The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy

The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy


The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy 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 Michigan-Troy 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 Michigan-Troy 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 Michigan-Troy 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


A northern suburb of Detroit, the city of Troy is a bustling center of business and technology. The city, rated as one of the safest in the nation, is known for its hometown charm, community spirit, and quality of life. Troy offers a variety of entertainment options ranging from museums and theaters to summer jazz concerts and the Troy Family Daze Festival, which draws 100,000 people every year.

Students at The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy have access to public transportation to get around Troy and to access attractions in nearby Detroit.

The city of Detroit has been undergoing a transformation recently, with a goal of redeveloping the city and restoring it to world-class status. Detroit is diversifying its economy, with a number of local companies working on emerging technologies such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, and hydrogen fuel cell development.

For all its industry, Detroit is a very cosmopolitan city. Many of the Detroit area's prominent museums are located in the thriving, historic cultural district. Other cultural highlights include the Motown Historical Museum, the Tuskegee National Airmen Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, the Contemporary Art Institute, and the Belle Isle Conservatory.

Live music has been a big part of Detroit's nightlife since the late 1940s, and the area has many nationally prominent music venues. Live Nation hosts concerts throughout the area, and other concerts are held at DTE Energy Music Theatre and The Palace of Auburn Hills. Important music events include the Detroit Jazz Festival, the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, the Motor City Music Conference, the Urban Organic Festival, the Concert of Colors, and the hip-hop Summer Jamz festival.

Detroit is one of the few cities where you can watch all four major pro sports. Baseball's Tigers play at Comerica Park; the Pistons play basketball in suburban Auburn Hills at The Palace of Auburn Hills; the Lions play football at Ford Field; and the Red Wings play hockey at Joe Louis Arena.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy
1414 East Maple Rd., Suite 150
Troy, MI 48083
United States
PHONE: 1.248.837.3200 or 1.877.320.3275
FAX: 1.248.837.3300


Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Development  Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Merchandising Associate of Applied Science
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy 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 should 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 Michigan-Troy
1414 East Maple Rd., Suite 150
Troy, MI 48083
PHONE:  1.248.837.3200 or 1.877.320.3275
FAX:  1.248.837.3300

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The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy 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. 1414 East Maple Rd., Suite 150, Troy, MI 48083 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email adress is




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