Making a carrier or let’s say;going into design industry is getting harder and harder in recent years because it grows rapidly.Choosing the right school is the most important part of the competition.You have to investigate every detail of the school and make sure that they offer you the best education in your field.
This week we start a new topic which is about top art and design schools over the nation.I know it is really hard to collect them in just one post so we decided to divide it into few parts.
University of Michigan-School of Art & Design
The University of Michigan School of Art & Design (A&D), located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in art and design. Established as an independent unit in 1974, A&D is one of 19 schools and colleges at the University of Michigan. A&D is fully accredited by the National Association of School’s of Art & Design
Rhode Island School of Design
Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design is one of the oldest and best-known colleges of art and design in the U.S. Each year approximately 2,300 students from around the world pursue a creative, studio-based education at RISD, which offers rigorous bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in 19 architecture, design, fine arts and art education majors.
SAIC-School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Founded as the Chicago Academy of Design in 1866, its purpose was to provide a challenging education in the studio arts and exhibition opportunities for its students. The School incorporated as the Chicago Academy of Fine Art in 1879, and changed its name to the Art Institute of Chicago in 1882. The Museum and School moved into a building designed and built for the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893. Today the School is known as the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).
Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
The School of the Arts, located in Richmond, Virginia, is comprised of sixteen programs and more than 3,000 students. With the inclusion of our campus in Qatar, come an additional 5 programs and another 214 students. It began as one night class taught by Theresa Pollak in the fall of 1928.
California College of the Arts
Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is noted for the interdisciplinarity and breadth of its programs. It offers studies in 20 undergraduate and seven graduate majors in the areas of fine arts, architecture, design, and writing.
School of Visual Arts
The School of Visual Arts (SVA), is a proprietary art school located in Manhattan, New York City, and is widely considered to be one of the leading art schools in the United States. It was established in 1947 by co-founders Silas H. Rhodes and Burne Hogarth as the Cartoonists and Illustrators School and was renamed in 1956
Otis College of Art and Design
Otis College of Art and Design is a non-profit institution founded in 1918 by General Harrison Gray Otis, the founder and publisher of the Los Angeles Times, who bequeathed his home to the city for “the advancement of the arts.” For almost eighty years, Otis remained at this downtown location. In 1997, the College moved to the Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Campus on the West side.
Massachusetts College of Art
The Massachusetts College of Art and Design (also known as MassArt) is a publicly-funded college of visual and applied art, founded in 1873. It is one of the oldest art schools, the only publicly-funded free-standing art school in the United States, and was the first art college in the United States to grant an artistic degree.
University of Tennessee – Knoxville School of Art
The School of Art at the University of Tennessee has a strong national reputation and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). On the undergraduate level, the School offers curricula leading to the Bachelor of Arts (majors in Art History and Studio Art); the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art; and the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.
San Diego State University School of Art, Design and Art History
The School of Art, Design, and Art History offers the B.A, M.A, and M.F.A. degrees in the visual arts.The School includes concentrations in Art (ceramics, furniture, metals, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, textiles), Design (graphic design, interior design, multimedia), and Art History.The School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
MICA-Maryland Institute College of Art
Ranked in the top 4 of 220 graduate programs in the visual arts by U.S. News & World Report. In each of the past four years, MICA has been listed as a top producer of Fulbright Scholars among specialty schools by The Chronicle of Higher Educatio. Named one of the top two studio arts programs in the country by Parade magazine. Listed among the 25 best U.S. design schools by ID magazine.
University of Delaware-The Department of Art
A studio-oriented department including a wide range of visual arts activities and subject areas.Student population includes ~350 undergraduate and 20 graduate students, who come from many locations in the mid-Atlantic and across the US. 19 fulltime faculty who are dedicated to student activities and learning, as well as active in their own creative practice.
Kansas City Art Institute
The School of Design and Electronic Arts at KCAI provides comprehensive instruction to animation, digital filmmaking, digital media, graphic design, illustration and photography majors. The focus of the school includes visual problem-solving and preparation for professional careers in emerging media and client-driven need.
The Cleveland Institute of Art
The Cleveland Institute of Art is an independent college of art and design committed to leadership and vision in all forms of visual arts education located in Cleveland’s University Circle, a major cultural hub that houses some 9,000 students. The Institute’s main studios are housed in a former Ford Model T factory, and all students work in their own private studio space.
UIC-School of Art and Design
After completion of the first year program, students will participate in an all-School portfolio review to gain acceptance into one of seven areas of concentration. The majors in the School of Art and Deign are: Electronic Visualization, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Moving Image, Photography, Studio Arts, and Art Education. By the senior year, students in the programs based in Art and Design Hall: Moving Image, Photography and Studio Arts are working together in an advanced interdisciplinary program.
Boston University School of Visual Arts
Located in the heart of Boston.The School of Visual Arts offers introductory and advanced classes in painting, sculpture, graphic design, art education, ceramics, photography, glassblowing, and printmaking. Frequent master classes encourage students to engage with a broad range of disciplines from other divisions of the University.
Virginia Tech School of Visual Arts
The School of Visual Arts (SOVA) at Virginia Tech offers an expansive undergraduate education in fine art, art history, visual and digital design, embracing contemporary and traditional techniques. The School of Visual Arts at Virginia Tech offers three degree programs with different courses of study: a BA in Art History, and BFA’s in Studio, or a BFA in Visual Communication Design (VCD). The new MFA in Creative Technologies graduate program is scheduled to begin initial enrollment in the Fall of 2011.
University of Florida School of Art and Art History
With 13 different undergraduate and graduate programs(graphic design,digital media,painting art education etc.), the school offers a diverse blend of educational opportunities with a strong commitment to excellence. The SA+AH has over thirty full time faculty, more than 500 undergraduate students and more than 150 graduate students.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design
The college is home to nearly 800 students from 29 states and 13 countries. Inspiring a vibrant arts community, the college offers bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of science, and master of fine arts degrees; continuing studies courses; certificate programs in graphic design, studio art, and sustainable design; online learning programs; youth programs; and free exhibitions and lectures.
Pratt Institute is a private art college in New York City located in Brooklyn, New York, with satellite campuses in Manhattan and Utica. Pratt is one of the leading undergraduate art schools in the United States and offers programs in Architecture, Graphic Design, History of Art and Design, Industrial Design etc.