Top 10 Reasons to Study Fine and Applied Art in the US
1. Choice: According to the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), there are over 349 accredited art and design institutions for Latin American students to study in the US.
2. Internship opportunities: Many US universities provide opportunities for internships (both paid and unpaid). Because the US is home to cultural hubs like Los Angeles and New York, students can apply for competitive internships at some of the top museums, design agencies, and fashion houses in the world.
3. Faculty of practicing artists: “You have to be doing the thing that you are teaching,” explained Mr. Rick Davis, Dean of the School of Art at George Mason University. Most fine and applied arts programs across the US employ artists who work in their respective fields, ensuring students the most relevant and practical education possible.
4. Make a difference! Students earning a degree in the arts gain critical awareness, ingenuity, and an appreciation for diversity. Many arts students return to their home countries equipped with knowledge to transform their communities through music, literature, and other impactful art forms.
5. Interdisciplinary education: Studying fine and applied arts in the US is no longer studying just sculpture or just film. Educators across the country are focusing on providing students a more holistic education that will build cross-discipline skills, giving students broader options upon graduation.
6. Language: The US is a great place for international students seeking to improve their English language skills. Most universities and colleges in the country either provide English language support on campus or through a third party.
7. Diversity: Students who choose to study arts in the US reap the full benefits of studying in the “Melting Pot” of the world. The advantages of a multicultural education extend far beyond the classroom and professional life.
8. Technology: The US is home to some of the most exciting facilities in the world. Students at Towson University, for example, learn 3D design concepts with cutting-edge technology and facilities.
9. US culture: The US is the third largest and one of the most culturally diverse countries in the world. L.A. to Nashville, Santa Fe to the Great Lakes, New Orleans to NYC, students find diversity in beauty, in opportunity, and in art forms! Whatever you’re looking for, this is your place to find it!
10. World-class education: The US is the most popular place to study abroad in the world, largely due to the quality of the evolving education system. Come see for yourself!