Industrial and Product Design

Industrial design is the creation of a product that’s intended for mass production, and earning the degree involves multidisciplinary study that is as creative as it is calculating. Industrial design is used in many industries, ranging from car design to packaging design to product design, and it includes conceptualizing and designing the product, as well as creating a manufacturing plan for said product. Industrial design degrees are available at the baccalaureate and master levels.

Baccalaureate

Studying industrial design means learning about several other areas of study, as well. Notably, graphic design and computer-aided design (CAD) will be crucial elements during the 4-year program. The curriculum will often include techniques used in manufacturing, the principles of design, art history, and wood and metal work. Functionality, user experience, and aesthetics are of equal importance, along with the ability to mass manufacture, which all must be taken into account.

Baccalaureates in industrial design are usually offered as a Bachelor of Art (BA) in Industrial Design or a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) in Industrial Design. The difference between a BA and a BFA is ultimately simple: the ratio of general education classes and major course classes are inverted. In a BA program, students will spend 60% of their time in liberal arts classes and 40% in major-specific classes. In a BFA program, 60% of students’ time will be in major-specific courses, while 40% will be spent in liberal arts courses. Often, BFAs are considered pre-professional degrees because of their more intensive training.

Career paths for graduates with a Bachelor’s in Industrial Design: Industrial Designer. This major translates directly into a profession, with an average salary of $62,000. There is some limitation on industry based on location, such as most of the auto industry is located in Michigan, so graduates should be prepared to relocate if their passion is in a specific area.

Master Level

While it’s not required to have a graduate degree, earning an Master's degree in Industrial Design can result in more advanced knowledge, as well as more experience in the research aspect of the field. Entrepeneurialship is often a focus at this level, as well as the protection of intellectual property and advanced work in modeling programs.

Industrial design degrees at this level are offered as either a Master’s in Industrial Design or a Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design. The ratios for liberal arts to major-specific courses mimics the BA versus BFA degrees, with the primary difference being that an MFA is considered a terminal degree. Terminal degrees make graduates eligible to teach in higher education. Both will make individuals more competitive in the industrial designing field.

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Colleges

Stanford University

Stanford University is a research institution located in the California town of the same name. The more than 8,000-acre campus features seven schools, the largest of which is the School of Humanities and Sciences, and 80 residential facilities. With...

“…The college experience is more than just classes. Academics are just one part of Stanford life. The real difficult part is balancing your classes with all your extracurricular and social life. Yes, classes are difficult, but classes at any...” – Vivian

Arizona State University-Tempe

Arizona State University, located in Tempe, Arizona, is a large public university founded in 1886, making it the first higher education institution in the state. ASU also has campuses in downtown Phoenix, in Glendale, a Polytechnic in Mesa, in Lake...

“…There is alot to learn about college life, and ASU gave me the lowdown really fast. textbooks, classes, advisers, professors, football, sororities, as well as studying abroad and already talking about graduate school as a freshman. ASU has helped me...” – Alexandra from Mesa, AZ

Purdue University-Main Campus

Purdue University-West Lafayette is a public research university founded in 1869 and the main campus of the Purdue University System. Purdue is home to 11 colleges and schools including a nationally renowned School of Engineering conferring degrees...

“…Purdue changed my life. I have learned so much, thank you. Hard to say goodbye.” – Christina from Gurnee, IL

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

The University of Washington is a selective institution located in Seattle, WA, with two satellite campuses in Bothell and Tacoma. At this Public Ivy, sustainability is a major focus and the school has made The Princeton Review Green College Honor...

“…University of Washington is a school with very strong academics and different options on campus. There's a big culture of discovery, of debate, and of moving into the future. It's a rainy, rustic campus with a lot to offer to students.” – Alexandra from WA

Ohio State University-Main Campus

Originally founded as a land-grant university in 1870, Ohio State University is a public institution in Columbus and the third-largest campus in the nation. OSU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 200 academic fields of study. In addition to classroom...

“…Yes, I am learning so much here. Although we are ran on a quarter schedules with only ten weeks to teach a subject it is manageable. As a freshman just finishing her first quarter, when I started to go to class I thought I was going to at least no...” – Joy from Washington, DC

Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, research institution located in the New York town of the same name. SU’s 13 academic divisions offer 200 majors and 100 minors for undergraduate students, as well as multiple international study programs in  60...

