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VPA art, transmedia graduate programs ranked among top 20 in nation by U.S. News & World Report

March 30, 2012

Erica Blust
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Master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degree programs in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) have been ranked among the top 20 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report as part of its 2013 specialty rankings for Best Graduate Schools in Fine Arts.

VPA ranked No. 14 in multimedia/visual communications, a specialty that includes disciplines found in the college’s Department of Transmedia, which offers M.F.A. programs in art photography, art video, computer art and film. VPA also ranked No. 16 in ceramics, No. 19 in printmaking and No. 20 in sculpture, which are M.F.A. programs based in the Department of Art.

“I congratulate the faculty for its outstanding work with our graduate programs,” says VPA Dean Ann Clarke. “They encourage students to explore their own identity as artists while also working collaboratively and across disciplines at the larger University—an opportunity that sets our college apart from many other schools.”

U.S. News & World Report specialty fine arts rankings are based solely on ratings by educators at peer schools. Art school deans and other top art school academics, two per school, were asked to nominate up to 10 programs noted for their excellence in each specialty. Those receiving the most nominations were listed.

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