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Creative Art and Design in the USA

Details about colleges offering creative art and design courses in the USA.

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Rhode Island School of Design, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Yale University, University of Kentucky and University of Iowa are all some of the best art and design schools in the US.

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Seeking to study quality courses in the field of creative arts and design? Then pack your bags, for the USA is the right destination for you!

Surely, we all acknowledge that fact that creative art & design is not a very predominant subject across schools in India. The Indian educational curriculum tends to focus more on fields like engineering and business as they are high in demand, deeming itself to be of little capacity to support quality liberal arts degrees. With its hundreds of excellent liberal arts schools on offer, the United States has emerged, in recent times, as a highly favoured destination among Indian students opting for courses in the field of creative arts and design.

Here are some of the top ranked graduate schools and a few universities that may interest you:


‘AICAD’ is a term that you may stumble upon when you look for American arts and design courses, it stands for ‘Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design’. It is a consortium of 41 leading U.S. art schools.  AICAD colleges have educated international students from over 60 foreign countries. Around 70% of its students receive financial aid and support for their course study.

Listed below are a few AICAD colleges:

  • California College of the Arts
  • Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Maine College of Art
  • Otis College of Art and Design


The Creative Arts and Design field in the USA offers students a world of opportunities and high employability rates. So here is your chance to get creative and explore the various streams that it has to offer!

  • Theatrical design
  • Graphic design
  • Interior design
  • Visual design for digital media
  • Photography
  • Typography
  • Entertainment design
  • Textile design
  • Environmental design
  • Animation
  • Fashion Design

…and infinitely many more! With so many courses on offer, students can focus on their area of interest. 

Hotcourses India has 1486 U.S. Universities and Colleges listed that offer art courses. 

Don’t get left behind, know all there is to know about this field that inspires you!


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