The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University

The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University


The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over fifty schools throughout North America dedicated to providing hands-on education in the creative and applied arts. The Art Institute of Fort Worth offers bachelor's and associate degree programs as well as non-degree programs for students interested in pursuing career opportunities from among tomorrow's 15 million jobs in creative fields like design, fashion, and media arts (based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for job growth from 2012 to 2022).

A focused education from The Art Institute of Fort Worth can help students turn their creative energy into a powerful tool that can make a difference in the world. Students are part of a collaborative and supportive community, where experienced instructors provide the guidance and skills needed to pursue a career in the creative economy.

The Art Institute of Fort Worth is also an important resource for creative industry leaders who value the opportunity provided students to learn by using professional-grade technology to build a portfolio of work to show potential employers after graduation.

Accreditation and Licensing


Fort Worth has historic stockyards, remarkable museums, a thriving and exciting downtown area, the Texas Motor Speedway, and spectacular annual events. It's also a stimulating environment for students to begin their creative careers at The Art Institute of Fort Worth.

Fort Worth began in 1849 as a lonely Army outpost on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. Today Fort Worth still embraces its proud western heritage and traditional architecture and design.

The city is home to many multinational corporations including Bell Helicopter, Lockheed Martin, Pier 1 Imports, RadioShack, and FUNimation Entertainment, among others.

Downtown Fort Worth is known mainly for its Art Deco and Beaux Arts-style buildings. A popular place for nightlife and entertainment, the Sundance Square area of downtown offers many restaurants, shops, museums, bars, clubs, movie theaters, performing arts, concerts, and festivals all year round. Most of the buildings there retain their early twentieth-century façades.

Fort Worth is home to several visit-worthy museums. The Kimbell Art Museum not only features an outstanding collection of works, the building itself is considered to be among the world's foremost examples of modern architecture. The Museum of Modern Art and the Amon Carter Museum offer some of the most extensive collections of American art anywhere in the world.

The Fort Worth Zoo, with more than 5,000 animals, has been ranked in the top 10 zoos in the United States. For hiking or canoeing enthusiasts, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge in northwest Fort Worth has nearly 4,000 acres of natural area and is one of the largest urban parks of its type in the country.

As for pro sports, the Metroplex is home to the Dallas Stars of the NHL and the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, while Cowboys Stadium houses the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. The ballpark for a Texas Rangers game is just a short drive to Arlington, where Six Flags Over Texas is also located. In addition, NASCAR racing at the Texas Motor Speedway, championship rodeo, and horseracing are available at Lone Star Park.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Fort Worth
7000 Calmont Avenue
Suite 150
Fort Worth, TX 76116
United States
PHONE: 1.817.210.0808 or 1.888.422.9686
FAX: 1.817.210.0901


Advertising Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design Associate of Applied Arts
Media Arts
Digital Image Management Certificate
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Interactive Communications Certificate
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Retailing Certificate

Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Fort Worth provides a learning environment with professional-grade technology applicable to each student’s course of study. Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work that shows potential employers that they are trained to use the software, hardware, or equipment utilized within the industry. Depending upon the course of study, students are immersed in a creative environment—from classrooms to computer labs to studios—focused on relevant, hands-on education designed to prepare them for the real world. 


Actual tuition and housing costs will vary depending on program, number of credits enrolled, and living arrangements. Prospective students can contact a Student Financial Services professional at the school for details.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students who require financial assistance should first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and meet with a financial aid officer. Students may also apply for a number of scholarships focusing on their specific areas of career interest.


Faculty members are hands-on creative professionals with proven experience as business leaders and innovators, hosting a learning environment similar to the career world students will face after graduation. Part instructor, part mentor, their mission is to help develop and transform creative potential into marketable skills. Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students should refer to the current academic catalog for full details regarding admission requirements and process.

Application and Information

To obtain an application, make arrangements for an interview, or tour the school, prospective students should contact:

The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University
7000 Calmont Avenue
Suite 150
Fort Worth, TX 76116
PHONE:  1.817.210.0808 or 1.888.422.9686
FAX:  1.817.210.0901

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The Art Institute of Fort Worth, a campus of South University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. 7000 Calmont Avenue, Suite 150, Fort Worth, TX 76116 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is




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