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Note: When considering any school, particular a for-profit one, closely examine the program's accreditation, transferability of courses, and employment placement. Do not rely solely on promises/claims made by the school. For example, if they say their courses will transfer to a particular school, double check with the other school. Here are some articles that expand on these issues:

  • The Philadelphia Inquirer article "For-profit colleges leave many students in debt discusses debt loads at conventional versus for-profit "career" schools.
  • The NY Times article "THE NEW POOR - In Hard Times, Lured Into Trade School and Debt" explains the pitfalls of for-profit "career" schools.
  • This Bloomberg Business Week article "Your Taxes Support For-Profits as They Buy Colleges discusses how some colleges acquire accreditations through acquisition. The related article links are also quite interesting.
  • This Denver Post article "As for-profit colleges flourish, focus turns to grads' success and debt" reminds readers that for-profit schools do not always have the students' interest first.
  • Search the membership list of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), an accrediting agency.
  • Art Institutes is a for-profit college with locations across the US offering degree programs in Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary Arts.

  • Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Business This web site is your on-line guide to the United States' first graduate business program in Arts Administration, established in 1969. Through its two-year, multi-disciplinary master's degree in Business, the Bolz Center strives to support and advance the education and training of arts managers, and to celebrate and define the culture of our time.

  • Haystack Mountain School of Crafts was founded in 1950 as a research and studio program in the arts. Its founding mission was to teach fine craftsmanship, develop latent or inherent creative ability, and carry on research and development in connection with the crafts. Over the years this has been refined to include the investigation of craft in an aesthetic climate that honors tradition while acknowledging the rich potential of contemporary visual art.

  • Herron School of Art at Indiana University/Purdue University, Indianapolis.

  • Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, Indiana University The Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 1996, offers degree programs in studio art and art history within the context of a liberal arts education. The School's undergraduate programs lead to either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

  • The Holy Cross CollegeVisual Arts Program is intended both to prepare future artists for graduate study and to provide students with the practical tools necessary for success in any related professional field. The program also provides exposure to visual communication concepts and opportunities for creative expression.

  • Oogie Art is a private New York-based art academy that guides young artists, grades 6 through 12, to greater heights of artistic creation. Students improve their admission and scholarship results as well as their creativity, work ethic and leadership skills through a series of extraordinary programs.

  • Parsons the New School for Design in New York City offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in various areas including Architectural Design, Fine Arts, Illustration and Photography. Parsons undergraduate programs offer rigorous art and design training within an environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration. In advocating both specialized practice and hybrid experimentation, ParsonsŐ student-centered curriculum allows emerging artists and designers to break new ground in their fields and develop nascent disciplines.

  • For over 40 years Peninsula Art School, located in the heart of Door County Wisconsin, has been a center for education in the visual arts. Offering workshops with nationally-recoignized faculty in painting, drawing, watercolor, ceramics, metals, jewelry, sculpture, photography and printmaking. The School also promotes the visual arts through a studio intensive program, gallery exhibitions and community outreach.
  • Penland School of Crafts is a national center for craft education located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Penland offers one-, two-, and eight-week workshops in books & paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking, textiles, and wood. The school also sponsors artists' residencies, educational outreach programs, and a craft gallery open to the public.

  • Portland State University, School of Fine & Performing Arts - Information about the school.

  • Rice University Department of Art and Art History - Information about the various departments.

  • The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art Oxford site for the fine art department at the Univ. of Oxford containing information on staff, students and research associates.

  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago Includes information about the school's academic programs, student activities, publications, exhibitions, and events.

  • Univ. at Buffalo, School of Architecture and Planning Information about the school's academic programs, facilities, faculty and students, as well as one of the most comprehensive guides to planning and architecture related resources on the Internet.

  • University of North Texas, School of Visual Arts Rotating gallery of student and faculty artwork as well as information about the University of North Texas, School of Visual Arts.

  • University of Texas School of Architecture Information about the progressive programs and people at the School of Architecture.

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