Best Art Studies colleges in the U.S. 2022

“Art evokes the mystery without which the world would not exist.” -- Rene Magritte

Experience, unfold, and demystify the mystery of art by entering an art studies degree program. You’ll study the theory of art, cultivate a deep appreciation for its various forms, and explore the possibilities that art inspires. This diverse field includes instruction on the visual arts and performing arts, art history, and practical studio artistry. Perspectives are brought in from all over the world and different cultures, from women in ancient Greece to modern American Indian artists.

An art studies degree lays the foundation for students who want to develop their own artistic mind and talents. While these programs don’t focus on “doing” art, they do typically include lessons on artistic fundamentals that support the development of your artistic portfolio. Many, many art studies graduates go into teaching. But starting a career in art is also an option. There are plenty of other arts-related careers, including gallery or museum work (owning/selling/curating), arts management, nonprofit arts administration, design (interior, industrial, floral, graphic, etc.), and film/theatre.

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Best Art Studies colleges in the U.S. for 2022

Brown University
Providence, RI
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Brown University offers 2 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 26 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 26 Bachelor's degrees.

Carnegie Mellon University offers 2 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 37 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 31 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.

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University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 1 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2020, 53 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 53 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Southern California offers 1 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 37 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 37 Bachelor's degrees.

University of California-Davis offers 1 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2020, 7 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 7 Master's degrees.

The University of Texas at Austin offers 1 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 13 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 13 Bachelor's degrees.

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University of California-Los Angeles offers 2 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 76 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 64 Bachelor's degrees, and 12 Master's degrees.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor offers 2 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2020, 122 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 117 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Master's degrees.

University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 2 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2020, 105 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 105 Bachelor's degrees.

University of California-Santa Barbara offers 1 Art/Art Studies, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize suburb. In 2020, 10 Art/Art Studies, General students graduated with students earning 10 Bachelor's degrees.

List of all Art Studies colleges in the U.S.

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Brown University Logo Brown University Providence, RI
5/5
12 : 1 9,948
Carnegie Mellon University Logo Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 13,519
University of Virginia-Main Campus Logo University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
17 : 1 25,628
University of Southern California Logo University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
22 : 1 46,287
University of California-Davis Logo University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
22 : 1 39,074