Painting / Drawing

Ranked in 2012, part of Fine Arts

Mastering the 2-D space is central to a graduate degree in painting and drawing. Graduate students complete work in classrooms and in individual studios. These are the best fine arts schools for painting / drawing.

Rank School name
#1 Yale University

New Haven, CT

#2 Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

#3 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#4 Columbia University

New York, NY

#5 Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

#6 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

#7 CUNY—​Hunter College

New York, NY

#7 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

#9 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

#10 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#11 School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

#13 Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​New Brunswick

New Brunswick, NJ

#14 Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

#15 California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

#16 University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA

#16 University of Texas—​Austin

Austin, TX

#18 Indiana University—​Bloomington (Hope)

Bloomington, IN

#19 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA

#20 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Tufts University -​ School of the Museum of Fine Arts—​Boston

Boston, MA

#22 Boston University

Boston, MA

#22 University of Wisconsin—​Madison

Madison, WI

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