Some good colleges for art in New York include the School of Visual Arts, Columbia University School of the Arts and Alfred University-New York State College of Ceramics. These schools were ranked in the top 20 for fine arts programs as of 2015, according to U.S. News and World Report's rankings. Columbia University and the School for Visual Arts are located in New York City; Alfred University is located in the town of Alfred.
As of 2015, New York art school ranked highest by U.S. News and World Report is Columbia University School of the Arts. The school offers a graduate degree program leading to a Master of Fine Arts and an undergraduate major in visual arts. Students have the opportunity to participate in studio visits and mentorship programs with faculty. The school also has a visiting lecture series, open studios, first-year exhibitions and small group critiques for graduate students.
Alfred University-New York College of Ceramics offers a 2-year Master of Fine Arts program in ceramic arts. The school accepts only eight students each year, as of 2015. Applicants to the program must show they are committed to working with ceramic materials.
Other good colleges with art programs include Bard College and City University of New York-Hunter College, states U.S. News & World Report.