What are the best design schools in the world? BusinessWeek has conducted a global survey of the best 60 design schools in the world.

Following are some of the best design schools in the world:

Bainbridge Graduate Institute (BGI) (US)
(Address: 284 Madrona Way NE, Suite 124, Bainbridge Island WA 98110)
BGI is one of the top design and innovation schools in the world, offering both an MBA in Sustainable Business and Certificates in Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship.

Parsons The New School for Design (US)
Parsons is highly regarded as one of the world's most prestigious art and design schools, It offers a wide range of programs in five Schools: The School of Design Strategies; The School of Art, Media, and Technology; The School of Art and Design History and Theory; The School of Constructed Environments; and The School of Fashion. Parsons is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD).

Umeå Institute of Design (Sweden)
Umeå Institute of Design is the only school in Sweden that offers Master Programs with studies in special areas of industrial design. Students may choose to focus on Interaction Design, on Transportation Design or on Advanced Product Design.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) (US)
RIT School of Design offers internationally recognized degree programs in graphic design, interior design, industrial design and new media design and imaging. RIT is also rated as one of America’s “Most Wired Campuses" by the Princeton Review .

University of Art and Design Helsinki (Taideteollinen korkeakoulu in Finnish) (Finland)
The university awards the degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctor of Arts. There are sixteen fields of education & research and six schools:
  • School of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design
  • Media Lab
  • School of Design
  • School of Art Education
  • School of Visual Culture
  • The Helsinki School
  • School of Art and Media Pori
Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design (England, UK)
CSM offers undergraduate courses and short courses in Foundation Studies, Acting, Ceramic Design, Criticism, etc.

* Note: India has two of the top design schools in the world. National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad and the Indian Institute of Technology, Industrial Design Centre in Mumbai are included in the list of 60 best international design training programs.

Suggested Reading:

UK Art and Design Ranking

Top Graphic Design Schools (US)

Top Interior Design Schools (US)

Top Industrial Design Schools (US)

Top Fashion Schools

Popular Design Schools in:
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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