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Study at The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes (AI) is a school where creativity is encouraged, as they offer several programs based in the design, media arts, and the culinary/cooking sector. With over 35 locations across the United States, as well as offering online classes through The Art Institutes - Online Division, The Art Institutes' programs are considered some of the best art related programs in the country, catering to the creativity and artistic stimulation of their students. With online, evening, and night classes, and the convenience of the Plus learning system, students can complete their class requirements at their pace, rather than a rigid course outline.

Points of Distinction

  • 35 campus locations across the United States
  • Online classes through the Pittsburgh - Online division and Plus Learning
  • A school that nurtures the stimulation of creativity
  • Career services ensure graduates help with the job search
  • Faculty and staff that have worked in the fields they teach
Course Topics

At The Art Institutes', they offer programs related to the arts. All programs are designed to give students the opportunity to create, either with their hands or their minds, which stimulates their creativity. All programs are constantly updated to include the latest information, equipment, and tools, to prepare graduates of the programs at The Art Institutes' for the aggressive work place that surrounds most art and design related jobs. Some of the programs offered include Fashion Design, Interior Design, Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, and Game Design Programming.

The Art Institutes Selectivity

The process of admissions to The Art Institutes' begins when a prospective student fills out the online application, or requests an application by mail. After the application process, the school recommends that the applicant choose the campus they wish to attend and visit it. This will give them an opportunity to see the school grounds, the facilities, talk with faculty and staff, and to meet with the career coordinators at the school to help finish any paper work, financial aid, or scholarship information, as well as go over the goals for the applicant s stay at the school.

The Art Institutes Faculty Quality

The faculty and staff at The Art Institutes are all professionals who come from a background in the areas they teach. Whether it is the Culinary Arts or the Media Design programs, all professors love what they do and have all held, or currently have, a job in the fields they teach about in the classroom. Together with the equipment and labs available to students, they complete the set of tools that give students at The Art Institutes the edge in the job market the school is so well known for.

The Art Institutes Student enrolment

The students who come to The Art Institutes all have a creative mind, ready to dive into a program that stimulates them, is fun, and will produce amazing career related results. At The Art Institutes, that can become a reality for anybody with an open, creative mind. Students are able to find housing around campuses that is sponsored by the school, so the community and companionship inside the classroom that results between the students can easily be continued and cultivated outside the classroom through living spaces shared with other students.

The Art Institutes Student Life

Whether they decide to live at home and work through the online programs, live in the school s sponsored housing, or their own apartment or house close to the campus, students lives remain mostly the same as they attend classes. All students find that they are able to hold jobs, raise families, or generally live their lives normally while they complete the program they are in at The Art Institute. All campuses are located in small to large cities, that contain all the entertainment and other attractions normally associated with colleges.

Programs of Study

(Note:Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations. )

  • Commercial Photography
Arts Crafts and Leisure
  • Computer Games and Programming Skills
  • Communications Technology/Technician
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
  • Communications Technology/Technician
  • Graphic Communications Other
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician General
Computer Networking
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
Culinary Arts and Pastry
  • Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
  • Cooking and Related Culinary Arts General
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Family and Consumer
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
  • Facilities Planning and Management
  • Home Furnishings and Equipment Installers
Fashion Design
  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Design and Visual Communications General
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Industrial Design
Graphic Design
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Design and Visual Communications General
  • Graphic Communications Other
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Design
Hospitality Management
  • Food Service Waiter/Waitress and Dining Room Management/Manager
  • Hospitality Administration/Management General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management/Manager
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
Information Technology
  • Computer Programming/Programmer General
Interior Design
  • Interior Design
Management and Administration
  • Restaurant Culinary and Catering Management/Manager
  • Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operations
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
  • Marketing/Marketing Management General
Multimedia and Web Design
  • Animation Interactive Technology Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Computer Graphics
  • Web Page Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
  • Music Theory and Composition
Photography and photo journalism
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Photography
Visual Arts
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial Photography
  • Fashion/Apparel Design
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies Other
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Photography

The Art Institutes Degrees or Coursework

(Note:Not all degrees and coursework are necessarily available for all programs of study. )

Degrees or Coursework
  • Associate
  • Bachelor
  • Certificate
  • Coursework
  • Diploma
  • Non-Degree - General

The Art Institutes Campus Locations

  • Phoenix
  • Tucson
British Columbia
  • Burnaby
  • Vancouver
  • Vancouver (Downtown)
  • Los Angeles
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Ana
  • Santa Monica
  • Sunnyvale
  • Denver
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Jacksonville
  • Tampa
  • Atlanta
  • Decatur
  • Indianapolis
  • Overland Park
  • Novi
  • Minneapolis
  • Henderson
New York
  • New York
North Carolina
  • Charlotte
  • Durham
  • Cincinnati
New York
  • Portland
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
  • York
South Carolina
  • Charleston
  • Nashville
  • Austin
  • Dallas
  • Houston (2 locations)
  • Draper
  • Arlington
  • Seattle

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