Industrial Design

Ranked in 2012, part of Fine Arts

Industrial designers use principles of art and science to make products more effective, aesthetic and safe. Graduates may find work designing products such as cars and toys. These are the best fine arts schools for industrial design.

Rank School name
#1 Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

#2 Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

#3 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#5 California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

#5 Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

#8 Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

#8 School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

#10 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#10 University of Illinois—​Urbana-​Champaign

Champaign, IL

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