In an update to their rankings of educational institutions, US News and World Report ranked VCU as the nation’s top public graduate program in the Fine Arts category.
In an update to their rankings of educational institutions, U.S. News & World Report ranked VCU as the nation’s top public graduate program in the Fine Arts category. The Virginia Commonwealth University School of Arts (VCUarts) pulled in a #4 ranking overall (tied with UCLA), behind three private universities: Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Several of VCUarts departments were also ranked nationally including:
- #5 Graphic Design
- #7 Painting
- #9 Ceramics
- #10 Printmaking
- #13 Photography
- #13 Multimedia / Visual Communications
In a press release Joseph H. Seipel, Dean of the School of Arts, had this to say:
“We recruit and attract some of the most renowned professional artists to join our faculty and, in turn, this draws applications from the top students in the nation and around the world. These newly released rankings reaffirm the caliber of VCUarts faculty, programs and students. As part of a research university, VCUarts students have the opportunity to pursue cross-disciplinary collaborations and to study alongside scholars from divergent fields. We provide a stellar arts education within the context of a research university.”
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