Irvine, California has 2 design schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in design. Irvine has a general population of 143,072 and an overall student population of 49,470. Approximately 40,436 of Irvine's students are enrolled in schools that offer design programs.
Of the 2 design schools in Irvine, the largest design school, by student population, is University of California-Irvine. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Design program at University of California-Irvine.
In 2010, 18 students graduated with a design degree from one of Irvine's design schools. Tuition in 2009 at Irvine's design schools was $24,828 per year for instate students and $47,497 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,641 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a design program in Irvine. And if you live on campus at one of the Irvine-based design schools, you will have an added expense of $10,655 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,167.
If you plan on staying in Irvine after graduating from design school, you should know that job prospects for designers in Irvine, which is the most popular design profession, are not very good. There were 40,500 designers working in California and 3,280 working in the greater Irvine area in 2010. Irvine's designer workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for designers.
As a designer in Irvine, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,180 per year. This is higher than the average salary for designers in the state.
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