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
  • Fashion design program ranked 21th in the nation and 68th in the world by CEOWORLD Magazine
  • Undergraduate visual art studies (art teacher education) ranked 1st in Texas, 4th in the South and 14th in the nation by Best-Education-Schools.com 
  • Undergraduate interdisciplinary art and design studies program (design and applied arts) ranked 16th in the nation for best value by CollegeFactual.com
  • Fashion design program ranked 17th in the nation by Fashion-Schools.org
  • Undergraduate communication design program (graphic design) ranked 1st in the Southwest and 18th in the nation by Animation Career Review
  • Master's in design program with focus on interaction design ranked 38th in the nation by ValueColleges.com
  • Undergraduate fashion design program ranked 40th in the nation by AccreditedSchoolsOnline.org
  • Undergraduate 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 
  • General fine arts program ranked 5th in Texas and 32nd in the South by Best-Art-Colleges.com
  • College of Visual Arts and Design ranked 5th in Texas, 33rd in the South by Best-Art-Colleges.com