Best Graphic Design Schools in USA

Best Graphic Design Schools in USA
Rhode Island School of Design

Graphic design is the process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, photography, and illustration. The field is considered a subset of visual communication and communication design, but sometimes the term “graphic design” is used synonymously. Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for various applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and corporate reports. If you want to become a Graphic Designer then we have a list of best schools in the USA.

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) – Providence, Rhode Island

Rhode Island School of Design is a fine art and design college located in Providence, in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. Known as the leading college of art and design in the United States, RISD is ranked #1 in Business Insider’s survey of The World’s 25 Best Design Schools.

Parsons School of Design – Manhattan, New York

Parsons School of Design (known colloquially as Parsons) is a private art and design college located in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City. It is one of the seven colleges of The New School.

The Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, New York

Pratt Institute is a private, nonsectarian, non-profit institution of higher learning located in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, United States, with a satellite campus located at 14th Street in Manhattan and an extension campus in Utica, NY. Comprising five schools, the Institute is primarily known for its highly ranked programs in architecture, interior design, and industrial design, and offers both undergraduate and Master’s degree programs in a variety of fields with a strong focus on research.

Art Center College of Design – Pasadena, California

ArtCenter College of Design (stylized as ArtCenter) is a nonprofit, private college located in Pasadena, California. ArtCenter offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a wide variety of art and design fields, as well as public programs for children and high school students, and continuing studies for adults in the Los Angeles metro area. It is one of the few schools to offer a degree in Interaction Design.

Carnegie Mellon School of Design – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University is a degree-granting institution within a private university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. The School of Design is one of five schools within the Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts offering both under and postgraduate education. The School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and awards BDES, MA, MDES, MPS, MII-PS, DDES, and Ph.D. degrees.

School of Visual Arts – Manhattan, New York

School of Visual Arts (SVA) is a for-profit art and design college located in Manhattan, New York, founded in 1947. The college is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, a consortium of 36 leading art schools in the United States.

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) – Savannah, Georgia

Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), is a private, nonprofit, accredited university with locations in Savannah, Georgia; Atlanta, Georgia; Hong Kong; and Lacoste, France. The university enrolls more than 11,000 students from across the United States and around the world with international students comprising up to 14 percent of the student population.

Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, Virginia

Website –
Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in Richmond, Virginia. VCUarts has the lowest annual tuition among the top 10 schools of arts and design in the country.

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) – Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is an art and design college in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. MICA was ranked #7 in the nation among fine arts programs by U.S. News and World Report.

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) – Valencia, Santa Clarita, California

The California Institute of the Arts is a private university located in the Valencia neighborhood of the municipality of Santa Clarita in the California county of Los Angeles. It is authorized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to grant Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in the visual, performing, and, since 1994, literary arts.

Avatar for Simmi Kamboj

Simmi Kamboj

Simmi Kamboj is the Founder and Administrator of Ritiriwaz, your one-stop guide to Indian Culture and Tradition. She had a passion for writing about India's lifestyle, culture, tradition, travel, and is trying to cover all Indian Cultural aspects of Daily Life.