The College of Visual Arts and Design is considered one of the best and most comprehensive visual arts schools in the nation. Its programs include a nationally ranked graduate fine arts program, a graphic design program ranked first in the Southwest, and the state’s only Ph.D. in art education.

  • Only Ph.D. program in art education in Texas
  • General fine arts program ranked 1st in Texas, 1st in the South and 7th in the nation by Best-Art-Colleges.com
  • Graphic design program ranked 13th in the nation by Animation Career Review
  • Fashion design program ranked 14th in the nation among public colleges and universities by FashionSchools.org
  • Art bachelor’s degree programs ranked 2nd in Texas, 6th in the South and 18th in the nation by Best-Art-Colleges.com
  • Graphic design program ranked 18th in the nation for affordability by Animation Career Review
  • Fashion design program ranked 25th in the nation and 74th in the world by CEOWORLD Magazine
  • College of Visual Arts and Design ranked 1st in Texas, 6th in the South and 28th in the nation by Best-Art-Colleges.com
  • Master's design program with focus on interaction design is ranked 38th in the nation by ValueColleges.com
  • Fashion design program ranked 40th in the nation by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org
  • Studio arts program ranked 47th in the nation for best value by CollegeFactual.com
  • Graphic design program ranked 50th in the nation by CollegeChoice.net
  • Graduate fine arts program ranked 59th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Graphic design program ranked 1st in the Southwest by Animation Career Review