Art Schools Offering Painting, Drawing and Illustration Programs

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In 2017, we reviewed 171 art colleges offering painting, drawing and illustration programs. The most painting and drawing schools and colleges are in California (31 schools), New York (13 schools), Michigan (11 schools), Pennsylvania (10 schools), and Massachusetts (9 schools).

The best painting and drawing program in the United States is offered by Savannah College of Art and Design. That school has an excellent painting and drawing program evaluated with four stars for curriculum and five-star rating for teaching.

Best-Art-Colleges.com ranking of the Best 50 painting and drawing schools is below. To learn about all painting and drawing schools, narrow your search by state or desired diploma. Also, check the ranking of the top graphic schools in the United States.


Top 50 painting & drawing schools:

Savannah College of Art and Design - Art School Ranking
Maryland Institute College of Art - Art School Ranking
Rhode Island School of Design - Art School Ranking
3. Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, Rhode Island

Fashion Institute of Technology - Art School Ranking
4. Fashion Institute of Technology

New York City, New York

Pratt Institute - Art School Ranking
5. Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, New York

Virginia Commonwealth University - Art School Ranking
Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Art School Ranking
Syracuse University - Art School Ranking
8. Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

Art Center College of Design - Art School Ranking
Minneapolis College of Art and Design - Art School Ranking
Boston University - Art School Ranking
11. Boston University

Boston, Massachusetts

University of Washington Seattle - Art School Ranking
Temple University - Art School Ranking
13. Temple University

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The New School - Art School Ranking
14. The New School

New York City, New York

University of Houston - Art School Ranking
Brigham Young University Provo - Art School Ranking
Washington University in St Louis - Art School Ranking
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign - Art School Ranking
18. University of Illinois

Champaign, Illinois

University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras - Art School Ranking
George Washington University - Art School Ranking
20. George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia

University of Miami - Art School Ranking
21. University of Miami

Coral Gables, Florida

School of The Museum of Fine Arts Boston - Art School Ranking
University of Oregon - Art School Ranking
University of Michigan Ann Arbor - Art School Ranking
Academy of Art University - Art School Ranking
25. Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California

Georgia State University - Art School Ranking
School of Visual Arts - Art School Ranking
27. School of Visual Arts

New York City, New York

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - Art School Ranking
28. University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

California College of The Arts - Art School Ranking
29. California College of the Arts

San Francisco, California

Ferris State University - Art School Ranking
30. Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan

The University of The Arts - Art School Ranking
31. The University of the Arts

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

San Francisco Art Institute - Art School Ranking
32. San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, California

University of Hartford - Art School Ranking
33. University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

Art Academy of Cincinnati - Art School Ranking
College For Creative Studies - Art School Ranking
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design - Art School Ranking
Laguna College of Art and Design - Art School Ranking
37. Laguna College of Art and Design

Laguna Beach, California

Rochester Institute of Technology - Art School Ranking
Lesley University - Art School Ranking
39. Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

State University of New York at New Paltz - Art School Ranking
Marywood University - Art School Ranking
41. Marywood University

Scranton, Pennsylvania

SUNY at Purchase College - Art School Ranking
Pacific Northwest College of Art - Art School Ranking
Kent State University at Kent - Art School Ranking
Ohio University - Art School Ranking
Northern Arizona University - Art School Ranking
Cranbrook Academy of Art - Art School Ranking
47. Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Daemen College - Art School Ranking
48. Daemen College

Amherst, New York

The University of Texas at El Paso - Art School Ranking
Texas Christian University - Art School Ranking
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