Top Schools

Sponsored

SHOWING ALL TOP SCHOOLS (53)

ÉCAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne

ÉCAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

A ever-growing heavyweight in the European sphere, this Swiss school continually turns out grads with top-notch portfolios, many of whom quickly launch their own studios.

University of Virginia

University of Virginia

Discipline: Landscape Architecture

Location: Charlottesville, VA, USA

A commitment to preservation and sustainable design initiatives is a key feature of the program, offered through UVA’s School of Architecture.

Royal College of Art (Interior Design)

Royal College of Art (Interior Design)

Discipline: Interior Design

Location: London, UK

Established in 1951 and relaunched in 2012, the RCA’s Interior Design program within the School of Architecture has garnered top position in the QS rankings for three years running.

Carnegie Mellon University (Industrial Design)

Carnegie Mellon University (Industrial Design)

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA

CMU’s School of Design recently refocused all of its design programs to look at the field through a “design for interaction” lens.

University of Toronto (Landscape Architecture)

University of Toronto (Landscape Architecture)

Discipline: Landscape Architecture

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

The challenging masters course offered through the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design is “reinventing landscape practice for the next generation” by teaching students how to create “socially inclusive, ecologically informed and culturally meaningful environments.”

Design Academy Eindhoven

Design Academy Eindhoven

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands

Much-vaunted Eindhoven takes a classically Dutch approach to learning, espousing freedom as the path to creativity.

Domus Academy (Interior Design)

Domus Academy (Interior Design)

Discipline: Interior Design

Location: Milan, Italy

Established in 1982 by a group of design world elites, including Alessandro Mendini and Andrea Branzi, the Domus program gives students front-row access to some of the most illustrious creative minds in Italy.

SCI-Arc

SCI-Arc

Discipline: Architecture

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Southern California Institute of Architecture (now SCI-Arc) was founded in 1972 to shake up traditional architecture education.

OCAD University

OCAD University

Discipline: Industrial Design

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Housed in Will Alsop’s iconic Sharp Centre for Design in downtown Toronto, OCAD U’s Industrial Design program challenges students to infuse their work with global and local perspectives, including long-overlooked Indigenous views.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich

Discipline: Architecture

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

The Swiss Institute of Technology’s highly touted architecture programs follow the two-tiered Bologna process, meaning that its Bachelor and Master degrees are designed to be pursued consecutively.