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Top 10 Art Schools


I'm taking a few days off from blogging but I've got a guest writer who has come up with this list of the top 10 art schools for you.  Some of the schools here surprised me, how about you?


If you have a strong creative drive there’s no better way to unleash your powers than by developing a creative career. Going to an art school if a great way to land a creative job, especially if the school trains you well and has a great reputation that can land you your dream job. The top ten art schools according to the fine art school rankings from US News are:

1. Yale University, New Haven, CT
Specialties include: graphic design, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

2. Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Specialties include: ceramics, industrial design, multimedia and visual communications, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

3. School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Specialties include: ceramics, graphic design, industrial design, multimedia and visual communications, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

4. University of California–Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Specialties include: ceramics, graphic design, multimedia and visual communications, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

5. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
Specialties include: ceramics, graphic design, multimedia and visual communications, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

6. California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA
Specialties include: graphic design, multimedia and visual communications, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture.

7. Carnegie Mellon University,  Pittsburgh, PA
Specialties include: graphic design, industrial design, multimedia and visual communications, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture.

8. Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI
Specialties include: ceramics, graphic design, industrial design, painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

9. Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Specialites include: graphic design, multimedia and visual communications, painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture.

10. Columbia University, New York, NY
Specialties include: painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, and sculpture.

Getting into these schools isn’t easy and there are many other great art programs to choose from. When researching what schools best fit your needs you should consider how much it costs to attend the school, whether the school offers programs in the areas of your interest, and whether the school’s location and cost of living is affordable and desirable. You may not want to attend a school in the flatlands if your one, true desire is to become a landscape painter. There are many other important factors to consider when choosing what school to attend based on your individual needs. Whatever you choose, keep those creative juices flowing and don’t stop reaching for your dreams!

About the Author
Cat Y. is a writer for AspiringNurse.com.If you are interested in a nurse salary  or becoming a pediatric nurse, this site can help you immensely. 

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