Art schools, arts colleges, arts education around the world

Art schools, colleges; careers, jobs, arts education; universities, online courses
A guide to art colleges and arts education

See also: Art colleges and schools around the world
Lectures on art (videos)  Online arts schools  Photography
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Art schools directories, search engines and databases *

Accredited Online Colleges/Degree Programs
is a free comprehensive and informative resource that ranks each university in America by size, degrees offered, tuition costs, admission rates, graduation rates, and retention rates. While entire institutions can earn regional accreditation to ensure that the school as a whole meets educational standards, specific departments and degree programs also pursue specialized educational accreditation for departments or degree programs.

Affordable Colleges Online
Affordable Colleges Online includes a guidebook for students looking to pursue an education in a variety of art disciplines. Their guidebook provides extensive information about online art programs, including:- How to choose a quality online art program.

All Art Schools
Students can use our free comprehensive database of U.S. art schools to search for everything from associate’s to doctoral degrees in over 50 business-related concentrations, including painting, theatre, music and art history.

Alliance for Young Writers and Artists (US)
The Regional Affiliate Network of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers consists of dedicated organizations across the country that present The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in local communities. Affiliates support teachers, students and parents when submitting work; organize local judging by professional artists and writers; recognize students at public ceremonies; and showcase Award-winning work through exhibitions, publications and readings. Affiliates also submit the top award-winning work to the Alliance for national judging.

Art Attack
Launched by Gullane Entertainment in September 2001 to support the television series and promote the fun and simplicity of Art. This ground-breaking companion site encourages children to recreate all the ‘”make and do” activities featured in the television series, using everyday household items.

Art Attack videos on YouTube.

An art education resource from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Children’s library, playground and classroom.

Art Schools and College Directory (US)

Art Schools Digital
The leading online resource for art programs and schools. The comprehensive portal for individuals who wish to pursue a fulfilling career in the arts.

Art Schools Search (US)

Arts Education Collaborative
The Arts Education Collaborative, located in Western Pennsylvania, works to achieve its mission through professional development programs and advocacy projects.

Artstarts in Schools
ArtStarts in Schools is a unique not-for-profit organization offering educators, artists, parents and students a broad range of programs, services and resources to promote arts and creativity among young people.

Atelier 2
Sculpture courses by the Dutch sculptor Ton Willems in France.

European art schools, a list from Wikipedia.

Rankings of U.S. art schools.

Art Institutes

Art Schools and College Directory (US)

Arts Schools Today
A guide to getting into art school.

California Alliance For Arts Education
The California Alliance for Arts Education promotes, supports,and advocates visual and performing arts education for preschool through post-secondary students in California schools.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Weekly news and job-information source for college and university faculty members, administrators, and students.

Global Dialogues
Global Dialogues is a youth-powered movement that uses online video contests, films and short story contests to promote dialogue and to promote social change, diversity, and compassion-based solutions.

Online Graphic Design Degree
Online Graphic Design Degree: resources on design tools, graphic visualizations and color theory.

Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Make and install your own sculptures.

Proquest Learning Library (a schools reference site). 
Proquest Learning Library provides access to thousands of current periodicals and newspapers, many updated daily and containing full-text articles from 1986. Proquest is one of several well-respected suites of educational products, including Proquest Learning Literature and Proquest Learning History.

Die Schlumper, Hamburg. 
Artworks by a group of so-called mentally handicapped people. Today the group consists of about 30 men and women between the ages of 20 and 80. Each of them has an individual style; together they are a marvellously crazy group. The Schlumpers live all over Hamburg in supervised group homes sponsored by various institutions.

The Guardian, UK,  Education Unlimited, an education supplement.


History Timeline. From The University of Ghent, Belgium.
A detailed and encompassing overview of the intellectual and artistic history of mankind has been made on a single wall chart. As such, this timeline is a unique creation, designed especially for classrooms, studies and universities or colleges.

Annotated links for educators, researchers, graduates and others requiring access to general and subject-specific resources and courseware in Higher Education. Categorised by subject and searchable. Includes education journals.

DC Collaborative (US)
The DC Collaborative works with its members to provide equitable access to arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools.

EDSITEment, National Endowment for the Humanities.
The Best of the Humanities on the Web from the National Endowment for the Humanities in partnership with the National Trust for the Humanities, and the Verizon Foundation. This educational partnership brings online humanities resources from some of the world’s great museums, libraries, cultural institutions, and universities directly to your classroom.

Education Online Search
Career and college information; a deep, unbiased resource for learning and career choices. All content is free of charge for the use of parents, students and educators.

