual communications professional working in Arizona, including 3,140 graphic designers, 190 video editors, and 850 audio visual technicians. The largest populations of Arizona visual communications professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 3,330 visual communications professionals
  2. Pima County - 710 visual communications professionals
  3. Coconino County - 50 visual communications professionals

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of visual communications professionals is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 6,490 visual communications professionals working in Arizona then. Of these 6,490 visual communications professionals, the government predicts that 5,080 will be graphic designers, an unknown number will be video editors, and 960 will be audio visual technicians.


On average, visual communications professionals earn $42,423 per year. However, this number is only an average. Visual communications professional in Arizona had varying salaries from $18,490 to $83,140 per year in 2010. On average visual communications professional earn the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Maricopa County - $43,798 per year
  2. Yavapai County - $42,410 per year
  3. Coconino County - $41,710 per year

The following counties in Arizona have the lowest average salaries for visual communications professional:

  1. Cochise County - $36,000 per year
  2. Pima County - $39,453 per year
  3. Coconino County - $41,710 per year

On average, the highest paid visual communications professionals in Arizona were:

  1. Artist - $45,100 per year
  2. Graphic Designer - $43,480 per year
  3. Video Editor - $42,850 per year

The visual communications professionals with lowest average salaries in Arizona were:

  1. Video Editor - $42,850 per year
  2. Audio Visual Technician - $38,260 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in visual communications in Arizona and to compare salaries with various related fields such as visual communications or art, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Visual Communications in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communications in Arizona
  • Certificate in Visual Communications in Arizona

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,481 miles from location Arizona State University Tempe AZ 43.2134 40% 68,064
7,443 miles from location University of Arizona Tucson AZ 39.7951 36% 38,767
7,445 miles from location Pima Community College Tucson AZ 14.0724 n/a 35,880
7,478 miles from location Mesa Community College Mesa AZ 13.2296 n/a 25,960
7,439 miles from location Northern Arizona University Flagstaff AZ 67.3157 19% 23,597
7,484 miles from location Rio Salado College Tempe AZ 21.6861 n/a 20,865
7,494 miles from location Glendale Community College Glendale AZ 14.5633 n/a 20,154
7,489 miles from location Phoenix College Phoenix AZ 12.4906 n/a 12,164
7,476 miles from location Chandler/Gilbert Community College Chandler AZ 10.7366 n/a 11,058
7,477 miles from location Scottsdale Community College Scottsdale AZ 11.959 n/a 10,923
7,482 miles from location Paradise Valley Community College Phoenix AZ 11.9265 n/a 9,951
7,493 miles from location Yavapai College Prescott AZ 14.9939 n/a 8,276
7,484 miles from location GateWay Community College Phoenix AZ 13.1689 n/a 7,863
7,366 miles from location Eastern Arizona College Thatcher AZ 16.7279 n/a 7,241
7,503 miles from location Estrella Mountain Community College Avondale AZ 11.7243 n/a 7,202
7,488 miles from location South Mountain Community College Phoenix AZ 9.12971 n/a 5,444
7,359 miles from location Northland Pioneer College Holbrook AZ 8.71041 n/a 4,636
7,489 miles from location The Art Institute of Phoenix Phoenix AZ 24.4504 92% 1,243
7,494 miles from location Prescott College Prescott AZ 55.3338 26% 1,119
7,484 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Tempe Tempe AZ 22.0241 100% 840
7,445 miles from location ITT Technical Institute-Tucson Tucson AZ 13.0443 100% 494
7,439 miles from location The Art Institute of Tucson Tucson AZ 26.3088 84% 346
0 miles from location ITT Technical Institute Phoenix AZ 10.032 100% 339
7,441 miles from location The Art Center Design College-Tucson Tucson AZ 26.3803 100% 279
7,478 miles from location East Valley Institute of Technology Mesa AZ 34.1985 n/a 270

Curious what studying Visual Communications gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Arizona

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Graphic Designers + 3,140 $43,480 -20.9%
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians + 850 $38,260 28.8%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators + 200 $45,100 53.8%
Film and Video Editors + 190 $42,850 35.7%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are visual communications related jobs in Arizona