“…Syracuse University is a large university providing numerous courses, majors, minors, etc. Syracuse University even has the opportunity for you to create your own major! As someone interested in the sciences/mathematics, Syracuse University not only...” – Kadiah from Jacksonville, FL

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 am learning a lot not only academically but personally as well. The rigorous course load presents me with a new challenge every day and when I excel in one class, I feel accomplished as a student and an everyday individual. I have used the skills I...” – alicia from Naperville, IL

Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus

Georgia Institute of Technology, more commonly known as Georgia Tech, is a 4-year research institution offering technology-focused education based out of Atlanta, GA. The institution has a number of instructional sites, including online and physical...

“…Georgia Tech will strain your learning abilities. It is a very competitive school, but also provides you with a great education.” – Chris from Northfield, NJ

Clemson University

Clemson University is America’s second-largest university by student population and South Carolina’s land- and sea-grant institution. Clemson is home to seven colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in more than 80 academic majors. For...

“…Most of the professors here are excellent. Like any other college though you are going to have a few in each course that aren't too great. But there are more good than bad so if you talk to older students and avoid the few, then you'll be golden. ” – Brandon from Hollywood, SC

University of Houston

The University of Houston is a public research institution and the third-largest university in Texas. UH is home to 16 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in 108 fields of study. A diverse campus, UH has been designated an Hispanic-...

“…This does depend on who your professor is and what major you are in. This school is great, in some departments. Do your homework and see if this is the right school for the major you want to pursue. ” – Meridith from Houston, TX

Auburn University
Auburn University, AL
Auburn University

Auburn University is a 4-year public research institution and the second largest university in Alabama. Auburn encompasses 15 colleges and schools offering undergraduate degrees in over 140 academic majors. Outside of the classroom, Auburn is home to...

“…The academics are good. Some of the classes are tougher than others, but overall you do get an education. ” – Jessica from Mobile, AL

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, also known as Virginia Tech, is a 4-year public research university in western Virginia. Virginia Tech encompasses nine colleges offering bachelor’s degrees in 110 academic majors. To promote...

“…The professors are GREAT! They are always willing to help if you don't understand. You just have to make the first step. Most professors are experts in the subject that they teach so they can answer almost any questions. I don't have a lot of busy...” – Morgan from Midlothian, VA

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Founded in 1919, the University of Cincinnati is a 4-year public research institution and the second largest university in the state of Ohio. UC is home to 14 colleges and schools conferring degrees and is renowned as the first school to offer a co...

“…I was delighted to find that most of the professors at UC really know their stuff and they are willing to help if you don't understand them on the first go. However, it certainly is useful to ask around about potential professors. I had a Chemistry...” – Nathan from Edgewood, KY

University of Kansas

The University of Kansas is a public research institution. The main campus is located in Lawrence, Kansas, and is one of five in the University of Kansas system. KU offers more than 200 undergraduate majors in one of the largest college towns in the...

“…Being from out of state really makes you learn things you probably never knew before hand, and of course if you go to class you are bound to expand your mind.” – Kyle from Lone Tree, CO

Drexel University

Named for a prominent 19th century philanthropist, Drexel University is a 4-year private research university in Philadelphia. Drexel offers bachelor’s degrees in over 80 academic majors with an emphasis on experiential learning. Additionally, the...

“…Drexel gives you so many experiences. Drexel gives you a chance to meet so many people. Drexel gives you a helping hand when you need it. ” – Eliza

Iowa State University

Iowa State University is a public, land-grant university located in Ames, IA. The 1,813-acre campus features 6 undergraduate colleges offering 100+ majors, as well as residence hall, apartment-style, and Greek-life housing options for more than 35...

“…Iowa State is probably the best decision I could have made. It's an amazing school for engineering and agriculture. As well as it's in an extremely friendly town and it has a beautiful campus. N” – Student from Saint Louis,MO

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

North Carolina State University is a public land-, sea-, and space-grant research university located in the state capital, Raleigh, home of the annual state fair and Winterfest. The largest university in the Carolinas by enrollment, NC State is home...

