Visual Communications in Montana

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Schools Offering Visual Communications Programs in Montana


Each year, roughly 0.3% of Montana students graduate with degrees in visual communications. That means an estimated 59 visual communications professionals graduate from Montana's 3 visual communications schools each year.

Top Schools

Carroll College, which is located in Helena, is the top-ranked school in Montana that has a visual communications program. It received a ranking of 37th in the country in 2010. 1 students graduated with a degree in visual communications from Carroll College in 2010. Tuition at Carroll College was $23,594 per year.

The University of Montana, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Montana that has a visual communications program. It is located in Missoula. In 2010, 55 students graduated from The University of Montana visual communications program. Tuition at The University of Montana was $5,476 per year.

Montana State University-Northern, which was ranked 37th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Montana that has a visual communications program. It is located in Havre. In 2010, Montana State University-Northern graduated 3 students from its visual communications programs. Montana State University-Northern charged in-state students $5,480 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Montana visual communications school, average tuition will be $11,517 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $5,476 per year to $23,594 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Montana visual communications schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Carroll College - located in Helena, students are charged $23,594 per year
  2. Montana State University-Northern - located in Havre, students are charged $5,480 per year
  3. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year

The following Montana visual communications schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. The University of Montana - located in Missoula, students are charged $5,476 per year
  2. Montana State University-Northern - located in Havre, students are charged $5,480 per year
  3. Carroll College - located in Helena, students are charged $23,594 per year

A visual communications degree from a Montana school... what next?

visual communications graduates in Montana can go into a variety of professions such as video editor, audio visual technician, and artist. If you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Montana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 740 Montana visual communications professional as of 2010. This number includes 560 graphic designers, 50 video editors, and 90 audio visual technicians. The following counties have the largest number of Montana visual communications professionals:

  1. Beaverhead County - 250 visual communications professionals
  2. Missoula County - 110 visual communications professionals
  3. Carbon County - 90 visual communications professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 760 visual communications professionals will be working in Montana. This would require the number of visual communications professional to grow by 11%.

Salary

On average, visual communications professionals earn $36,678 per year. However, this number is only an average. Visual communications professional in Montana had varying salaries from $16,580 to $79,690 per year in 2010. On average visual communications professional earn the most in the following Montana counties:

  1. Carbon County - $38,690 per year
  2. Flathead County - $38,110 per year
  3. Beaverhead County - $37,183 per year

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

  1. Carter County - $23,120 per year
  2. Big Horn County - $24,490 per year
  3. Cascade County - $31,240 per year

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

  1. Video Editor - $43,640 per year
  2. Artist - $38,420 per year
  3. Graphic Designer - $36,860 per year

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

  1. Graphic Designer - $36,860 per year
  2. Audio Visual Technician - $27,790 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Montana statistics regarding a career in visual communications and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as visual communications or art.

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communications in Montana
  • Master's Degree in Visual Communications in Montana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,341 miles from location The University of Montana Missoula MT 62.7497 42% 14,921
7,258 miles from location Carroll College Helena MT 63.4046 36% 1,462
7,116 miles from location Montana State University-Northern Havre MT 53.4818 80% 1,275
 

Curious what studying Visual Communications gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Graphic Designers + 560 $36,860 -26.3%
2
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians + 90 $27,790 -30.8%
3
Film and Video Editors + 50 $43,640 66.7%
4
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators + 40 $38,420 33.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are visual communications related jobs in Montana