What Are Some Art Colleges in America?

The best art colleges in America are the Rhode Island School of Design, Yale University and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Some high-quality American art schools that are more affordable include the Memphis College of Art, the Santa Fe College of Art and Design, and the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

American schools that are celebrated for their graphic design programs are Carnegie Melon University in Pennsylvania, Boston University and the University of Florida. Colleges with the best fine arts programs, which are courses that cover areas such as painting and drawing, are California Institute of the Arts, Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and Maryland Institute College of Art.

Colleges that have highly regarded sculpture programs include Virginia Commonwealth University, Washington University in Saint Louis and the University of Miami. The colleges that offer the best photography programs in America are Massachusetts College of Art and Design, the School of Visual Art in New York City and Rochester Institute of Technology. Some schools, such as Alfred University - New York State College of Ceramics and Temple University in Pennsylvania, offer degrees in the ceramic arts.

Although film programs are often housed in communication departments, this medium is also considered a branch of the fine arts. American colleges that offer some of the greatest film courses are University of Southern California, New York University and University of California Los Angeles.