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Design & Applied Arts at University of California - Los Angeles

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Design & Applied Arts at University of California - Los Angeles

What traits are you looking for in a design school? To help you decide if University of California - Los Angeles is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's design program.

UCLA is located in Los Angeles, California and approximately 44,371 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 51 design majors received their bachelor's degree from UCLA.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Design & Applied Arts section at the bottom of this page.

UCLA Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design
  • Master’s Degree in Design

UCLA Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at UCLA compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at UCLA is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Design & Applied Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 48

In 2019, 11 students received their master’s degree in design from UCLA. This makes it the #40 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of UCLA Design Graduates

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at UCLA is $35,600. This is 15% higher than $30,900, which is the national average for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at UCLA

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at University of California - Los Angeles.

UCLA Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

71% Women
59% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 students earned a bachelor's degree in design from UCLA. About 71% of these graduates were women and the other 29% were men.

UCLA Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 25% more racial-ethnic minorities in its design bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Los Angeles with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at University of California - Los Angeles
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 23
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 12
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

UCLA Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

64% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 36% of design master's degrees went to men and 64% went to women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. UCLA does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 3% more men than average.

UCLA Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Master's Degree Grads

In the design master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 36% of degree recipients. That is 2% better than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from University of California - Los Angeles with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at University of California - Los Angeles
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 2
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

UCLA also has a doctoral program available in design. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Design Grads May Go Into

A degree in design can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for University of California - Los Angeles.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Graphic Designers 29,320 $61,100
Multimedia Artists and Animators 10,760 $87,960
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710 $115,460
Interior Designers 8,460 $68,440
Art Directors 7,620 $127,630

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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