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What are the 10 most influential design schools?
Aug 16, 2013

In celebration of Graphic Design USA’s (GDSUSA) 50th anniversary this year, it has conducted a multitude of surveys on the state of design—across the disciplines. Most recently, editors asked their readers about the most influential design schools over the past 10 years, and the responses are as follows:
1.    Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
2.    School of Visual Arts (SVA)
3.    Yale School of Art
4.    Art Center College of Design
5.    Pratt Institute
6.    Cranbrook Academy of Art
7.    Parsons the New School for Design
8.    Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)
9.    The Cooper Union
10.  Carnegie Mellon University
Then, readers were asked to think about the most influential design schools in current day, and the responses are as follows:
1.    RISD
2.    SVA
3.    Art Center College of Design
4.    Parsons the New School for Design
5.    Pratt Institute
6.    MICA
7.    California Institute of the Arts
8.    Yale School of Art
9.    California College of the Arts
10.  Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)
11.  Carnegie Mellon University
12.  School of Art and Design in Chicago (SAIC)
13.  Minnesota College of Art and Design (MCAD)
14.  Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt)
15.  The Cooper Union
16.  Cranbrook Academy
17.  Kansas City Art Institute (KCAI)
18.  Tyler School of Art
19.  Academy of Art University
20.  Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
21.  University of the Arts
22.  Otis College of Art and Design
23.  The Art Institutes
24.  Cleveland Institute of Arts (CIA)
25.  Full Sail University
26.  College for Creative Studies
27.  Corcoran College of Art + Design
28.  University of Delaware
29.  Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University
30.  Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)
The magazine also conducted surveys on the most influential design firms, corporate design departments, favorite design projects, favorite logos and most influential graphic designers, and those can be viewed here.

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