Find Your Art School is a place to research art schools by program, degree, location, online, and more, all in one place. makes it easy for students to find exactly the right art schools & programs they may be interested in. Prospective art students can search schools through a variety of criteria, including programs offered, degree types, and locations, as well as access a library of content relevant to art programs and the process of applying & choosing an art school.


Kennedy Center ArtsEdge
The National Arts and Education Network supports the placement of the arts at the center of the curriculum and advocates creative use of technology to enhance the K-12 educational experience.

KinderArt. Art education. 
Free art and craft lessons, activities and plans for children. Drama, painting, sculpture and more.


Massachusetts Art Education Association


New York Times College Fine Arts
An online resource for students and faculty. By organizing the news into over 200 academic disciplines, the site allows college students and faculty to easily locate information related to their specific fields of study and integrate New York Times content into their daily academic lives. O

Open College of the Arts | OCA (UK)
OCA offers courses in a wide range of artistic subjects including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, creative writing, music and textile arts.


Parsons New School of Design, New York
A diverse community of students develops critical thinking skills and applies them to challenges ranging from environmental degradation to physical accessibility and humanitarian crises. Through a network of interconnected design laboratories, students explore global phenomena at multiple sites and scales of engagement, from on-campus research initiatives to partnerships that affect change in New York and around the world.

Peace Education
Materials for peace education downloadable free of charge. Martin Auer, renowned Austrian author of children’s books has put together a collection of stories for children and young people named “The Strange War. Stories for a Culture of Peace”.

PedagoNet. Teaching Resources Search Engine

PHDs *

Online PHD U.K.
Free assistance about choosing the best suited online PhD programs for professionals who wish to pursue post-graduate education and uplift professional worth.

Italian Art Courses
Art courses in Florence and Milan offered by Language School and Private Universities. Find course details, history and pricing.

Best Doctoral Programs in Arts in Italy 2018. PhDStudies

New York Art Colleges
The Find Your Art School directory features quick and easy searching and browsing to help art students find New York art colleges.

Online Graduate Programs
Online Graduate Programs is part of a larger project that covers all facets of graduate school, its practices and applications. Since the education landscape is continually transforming and the requirements are evolving, it aims to provide an objective comprehensive overview. While some websites present a singular perspective, they work hard to make sure that other content is as diverse and dynamic as possible. Their goal is to provide prospective, current and past graduate students with the resources they need in order to make informed decisions.

Art scholarships around the world, Top Universities


Saatchi Gallery web guide to art colleges and schools around the world.

School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe
School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe is an organization dedicated to the imaginative exploration of art, technology, design, interactivity and storytelling.


Tate Modern Education
Tate Gallery education.

Photography schools *

See: Photography schools

Art therapy *

Art Therapy Credentials Board

The American Art Therapy Association

Art therapy on the web, art therapy discussion

Boston Institute for Arts Therapy

British Association of Art Therapists

International Expressive Arts Therapy Association


Interactive/online art education *

Accredited Online College Degrees (USA)
Accredited Online College Education and Masters Degree Programs. Search by state, categories or subject.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Art Games. An interactive website for children to create art and play games online while learning about painting and sculpture.

ETV (New Zealand)
Offering unique online video libraries for use in education, available 24/7, wherever you need it. No special hardware is required to access their extensive, fast-growing video content.

Museum of Web Art Kids Wing

Mr Picassohead. Create your own Picasso-like artwork.

Online Art Courses
Learn to draw, paint and photograph. Portrait Painting, Draw Animals, Drawing People, Photographing, Pencil, Oil Colour, Airbrush, Digital Art, etc.

Open Colleges (Australia)
Open Colleges is an accredited vocational training provider that has recently partnered with TAFE. It allows users the option to take courses by correspondence.

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Sotheby’s Institute Online is a new venue developed by Sotheby’s Institute of Art to provide an opportunity for people all over the world to take courses at their own convenience. Connecting through the Internet, students receive instruction, ask questions of their instructors and each other, discuss issues, and actively participate in their classes – all from their own homes or offices at times of their own choosing.

The Toymaker
Make paper toys, holiday cards, valentines, sun boxes, baskets and bags, origami and ephemera.


A virtual education project. Excellent research links to a number of disciplines, including art.


Web Art Academy
Natalie Richy’s Web Art Academy Club offers fine art video lessons that reveal classical oil painting and drawing techniques.

The World and I
The World & I is a multifaceted monthly publication that presents a broad range of thought-provoking reading in the areas of politics and current affairs, the arts, cutting-edge science, international cultures, the latest in literature, the most talked-about issues in the academe, and popular culture.

Country and Area Index of Art Schools and Colleges *

See: Art colleges around the world, an index of websites