Public Art School


Most public colleges art state-funded universities. These institutions can be very large and provide a wide variety of courses and majors. Large public universities can be highly prestigious and selective. Preference is typically given to students currently residing the same state as the university, and most public universities provide students with financial aid options and scholarship opportunities. For out-of-state students attending public universities, tuition costs can be significantly higher.

In addition to providing a wide variety of majors and areas of study, large public universities can provide students with more options for degrees. These institutions may provide undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and graduate certificates. Public institutions also offer a level of flexibility in scheduling and housing options to meet the needs of its variety of students. Many programs are available on part-time schedules, and these colleges and universities tend to have a larger number of commuter and non-traditional students, and admissions requirements can be less competitive. This can be of particular advantage to art students with full-time or part-time jobs. Because of this, the student body at public universities tends to be more diverse than that of private institutions.

Art students consider public institutions for a variety of reasons. Some students prefer the traditional college experience that many private art schools do not typically provide. Students can expect to receive a liberal arts education, and must complete core courses in a variety of subjects, including writing composition, history, and mathematics in addition to completing requirements within their chosen major. Class sizes can be much larger than those of private schools. For students interested in receiving a well-rounded education, a public university can be an excellent choice. Most programs place emphasis on the liberal arts, with less of a focus in studio art practice, whereas private art schools focus more on studio art courses and require less liberal arts core classes.

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Huntsville, AL
1916
Private
Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
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Anchorage, AK
17276
City
Public
Web Design & New Media
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Juneau, AK
3260
Public
Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Douglas, AZ
4739
Public
Web Design & New Media
Four-year school
Phoenix, AZ
2016
City
Advertising | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
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Thatcher, AZ
7241
Public
Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Arts Management | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
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Glendale, AZ
20154
Public
CAD, Drafting | Web Design & New Media
Four-year school
Phoenix, AZ
816
City
Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
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Phoenix, AZ
7863
City
Public
Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Arts Management | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
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Mesa, AZ
25960
City
Public
Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
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Tucson, AZ
494
Suburb
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Tempe, AZ
840
Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media
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Kingman, AZ
6702
Public
Animation | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
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Holbrook, AZ
4636
Public
Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Arts Management | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
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Phoenix, AZ
12164
City
Public
Web Design & New Media
Four-year school
Phoenix, AZ
5956
Animation | Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
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Tucson, AZ
35880
City
Public
Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
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Tempe, AZ
20865
Public
Architecture | Arts Management | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Scottsdale, AZ
10923
Public
Arts Management | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
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Phoenix, AZ
5444
City
Public
Web Design & New Media
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Russellville, AR
8814
Public
CAD, Drafting | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Forrest City, AR
1530
Public
Advertising | Graphic Design | Photography | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Hot Springs, AR
3698
Public
Advertising | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
Four-year school
Searcy, AR
6484
Private
Advertising | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Illustration | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media
Four-year school
Siloam Springs, AR
2073
Private
Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
West Memphis, AR
2192
Suburb
Public
Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Mena, AR
1111
Public
Advertising | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Camden, AR
2007
Public
CAD, Drafting | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
Four-year school
Fort Smith, AR
7335
Public
Animation | CAD, Drafting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
Four-year school
Rancho Cordova, CA
731
Animation | Architecture | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Graphic Design | Interior Design | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
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Los Angeles, CA
75
City
Advertising | Animation | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Sacramento, CA
35413
Suburb
Public
Architecture | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Bakersfield, CA
18402
City
Public
CAD, Drafting | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Aptos, CA
15974
Public
Animation | Architecture | Arts Management | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
Four-year school
Oakland, CA
1828
City
Private
Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
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Carson, CA
14477
Public
Performing Arts | Web Design & New Media
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Hayward, CA
14749
Public
Film, Video, TV | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media
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Santa Cruz, CA
16775
Public
Animation | Game Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Ridgecrest, CA
6342
Public
Advertising | Animation | Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Game Design | Graphic Design | Illustration | Interior Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
21399
Suburb
Public
Animation | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
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Fountain Valley, CA
11231
Public
Photography | Web Design & New Media
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Sonora, CA
3629
Public
Architecture | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Photography | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Compton, CA
6691
Public
Advertising | Architecture | Audio Production | CAD, Drafting | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Sacramento, CA
15946
City
Public
Animation | Game Design | Performing Arts | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Yucaipa, CA
6380
Public
Architecture | CAD, Drafting | Fine Art, Drawing, Painting | Graphic Design | Illustration | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
El Cajon, CA
9459
Suburb
Public
Web Design & New Media
Four-year school
Pomona, CA
8993
Architecture | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Torrance, CA
27237
Suburb
Public
Animation | Audio Production | Film, Video, TV | Game Design | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Visual Effects | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Los Altos Hills, CA
18293
Suburb
Public
Advertising | Architecture | Audio Production | Fashion Design, Marketing, Merchandising | Film, Video, TV | Graphic Design | Performing Arts | Photography | Web Design & New Media
Two-year school
Fresno, CA
25511
City
Public