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Why The Art Institutes?

By Peterson's Staff updated on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The Art Institutes is a system of more than 50 schools throughout North America offering focused programs in the areas of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary. We offer curriculum that’s informed and shaped by industry advisors, experienced faculty who guide your talent, and technology that helps to bring your ideas to life.


Prepare for a world of opportunity.


Our degree programs in the area of design include graphic & web design, interior design, industrial design, and advertising. In the area of media arts you can study disciplines including photography, game design & programming, animation & special effects, and audio, video, or film production. You can study either fashion design or management, or choose culinary arts or culinary management.


There’s a location near you.


With over 50 schools from coast to coast, there’s an Art Institutes school near you.

ARIZONA
The Art Institute of Phoenix
The Art Institute of Tucson

CALIFORNIA
The Art Institute of California, A college of Argosy University
LOCATIONS IN:
Hollywood
Inland Empire
Los Angeles
Orange County
Sacramento
San Diego
San Francisco
Silicon Valley

COLORADO
The Art Institute of Colorado

FLORIDA
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale1
The Art Institute of Jacksonville2, A branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
The Art Institute of Tampa3, A branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
Miami International University of Art & Design4

GEORGIA
The Art Institute of Atlanta
The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur, A branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

ILLINOIS
The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago
The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg
The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park

INDIANA
The Art Institute of Indianapolis5

KANSAS
The Art Institutes International—Kansas City

MASSACHUSETTS
The New England Institute of Art

MICHIGAN
The Art Institute of Michigan
The Art Institute of Michigan—Troy

MINNESOTA
The Art Institutes International Minnesota

MISSOURI
The Art Institute of St. Louis6

NEVADA
The Art Institute of Las Vegas

NEW YORK
The Art Institute of New York City

NORTH CAROLINA
The Art Institute of Charlotte, A campus of South University
The Art Institute of Raleigh–Durham, A campus of South University

OHIO
The Art Institute of Ohio—Cincinnati7

OREGON
The Art Institute of Portland

PENNSYLVANIA
The Art Institute of Philadelphia
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
The Art Institute of York—Pennsylvania

SOUTH CAROLINA
The Art Institute of Charleston, A branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

TENNESSEE
The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville, A branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

TEXAS
The Art Institute of Austin, A branch of The Art Institute of Houston
The Art Institute of Dallas, A campus of South University
The Art Institute of Fort Worth, A campus of South University
The Art Institute of Houston
The Art Institute of Houston—North, A branch of The Art Institute of Houston
The Art Institute of San Antonio, A branch of The Art Institute of Houston

UTAH
The Art Institute of Salt Lake City

VIRGINIA
The Art Institute of Virginia Beach8, A branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
The Art Institute of Washington8, A branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
The Art Institute of Washington—Dulles8, A branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

WASHINGTON
The Art Institute of Seattle
The Art Institute of Seattle (2-year programs)

WISCONSIN
The Art Institute of Wisconsin

VANCOUVER, CANADA
The Art Institute of Vancouver


1 Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287. 2 Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 3427. 3 Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 3110. 4 Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 2581. 5 Regulated by the Board for Proprietary Education, Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 101 West Ohio Street, Suite 670, Indianapolis, IN 46204. AC-0080; (317) 464-4400. 6 Approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1469, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469, Phone: (573) 751-2361, Toll-free: (800) 473-6757, FAX: (573) 751-6635, info@dhe.mo.gov. 7 OH Registration # 04-01-1698B, AC0165, AC0080. 8 Certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia.
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