America’s Best Undergraduate Colleges for Commercial & Fine Arts
Today’s artist must be more than a talented craftsperson to have a successful career. Marketing, self-management and an engaging, well-rounded persona are also components to be developed. A college education that combines commercial and fine arts with liberal arts, that lays the groundwork for networking as well as teaching various techniques, can give the aspiring artist the foundation upon which to build that career. Live In America EB-5 has taken the rankings of four respected evaluators – U.S. News & World Report, College Factual, PrepScholar.com, and Niche – and made a ranking based on the combined rankings of the four evaluators for each of the twenty or more colleges they assessed. Each evaluator had its own criteria for making its choices, some of the schools showing up on all four lists. Each of the four, however, gave particular weight to how many student artists in a graduating class were now gainfully employed in their craft, either as commercial illustrators or through gallery representation or selling their work privately.
The overall top ten schools from the combined evaluation process are listed below. Information and background on each school, including figures on tuition and financial aid, can be read by clicking on its name.