Which Art and Design Universities Are Near Colorado Springs, CO?

Learn about art and design schools near Colorado Springs, CO. See degree and specialization options, read about program requirements and courses for the available schools in the region. Schools offering Art degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Prospective students looking to study at Art and Design universities near to the Colorado Springs, CO area have a range of choices. Here you will find details on schools available in the area, as well as the degree programs they offer.

What You Need to Know

You can pursue employment or continued study after completing a 2-year associate degree program in art and design at the two community colleges that offer them near Colorado Springs; one school offers a multimedia design program and one offers a fine arts program. Placement exams may be required for new students. Bachelor's degree students at area 4-year public and private colleges and universities can study art history, fine art or visual and performing arts. An art exhibition or thesis project may be required. Special learning programs can include travel or workshops. Students may have access to studio space, galleries and labs. Read on for more information.

Art and Design Associate Degree Programs near Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Community College

The associate degree program in multimedia graphic design at Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) can prepare you for entry-level work in areas such as video production, web design and animation. You'll study design and color, computer software and graphics, typography and production design. The school also offers certificates in a variety of related fields, including illustration and digital imaging.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Multimedia Graphic Design
  • Program Length: 2 years, full-time; 65 credits
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,240 per year for in-state students and $12,538 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Admissions Requirements: Must be at least 17 years old; placement exam for those with no college experience
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 14,000 undergraduates

Pikes Peak Community College

PPCC's associate degree program in art emphasizes drawing, design principles, and color theory and provides a choice of ten specialties. There are opportunities to showcase your artwork at the college and at local professional venues. If you wish, after completing the program, you can transfer to a 4-year college and apply your credits toward a bachelor's degree.

  • Program Name: Associate of Arts in Art
  • Specialization Areas: Photography, stained glass, jewelry, painting, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, printmaking, fibers, computer graphics
  • Program Length: 2 years, full-time; 60 credits
  • Tuition and Fees: $3,240 per year for in-state students and $12,538 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Admissions Requirements: Must be at least 17 years old; placement exam for those with no college experience
  • School Type: 2-year, public; 14,000 undergraduates

Schools near Colorado Springs with Bachelor's Degree Programs in Art and Design

Colorado College

At Colorado College, you can focus on either art studio or art history, although both programs include substantial cross-studies. Topics include ancient and medieval art, Asian art, and modern art, as well as color, drawing, 3-D art and new media. Art studio majors are expected to create an exhibition project that reflects their unique talents, while art history majors complete a thesis project. During your senior year, you'll travel to New York with faculty members to visit art museums and galleries.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Arts in Art
  • Specialization Areas: Art studio, art history
  • Program Length: 4 years, full-time; 32 units
  • Tuition and Fees: $48,996 per year (tuition for 2015-2016)
  • Admissions Requirements: Two letters of recommendation, essay, art portfolio
  • School Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit; 2,000 students (mostly undergraduates)

Colorado State University - Pueblo

At Colorado State University - Pueblo, you'll study 2-D and 3-D design, art history and drawing, plus more specialized courses in your area of concentration. The school has an art gallery through which students and faculty members can display their work. Weekend workshops with guest artists provide opportunities for students to expand their breadth of knowledge and learn from a variety of instructors.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Arts in Art or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art
  • Specialization Areas: Ceramics, photography, digital art, drawing, printmaking, graphic design, painting, sculpture/site art, art history
  • Program Length: 4 years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $8,282 per year for in-state students and $21,616 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 5,200 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) provides an online collection of visual arts, multimedia lab, three performance theaters, visual art studio and art gallery. You'll develop both depth and breadth as you choose a concentration and fulfill the cross-disciplinary requirement to take VAPA courses in fields other than your chosen specialization area. The visual arts option includes studies in painting and drawing, sculpture, social practice, photography and video.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts
  • Specialization Areas: Art history, film studies, music, theater, visual arts
  • Program Length: 4 years (full-time)
  • Tuition and Fees: $7,692 per year for in-state students and $17,988 per year for out-of-state students (2015-2016)
  • Admissions Requirements: Optional personal essay and letters of recommendation
  • School Type: 4-year, public; 10,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students

With a mix of 2-year and 4-year, public and private colleges in the Colorado Springs, CO area offering degree programs in Art and Design, students have a variety of options to consider when making an informed educational decision.

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