Art Schools

In addition to the following listings, most major Universities and Colleges have comprehensive Art Programs.  Contact your local college or university and find out what their art department offers.  Many have Summer and evening instruction as well.             

Academy of Art University - dedicated to educating current and future professional artists and designers.

Academy of Fine Arts - Akademie vytvarnych umeni.

Adelaide Central School of Art - specializing in the training and education of practicing visual artists. This focus is reflected in the three-part structure of School, Gallery, and Studios.

Ah Haa School for the Arts - Telluride, CO - comprehensive nonprofit community arts and education center where children and adults discover, experiment, and create.

Alberta College of Art & Design

Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts - offering art and craft classes for everyone from the novice to the professional for undergraduate and graduate credits, affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

Art Academy of Cincinnati

Art Institute of Atlanta - provides postsecondary career-oriented education in commercial arts.

Art Institute of Boston - info on curriculum, students, admissions and events.

Art Institute of California - San Diego - offers career-oriented programs in advertising, culinary arts, graphic design, media arts, and other areas.

Art Institute of California - San Francisco - offers associate's and bachelor's degree programs in graphic design, computer animation, multimedia and web design, game art, and fashion design.

Art Institute of Colorado - offers a career-oriented education in the creative and applied arts leading to design, media arts, and culinary jobs.

Art Institute of Dallas - offers programs in graphic design, computer animation, multimedia and web development, video production, fashion design, interior design, and culinary arts.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Art Institute of Houston - offers career-focused college education programs.

Art Institute of Phoenix - offering AAS and BA degrees in the following areas: web site administration, multimedia, video production, culinary arts, graphic design, and computer animation.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Art Institute of Seattle - trains students for entry-level in the creative and practical arts.

Art Institute of Toronto - offering diploma and advanced diploma programs in graphic design, computer animation, multimedia and web design, game art, fashion design, and more.

Art Institutes International - career-oriented training in animation, multimedia and other creative and practical art.

Art Institutes International at Portland - provides postsecondary career-oriented education in the commercial arts.

Art Institutes International Minnesota - provides postsecondary career-oriented education in commercial arts with locations nationwide.

Art Schools & Colleges - profiles art and design schools in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada.

Art Students League of Toronto - private and nonprofit art school that provides a self-directed studio environment.

Atlanta College of Art

Berkshire School of Arts and Design

Bridgeview School of Fine Arts - New York art school offering instruction in painting, drawing, and sculpture in the classical tradition. Offers diploma programs, continuing education, and workshops.

Brooks College - associate degree-granting college specializing in graphic design, interior design, fashion design and fashion merchandising.

California College of the Arts - formerly California College of Arts and Crafts

California Institute of the Arts

Center for Cartoon Studies, The - offers a two-year course of study on the creation and dissemination of comics, graphic novels, and other manifestations of the visual narrative.

Center for Creative Studies

Centre for Arts Research, Technology, and Education (CARTE) - interdisciplinary research center addressing contemporary cultural issues and looking at areas where arts practice, and similar forms of creativity, intersect with other disciplines.

City and Guilds of London Art School - fine art, painting and sculpture, conservation, and stone and wood carving.

Cleveland Institute of Art - five-year college of art and design.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Corcoran Museum/School of Art

Cornish College of the Arts

Courtauld Institute of Art

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Dartington College of Arts

Edinburgh College of Art

Elam School of Fine Arts

Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design (ECIAD)

Estonian Academy of Arts

Fortman Studios - small, international school offering full-semester courses beginning in January and September of each year.

Frink School of Sculpture - creating significant imagery through a study of the human form.

Glasgow School of Art - independent art school comprised of four schools: architecture, design, fine art, and core studies.

Heartwood College of Art - study the natural beauty and artistic tradition of Maine.

Hellenic International Studies in the Arts - offers workshops, seminars, and semester study abroad programs in painting, creative writing, sculpture, dance, and photography.

Helpmann Academy - partnership of the tertiary arts schools in South Australia.

Hussain College School of Art - with campuses in Philadelphia and LA.  Film, graphic design, digital media.

Illinois Institute of Art - offers associate degrees and bachelor of fine arts degrees in fashion design, interior design, graphic design, multimedia and computer animation.

Institute for American Indian Arts - fine arts college dedicated to the study and practice of the culture of American Indians and Alaska native peoples.

Interlochen Arts Academy - fine arts boarding school for students aged 8 through 18 offering instruction in music, theater, dance, visual arts, and creative writing, as well as the liberal arts.

Ireland - Burren College of Art - BFA courses, summer schools, weekend workshops in the grounds of a 16th Century castle.

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts - showcases the permanent collection and provides exhibitions, lectures, and special events.

Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC) - art education centre offering community, continuing education, and professional development programs, plus special events.

Kyoto City University of Arts - a traditional art university in Japan, having faculties of fine arts and music.

Lasalle-sia College of the Arts - offers postgraduate and undergraduate degrees. Also includes diplomas in design, fine arts, media arts, music, technical theatre, dance, acting, and more.

