Some good art schools in New York City include the Pratt Institute, Cooper Union, the School of Visual Arts and Parsons The New School for Design. All of these schools appeared on Business Insider's "The World's 25 Best Design Schools" list in 2012, and several also appeared on USA Today's list of tops colleges for fine and studio arts degrees in 2015.
The Pratt Institute's programs allow students to focus on such skills as jewelry making, painting and ceramics, and students get critiques to help them improve their work. Cooper Union has a smaller student body and specializes in helping students create art from their own design ideas, notes Business Insider. The School of Visual Arts is known for its networking opportunities and prominent alumni, while Parsons The New School for Design is notable for its graduate art education.