“…I enjoyed most of my classes this past semester. Because I am a freshman, I was enrolled in mostly entry-level courses. Most of my classes were very well-taught. However, I felt like my Calculus teacher did not do a very good job. She seemed to go...” – Hannah from Matthews, NC

Brigham Young University-Provo

Brigham Young University-Provo is a private research institution located in Provo, Utah, and founded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. BYU offers study abroad programs through their satellite campuses in more than 20 sites,...

“…The teachers are here to teach, not to just train you for a job. All of the teachers want you to succeed and do well there are always opportunities for students to get help.” – Courtney from Kansas City, MO

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah

The University of Utah is a public research instititution situated in Salt Lake City that offers more than 100 undergraduate majors. The U is home to three professional arts organizations to complement the College of Fine Arts, and even features a 3...

“…In my experience at the University of Utah the professors at the University of Utah are all very great at aiding students learn the material and the college in general encourages the students to do their very best. There are many opportunities to...” – Cason from Salt Lake City, UT

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University is a research institution located in Pittsburgh, PA. Founded by steel magnate Andrew Carnegie in 1900, CMU is labeled the #24 University in the World by Times Higher Education and has been rated #25 in National Universities...

“…CMU is academically rigorous, and somewhat open to interdisciplinary study. If you want to supplement what you're learning in your major, it's likely there is room in your schedule or a unique opportunity for pursuing your broad academic interests.” – R from PITTSBURGH, PA

Appalachian State University

Originally founded as a teachers college, Appalachian State University is a 4-year public university in the Blue Ridge Mountains region of North Carolina. As a campus of the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian is home to six colleges...

“…Since I have not started classes there yet, I can't speak for how much I will learn. However, at orientation the students who led us around on tours and helped advise us on our schedules talked only about how much they learned from their professors...” – Reece from Davidson, NC

San Jose State University

San Jose State University is the oldest public university on the west coast, and is the founding campus of the 23-campus California State University System. Located on 154 acres in downtown San Jose, SJSU offers more than 145 areas of study with an...

“…I have taken English 1A, Latino Identity (psycology), Remedial Math, and Intro to Sociology. English 1A is the GE English class required for undergrad students. My teacher, Mr. Mujal, was amazing. It was a small class of 25, and he made sure everyone...” – Tatiana from San Francisco, CA

University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a public research university located in the Windy City. UIC’s 15 colleges and schools offer 87 bachelor’s degrees, 53 certificates, and more than 150 graduate degrees, as well as multiple research...

“…The University of Illinois at Chicago is a very populated university, mainly consisting of commuters from Chicago and it's surrounding cities and suburbs. Resources here are plentiful and there is always something for everyone. All in all, college is...” – Student from Chicago, IL

San Francisco State University

Originally founded as a teacher training college, San Francisco State University is a 4-year public institution and a Bay Area-based campus of the California State University System. SF State offers bachelor’s degrees in 77 fields of study and...

“…I have enjoyed all but one teacher in my first year here at SF State. My teachers are committed to giving me the best education they can and that's a lot to ask for from a state school.” – Liza from Bolinas, CA

Montclair State University

Montclair State University is a 4-year public institution in northern New Jersey and the second largest university in the state. Montclair State is home to 11 colleges and schools conferring over 300 undergraduate and graduate degrees and the...

“…Montclair State University's student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1, and class size is not large. The environment is just right for learning, and it is put together for your academic success. ” – Elisha from Blackwood, NJ

Pratt Institute-Main

The Pratt Institute is a private college based in Brooklyn, NY. Pratt offers more than 25 undergraduate degree programs and concentrations, more than 26 graduate degree programs, and six programs leading to an Advanced Certificate award. The 25-acre...

“…Foundation year helps make a young artist more aware about certain aspect of the creation process in art. You are exposed to techniques and concepts you may not have considered or even known. I learned to draw more accurately, manipulate color to...” – Anthony from Brooklyn, NY

Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is a private non-profit college located in the heart of Chicago. The one and only campus has more than 60 undergraduate and graduate programs to choose from, in addition to programs available entirely online. Every...

