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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
#11 Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

#16 Bard College

Annandale-on-Hudson, NY

#9 California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

#4 California Institute of the Arts

Valencia, CA

#20 Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Columbia College

Chicago, IL

#13 Columbia University

New York, NY

#13 Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI

#12 Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD

#18 Massachusetts College of Art

Boston, MA

#3 Rhode Island School of Design

Providence, RI

#6 Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

#20 San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA

#18 Savannah College of Art and Design

Savannah, GA

#2 School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Chicago, IL

#6 School of Visual Arts

New York, NY

#20 Temple University

Philadelphia, PA

#17 University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

#8 University of California—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

#5 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

#1 Yale University

New Haven, CT

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