Find Schools

Study Area & Zipcode

Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Southwest Region

Find Schools Near

2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Southwest Region

47 Colleges
$23,498 Avg Salary
$24,877 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Fine & Studio Arts School for You

Fine & Studio Arts is the #31 most popular major in the country with 40,751 degrees and certificates awarded in 2018-2019.

There are lots of options to pick from today when trying to decide which program is right for you. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

The Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Southwest Region ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. Our analysis looked at 47 schools in the Southwest Region to see which programs offered the best educational experiences for students.

View our full ranking methodology.

2021 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Southwest Region

The following schools top our list of the Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges.

Top 10 Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools

Our analysis found Southern Methodist University to be the best school for fine and studio arts students who want to pursue a degree in the Southwest Region . Located in the large suburb of Dallas, SMU is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

Read full report on Fine & Studio Arts at Southern Methodist University

Request Information
#2

University of Houston

Houston, TX

The excellent programs at University of Houston helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in the Southwest Region . Located in the large city of Houston, U of H is a public college with a fairly large student population.

Full Fine & Studio Arts at University of Houston Report

Request Information

The excellent programs at University of Houston - Clear Lake helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best fine and studio arts schools in the Southwest Region . University of Houston - Clear Lake is a moderately-sized public school located in the suburb of Houston.

Full Fine & Studio Arts at University of Houston - Clear Lake Report

Request Information

Out of the 47 schools in the Southwest Region that were part of this year’s ranking, The University of Texas at Austin landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the city of Austin, UT Austin is a public school with a very large student population.

Read More…

Request Information
#5

Rice University

Houston, TX

Out of the 47 schools in the Southwest Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Rice University landed the # 5 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Houston, Rice is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

Read More…

Request Information
#6

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX

Texas Tech University did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for fine and studio arts students. It came in at #6 on the list. Located in the city of Lubbock, Texas Tech is a public school with a very large student population.

Full Fine & Studio Arts at Texas Tech University Report

Request Information

West Texas A&M University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the fringe town of Canyon, West Texas A&M University is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

Full Fine & Studio Arts at West Texas A&M University Report

Request Information
#8

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX

Texas Christian University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Southwest Region list. TCU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Fort Worth.

Read full report on Fine & Studio Arts at Texas Christian University

Request Information

Texas A&M University - Commerce did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for fine and studio arts students. It came in at #9 on the list. Texas A&M Commerce is a large public school located in the distant town of Commerce.

Read More…

Request Information

Arizona State University - Skysong ranked #10 on this year’s Best Fine & Studio Arts Schools in the Southwest Region list. Located in the city of Scottsdale, ASU - Skysong is a public college with a very large student population.

Read full report on Fine & Studio Arts at Arizona State University - Skysong

Request Information

Best Fine & Studio Arts Colleges by State

Explore the best fine and studio arts colleges for a specific state in the Southwest region.

State Degrees Awarded
Texas 2,041
Arizona 6,459
Oklahoma 275
New Mexico 214

Fine & Studio Arts is one of 9 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Design & Applied Arts 36,179
Music 26,968
Drama & Theater Arts 17,726
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 16,756
General Visual & Performing Arts 5,720

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 25 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Jorge Royan.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

Featured Schools

Find Schools Near You

Our free school finder matches students with accredited colleges across the U.S.