We are not a huge factory pumping out art clones. We are a small art school of about 350 students. We offer small classes that offer lots of personal attention in nine diverse studio areas. Founded in 1877, the Hartford Art School has more than
130 years of educating practicing artists and designers. It is the best kept secret for artists looking for a quality education on the east coast. We educate the “whole artist” through rigorous studio-based disciplines in a liberal arts university setting.
We’re set within a small, but comprehensive university — not just affiliated with or near a university. In 1957 the Hartford Art School, The Hartt School and Hillyer College became the three founding sisters of the University of Hartford. Since then, the university has grown to include the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture, College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Barney School of Business. One of seven schools that make up the University of Hartford, the Hartford Art School is considered a “jewel in its crown.”
Tapping into the university’s broad range of course offerings, which complement our studio disciplines, we’ll prepare you to thrive in an ever-changing landscape — the “real world.” Courses in creative or technical writing, computer science, communications, marketing, management, history, literature or education — whatever you desire to complement your studio courses and further your career objectives — are available at the University of Hartford.