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Links to art schools, art colleges, art education centers, and any other entity that offers art or drawing classes to be updated here. Suggestions are appreciated!

:star: Admin -- if working from a backup, overwrite the backup with the live copy before editing & updating. This keeps us from overwriting each others' updates. =D

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Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design

National Association of Schools of Art and Design

Online Schools

Animation Mentor
-The online animation school.

United States:


Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California
-Many different majors. Very expensive.

Berkeley City College in Downtown Berkeley
-See their Departments and Programs.

***** Civic Arts Education in Walnut Creek, California
-Multiple locations; most classes take place at either the Civic Park Campus or the Shadelands Campus.
Excellent life drawing classes, drawing and painting classes, plus sculpting and crafts classes in various media. Check their online catalog for a complete list.

De Anza College in Cupertino, California
-Offering very affordable Animation Classes, Certificates and Degrees as well as other art and art-related studies. See their catalog.

Hayward Area Recreation and Park District with several facilities (see a map or see their facilities directory) in Alameda County, California
-Offers affordable drawing, painting, and sculpture classes, among others. The Hayward Area Recreation & Park District is an independent special use district providing park and recreation services for over 250,000 residents living within a 64 square-mile area which includes the City of Hayward, Castro Valley, San Lorenzo and the unincorporated Ashland, Cherryland and Fairview districts. The Park District, known locally as “H.A.R.D.”, is the largest recreation district in the State of California. Since its creation in 1944, the District has provided residents with many beautiful facilities and parks, as well as hundreds of educational and recreational classes and programs. The mission of the Park District is improving the quality of life for citizens of all ages by providing a variety of recreational activities, special events, facilities and services that encourage life-long learning, fitness and fun.


Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, FL
-The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program is a four-year sequence of studio art, art history and liberal arts courses designed to prepare you for life as a professional artist or designer.


Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA
-Students may choose from eight different degrees:
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Master of Architecture
Master of Arts
Master of Fine Arts
Master of Arts in Teaching Art
Master of Arts in Teaching Drama
Master of Urban Design


The Art Institutes International Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota
-The Art Institutes International Minnesota offers a variety of degree programs including Advertising, Baking & Pastry, Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, Design Management, Fashion & Retail Management, Graphic Design, Hospitality Management, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design and Interior Planning with AutoCAD, Media Arts & Animation, Photography, and Visual Effects & Motion Graphics.

New Jersey

duCret School of Art in Plainfield, New Jersey
-duCret is a small school run by a private, non-profit organization founded to help young would-be artists that cannot afford to go to larger schools. The art education opportunities are flexible and relatively affordable.

The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc. in Dover, New Jersey
-The school is dedicated to aspiring cartoonists who are dedicated to becoming professionals in cartooning, comic book, and the general field of commercial art.

New York

School of Visual Arts in New York, New York
-SVA offers undergraduate programs in Advertising, Animation, Cartooning, Computer Art, Film & Video, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, and Visual & Critical Studies. Offers Graduate programs in Fine Arts, Art Criticism and Writing, Art Education, Art Therapy, Computer Art, Design, Design Criticism, Digital Photography, Illustration as Visual Essay, and Photography, Video and Related Media.


Carnegie Mellon's College of Fine Arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
-Quite good, but expensive.

Other Countries:


Ontario College of Art and Design in Ontario
-At Toronto’s creative core, OCAD has a 130-year tradition of contemporary thinking and practice in art and design… which now includes graduate degree programs:

* Master of Fine Arts in Criticism and Curatorial Practice
* Interdisciplinary Master’s in Art, Media and Design
* Executive Master of Design in Advertising

OCAD delivers specialized, discipline-based education in an interdisciplinary context, integrating studio learning with historical, critical and scientific inquiry. Curriculum has more breadth and depth than any other fine arts program in Canada. Twelve program majors lead to either a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) or a Bachelor of Design (BDes).

:iconseneca-sca: Seneca College School of Communication Arts in Ontario

:iconsheridanartists: Sheridan Institute of Higher Learning with several campuses in Ontario

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the-stephy-powers Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
there's also and there's like thousands of art schools online now.
SharaSellarine Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student General Artist
ThePaintedLady143 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I've heard of VCU, my mom actually went there and got a degree in art. But they are an exceptional art school, I've been told. [link]
Hachi-Fusami Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thanks! Im intrested in going to some kind of art college but I didn't really know wahts was out there.
All-These-Kiwis Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
If we're allowed to make requests, I would like to find some art classes in the Huber Heights/Springfield/Dayton, Ohio area.
TheArta Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Student General Artist
I have a problem regarding Colleges. It is kinda personal. If there is a possibility for someone to give advice, I think my question would go into Case Studies..

Um.. so, can I probably send you a note?
ArtistsHospital Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009
You most certainly can. :floating:

Send your patient request to :iconartistshospitaler: for a faster response. If you don't want it posted publicly, let us know and we'll work with you that way. =)

The more information you can give, the more likely the staff will be able to help you. I don't mean personal details, just... we need more than "help, I can't draw" and such. :XD: lol.

I'm looking forward to getting your request. =)
joce13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I've been looking at the Academy of Art University. I want to go into 2D animation, and that seems ot be the only school I can find that has a program for just that(not just a couple calsses to prep for 3D). Is it worth it? I live in centeral Indiana, so its a bit far away and my parents are a little iffy on sending me to San Fransico.
ArtistsHospital Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009

Is it okay if I post this on the patient journal at :iconartistshospitaler:? I'm hoping someone from the East coast can tell you more about schools in your area.

I know that :iconmayshing: goes to SVA [link] in New York City; that's surely closer than San Francisco, though it's also very expensive.

However, if you're going to come to California, I would go to De Anza College in Cupertino (near San Jose) and get an Associate's in Animation. It's MUCH cheaper (like, tens of thousands of dollars cheaper) than the Academy of Arts, and I've heard from more than one person that it's an excellent school. De Anza's animation program is supposed to be in the top 15 of the country. Rent in that area would be cheaper too.

There is also Berkeley City College [link] (not the state university); they apparently offer an Associate's in Animation, and are also much cheaper than AofA. But they're probably not as good as De Anza.

There are also multiple animation schools in & around Los Angeles, for example:

the Animation Academy [link]

Art Institute of California [link]

although I have no idea what their prices are like. San Diego has schools too.

[link] can help you find schools in your area too.

Even before you go to animation school, you can start picking up the essentials by taking life drawing classes wherever you can get them. =) There's no such thing as too much life drawing, haha.

You know, I'm going to go ahead and post your request in the Journal -- if you want me to take it down, just squawk and I will. =) This needs someone who knows more about your area than I do to take a look at it.
joce13 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks. That helps a ton. :D
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