Top Graduate Graphic Design and Visual Communication Schools

Here are the 2008 rankings by US News for Graduate Graphic Design and Visual/multimedia design. Again these are for graduate only!

Fine Arts Specialty Rankings: Graphic Design
Ranked in 2008

1 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
2 Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI
Yale University New Haven, CT
4 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
5 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
6 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
School of Visual Arts New York, NY
8 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
9 Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY
10 California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA

The top graduate schools for Visual Communication and Multimedia Design
are:

Fine Arts Specialty Rankings: Multimedia/Visual Communications
Ranked in 2008

1 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
2 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
3 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
5 University of California–Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
6 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY
7 School of Visual Arts New York, NY
University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
9 Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
10 New York University New York, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY

The top graduate programs in photography are:

Fine Arts Specialty Rankings: Photography
Ranked in 2008

1 Yale University New Haven, CT
2 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Chicago, IL
3 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
5 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM
6 California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
7 San Francisco Art Institute San Francisco, CA
School of Visual Arts New York, NY
University of California–Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
10 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ
California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI