Art schools, art colleges around the world

Country and area index of art schools and colleges worldwide

Asia *

Arch Academy
Offering courses for fashion, jewellery and interior design. Details on admission.

Himachal Pradesh University
Course outline for masters programmes in music, performing arts and visual arts. Located in India.

The Korean National University of Arts
Encompassing the School of Music, School of Drama, School of Dance, School of Visual Art, School of Film and Multimedia, and School of Korean Traditional Art.

Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts
Fine and applied arts offerings. Located in Japan.

Kyoto City University of Arts
Fine arts, design, crafts and music programs offered. Japan.

Kyushu Sangyo University
Providing courses in fine art, photography and design. Located in Fukuoka City, Japan.

Lasalle-Sia College of the Arts
South-east Asia’s foremost art institute offering diploma and degree courses in Design, Fine Art, Multimedia, Dance, Drama and Music.

Panjab University
Courses in fine arts, music and Indian theatre. Located in Chandigarh, India.

Tokyo University of the Arts
Undergraduate and graduate courses offered in visual arts, design, music, architecture, art history and photography.

Courses offered in fine arts, music, dance, drama and the humanities. West Bengal, India.

Australia *

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.

Adelaide Central School of Art

Grenadi School of Design, Melbourne

National Art School, Darlinghurst, Sydney

RMIT University, Melbourne

School of Art – Australian National University

Sydney College of the Arts.

Queensland College of Art

UNSW Art & Design

Victoria University Arts, Melbourne

Victorian College of the Arts

University of Tasmania

Whitehouse Institute of Design

Austria *

Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien, Vienna

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna

Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz, Graz

Universität für künstlerische und industrielle Gestaltung Linz

Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, Salzburg

Universität für Musik und darstellende KunstWien

Belgium *

Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen

ERG – Ecole de Recherche Graphique, Bruxelles

Ecole Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc Bruxelles Le 75, Brussels

Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Gent, Gent

Czech Republic *

Academy of Fine Arts Prague, Prague. Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno

Denmark *

Royal Danish Academy of Art, Copenhagen

Jutland Art Academy, Århus.

Funen Art Academy, Odense

Europe *

European Graduate School EGS
Information about classes, faculty, history, education, and research at The European Graduate School. The European Graduate School (EGS) is an accredited graduate and postgraduate degree-granting university with two divisions: Arts, Health and Society and Media and Communication. The European Graduate School offers a uniquely dynamic academic setting that allows a creative encounter with the foremost representatives and thinkers of expressive arts.

European art schools, a list from Wikipedia.

France *

L’Education artistique et culturelle sur Éduscol le site pédagogique du ministère de l’Éducation

Portail interministériel pour l’éducation artistique et culturelle.

Atelier de Sèvres
Ecole préparatoire aux concours des écoles supérieures d’art nationales et internationales.  Paris.

Ecole du Louvre
Etablissement d’enseignement supérieur dispensant des cours d’archéologie, d’épigraphie, d’histoire de l’art, d’histoire des civilisations, d’anthropologie et de muséologie. Paris.

Ecole nationale des beaux arts de Lyon
Enseignement supérieur en art et design. Lyon, Rhône.

Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts
Informations sur les programmes d’étude et l’admission ainsi que sur les expositions, agenda et publications. Paris.

École supérieure des beaux-arts de la Réunion
Cet établissement d’enseignement supérieur, agréé par le Ministère de la culture, dispense des enseignements en art, design et communication validés par le DNAP et le DNSEP.

Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA)
Présentation de l’enseignement, thèmes et informations. Paris.

Institut supérieur des arts appliqués (LISAA)
Mode, graphisme, architecture intérieure, design et animation 3D. Paris, Nantes, Rennes et Strasbourg.

Le Quai
Cette école supérieure d’art propos des formations artistiques labellisées par le Ministère de la culture, en 3 ou 5 ans, dans les domaines du design graphique, design textile et de l’art sonore. Mulhouse, Haut-Rhin.

Germany *

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Universität der Künste Berlin, Berlin University of the Arts

Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig
University of the Arts Braunschweig

Hochschule für Künste Bremen, University of the Arts, Bremen

Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Dresden


Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf

Burg Giebichenstein
Burg Giebichenstein Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle

Hochschule für Kunst und Design Halle

University of Art and Design Halle, Halle, Saxony-Anhalt

Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Munich

Akademie der Bildenden Künste Nürnberg, Nuremberg

Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach

India *

Best College Hunt
College Hunt gives you the opportunity to make a proper life-changing decision. The website features articles about the choosing process, how to pay for college, what to expect from the college experience as well as how to search your first job! There are a lot of other different features on the website to guide you every step of the way through your college education.

India. Indi Art Art Education
Comprehensive courses and workshops in various forms of creative arts to suit your individual liking and needs. These courses are specially designed considering every individual’s talent, age, time constraints and grasping levels.

Italy *

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

Accademia Italiana
International school of art, fashion, interior, furniture, textile and graphic design located in Florence.

Accademia Europea Firenze
The Accademia Europea di Firenze is an Italian Language, Music, Art and Culture school located in the center of Florence.

Istituto Michelangelo
Details of the school, the area and the courses offered, with pricing information.

Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano
Academy in Milan offering degrees and programs in printing, sculpture, theatre design, product design, communication design, fashion and textile design.

Studio Art Centers International
International art school in Florence, Italy, offers courses in art history, art conservation, design, Italian language and studies.

Style Design College
Offers courses in photography, fashion and interior design and Photography. Milan

Poland *

Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk

Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice

Academy of Fine Arts Władysława Strzemińskiegoin, Łódź

Academy of Fine Arts in Poznań
Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Warszawie

Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw

Academy of Fine Arts Eugeniusza Gepperta

Academy of Arts, Warsaw.

Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts

Spain *

ED Madrid
Istituto Europeo di Design), Madrid.

Escuela Superior de Arte del Principado de Asturias

Escola d’Art i Superior de Disseny d’Alacant

Elisava, Escola Superior de Disseny

Eina, Escola de Disseny i Art

Davinci Escola d’Art

Steiner, Rudolf. The Rudolf Steiner Archives
The Philosophy of Freedom

UK art schools, colleges, universities, institutes *

Arts Educational Schools, London.

The Guardian, UK,  Education Unlimited, an education supplement.
Online learning for British schoolchildren, lessons, tests and learning material.

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

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

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Camberwell College of Arts

Cambridge School of Art
Offering courses in illustration, graphic design, photographic and digital media, typography, book arts and art history.

Chester College Department of Fine Art
Offering fine art, art history, design and a digital media programs.

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

Central School of Speech and Drama

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Chichester College

Courtauld Institute of Art

De Montfort University Department of History of Art and Material Culture

Kingston University Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

Leeds Metropolitan University
Offers an interdisciplinary portfolio of research dedicated to the visual arts, design, environmental arts, graphic arts and moving image.

Edinburgh College of Art

University College Falmouth

Glasgow School of Art

Gloucestershire College

Goldsmiths College

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Hereford College of Arts University for the Creative Arts, Kent.

Leeds College of Art and Design

Liverpool School of Art and Design

London College of Fashion

London College of Communication

The Manchester College

Northern School of Contemporary Dance

Norwich University of the Arts

Plymouth College of Art

Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication

Richmond University, London

Rose Bruford College

Royal College of Art Royal College of Music

Royal Northern College of Music

The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Shrewsbury College of Arts and Technology

Sothebys 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.

Trinity College of Music

Wimbledon College of Art

Birmingham Institute of Art and Design
Offers certificates and diplomas for beginners, undergraduate and postgraduate education. Includes mission, courses, gallery, research and international students.

Cambridge School of Art
Offering courses in illustration, graphic design, photographic and digital media, typography, book arts and art history.

Chester College Department of Fine Art
Offering fine art, art history, design and a digital media programs.

De Montfort University Department of History of Art and Material Culture

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
Dundee, Scotland, UK.

Kingston University Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

Leeds Metropolitan University
Offers an interdisciplinary portfolio of research dedicated to the visual arts, design, environmental arts, graphic arts and moving image.

Liverpool School of Art and Design

Loughborough University School of Art of Design

Manchester Metropolitan University Faculty of Art and Design

Middlesex University School of Arts
Electronic arts, fine art, design, textiles, fashion, performing arts, literary and language studies, communication, culture and media studies, history, politics and international studies.

The Nottingham Trent School of Art and Design
Undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a variety of disciplines. Includes information and links for research and international students.

Open University Department of Art History
Specializes in research and teaching relating to the history of art and architecture from the Renaissance to the present day.

Open University, Faculty of Arts
Home of all the individual arts faculties. Advice, information, research, services and recruitment details available.

School of Media Arts and Design
Degree courses in ceramics, fashion, media, film, photography, music, graphics, illustration, animation, television, radio and mixed media. University of Westminster, Harrow, London.

University of Brighton Faculty of Arts

University of Buckingham Department of History of Art and Heritage Management

University of Cambridge Department of History of Art
An online prospectus and information about the history and criticism of art and architecture courses.

University of East Anglia School of World Art Studies and Museology

University of East London: Architecture and Visual Arts
Offering education in fine art, architecture, design, and art and film history.

University of Essex Department of Art History and Theory
Offering graduate and undergraduate studies, staff information, and research interests.

University of Exeter School of Drama and Music
Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, department history, news, events, staff, activities and online resources. Exeter.

University of Glasgow
Theatre, Film and Television Studies Department provides information on its undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

U.S. art schools *

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.

Design schools

Top design schools, a guide from Graphic Design USA.

Parsons New School for Design, New York
Parsons The New School for Design enables students to develop the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a rapidly changing society. Students collaborate with peers, industry partners, and communities around the world and in New York City, a global center of art, design, and business.


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 Schools
Search for art programs ran by accredited online universities.

U.S. List of U.S. art schools, from Wikipedia.

U.S. art schools: find by state and city.

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

U.S.  art schools, from Wikipedia.

U.S. art schools: find by state and city.