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.

  • Undergraduate communication design (graphic design) program ranked 2nd in the Southwest and 4th in the nation among public universities by Animation Career Review
  • Undergraduate fashion design program ranked 23rd in the nation by Fashion-Schools.org
  • Undergraduate interdisciplinary art and design studies (design and applied arts) program ranked 24th in the nation for best value by CollegeFactual.com
  • Undergraduate fashion design program ranked 25th in the nation and 67th in the world by CEOWORLD Magazine
  • Master's in design program with a concentration in interaction design ranked 38th in the nation by ValueColleges.com
  • Graduate fine arts program ranked 42nd in the nation by U.S. News & World Report 
  • Undergraduate visual art studies program ranked 3rd in Texas, 26th in the South and 70th in the nation by Best-Education-Schools.com 
  • General fine arts program ranked 10th in Texas and 64th in the South by Best-Art-Colleges.com
  • College of Visual Arts and Design ranked 10th in Texas, 66th in the South by Best-Art-Colleges.com