Computer Art Schools

Drawing, painting and sculpture is often delivered by computer arts, also known as new media arts.

Technology and innovations in design have made computer arts, also known as new media art, a popular college major. Digital technology has made a tremendous impact on fine art drawing, painting and sculpture. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for new media artists and graduates will continue to increase through 2018. Many firms seek graduates in computer arts for design and collaborations. Consequently, more schools are offering computer arts as a major.

Brooks Institute

Founded in 1945, the Santa Barbara-based school offers a Bachelor of Fine Art program and classes in sign and symbol design, typography, digital imaging, digital animation, design and illustration and website development. Brooks Institute also offers a scholarship program for graphic design majors; graduates with a GPA of minimum 3.0 or an impressive portfolio can receive up to $12,000 for a full-time student at Brooks Institute.

Brooks Institute

27 E. Cota St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


California College of The Arts

Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts in San Francisco and Oakland, California, boasts 20 areas of study including graphic design. California College of the Arts offers a Bachelor of Fine Art and classes in typography, intro to graphic design, motion graphics and digital imaging.

California College of the Arts

5212 Broadway

Oakland CA 94618


Academy of Art University

The San Francisco-based Art University is the largest private school of art and design in the United States. Founded in 1929, Academy of Art University offers state-of-the-art learning for new media majors both on campus and online. Academy of Art University offers an Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Art and Master of Fine Art for new media majors. Courses include contemporary visual design and communication, digital video, digital audio, print design and production, motion graphic design, photography and imaging, typography, flash and web production.

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Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery St.

San Francisco, CA 94105


Full Sail University

Full Sail University is a state-of-the-art school of design in Winter Park, Florida, that offers 28 degree concentrations. The campus, known as Full Sail Studios, is a 191-acre innovative design environment. The Florida Association of Post Secondary Schools awarded Full Sail the school of the year in 2008, and Shift Magazine named it one of the top 10 new media schools. The school offers a digital arts and design Bachelor of Science program both online and on campus. Courses include digital video, motion graphics, digital video editing, flash media, 3-D arts and 3-D animation.

Full Sail University

330 University Blvd.

Winter Park, FL 32792


Parsons New School of Design

Established in 1919, the New School in New York City offers comprehensive programs of study. The school offers more than 20 concentrations. Degrees include Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts for Computer Design. Parsons offers courses in animation, sound design, digital imaging, CG modeling, web design and motion graphics.

Parsons New School of Design

66 Fifth Ave.

New York, NY 10011