Following are the top schools for Illustration Programs:

Academy of Art University (USA)
- It has one of the nation's top illustration schools, offering Associates, Bachelors, and Masters Degree Programs in Illustration. Students pursuing their illustration MFA at the Academy get more hands-on experience than they would in schools with MA illustration graduate courses.
- The Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

University for the Creative Arts - UCA (UK)
- It offers the BA (Hons) Illustration degree (3 years full-time). Students from this course have won the prestigious V&A Student Illustrator award and commendations for entries to the Global Student D&AD and Penguin Book cover award.
- Graduates have found employment in freelance illustration including: Children's books, Magazines, Newspapers, Self publishing.

American InterContinental University London (UK)
- It offers the BFA in Visual Communication with a concentration in Illustration degree to help prepare students who are interested in developing a career as an Art Director, Art Editor, Illustrator, Animator, or Practicing Fine Artist.
- Students in this program will be exposed to a range of topics including figure drawing and painting, narrative illustration, 3D illustration, 2D animation, and computer illustration.

University of the Arts London (UK)
- It offers the BA (Hons) Illustration degree. This course fosters an innovative, experimental and critical approach to the broad practice of illustration.
- Students have won D&AD awards, exhibited in the BP Portrait Awards and worked with Sony, Ofcom, Illustrated Ape Magazine, etc.

University of Wales Institute, Cardiff - Cardiff School of Art & Design (UK)
- It offers the intense three-year BA (hons) Illustration degree. Graduates of the program may choose to follow careers in the illustration and design professions, pursuing opportunities in animation, film, TV and the Web.
- Students will be assessed through a combination of practical based work and written projects.
- In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise the Art & Design panel rated 95% of the research submission as international standard, with 70% rated as either Internationally Excellent or World Leading.

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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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