Berkeley has a total population of 102,743 and a student population of 44,428. Of these students, 35,830 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
University of California-Berkeley is the largest visual communications school in Berkeley, based on student population. Approximately 1 students graduated in 2010 from University of California-Berkeley with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 1 students graduated with a visual communications degree in Berkeley. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,312 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Berkeley visual communications schools was an average of $50,981 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,307 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Berkeley. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $15,308 per year, on average, for room and board at Berkeley-based visual communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,133.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Berkeley, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 40,500 visual communications professionals in California, 1,760 were working in the greater Berkeley area. The number of visual communications professionals in Berkeley is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in Berkeley, you can expect to make an average salary of $53,100 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.