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Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design Rankings

Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is dedicated to the enrichment of society through creative practices in the arts, design, and media. Westphal contains one of the broadest ranges of creative programs housed in a single college in the country, representing an unmatched depth of expertise and skill that its faculty, students, and staff can bring to bear on virtually any challenge. We’re ranked among the Best Design & Applied Arts Colleges in the U.S. by College Factual, meaning students graduate with intensive studio experience under their belt, and with the highest chance of success in their careers in media arts or design. Many of our individual programs earn national or international rankings, and we are recognized for world-class training in competitive creative fields like Fashion Design, Digital Media, and Entertainment & Arts Management.

Undergraduate & Graduate Art School Rankings

Eighteen of Westphal’s programs enjoy national or international rankings, including Entertainment & Arts Management, Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Design & Merchandising, Game Design & Production, Interior Design, Music Industry, Product Design, and Graduate Digital Media.

Bachelor of Science in Animation & Visual Effects

2022 Top 50 Animation Schools and Colleges in the US – Animation Career Review

Bachelor of Architecture

2020 Most Admired Architecture Schools – DesignIntelligence

#7 Best Architecture Schools in U.S. 2020 – GradReports

Bachelor of Science in Design & Merchandising

Top 50 Fashion Design Schools and Colleges in the US - 2021 Rankings - Fashion-Schools.org

2020 Top 50 Fashion Merchandising Schools and Colleges in the US — Fashion-Schools.org

2020 Top 25 Best Fashion Merchandising Schools in the US – The Art Career Project

2019 Best Fashion Schools in the World – Best Overall, Best in Learning Experience, Best in Long-Term Value — Business of Fashion

Bachelor of Science in Entertainment & Arts Management

2021 Top Colleges for Arts Management in America— Niche.com

2021 Top 15 Bachelor’s Degrees in Entertainment Management – BestCollegeReviews.com

2021 Top 8 Bachelor’s in Entertainment Management – TopManagementDegrees.com

2020 Best Entertainment Management Degrees — CollegeChoice.net

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design

Top 50 Fashion Design Schools and Colleges in the US - 2021 Rankings - Fashion-Schools.org

2021 Best Colleges with Fashion and Apparel Design Degrees in America – Niche.com

2021 Best Fashion Schools in the World, #3 by CEOWorld Magazine

2020 Best Fashion Schools in the World – Fashionisers

2020 Best Fashion Schools in the U.S., #6 in the US by Prep Scholar

2020 Top Fashion Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S., #9 in the US by Fashion-Schools.org

2019 Top Fashion Schools in the World — Fashionista

2019 Best Fashion Schools in the World – Best Overall, Best in Global Experience, Best in Learning Experience — Business of Fashion

Bachelor of Science in Film & Television

2021 Best Film Schools and Photography Programs — Niche.com

2021 Best Filmmaking Colleges in Philadelphia – Universities.com

Bachelor of Science in Game Design & Production

2022 Top 50 Game Design: Ugrad — The Princeton Review

2021 Top 50 Game Design: Ugrad — The Princeton Review

2020 Top 50 Game Design: Ugrad — The Princeton Review

2019 Top 50 Game Design: Ugrad — The Princeton Review

2022 Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the US – Animation Career Review

2020 Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the US – AnimationCareerReview.com

2021 Top 10 Game Design Colleges – SuccessfulStudent.org (#9)

2020 Best Schools for Game Design – TheBestSchools.org

75 Best Video Game Design Schools (World Rankings) — GameDesigning.org (#6)

20 Best Video Game Design Schools in the US by Prep Scholar

Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

2022 Top Graphic Design Schools – Highest Honors — GDUSA

2021 Best Colleges with Graphic Design Degrees in America – Niche.com

2020 Top Graphic Design Schools – Highest Honors — GDUSA

2019 Top Graphic Design Schools – Highest Honors — GDUSA

Bachelor of Science in User Experience & Interaction Design

2020 Top 10 Colleges for the New Generation of Web Designers – College Magazine (program listed as Interactive Digital Media)

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

16 Interior Design Schools Worth Applying To — Architectural Digest

2021 Best Schools for an Interior Design Education - House Beautiful

2021 Best Colleges with Interior Design Degrees in America – Niche.com

2020 Best Interior Design Schools in the US by Prep Scholar

2020 Best Interior Design Degrees – CollegeChoice.net

Top 10 Schools in the US to Get Your Interior Design Degree

2019 America's Top-Ranked Architecture & Design Schools — DesignIntelligence

Bachelor of Science in Music Industry

2020 Top Music Business Schools — Billboard

2019 Top Music Business Schools — Billboard

10 Best Schools for Music Business (#4)

Bachelor of Science in Photography

2021 Top Photography Bachelor’s Degree Programs –CollegeRaptor.com

2021 Best Colleges with Photography Degrees in America – Niche.com

2021 Best Photography Degrees – CollegeChoice.net

2020 Top Photography College Degrees in America — BestValueSchools.com

Bachelor of Science in Product Design

2022 Top 10 Industrial Design Schools - The Art Career Project

2022 10 Best Industrial Design Schools in the US - College Gazette

2022 Top 30 Best Industrial Design Schools (Undergrad) - College Values Online

2021 Top 30 Best Industrial Design Schools (Undergrad) - College Values Online

2021 Top Industrial and Product Design Bachelor’s Degree Program – CollegeRaptor.com

2021 Best Colleges with Industrial and Product Design Degrees in America – Niche.com

Bachelor of Science in Virtual Reality & Immersive Media

Top 50 Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) Colleges in the U.S. – 2021 College Rankings - AnimationCareerReview.com

Master of Science in Digital Media

2022 Top 25 Game Design: Grad — The Princeton Review

2021 Top 25 Game Design: Grad — The Princeton Review

2020 Top 25 Game Design: Grad — The Princeton Review

2019 Top 25 Game Design: Grad — The Princeton Review

2020 Top 25 Game Design MS/MA Programs in the US – AnimationCareerReview.com

75 Best Video Game Design Schools (World Rankings) — GameDesigning.org (#6)

Master of Science in Fashion Design

Top 50 Fashion Design Schools and Colleges in the US - 2021 Rankings - Fashion-Schools.org

2020 Best Fashion Schools in the World, #5 by CEOWorld Magazine

2020 Best Master’s in Fashion Design – CollegeChoice.net

2019 Top Fashion Schools in the World — Fashionista

Master of Science in Interior Architecture & Design

16 Interior Design Schools Worth Applying To — Architectural Digest

2020 America’s Top-Ranked Architecture & Design Schools – DesignIntelligence

2019 America's Top-Ranked Architecture & Design Schools — DesignIntelligence

2020 Best Interior Design Schools in the US by Prep Scholar

Master of Science in Retail & Merchandising

2020 Best Online Fashion Merchandising Schools - Successful Student

2019 Top Fashion Schools in the World — Fashionista

Learn More About Drexel's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Consistently ranked among the top media arts and design schools in the nation and across the globe, the Westphal College is recognized for our unique interdisciplinary approach to applied arts, our hands-on studio curriculum, and our graduation success rate. 92% of Westphal graduates are gainfully employed or enrolled in graduate or professional education within a year of graduation.

Learn more about Westphal and our accreditation, as well as the innovative and hands-on opportunities available in our undergraduate programs, graduate programs, and accelerated degrees.