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Going to graduate school for photography can keep you up to date on the latest developments in the industry, including new technologies and techniques. These are the best fine arts schools for a graduate degree in photography.

Rank School name
#1 Yale University

New Haven, CT

#2 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#3 Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

#4 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

#5 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

#6 School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

#8 University of California—‚ÄčLos Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

#9 California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

#10 Columbia College

Chicago, IL

#11 Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

#12 Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

#13 Columbia University

New York, NY

#13 Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#13 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

#16 Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

#17 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

#18 Massachusetts College of Art

Boston, MA

#18 Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah, GA

#20 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA

#20 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

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