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Best Colleges for Studio Art

Many of the best programs for studio art majors are housed in prestigious art institutes or schools of design. Yet, as you will see in our list of the Best Colleges for Studio Art programs, many larger universities also boast top-notch learning opportunities. Whether you intend to master the practice of drawing, printmaking, sculpting, painting, or photography, a studio art degree can prepare you to become an independent artist or enter fields such as graphic design, commercial art, teaching, or art therapy.

Click the links below for more information about each college’s studio art program. Click here to read our methodology.

Alfred University

Arizona State University

Bard College

Boston University

Brown University

Bryn Mawr College

California College of the Arts

California Institute of the Arts

Carnegie Mellon University

Columbia University

Cooper Union

Cornell University

CUNY Hunter College

Harvard University

Maryland Institute College of Art

Massachusetts College of Art

New School – Parsons School of Design

New York University

Otis College of Art and Design

Pratt Institute

Princeton University

Rhode Island School of Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rutgers University

Savannah College of Art and Design

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Skidmore College

Southwestern University

SUNY – Purchase College

Syracuse University

Temple University

Tufts University

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Berkeley

University of California, Davis

University of California, San Diego

University of Cincinnati

University of Georgia

University of Michigan

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

University of Pennsylvania

University of Texas at Austin

University of Washington

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Vassar College

Virginia Commonwealth University

Washington University in St. Louis

Williams College

Yale University

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