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The Art Institute of New York City

Overview

The Institute

A focused education from The Art Institute of New York City 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 school's programs in the areas of design, media arts, and fashion give students the opportunity to learn by using professional-grade technology and build a portfolio of work to show potential employers after graduation.

The Art Institute of New York City is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award associate degrees. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS can be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002; phone: 202-336-6780.

The Art Institute of New York City has received permission to operate from the State of New York Board of Regents, State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, 5 North Mezzanine, Albany, New York 12234; phone: 518-474-2593.

Academic Programs

No matter which course of study a student may choose, the professionals at The Art Institute of New York City will guide, support, and help each student as their talents evolve on their journey of personal and professional transformation. Students studying design learn to fine-tune their visual thinking and problem-solving skills, as they create everything from logos to TV ads. Programs in the area of media arts focus on utilizing technology to deliver information and entertainment, while students studying fashion learn to design clothes for the runway or run a retail shop.

Associate degree programs are offered in digital filmmaking, fashion design, fashion merchandising and marketing, graphic design, interior design, and Web design and interactive media.

Costs

Tuition costs vary by program. Prospective students should contact the school for current tuition costs. Other charges include a starting kit for all first-quarter students. Kits vary in price, depending on the program of study.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students who require financial assistance should first complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and meet with a financial aid officer.

Faculty

Faculty members are experienced professionals who create a learning environment that is similar to the professional world students will face after graduation. Instructors are focused on helping students develop the skills they need to transform their creative potential into marketable skills.

Student Body Profile

Students come to The Art Institute of New York City from throughout the United States and abroad. The student population includes recent high school graduates, transfer students, and those who have left a previous employment situation to study and train for a new career. Students are creative, competitive, and open to new ideas. They place great value on an education that prepares them for an exciting entry-level position in the arts.

Student Activities

There are several events for students throughout the year that celebrate culture, health, and holidays. The Student Activities Office also provides shape-up and wellness programs for students, along with The Art Institute of New York City Celebrates Women program. Students are offered many opportunities to volunteer throughout the year. Culinary students work at various events throughout the city as well as open-house programs at the school.

Facilities and Resources

The Art Institute of New York City 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 students for the real world. The school contains computer labs, drawing studios, a student bookstore, and an art gallery.

Location

The Art Institute of New York City is located in the SoHo/Tribeca district of New York City. Manhattan is a hub of contemporary style, and New York City provides a wealth of opportunities for students to explore their creative side. Broadway plays, art museums, music halls, and professional sports teams are just some of the many entertainment options available to students who make the Big Apple their home.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must complete an application form and write a 150-word essay to apply for admission to The Art Institute of New York City. A personal interview with an admissions representative is required. Applicants must provide official high school transcripts, proof of successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test, or transcripts from any college previously attended. There is a $50 application fee.

For the most recent information regarding admission requirements, please refer to the current academic catalog.

Application and Information

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

The Art Institute of New York City

11 Beach Street

New York, New York 10013

Phone: 212-226-5500

800-654-2433 (toll-free)

Fax: 212-966-0706

Web site: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/newyork

See aiprograms.info for program duration,tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Footnote

The Art Institute of Atlanta; The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur1; The Art Institute of Austin2; The Art Institute of California-Hollywood; The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire; The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles; The Art Institute of California-Orange County; The Art Institute of California-Sacramento; The Art Institute of California-San Diego; The Art Institute of California-San Francisco; The Art Institute of California-Sunnyvale; The Art Institute of Charleston1; The Art Institute of Charlotte3; The Art Institute of Colorado; The Art Institute of Dallas3; The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale; The Art Institute of Fort Worth3; The Art Institute of Houston; The Art Institute of Houston-North2; The Art Institute of Indianapolis4; The Art Institute of Jacksonville5; The Art Institute of Las Vegas; The Art Institute of Michigan; The Art Institute of New York City; The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati6; The Art Institute of Philadelphia; The Art Institute of Phoenix; The Art Institute of Pittsburgh; The Art Institute of Portland; The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham3; The Art Institute of Salt Lake City; The Art Institute of San Antonio2; The Art Institute of Seattle; The Art Institute of Tampa5; The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville1; The Art Institute of Tucson; The Art Institute of Vancouver; The Art Institute of Virginia Beach 1,7; The Art Institute of Washington1,7; The Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia1,7; The Art Institute of Wisconsin; The Art Institute of York-Pennsylvania; The Art Institutes International-Kansas City; The Art Institutes International Minnesota; The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago; The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg; The Illinois Institute of Art-Tinley Park; Miami International University of Art & Design; The New England Institute of Art.



1 A branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta; 2 A branch of The Art Institute of Houston; 3 A campus of South University; 4 The Art Institute of Indianapolis is regulated by the Indiana Commission on Proprietary Education, 302 W. Washington St., Rm. E201, Indianapolis, IN 46204, AC-0080; 5 A branch of Miami International University of Art & Design; 6 The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati, 8845 Governors Hill Drive, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45249-3317, OH Reg. #04-01-1698B; 7 Certified by the State Council of Higher Education to operate in Virginia.


Location & Contact

The Art Institute of New York City
218-232 W 40th Street
New York, NY 10018
United States
PHONE: 1.212.226.5500 or 1.800.654.2433
FAX: 1.212.966.0706
URL: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/newyork


Programs

Design
Graphic Design Associate of Applied Science
Media Arts
Web Design & Interactive Media Associate of Occupational Studies
Fashion
Fashion Design Associate of Applied Science
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.


Academic Facilities


The Art Institute of New York City 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. 

Costs

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 www.fafsa.ed.gov 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

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 high-demand marketable skills.


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 New York City
11 Beach Street
New York, NY 10013
PHONE:  1.212.226.5500 or 1.800.654.2433
FAX:  1.212.966.0706
URL:  http://www.artinstitutes.edu/newyork               

Disclaimer

Since The Art Institutes system of schools is comprised of several institutions, see aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info. The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school, and employment opportunities are not guaranteed. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. OH Registration #04-01-1698B, AC0165, AC0080, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. Certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. ©2013 The Art Institutes International LLC.



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