Identifying Potential Colleges
As an Art major there are several colleges to choose from. Most major universities have liberal arts and fine arts degrees, several of which are covered, at least partially, by internal scholarship programs. Finding the right fit for you is of the utmost importance. There are schools that focus on 3D graphics, website and video game design, motion pictures, sculpture, painting, photography and any of a thousand other disciplines. The best of these run between $20,000 and $35,000 a year and will require a least a bit of scholarship assistance to lessen the financial burden of a budding artist.
Top colleges in the arts consist of the Art Academy of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, California, College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan, the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio, Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts, the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California, the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The greatest amount of your time should be spent here, searching and finding the right school for you. After that you can focus on getting the individualized scholarships available at the institutional level. These scholarships, although not as numerous, are far easier to get because of the lack of nationwide competition.