Private Schools For Art

Turn your love of art into a career.

If your passion lies in the creation of art, consider attending a private art school. An education in the arts can lead to jobs in many areas, including art therapy, advertising, gallery management, film making, graphic design, lithography, marketing, multimedia design, museum curation, photography and teaching. From elementary schools to post-secondary colleges and universities, an arts education can provide the foundation for an art-filled career.

Interlochen Arts Academy High School

Interlochen Arts Academy High School in Interlochen, Michigan, is a private boarding school for high school-age students. As of January 2011, 500 students were enrolled. Areas of study include comparative arts, creative writing, dance, motion picture arts, music, theater arts and visual arts. The school also offers a one-year, post-graduate program which provides for an in-depth focus on a specific area of artistic development. Students also attend classes in math, science, English, world languages, history and political science.

Chicago Academy for the Arts

The Chicago Academy for the Arts in Chicago, Illinois, offers an independent arts education for high school students. Students spend the mornings in college-preparatory classes, including math, science and the humanities. Afternoons are spent immersed in art courses, including dance, film and writing, music, musical theatre, theatre and visual arts. Admission requirements may include portfolio submission or auditions.

Idyllwild Arts Academy

The Idyllwild Arts Academy in Idyllwild, California, is a boarding high school for grades nine through 12. Art majors include creative writing, dance, interdisciplinary arts, moving pictures, music, theater and visual arts. Academic coursework includes classes in humanities, math, science and foreign language. Prospective students must audition or present a portfolio.

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Walnut Hill School for the Arts

The Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Massachusetts, offers majors in ballet, music, theater, visual arts and writing and publishing. Academic classes have a college preparatory focus, and the school provides college and career placement services. Students from the area can live off-campus and dormitories are available for students from out-of-state. Prospective students must audition or submit a portfolio of work to be considered for admittance.

Art Institute of Boston

The Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University offers a bachelor of fine arts degree, a two-year advanced professional certificate, a master of fine arts degree and a dual degree in fine arts and education. As of fall 2009, the school had almost 500 undergraduate students, a student to faculty ratio of 10 to on, and an average class size of 12. Courses of study include graphic design, advertising, book and editorial illustrating, animation, photojournalism, photography, fine arts and web and multimedia design.

Art Academy of Cincinnati

The Art Academy of Cincinnati offers bachelor of fine arts degrees in art history, drawing, illustration, photography, painting, printmaking, sculpture and visual communication design. The school’s master of arts in art education requires a combination of studio work, art education seminars, art history coursework, journals and regular faculty review.