Do you wish to be an Artist?

Are you looking for an art school?

Where do you talent lie?

What medium will you choose?


Animation, film making, photography, fashion design, graphic and web design, interior design, game development

When we think of art education in today’s world we have to add Digital Designing and Gaming.

My middle education did not include, but I had developed a love for ceramics from my early primary school education; as a result my high school education ended without any training or qualifications in art.

As fate will have it I was given the opportunity to study art at Teachers Collage; and except for Three and a half years teaching, The rest of my life is devoted to creating art and managing an art gallery.

Foundation Course In Art.

The course at the teacher’s collage offered a compulsory one year course in art in five disciplines; needle work, fabric printing, ceramics, painting and sculpture; you were allowed to choose on discipline as your main subject for the remaining two years of a three-year course.

Today art is so diverse that budding artists have many choices; if you are facing that choice, this article will serve you well and may help you find your passion.

Drawing, Pencil, Pen & Ink, Markers, Pastels, Chalk. Charcoal.

Painting. Watercolor. Acrylic. Oil. Airbrush.

Photography: Film. Digital. Video.

Print Making. Linocut. Woodcut. Etching.

Mixed Media. Collage. Assemblage. Fiber. Sand. Paper

Weaving. Fabric. String.

Sculpture: Wood. Metal. Stone. Clay. Glass. Concrete.

Ceramics: Porcelain. Stoneware, Terracotta

Art Colleges and Universities

Let me deal with my passion first, Sculpture; perhaps you would like to engage in some training. There are many institutions in North America and Europe offering training.

Game list the top 50 art schools in America,25 of which are listed below.

CUNNY-Hunter College

Florida State University

University of Denver

School of Visual Arts:-NY

University of Florida:-Gainesville, FL

Michigan State University:-East Lansing MI

University of Buffalo:-NY

The University of Texas: -Dallas-Richardson,, TX

Montclair State University-NJ

Pacific Northwest College of Art-Portland, OR

Pratt Institute School of Art & Design-Brooklyn, NY

Rhode Island School of Design-Providence, RI

Ringling College of Art and Design-Sarasota, FL

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago-Chicago, IL

Yale University School of Art-New Haven, CT

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign- Champaign IL

Suffolk University New England School of Art & Design-Boston, MA

CUNNY City College- New York, NY

Endicott College-Beverly MA

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

For what its worth, the Institution in the above list with the lowest acceptance rate was Yale University School of Art with an acceptance rate of 6%, and the highest was Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with an acceptance rate of 98%. Ironically Pennsylvania also has the highest Room and Board costs:$16,720 and the lowest Room and Board Costs is the University of Michigan with Roomand Board Costs just under $10.000


Vancouver seems to be the most popular city for Art colleges and universities in Canada. According to my limited research and firsthand knowledge the average cost of room and board may range from 14.000 to 15.000 Canadian dollars per year with additional costs averaging another 4 to 5 thousand per year. There are also some great universities between 25 and 27 thousand.

Ontario College of Art and Design- OCAD-Toronto, Ontario

The Art Institute of Vancouver-Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Institute of Media Arts-Vancouver, BC

Emily Carr University of Art and Design-Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Film School –VFS, Vancouver, BC

Capilano University-Vancouver, BC

Seneca College-Toronto, Ontario

Max the Mutt College of Animation.Art & Design-Toronto, Ontario

Visual College of Art and Design of Vancouver-VCAD-Vancouver, BC

Sheridan College –Oakville,Ontario

Nova Scotia’s College of Art and Design University-NSCAD, Nova Scotia

Center for Arts and Technology-Campuses in Kelowna, Fredericton, and Halifax

George Brown College-Toronto, ON

Alberta College of Art and Design-ACAD-Calgary, AB

Fine Arts

Centennial College-1 Toronto ON 4,080 00. US 10,742

Douglas College-New Westminster, Coquitlam, Colombia-17,400

University of Fraser Valley- Abbotsford; British Colombia-17,160. US 14,091

Ryerson University Toronto O NTARIO26,151,16. US19,951. Toronto,Ontario

Lakehead University. Thunder Bay, Ontario. 22.601.25 US 17,242

Western University. London, Ontario.BA, 33,771,50. UA 25,764.

University of Calgary.

University of Lethbridge

University of Alberta; Edmonton,Alberta 21,668,40. US 16, 531

Fanshawe College- London Ontario. 13,113.00.US 10,044

Dalhousie University

University of Waterloo. Waterloo, Ontario. 29,230. US22,300

University of Saskatchewan.17,327,00. US13219

Most  college and Unuversities courses are three year courses, but many of them offer shorter and special courses. Do an Internet search of any on the list and view the details of all the interested course.

Where you live is also very important for your happiness, read all about your chosen city, and what are the attractions, weather and cost of  food and accomodation.

When you have finished searrching, please list your  top five Intsitutions in order of preference.Happy hunting.