Yale University Art School- # 1 Art Schools in Jerry’s Top 10
#1 Yale University
Jerry’s Artarama has always supported art education and so this year we wanted to show our support of some of the finest in higher art education available in the United States by honoring some of the best schools in our list of the 10 Best Art Schools in the Country.
Coming in at the #1 Spot as the Highest Ranked Art School in the United States is Yale University!
The Yale University School of Art, established in 1869, is an art school that grants only Masters of Fine Arts degrees in graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture. They have an incredibly rigorous application process and only takes undergraduate students with impeccable records. Just a clue as to how exclusive the school is; in November 2008, only 65 of 1142 applicants were admitted to the School of Art for the class of 2010. The School of Art’s Master of Fine Arts program for Painting/Printmaking only allows in about 21 students a year.
One of the biggest selling points of our #1 School is the amount of connections available to students in the art community. Even students who haven’t graduated yet are rumored to have signed with galleries and international exhibitions. Students are also treated world famous guest speakers including notable international artists and sculptors. Students are judged at the end of each semester based on the work they’ve submitted and are judged on the highest levels of art criticism. This is only part of what makes Yale one of the best and most prestigious Art Schools in the world and Number One in America.
- Professors- Students are treated to world class teaching artists such as Rochelle Feinstein, Gregory Crewdson, Huma Bhabha, and Shirin Neshat
- Notable Alumnus- Print and sculptor Wangechi Mutu, Matthew Barney, painter Chuck Close, minimalist Brice Marden and Robert Mangold
- Local flavor- Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale is home to the Yale University Art Gallery with collections featuring famous works by Robert Field, Paul Gauguin, George Bellows and even Vincent Van Gogh.
- Currently on Display- Stop by the Yale University Art Gallery to see Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Perphery of Empire and East of the Wallace Line: Monumental Art from Indonesia and New Guinea
Art on Display at the Chapel Street and Edgwood Ave Galleries
For More Information on the Yale University School of Art, visit art.yale.edu