Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry

A program that focuses on the aesthetics, techniques, and creative processes for designing and fashioning objects in one or more of the handcraft or folk art traditions, and that prepares individuals to create in any of these media.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Founded in 1867, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a public institution in central Illinois and the flagship campus of the U of I system. UIUC is home to 15 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 150 areas of...

“…I've learned things so far in every course I've taken and have met really great professors and instructors. You learn a lot from the people as well. They're from all over the world.” – Kristen from Chicago, IL

University of Maryland-College Park

Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland-College Park is a 4-year public research university in Maryland’s Capital Region and the flagship campus of the UMD system. UMD hosts 12 colleges and schools granting undergraduate degrees in 92 academic...

“…At the University of Maryland, you learn so much more than just facts and truths from textbooks and lectures. While the classes are extremely informational, and the professors and T.A.s are all very knowledgeable on their subjects, the real learning...” – Anonymous from PA

Kent State University at Kent

Originally founded as a teacher-training school, Kent State University is a 4-year public research university in northeast Ohio. Kent State hosts ten colleges conferring undergraduate degrees in more than 300 areas of study. Additionally, KSU is home...

“…At Kent I am able to challenge myself at whatever level I choose. Academically for my major, I learn a fair amount, and on top of that there are thousands of other courses I can take that are not mandatory, but just great learning experiences. With...” – Steven from Parma, OH

Virginia Commonwealth University

Formed by the merger of the Medical College of Virginia and the Richmond Professional Institute, Virginia Commonwealth University is a 4-year public institution in Richmond. VCU is home to 20 colleges and is the state’s only university to offer...

“…I currently a student at VCU returning for my sophomore year and I must say that I am excited to get back to Richmond, VA this fall. As an engineering student I can tell that the education that I am receiving from VCU presents me as well as others...” – Jerrod from Centreville, VA

SUNY Buffalo State

Founded in 1871, SUNY Buffalo State is a public school in Buffalo and the largest 4-year college in the State University of New York System. SUNY Buffalo State is home to schools of Arts & Humanities, Education, the Professions, and Sciences, and is...

“…I have a very specific program that I am doing as a minor: Museum Studies. Buffalo State is one of only 12 colleges in the country that offer this at the undergraduate level, so I know I will be getting ahead in the museum field. ” – Deirdre from Baldwinsville, NY

The University of the Arts

The University of the Arts is a private visual and performing arts institution. It was founded in 1876 and is one of the oldest art schools in the nation. Popular majors include dance, illustration, and music performance. The university provides an...

“…My major is photography and in high school that was the only art class that I took with the exception of crafts. At University of the Arts I am learning all different forms of art that I wouldn't be able to learn anywhere else. ” – Brittney from Warminster, PA

Maryland Institute College of Art

Established in 1826, the Maryland Institute College of Art is one of the oldest visual arts colleges in the nation. Located in Baltimore, MICA offers 19 majors in artistic fields such as Drawing, Ceramics, and Printmaking as well as Liberal Arts...

“…The same can be said for many schools, but the education one receives at an art school especially varies from student to student on how seriously they take themselves and their work. After two years at MICA, I can definitely say that it's sometimes...” – Michelle from NJ

Hocking College

Hocking College is a 2-year community college with an open admissions policy and a focus on “hired education.” It is the only community college that offers on-campus housing in the state of Ohio to encourage immersive learning. Students can take...

“…Hocking has been great for my Wildlife Management career. I get a ton of opportunities to get some hands on experience. The classes are never boring and are mostly outside. ” – Michelle from Nelsonville, OH

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Founded in response to a 19th century state edict requiring city public schools to include classes on drawing, the Massachusetts College of Art & Design is an art school in Boston. MassArt confers a Bachelor of Arts degree featuring 18 artistic...

“…I am learned so much about art and about myself as an artist. MassArt starts with a studio foundation year which helps students sharpen their skills and find out what they want to do (you don't have to declare your major untill the second semester)....” – Deanna from Newington, CT

College for Creative Studies

Originally founded as the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts, the College for Creative Studies is a private college in Detroit specializing in artistic and creative education. CCS confers bachelor’s degrees in 12 arts-related fields of study and all...

“…CCS is a challenging, fun, and rewarding school to attend. It demands a lot of hard work and effort due to the rigorous curriculum and high expectations. However, it is one of the best schools in the United States for the visual arts and hard work...” – Sarah

Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

Originally founded as Keystone State Normal School, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public school in eastern Pennsylvania. Kutztown is home to colleges of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Visual & Performing Arts...

“…I have been warmly welcomed and feel that I will be given a great education at this institution.” – Donielle from Shoemakersville, PA

Oregon College of Art and Craft is a private, 4-year institution established on a wooded, 9-acre campus in Portland. OCAC offers BFA degrees in 13 areas of study, four MFA degrees, a post-baccalaureate certificate, and a certificate in Craft....

“…The course rigor at this school is unlike any other. I was pleasantly surprised by the foundations program and concentration program. This college offers hands on learning in your craft field of choice while also allowing you to reach into other...” – Jordan from Thornton, CO

Corning Community College, a member of the State University of New York system, is a 2-year college serving three counties in upstate New York. Corning confers degrees and certificates in over 40 academic programs in the liberal arts and technical...

Maine College of Art

Founded in 1882, the Maine College of Art is a private school of art and design in coastal Maine. Situated in the Arts District of Portland, MECA confers bachelor’s degrees in 11 artistic majors including Photography, Ceramics, and Illustration. In...

“…Reading from other reviews, I know I'll learn a lot, not only in Illustration, but in other forms of art too. They have an awesome Foundations program, and just by reading the curriculum, I know I'm going to learn more and more about art.” – Ana from the Southern Realms of Jersey

Montserrat College of Art

Montserrat College of Art was founded by working creative professionals and operates on the tenet that “the practice of art, design, research, and creative enterprise has intrinsic value.” Montserrat confers Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFAs) in a variety...

“…I think this school has a lot to offer the artistic mind.” – Sara from, VT

Haywood Community College is a 2-year institution with a main campus and two satellite locations in western North Carolina. HCC is home to 30 academic programs conferring degrees and certificates. The Haywood campus is home to three teaching forests...

“…Haywood Community College makes me feel as if I'm right at home when I am there. The instructors are personally involved with their students on an individual basis. There isn't another institution that I would want to attend for an Associate Transfer...” – Christopher from Waynesville, NC

Western Piedmont Community College is a 2-year institution in western North Carolina. WPCC offers degrees and certificates in 42 fields of study and every student is equipped with Microsoft Access software for use on up to five devices. Home of the...

“…I am definitely learning a lot. I have taken classes that I have taken in high school and have reviewed and studied deeper than I could have in my high school years. The material is not just crammed into the brain to be tested on, but is actually...” – Hannah from Morganton, NC

Hazard Community and Technical College is a 2-year institution with three campuses and two extension centers in east Kentucky. HCTC offers degrees and certificates in 31 areas of study such as a Telehealth Technician Assistant program which trains...

“…this is a great place to further your education. they have programs to help with all of your educational needs. they have really great people working there and will go out of their way to help you.” – Rodney from Combs, KY