“…I learn from not only my professors but also the fellow students around me. The professors not only work for the school but also have careers in their fields within the city. They all encourage students to seek outside education and experience with...” – Rey from Nashville, TN

Western Washington University

Western Washington University is a public institution located in the coastal city of Bellingham. WWU offers more than 160 academic programs on the campus, which is surrounding by 6 miles of trails for students to explore. The university was named a...

“…If you're looking into Western's Honor's Program, this review will probably be helpful for you! If not, you might still get something out of it :) My name's Hannah and I'm working towards multiple degrees in neuroscience and biology, chemistry,...” – Hannah from Camas, WA

California State University-Long Beach

California State University-Long Beach is a public institution and the most applied-to campus in the 23 campus CSU system. The university is home to eight schools, with a majority of students attending the College of Business and the College of...

“…If you ever need additional help/questions, the professors are always there during their office hours” – CM from San Diego, CA

Ferris State University

Ferris State University is a 4-year public university in west central Michigan. Ferris State is home to eight colleges conferring over 190 undergraduate degrees as well as an honors program. For students who wish to learn in a foreign culture, Ferris...

“…I am currently enrolled at Kendall (Ferris affiliate) and I find that the art studio and elective classes are very thorough and challenging. The professors are enjoyable, the atmosphere is non-competitive and the student life enjoyable and fun....” – Samantha from Grand Rapids, MI

University of Plymouth

University of Plymouth is located in Plymouth, England, with affiliated campuses located throughout South West England. The Royal Statistical Society selected Plymouth as the home for the Centre for Statistical Education and has been awarded the...

The New School

Formed by the merger of Parsons Design School and Eugene Lang Liberal Arts College, The New School is a progressive research university in New York City. The New School consists of colleges and schools of Design, Liberal Arts, Performing Arts, Social...

“…I am currently a student at the Parsons division of The New School, and my major is Fashion Design. The thing that sets me apart from my section (during the first semester you will be a part of a section that you have almost all of your classes with;...” – Briana from Corpus Christi, TX

Fashion Institute of Technology

The Fashion Institute of Technology is a public college of design, fashion, and art in New York City and part of the State University of New York system. FIT offers undergraduate programs in 29 fashion and artistic disciplines such as Menswear,...

“…The Fashion Institute of Technology isn't solely based on the studying of fashion. Inspiration comes from a variety of sources, from your peers, to the New York City skyline. Lastly the opportunities are endless.” – Kedrick from New York, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

The Rochester Institute of Technology is a 4-year private university of technology, arts, and design in northwest New York State. RIT is home to 11 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. Additionally, RIT offers a co-op program that...

“…RIT students have a lot of spirit- the orientation program has many options to choose form so that you can meet like-minded students easily. The campus is very walkable with green space throughout- there is never far to walk to be able to sit down on...” – Lyn from Braintree, MA

Savannah College of Art and Design

Founded in 1978, the Savannah College of Art and Design is a private arts university with two locations in Georgia, one in Hong Kong, and a study abroad location in Lacoste, France. With a goal of preparing students for creative professions, SCAD...

“…This college is meant for those who want to be themselves or want to discover themselves. The classes feel almost personalized, everyone cares about your education and how you do. Basically, everyone accepts you without judging you and wants the best...” – Ana from Savannah, GA

Kean University

Founded in 1855, Kean University is a public school in northeast New Jersey and the state’s first public post-secondary institution of higher learning. Kean grants undergraduate degrees in over 50 areas of study and graduates the most teachers in the...

“…Kean is very cheap for low income students. The campus is very relaxing and gorgeous. It's very convenient.” – Tumey

Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University)

Jefferson is a 4-year institution born out of a merger between Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University. TJU was founded in 1824 and, as of 2015, was the largest free-standing health sciences university in the state. Philadelphia U was...

“…If you are a design student you will be working a lot. It is a lot of work but it's all for the bettering of you craftsmanship and attention to detail. ” – A Phairy from Philau

Swarthmore College

Swarthmore College is a private liberal arts institution in Pennsylvania that was founded in 1864. The college was founded by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and its "most selective" admissions process is also need-blind. The 425-acre...

