Top Art and Design Schools

Following are the top leading Art and Design Schools:

Ringling College of Art and Design (US)
- US News & World Report's "2010 Edition of America's Best Colleges" recognizes Ringling College of Art & Design as one of the nation's most unique art and design schools.
- The College is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design [AICAD] and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design [NASAD], and the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Pratt Institute (US)
- It is ranked 2nd among the nation's colleges of art and design in terms of its appearances in global print and electronic media, on the Internet, throughout the blogosphere, and in social media outlets, according to the Global Language Monitor's (GLM) TrendTopper MediaBuzzTM Fall 2009 Rankings.
- Pratt is a charter member of, and accredited by, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The B.F.A. in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

Brunel University (UK)
- It is rated 3rd in the UK for Art and Design by Guardian (2010).
- The BA Industrial Design & Technology is accredited by The Institution of Engineering Designers.
- Brunel Design students are the most satisfied Art and Design students in the UK, according to the National Student Survey published in The Times Higher Education Supplement, September 2007.

University of Dundee (UK)
- Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at Dundee has been rated No. 1 in Scotland for research in art and design, and one of the best in the whole of the UK (Research Assessment Exercise 2008).
- In 2004 the University of Dundee was named Scottish University of the Year by the Sunday Times University Guide.

* Guardian Ranking of UK Art and Design Schools (Top 20 list):
1 Oxford
2 UCL
3 Brunel
4 Writtle College
5 Newcastle
6 Reading
7 Glasgow School of Art
8 Aberystwyth
9 Lancaster
10 Kingston
11 Goldsmiths
12 Kent
13 Loughborough
14 Edinburgh College of Art
15 Edinburgh
16 Bangor
17 UC Falmouth
18 Heriot-Watt
19 Dundee
20 Essex
Source: Guardian University Guide 2012

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