Can you imagine a children’s storybook without the pictures? Probably not. Illustrations tell a story in a way that words alone cannot. Besides illustrating books, a certificate or degree from the OCC Career Advantage Commercial Art program will prepare you to apply your artistic skills and creativity in careers in a variety of fields like advertising, marketing and web design. The creative industry and economy in the LA/OC region is growing rapidly, and so is the demand for skilled artists. Commercial artists earn a median annual income of $49,160 per year. Imagine your passion and skill in drawing and painting becoming your profession. Read on to learn more about the OCC Commercial Art program.
A sampling of courses for these careers
Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
Introduction to Computer Graphics
Contemporary Art History
Did you know?
California employs the second-highest number of artists in the United States, with artists in the state earning an annual mean salary of $63,270, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Complete one of our certificate programs, and you’ll be well-prepared to enter a career in commercial art.
Build upon your skills if you’re already employed in the field. Or earn an associate degree for even greater advancement opportunities.
In less than 2 years
you can earn:
Certificate of Achievement
Build on your certificate
of achievement with a:
Certificate of Specialization
Or earn your
in under 4 years
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Did you know?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people who have a certificate as
their highest level of education earned, on average, 20 percent more than
those whose highest education level is a high school diploma.
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