“…Workload is rigorous, but at the end of the day you'll learn so much. Most importantly are the students and the professors who make you feel welcome in every way. And lastly the campus is an arboretum so it is 10/10 beautiful!” – N from Louisville, KY

Wichita State University

Situated at the top of a hill overlooking downtown, Wichita State University is a 4-year public research institution in Wichita. Wichita State features seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an Honors College and...

“…wichita state university is a college where you are not just a number. here, there are world-class engineering, business, and education opportunities. wichita state is all about making the college experience yours.” – Drew from WICHITA, KS

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The second largest university in Louisiana, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a 4-year public school and part of the UL system. Louisiana Lafayette is home to nine colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in 80 academic majors....

“…The teachers can either underestimate the amount their students can learn or overestimate what their students already know. Many teachers assume that their students cannot understand anything but the few that do not really rely on other teachers...” – Christine from Lafayette, LA

University of Bridgeport

With campus along the coast of the Long Island Sound, the University of Bridgeport is a private institution in southern Connecticut. UB is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Health Sciences offering degrees in over 125 academic...

“…I transferred to this school because it was close to home and offered everything a NYC school did without the added expense. The professors are very knowledgeable and helpful, they want you to achieve great things. I am so happy that I was given the...” – Stephanie from Trumbull, CT

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

With campuses three miles apart, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is the flagship campus with locations in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Minnesota confers bachelor’s degrees in more than 150 academic majors and minors. In addition, the U of M is...

“…If you are willing to spend the time, the professors are more than willing to help you out. Some of the classes are hard and require after class work, but in the end it's all worth it. They don't restrict you on what you can / can't take. It's up to...” – Donald from Norwood, MN

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...

“…The professors I have had since beginning Fall 2008 have been extremely helpful. They are available before and after class if you would like to speak with them and also through email. No matter what your problem is, they do what they can to assist...” – Jessica from Rochester, NY

California Baptist University

California Baptist University is a private, Christian institution affiliated with the Southern Baptist Conventions. The 160-acre campus in Riverside, CA, features 10 schools and colleges that offer 76 bachelor’s degrees with Christ-centered...

“…California Baptist University is a school that takes a lot of pride in being excellent at everything that it has control over. This ranges from academics to athletics and everything in between. However, the greatest thing about CBU is the focus on...” – Jeremy from Las Vegas, NV

Rhode Island School of Design

The Rhode Island School of Design is a fine arts college in the state capital of Providence and one of the first art and design institutions in the United States. RISD confers bachelor’s degrees in 21 fine arts fields of study such as Ceramics,...

“…AMAZING facilities, very stressful, hard work” – Jessica from PROVIDENCE, RI

University of New South Wales (UNSW-Sydney)

The University of New South Wales is an Australian public university in the Sydney metro area. UNSW is home to nine academic faculties conferring undergraduate degrees and is a member of the Australian coalition of research universities known as...

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of Technology is 4-year college in Boston, Massachusetts. Wentworth is comprised of four colleges: Architecture, Design, and Construction Management; Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Computer Science; and Professional and...

“…The faculty at this institution is excellent and well versed in their areas of expertise. In addition the city area allows opportunities for growth and additional friendships at surrounding schools. The architecture studios are excellent and the fact...” – Allison from West Greenwich, RI

Cedarville University

Founded by the Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1887, Cedarville University is a 4-year Baptist school in southwest Ohio. Cedarville offers undergraduate degrees in more than 150 biblically integrated academic programs and each program features a...

“…Cedarville University has much to offer its students in everything from academics to volunteer ministry opportunities. Its faculty are all top notch, with most having their doctorate in their chosen fields. They are all passionate about teaching and...” – Melody from De Pere, WI

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a 4-year public urban university in the heart of downtown Denver. MSU Denver is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Professional Studies conferring undergraduate degrees in over 85...

“…it is a great learning environment. the teachers are professional and very helpful. i would definitely recommend.” – Luke from Highlands Ranch, CO

Otis College of Art and Design

Otis College of Art and Design is a private school of fine arts and fashion design in Los Angeles. Otis grants bachelor’s degrees in seven art & design-centered majors such as Digital Media, Fashion Design, and Architecture. Additionally, all first...

