Aug
30
2014

Number 8 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

#8 Maryland Institute College of Art

 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 number 8 in our Top 10 list is the Maryland Institute College of Art


 

 The Maryland Institute College of Art or MICA ranks out at number 8 on our list because of the well-equipped campus, inventive curriculum and illustrious faculty. They are constantly ranked in the top 10 Masters of Fine Art programs in visual arts and U.S. News ranked them as #3 in Graphic Design and #5 in Painting/Drawing. Located in the heart of Baltimore, this private art and design college is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation.

The school offers pre-college, bachelors of fine art, continuing studies, post-baccalaureate programs and even young people's studio art classes on the weekend. MICA has over 1800 undergraduates, over 300 over grad students and even offers classes to high school students and children. It is an art mecca for the Baltimore and Washington DC area with over 1000 exhibitions by students, faculty and professional artists from around the world.

The Breakdown

  • Professors- There is a 10/1 student-faculty ratio and professors have been awarded EVERY national prize offered to artists- Fullbright, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Prix de Rome, Anonymous was a Woman and the Joan Mitchell Grant.
  • Notable Alumnus- Noted American Sculptor William Henry Rinehart, alumni and former MICA president Hans Schuler, abstract painter Elaine Hamilton-O'Neal, pioneering sculptor Jeff Koons and creator of innovative instruments Ned Steinberger.
  • Local flavor- For artists, Baltimore has over 1000 galleries, all night diners, avant-garde theaters and film festivals. The school itself has many visiting artists and speakers.
  • Currently on Display- Be sure to check out MICA's M.F.A. Curatorial Practice class of 2015's LOCALLY SOURCED exhibition

 

Maryland Institute College of Art student artwork. See more here. 

 

 For More Information on the Maryland Institute College of Art, visit Mica.edu.


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 This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerrysartarama.com. Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!

One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to Jerrysartarama.com will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!

For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.

Aug
28
2014

Number 9 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

#9 Savannah College of Art and Design

 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.

Next up in our Top 10 list is the Savannah College of Art and Design coming in at spot number 9. 


 

 The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is a private university with four locations: two in Georgia (Savannah and Atlanta) as well as Hong Kong opened in 2010 and Lacoste, France, opened in 2002. The original Savannah location opened its doors in 1979 with only four staff members, seventy one students and only seven faculty members. Today, this degree-granting university has over ten thousand students, with over seven hundred faculty members.  

The college is broken down into eight different schools with multiple departments and concentrations built in to each school. This list of schools includes the Schools of Fine Arts, Building Arts, Communication Arts, School of Design, Fashion, Entertainment Arts, Digital Media, Liberal Arts, and Foundation Studies such as drawing. Although the areas of fine arts and design are highlights of the university, studies focusing on computer animation and effects have increased in popularity and notable alumni such as Mir Zafar Ali has created visual effects for movies such as The Day After Tomorrow, X-men and The Mummy

Special Mentions

SCAD alumni have a 93% employment rate according to a recent study.The University also hosts large annual events such as The Sidewalk Art Festival, the Sand Arts Festival and The Savannah Film Festival

The Breakdown

  • Professors- The faculty at SCAD have no lack of artistic skills with a reserve of great professors including multiple screenwriters, artistic directors, graphic designers and Tom Lyle, penciler of more than 40 Spiderman comic books and Stuart Robertson, visual effects supervisor of the 1998 hit film What Dreams May Come.
  • Notable Alumnus- Grammy-winning R&B singer India Arie, comic creator Christy Lijewski, graphic novel ceators and comic artists for Spider-Woman, The Luna Brothers, Visual effects artist Joanna Erbach whose animation credits include the movies The Ant Bully and Open Season 2 and Mir Zafar Ali, visual effects specialist and artist for movies X-Men, The Incredible Hulk, The Day After Tomorrow and The Mummy
  • Local flavor- SCAD runs 15 art galleries, 8 in Savannah, 4 in Atlanta, 2 galleries at their Lacoste location, and 1 in Hong Kong. Savannah has a bustling art scene with several other art galleries and cafes where up and coming artists will often display their works for sale. 
  • Currently on Display- The SCAD Museum of Art has a large collection of British and American Art, African American art, and a wide array of modern and contemporary pieces.

 

Exemplary Work from Student Work section of the SCAD website 

 

 For More Information on the Visual Arts Program at the Savannah College of Art and Design, visit www.scad.edu


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Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship

 This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerrysartarama.com. Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!

One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to Jerrysartarama.com will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!

For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.

Number 10 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

Aug
26
2014

Number 10 in Jerry's Top 10 U.S. Art Schools Countdown

#10 Columbia University School of the Arts

 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.

Topping off our Top 10 list is the Columbia University School of the Arts

 

 The Columbia University School of the Arts offers a large curriculum of mixed media and offers Master of Fine Art Degrees in Film, Theatre, Writing and Visual Arts. The Visual Arts program at Columbia differentiates its program from lesser schools by attracting a student body and faculty from around the world, and with a location set in the center of New York City, Columbia is central to one of the largest art hubs in the world. 

The Visual Arts Program pushes an interdisciplinary education offering a Masters in Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts rather than a specific medium chosen by the student. Digital media, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation, performance/video art and photography are all areas of focus in the two year Masters' program.

The Breakdown

  • Professors- Students are well attended to under the tutelage of seasoned professors like Tomas Vu-Daniel, Gregory Amenoff and Jon Kessler, whose own artwork have been shown in exhibits world wide.
  • Notable Alumnus- Sculptor David Altmejd, painter Marc Handelman, visual artist Lisi Raskin, sculptor Banks Violette and painter Dana Schutz
  • Local flavor- New York has many notable art galleries as a resource for students including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art and many more.
  • Currently on Display- The Leroy Neiman Gallery (see below)

Art on Display at the Leory Neiman Gallery at the Columbia University School of Art 

 

 For More Information on the Visual Arts Program at Columbia University, visit arts.columbia.edu


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Start Shopping Todayor Check out all the classroom essentials in our 2014 Back to Class Art Supply Shopping Guide!

Sale Ends October 17, 2014 so get your supplies why the savings lasts!


Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship

 This year, with the help of several sponsors and friends, Jerrys will empower one young artist with a scholarship award of $5000 as well as an eGift Card worth $500 in art supplies from Jerrysartarama.com. Jerry's is searching out a young talented Graduate Student, Undergraduate Student or High School Senior who is going into the arts. Apply today for your chance to win the Jerry's Artarama 2014 Art Scholarship!

One $5000 non-renewable scholarship will be awarded to one special student artist to be used towards tuition and fees required by their educational institution. In addition to tuition and fees, a $500 eGift card to Jerrysartarama.com will be provided to the student to use on art supplies and materials. Jerry's will also throw in a $250 Supply Pack to the student's chosen Art Department!

For more information or how to qualify, check out our Scholarship page.

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