Choosing An Art School: 3 Things To Consider

How do you know which art and design program is best for you?  The search for the right college or university can seem confusing and overwhelming.  There are so many schools to choose from and a wide variety of issues to consider.  Some will require a bit of research, others will be more instinctual for you.  Here is a list of the top three I think you should consider.

  1. Major Decisions    Is Digital Media your thing? Or perhaps Art History or Interior Design?  Not all colleges offer every major.  You’ll want to consider schools that offer the areas of study that peak your interest.
  2. BA or BFA    Again, this choice will narrow your list of schools.  Different institutions provide different programs.   A BFA will require more studio time.
  3. Big Fish In A Little Pond    Is an art and design school what you’re looking for or would you prefer to integrate your studies within a broader liberal arts education?  The former will have you learning and living with artists 24/7.  At the latter you’ll attend classes alongside math and English majors while you follow your artistic passions.

There is no “right” answer to any of these questions.  However, once you begin to answer them you’ll be on your way to finding the right college for you.

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