The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati

The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati


The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati 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 Ohio-Cincinnati 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, media arts and culinary (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 Ohio-Cincinnati 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 Ohio-Cincinnati 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.



Thanks to its location in the heart of the city, The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati makes it easy for students to enjoy all the culture and excitement a large city has to offer. The city is home to major league sporting events, major concerts, symphony, theater, Kings Island amusement park, award-winning restaurants, and downtown entertainment districts with exciting nightspots.

In the early 1800s, Cincinnati went from a river outpost to perhaps the first middle-American boomtown to rival the bigger coastal cities in size and wealth. Today, Cincinnati is known for its great beauty with steep hills, wooded suburbs, a picturesque downtown riverfront, and four definite seasons. It's a very affordable city with friendly neighbors, great job opportunities, excellent schools, diverse religions, shopping, safety, and lots of things to do.

Cincinnati is famous for its historic architecture. The Over-the-Rhine district features one of the world's largest collections of Italianate architecture. There is a river ferry and many bridges from the city to Northern Kentucky, on the other side of the Ohio River. The Roebling Suspension Bridge is the work of John Roebling, who later modeled his much more famous Brooklyn Bridge after this one.

Cincinnati holds many annual festivals and events: Oktoberfest, which celebrates the city's German heritage; Taste of Cincinnati; the Macy's Music Festival; the Bunbury Music Festival; and the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, Ohio's biggest performing arts festival with 12 days of film, visual art, and music.

There are also plenty of big-league sports. The Cincinnati Reds play baseball at Great American Ball Park, while the Bengals play football at Paul Brown Stadium. Other sports include pro hockey and soccer, along with a full slate of college sports.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati
8845 Governors Hill Drive, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45249-3317
United States
PHONE: 1.513.833.2400 or 1.866.613.5184
FAX: 1.877.477.8486


Advertising  Bachelor of Arts
Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science
Media Arts
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science
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/Associate of Applied Science
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Arts/Associate of Applied Science
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Baking & Pastry Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science/Diploma
Culinary Management Bachelor of Applied Science
Hospitality Management Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Ohio—Cincinnati 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.

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 Ohio-Cincinnati
8845 Governors Hill Drive, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45249-3317
PHONE:  1.513.833.2400 or 1.866.613.5184
FAX:  1.877.477.8486

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The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati 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. 8845 Governors Hill Drive, Suite 100, Cincinnati, OH 45249-3317. The Art Institute of Ohio—Cincinnati is licensed by the Ohio State Board of Career Colleges & Schools, 30 East Broad Street, 24th Floor, Suite 2481, Columbus, OH 43215, 614.466.6000. OH registration # 04-01-1698B ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is




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