London Institute, The

Maine College of Art - offers BFA in painting, printmaking, photography, graphic design, jewelry/metalsmithing, sculpture, and ceramics.

Marchutz School - offers interdisciplinary studio art programs.

Maryland College of Art and Design - two year college offering foundation courses in fine and graphic arts.

Maryland Institute College of Art

Massachusetts College of Art

Memphis College of Art

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts - a nonprofit learning environment in the fine arts for young children and adults.

Minnesota River School of Fine Art - offers classes and workshops in drawing, painting, sculpture and pottery to full-time and part-time students of all levels. Site includes faculty and student galleries.

Monash University

Montserrat College of Art

Moore College of Art and Design - educating women in the visual arts since 1848, Moore is a 4-year degree granting institution with departments in both the professional and fine arts areas.

New York Academy of Art - graduate and continuing education school focusing on traditional methods of depicting the figure.

New York Studio School - exploring drawing, painting, sculpture and art history in depth.

Niagara College of Applied Arts & Technology

North Carolina School of the Arts

Northwest College of Art - offers a 32 month BFA degree.

Norwich School of Art and Design

Nossi College of Art - prepares students for art careers in graphic design, photography, illustration, and advertising.

OCCC Art School - offers classes in pottery, painting, glass work, and more.

Okanagan University College - Description of programs, faculty, resources and links to related materials and resources.

Ontario College of Art & Design

Oregon College of Art and Craft - programs include BFA in Crafts, Certificate in Crafts, and extension classes and workshops in book arts, ceramics, drawing, fibers, metal, photography, wood.

Oro e Colore - school and workshops offering the rudiments of painting restoration and wood gilding.

Ottawa School of Art

Pacific Northwest College of Art

Painting School of Montmiral - offering drawing and painting workshops for all levels of students, from beginning to professional.

Paper Tole Institute (PTI) - international organization dedicated to excellence in the craft of paper tole and three-dimensional decoupage.

Penland School of Crafts - residential school offering instruction in ten craft media, in sessions of varying length throughout the year.

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Pennsylvania School of Art and Design - offering four year BFA programs in fine art, illustration, and graphic design, and certificate programs in interior design and desktop publishing.

Portfolio Center - a school of education in the areas of photography, graphic design, art direction, copywriting and illustration.

Pratt Institute - School of Art and Design

Queensland University of Technology - Creative Industries

Red Deer College Summer School of the Visual Arts - comprehensive study in painting, ceramics, glass blowing, drawing, print making, crafts, and more.

Rhode Island School of Design - private art and design college in Providence, RI

Ringling School of Art and Design 

Royal College of Art

Royal Danish Academy of Fine Art, The

Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art - Fine art department of the University of Oxford

Saint Paul College of Visual Arts - private four-year college of art and design offering BFAs in Visual Communications and Fine Arts.

San Francisco Art Institute

Savannah College of Art and Design

School for American Crafts - offering undergraduate and graduate level study in ceramics, glass, metal and jewelry design, woodworking, and furniture design.

School of Advertising Art - 2 year art school specializing in design, illustration, computer graphics and academic courses.

School of Communication Arts

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

School of the Museum of Fine Arts - focuses on creative investigation, risk-taking, and the exploration of an individual vision. Affiliated with Tufts University.

School of Visual Arts

Schuler School of Fine Arts, The

Scottsdale Artists' School - offering over 100 classes and workshops a year with professional artists in traditional fine arts.

Slade School of Fine Art - dedicated to the education of artists by professional artists and scholars of the history and theory of art.

Sotheby's Institute of Art - London - offering MA and PhD degrees, specialized courses, and study abroad programs in art history and scholarship, connoisseurship, and art business.

South Australian School of Art

St. Johns River Community College & Florida School of the Arts

Studio Incamminati - school founded by portrait painter, Nelson Shanks, offering classes in realist painting.

Surrey Institute of Art and Design

Taos Art School - college-credited institution offering classes and related tours in painting, weaving, pottery making, creativity, Native American arts, basketry, and photography.

Taos Institute of Arts

The Arts Institute at Bournemouth, UK - specialist provider of art, design, and media courses in the U.K. Programmes of study are available as full-time, part-time, and short courses.

University of Art and Industrial Design

University of Tasmania

University of the Arts - Philadelphia, PA

University of Wollongong

Valentin Yotkov Studio - specializing in chasing and repousse instruction.

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts - post-secondary institute offering one year certificate and two year diploma programs in classical and computer animation.

Victorian College of the Arts - offers programs in art, dance, drama, music, and film and TV.

Visual Studies Workshop - offers an MFA in Visual Studies, summer workshops, and undergraduate classes.

Watkins College of Art and Design - offers degrees in film, interior design, graphic design, photography, and fine art.

White Mountain Academy of the Arts - post-secondary educational opportunity that offers students an alternative to conventional art education.

Wimbledon School Of Art - specializes in theatre and fine art higher education from undergraduate level through to PhD.

Woodstock School of Art - classes, lectures and workshops.

Worcester Center for Crafts - offers adult school, youth programs, workshops, galleries, and more.

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