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Eye on Education: Most Influential US Design Schools

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In celebration of GDUSA‘s 50th Anniversary we have conducted a multitude of surveys on the state of design. This time around we turn our attention to education.

First off, we asked our readers, “WHAT IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL DESIGN SCHOOL OF THE PAST 50 YEARS?”  Their top 10 choices are listed below:

 

 

RISD

|1|

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

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|2|

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

 

yale

|3|

Yale School of Art

art center

|4|

Art Center College of Design

 

pratt

|5|

Pratt Institute

Cranbrook30

|6|

Cranbrook Academy of Art

 

parsons

|7|

Parsons The New School for Design

 

mica

|8|

MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art)

 

cooper union

|9|

The Cooper Union

 

carnegie mellon

|10|

Carnegie Mellon University

 

We also asked our readers:

WHAT IS THE MOST INFLUENTIAL DESIGN SCHOOL TODAY?

Here are their responses:

|1|
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)

|2|
School of Visual Arts (SVA)

|3|
Art Center College of Design

|4|
Parsons The New School for Design

|5|
Pratt Institute

|6|
MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art)

|7|
California Institute of the Arts (CalArts)

|8|
Yale School of Art

|9|
California College of the Arts (CCA)

|10|
SCAD

|11|
Carnegie Mellon University

|12|
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)

|13|
Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD)

|14|
Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)

|15|
The Cooper Union

|16|
Cranbrook Academy of Art

|17|
Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)

|18|
Tyler School of Art

|19|
Academy of Art University

|20|
Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

|21|
University of the Arts

|22|
Otis College of Art and Design

|23|
The Art Institutes

|24|
Cleveland Institute of Arts (CIA)

|25|
Full Sail University

|26|
College for Creative Studies

|27|
Corcoran College of Art + Design

 
|28|
University of Delaware

|29|
Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Drexel University

|30|
Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)

 

Also check out:
Highest Honors: Top US Design Schools

4 comments

  1. mia says: April 10, 20142:43 pm

    SVA before Cooper Union is ridiculous and stupid. SVA before Pratt and Parsons is ridiculous too.

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  3. Everyone says: August 12, 201311:24 pm

    which school has the most unjustified, exorbitant tuition and is quickly transforming from private to for-profit in a years time? oh wait, all of them.

  4. a says: August 6, 201311:03 am

    which school is most profitable?

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