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Art Schools in Tennessee February 26, 2016

Tennessee

Home to more than 6.5 million residents, Tennessee is the nation’s 17th largest state. More than 1.3 million residents live in the state’s top two largest cities—Memphis and Nashville. Memphis is home to nearly 657,000 residents, while Nashville is home to nearly 645,000. Knoxville, Chattanooga, Clarksville, and Murfreesboro are also high on the list of major cities, but Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville (the state’s third largest city) are leaders when it comes to arts and culture.

First, Memphis is home to major art museums such as Memphis Brooks Museum of Art and Dixon Gallery and Gardens, while Nashville is home to The Parthenon, Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery, and Cheekwood Art & Gardens. Knoxville is home to the hip Knoxville Museum of Art and the lively Jubilee Community Arts Cultural Center (JCA). The Bijou Theater Center, where most major performances take place, is located in Downtown Knoxville in the cities fourth oldest building, which was built in 1817. Memphis, Nashville, and Knoxville are also home to hundreds of independent art galleries, dozens of major performance venues, hundreds of design studios, and an endless number of art centers.

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West Virginia Photography

West Virginia is home to dozens of art venues and associations, and thousands of working artists. They typically work at photography studios, creative agencies, entertainment companies, television studios, newspapers, public relations firms, and in tourism. However, some West Virginia-based photographers may work in other growing areas such as research centers, forensics labs, law enforcement agencies, and medical centers.

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Photography Schools in Utah February 17, 2016

Utah

The U.S. is home more than 124,900 photographers. Around three in five are self-employed and in 2014, three in 10 photographers worked part-time.  they work in a variety of environments. For example, aerial photographers spend a significant amount of time working in planes and helicopters, while portrait photographers work in studios or on location. News and commercial photographers travel often so they may spend their days taking photos in different locations across the U.S. or overseas.  

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Wisconsin Illustration

Most creative industries today require the expertise of someone who can sketch/illustrate/ draw. Just a few include publishing, TV, film and video, advertising, graphic design, animation, fashion, and architecture. Many other industries such as legal, medical, and science and technology routinely hire technical illustrators as well. What this means is today’s illustrator must be talented, versatile, and well trained. Fortunately, most art programs at colleges and universities offer illustration and drawing programs, or a significant amount of illustration/drawing coursework may be part of a larger program such as animation or graphic design.

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Art Schools in North Carolina

With a population more than 9.9 million, North Carolina is the 10th largest state in the U.S. It is home to creative cities such as Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, and Winston-Salem. In fact, on the list of America’s Leading Creative Class Metros, Durham, North Carolina tops the list. Around 48.4 percent of the population here are members of the creative class, which consists of professionals in the fields of arts, design and architecture, entertainment and media, science and technology, and healthcare, law, management and education. Just a few other (smaller) creative cities worth mentioning are Chapel Hill, Asheville, and Eden.

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South Carolina

When you think of the word “art,” oil paintings and ornate sculptures may come to mind. Sure, painting and sculpting are staples of the world of art, but thanks to technology and advances in traditional areas of art, there are now dozens, if not hundreds of innovative forms of artistic expression. They can be seen in web design, mobile applications, advertising, films, animated productions, window displays, buildings, retail shops, public spaces, structures, and more. Because art is an ever-expanding diverse field, a typical degree program will feature multiple disciplines. Students in any given program may study a combination of painting, printmaking, sculpture, digital art, ceramics, printmaking, and others. Fortunately, the state of South Carolina is home to a variety of schools that offer comprehensive art and design programs that pair well in today’s progressive world of art.

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North Carolina

From Winston-Salem to Wilmington, North Carolina is home to one of the largest collections of art venues in the region. Head to lively Raleigh where you’ll find the North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA), or visit artsy Asheville where you’ll find the intimate Asheville Art Museum. Other excellent art venues include Ackland Art Museum of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Greenville County Museum of Art in Greenville, Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, and the Weatherspoon Art Museum of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.

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Viriginia

If you are interested in a photography career, the first step is to decide what type of photographer you would like to become. Would you like to work in the exciting world of fashion photography? How about photojournalism or something unique such as a food photographer? These are just a few focus areas, so once you have decided which one is right for you, you can begin searching for a suitable training program. Fortunately, The Old Dominion State is home to more colleges and universities than most other states, and many of these schools offer excellent programs for aspiring artists and designers—including photographers. 

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Washington

With a population of more than seven million, Washington is the nation’s thirteenth largest state. It is home to seven cities that have a population of 100,000 or more and dozens of charming towns and villages with populations of 10,000 or more. The state’s largest cities include Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Bellevue, Kent, and Everett. While artists can find lively art and culture scenes in just about any city here, the most active scenes can be found in Washington’s largest cities.

For starters, the state is home to one of the Pacific Northwest’s most diverse collections of art venues. Seattle is home to a variety of must-see art museums such as Seattle Art Museum (SAM), Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM), Henry Art Gallery, and Frye Art Museum. The city’s downtown area features a range of public art pieces, West Seattle hosts a monthly art walk, and you will find dozens of art centers here from Pratt Fine Arts Center to Seattle Creative Arts Center (SCAC). 

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Studio Art Schools in Texas September 26, 2015

Texas

From drawing and painting to sculpting and glass blowing, studio artists do it all! According to admissions materials from a variety of colleges, studio art is basically, “any type of visual art made in a studio.” In addition to painting and glass blowing, studio artist create sculptures, photography, large-scale installations, experimental art, ceramics, and more. A typical studio art program may feature the study of drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, fiber, glass, printmaking, and photography. However, many of today’s programs offer a focus in digital art, graphic design, digital media and more.

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