“…I learned so much about what I want to do as an artist through friends, instructors and faculties. I even learn new things through class works, group works and life events. ” – Kurt from North Las Vegas, NV

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh abruptly closed in March 2019. 

The Art Institutes are a system of schools specializing in graphic design and fine arts with 13 campuses in eight states. In addition to arts-based programs in subjects like Visual...

Lawrence Technological University

Originally founded in a building leased from Henry Ford, Lawrence Technological University is a private institution focused on STEM education. Lawrence Tech is home to colleges of Business & IT, Arts & Sciences, Architecture, and Engineering...

“…LTU is a great school that gets the students involved in the designing process from freshman year. They take great pride in their classes and have very well trained professors. Also, It was a relief to find that my professors and classmates became...” – Katherine from Oak Lawn, IL

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...

“…I attended the Summer Institute at UArts and loved it. I can only imagine that the BFA Musical Theatre will just as great. I know that the school has a top-ranked reputation.”

Lebanon Valley College

Lebanon Valley College is a private school based in Annville, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the United Methodist Church. The school offers multiple accelerated undergrad/master’s programs that allow students to earn dual degrees in 4-6 years. LVS...

“…I absolutely love LVC, the faculty and staff are always kind and helpful. There are so many mentors and peer helpers to turn to if you are unsure of something, or even if you just want a friend to talk to. The classes, though difficult at times,...” – Ariana from Mechanicsburg, PA

Jackson College is a public, 2-year institution established in Jackson County, Michigan. The campus features The George E. Potter Center, which houses entertainment events in its three theaters all throughout the year. While the college offers many...

“…JCC is great for education. Many of the professors could easily be university professors, and it is because of that that JCC is so helpful. Because of the size of JCC, one can get help much easier which, in turn, will help the individual to learn...” – Jacob from Albion, MI

University of Wisconsin-Stout

Founded by a lumber magnate, the University of Wisconsin-Stout is a public university in northwest Wisconsin and the UW system’s designated polytechnic university. UW Stout features six career clusters offering undergraduate degrees in 50 academic...

“…Great school if you're looking for smaller campus. Laptop program is awesome and so is textbook rental program - no need to search for & buy your books, just check out and return to library when class is done! Professors are great to work with if you...” – Sophmore @ Stout

The University of Advancing Technology is a private, 4-year institution established in Tempe, Arizona. UAT offers 20 undergraduate programs, as well as four master’s degree programs in Cyber Security, Game Production, Software Engineering, and...

“…I've taken some of the most interesting classes here. The teachers are great and they are more than willing to help you. Also the class sizes are smaller so you don't get lost in the crowd.” – Devon from Tempe, AZ

Pennsylvania College of Technology

Pennsylvania College of Technology is an applied technology college and part of the Pennsylvania State University system. Penn College operates a main campus in Williamsport, PA, as well as four satellite campuses in the northern region of the state,...

“…I am pleased with my experience. The instructors are knowledgable and eager to help. I plan to continue attending.” – Travis from Williamsport, PA

Walla Walla University

Walla Walla University is a private institution founded in 1892 and is founded on Christian teachings and values of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Walla Walla is rated as having a “selective” admissions process and orchestrates an honors program...

“…Great atmosphere, lots of friendliness to go around. Beautiful campus, even if they have weird weather. Great academics, however much people like to complain. Homework is required at all colleges.” – Sara from Dallas, OR

Kingston University London

Located just 25 minutes from central London, Kingston University offers internationally-recognized qualifications and welcomes around 100 new students from the USA every year, with many more on Study Abroad and exchange programs. Founded in 1899, the...

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...

“…College for Creative Studies is a school where everyone can learn to have fun but also learn the basics and advanced levels of art. Students and professors at CCS are passionate about all types of art and are willing to expand their talent and...” – Megan

Cleveland Institute of Art

The Cleveland Institute of Art is a college of arts, media, and design in Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood. CIA confers degrees in 15 artistic majors such as Animation, Game Design, and Ceramics. In addition, CIA requires all students to...

