Best Art and Design colleges in New York

Best Art and Design colleges in New York for 2021

New York University
New York, NY

Since 1965, New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts has been educating artists and scholars alike on cinema studies, television, dance, drama, photography and more. NYU undoubtedly attracts talented student artists from around the world. The learning opportunities that Tisch provides to budding artists goes beyond New York City. In addition to the school’s six New York City locations—including 721 Broadway, 111 Second Avenue, and 194 Mercer—Tisch has expanded its reach around the globe. In 2007, Tisch School of the Arts Asia opened in Singapore with an inaugural film master’s degree program. Since that time, Tisch Asia has added animation and digital arts, dramatic writing, and international media producing programs. In addition, through the NYU Global Network, students in London, Prague, and Shanghai can enroll in Tisch courses. In 2012, Tisch opened the NYU Game Center to give students interested in becoming game developers, designers, and even critics, the education they need to reach their career goals. Through its bachelor’s and master’s game design program, the Center teaches students how to integrate animation, writing, and audio to create games that can be used for education or entertainment. In addition, NYU hosts the Game Center Student Show, where students show off the projects they created during their studies. Some exhibited projects include 3D animations, multiplayer games, surrealist game art, and card and board games.

The New School
New York, NY

The New School offers 55 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,238 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 749 Bachelor's degrees, 259 Master's degrees, 183 Associate's degrees, and 47 Certificates.

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Fashion Institute of Technology offers 25 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 1,332 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 771 Associate's degrees, 529 Bachelor's degrees, 20 Master's degrees, and 12 Certificates.

SUNY at Purchase College offers 31 Art and Design degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 465 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 434 Bachelor's degrees, 30 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.

University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

University of Rochester offers 27 Art and Design degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 285 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 131 Bachelor's degrees, 100 Master's degrees, and 54 Doctoral degrees.

Pratt Institute-Main
Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute-Main offers 24 Art and Design degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 484 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 323 Bachelor's degrees, 142 Master's degrees, and 19 Associate's degrees.

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University offers 45 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 335 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 250 Bachelor's degrees, and 85 Master's degrees.

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Columbia University in the City of New York offers 16 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 291 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 183 Master's degrees, 99 Bachelor's degrees, and 9 Doctoral degrees.

Imagine being given one paper coffee cup, a plastic lid, a cardboard cup sleeve, and a wooden stir stick and being told you have three hours to design and produce a scale model of a chair using only these materials. Such challenges keep design students at RIT engaged in their classes while developing creativity, productivity, and other skills they’ll need in their future careers. No wonder IDEO, Fisher Price, and Apple are among the top employers of industrial design graduates. (Not to be outdone, 3D digital design grads have gone on to positions at DreamWorks, and notable ad agency BBDO is fond of RIT’s graphic design majors.) RIT has one of the oldest and most extensive cooperative education programs in the nation, and interested students from design programs are encouraged to take advantage of the institute’s connections to gain real-life experience in their field of study. Also available to students is the Vignelli Center for Design Studies, which opened on campus in 2010 to house the extensive professional archives of Massimo and Lella Vignelli. The center’s annual lecture series provides the opportunity to gain invaluable insight from visiting design professionals.

CUNY Hunter College
New York, NY

CUNY Hunter College offers 13 Art and Design degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 243 Art and Design students graduated with students earning 186 Bachelor's degrees, and 57 Master's degrees.

List of all Art and Design colleges in New York

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
New York University Logo New York University New York, NY
5/5
17 : 1 52,885
The New School Logo The New School New York, NY
5/5
24 : 1 10,432
Fashion Institute of Technology Logo Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
2/5
39 : 1 8,726
The Juilliard School Logo The Juilliard School New York, NY
5/5
7 : 1 960
SUNY at Purchase College Logo SUNY at Purchase College Purchase, NY
3/5
22 : 1 4,157
University of Rochester Logo University of Rochester Rochester, NY
5/5
16 : 1 12,233
Manhattan School of Music Logo Manhattan School of Music New York, NY
5/5
10 : 1 1,009
Pratt Institute-Main Logo Pratt Institute-Main Brooklyn, NY
5/5
28 : 1 5,069
Syracuse University Logo Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
5/5
20 : 1 22,850
Columbia University in the City of New York Logo Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
19 : 1 31,456
School of Visual Arts Logo School of Visual Arts New York, NY
5/5
10 : 1 4,562
American Musical and Dramatic Academy Logo American Musical and Dramatic Academy New York, NY
5/5
17 : 1 1,773
Rochester Institute of Technology Logo Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
5/5
16 : 1 16,254
Culinary Institute of America Logo Culinary Institute of America Hyde Park, NY
5/5
22 : 1 3,099
CUNY Hunter College Logo CUNY Hunter College New York, NY
2/5
37 : 1 23,193
University at Buffalo Logo University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
3/5
26 : 1 31,923
Ithaca College Logo Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
5/5
12 : 1 6,266
CUNY Brooklyn College Logo CUNY Brooklyn College Brooklyn, NY
2/5
35 : 1 17,811
Cornell University Logo Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
13 : 1 24,027
SUNY at Fredonia Logo SUNY at Fredonia Fredonia, NY
3/5
18 : 1 4,446

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