Best Graphic Design Schools

Following are the best schools for Graphic Design:

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts - VCUarts is ranked the No. 1 public university school of arts and design in the country by U.S. News & World Report (2009). VCU School of the Arts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Dance, the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, the Virginia Department of Education, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, and the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education.

North Carolina State University - Rated 7th in Graduate Graphic Design by US News (2008). NC State is also placed among the nation’s best values for universities, ranked 6th in Best Overall Public University Value by Princeton Review, 2009.

Maryland Institute College of Art's (MICA) - Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the country, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), and master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees. In 2007, MICA was listed among the top 25 design schools by ID Magazine. In 2008 MICA was ranked No. 1 in the nation among specialty schools as a producer of Fulbright Scholars by The Chronicle of Higher Education.

California Institute of the Arts - In 2008, U.S. News & World Report placed CalArts in its Top 10 rankings for: Fine Arts Schools, Graphic Design, Multimedia/Visual Communications, Sculpture and Photography. It is the nation's first higher education institute to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in both the visual and performing arts.

US News Ranking of Graphic Design Schools (Top 10 list):
1 Rhode Island School of Design
2 Cranbrook Academy of Art
   Yale University
4 Virginia Commonwealth University
5 Carnegie Mellon University
6 Maryland Institute College of Art
   School of Visual Arts
8 California Institute of the Arts
9 Pratt Institute
10 California College of the Arts

Source: US News & World Report 2009

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