“…The area and student body is so diverse you're bound to be entertained. There are so many areas around University Circle to explore including Coventry and Little Italy, and the Art and Natural History museum are excellent resources. So many studio...” – Maria from Struthers, OH

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

Formerly known as Universidad del Turabo, the Ana G. Méndez University-Gurabo campus is a private school in the eastern center of Puerto Rico. AGMU Gurabo offers over 100 academic programs conferring bachelor’s, associate degrees, and certificates...

“…Turabo is one of my favorite university. Has a great atmosphere and great places to hang out. In here you can focus on studying and improving yourself.” – Jesus from Puerto Rico

California College of the Arts

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts is a Bay Area-based school of art and design with campuses in San Francisco and Oakland. CCA is home to 22 undergraduate programs in core disciplines of Architecture, Fine Arts, Design, and Humanities....

“…CCA is a diverse college that has two campuses located in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. It educates students to shape culture and society through the practice and study of the arts of architecture, writing, and design. This college prepares the...” – Jaimie from San Ramon, CA

Community College of Allegheny County is a public, 2-year institution located throughout Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh, Oakdale, West Mifflin, Washington, Monroeville, and Braddock Hills. With over 150 academic programs leading to a variety of career...

“…I attended CCAC after a year at an expensive private 4-year college. If it was an option I would still be at CCAC. The Community College stereotype is one that needs to be re-written. The classes at CCAC were the exact same quality as anywhere else....” – Nicole from Allison Park, PA

Columbus College of Art and Design

Founded in 1879, The Columbus College of Art & Design is one of the oldest art and design colleges in the United States. With a campus adjacent to the Columbus Museum of Art, CCAD confers bachelor’s degrees in 12 artistic fields of study such as...

“…I have completely enjoyed my first 2 years at CCAD. I have found the professors and staff at CCAD to be caring and strive to help me grow as an artist. Columbus College of Art and Design is the top school in the nation for arts studies...........now...” – Amanda from West Chester, OH

CUNY LaGuardia Community College

LaGuardia Community College is a 2-year community college in New York City and a component institution of the City University of New York system. LaGuardia confers associate degrees and certificates in over 60 academic fields of study. In addition,...

“…laguardia community college is student-oriented. it has so many student resources for any issue or need imaginable. the professors are very knowledgeable and passionate about what they teach.” – Doris from South Richmond Hill, NY

GateWay Community College Arizona is a public, 2-year institution established in Phoenix, and it is a member of the Maricopa County Community College District. GateWay offers over 150 academic programs, including associate’s degree and certificate...

“…I love Gateway! Everyone is friendly and helpful. The campus is nice and easy to find your way around.” – Renee from Scottsdale, AZ

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is a professional art school based in the Historic Third Ward district of Milwaukee. MIAD provides students their own studio space starting sophomore year.  The most popular majors are graphic design,...

“…The best part is you're not getting taught by TA's. You're instructors are all specialists in their subjects, so you know you're getting a great education. It's also great how much they emphasize liberal studies. I know from previously going to a...” – Pia

The Cranbrook Academy of Art is a private, graduate institution established on the 319-acre campus of the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The Academy provides graduate study opportunities in eleven departments including...

Originally founded as the New Hampshire Technical Institute, NHTI, Concord’s Community College is a 2-year institution in New Hampshire’s capital city. NHTI is home to 92 areas of study with 12 programs available entirely online. In addition to their...

“…this college works hard to make it's students feel comfortable and welcome. they do put effort into reducing the amount of stress a student feels, and calms the overwhelming new territory feeling that comes with the new experience. they definitely...” – Emily from NH

With campus a short distance from the English Channel, The Arts University at Bournemouth is a school of the visual and performing arts in southern England. AUB awards undergraduate degrees in 23 artistic and creative fields of study such as Make-Up...

Established in 1965, the School of Plastic Arts and Design of Puerto Rico is a public, 4-year institution located in San Juan. The college offers a bachelor’s degree program in Plastic Arts, with concentrations available in Graphic Arts, Industrial...

Falmouth University is a special-focus institution located in Cornwall, England. Founded in 1902 as Falmouth School of Arts, Falmouth earned its university status in 2012 and offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in creative industries such as...

University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is an institution located in the city of the same name. Founded in 1881, the redbrick university is proud of their founding mission, ‘for the advancement of learning and enoblement of life,’ which they still maintain today...