The Art Institute of Salt Lake City

The Art Institute of Salt Lake City


The Art Institute of Salt Lake City is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America dedicated to providing hands-on education in the creative and applied arts. The Art Institute of Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake 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 Art Institute of Salt Lake City 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


Known as "Crossroads of the West" for its central position in the western portion of the United States, as well as the fact that the first intercontinental railroad went through the Salt Lake Valley, Salt Lake City is the state's political, economic, and cultural center. The city is internationally recognized as the location of the 2002 Winter Olympics and is known for its namesake, the Great Salt Lake.

Salt Lake City's economy is service-oriented. Major industries include government, trade, transportation, tourism, utilities, and professional and business services. In recent years, the city has developed a strong recreation industry and has become the nation's industrial banking center.

Salt Lake City has four distinct seasons, with long summers and winters; spring and fall serve as brief, comfortable transitions. The area offers a full range of outdoor recreational opportunities. The beautiful mountain ranges surrounding the Great Salt Lake Valley are there to explore year-round. In the winter, students join local residents and visitors from around the globe who enjoy the slopes of the many nearby ski resorts. In other seasons, climbing, hiking, and biking are popular activities in the picturesque mountains.

The annual Utah Arts Festival draws 85,000 people to its more than 150 artist booths and nine musical performance venues. Salt Lake City hosts parts of the famous Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the United States. The city also hosts the international Salt Lake City Marathon.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
121 West Election Road, Suite 100
Draper, UT 84020-9492
United States
PHONE: 1.801.601.4700 or 1.800.978.0096
FAX: 1.801.601.4724


Graphic Design Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Interior Design Bachelor of Arts
Media Arts
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Science
Digital Photography Bachelor of Science
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Science
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Science
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science
Baking & Pastry Associate of Science/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Science/Diploma
Culinary Management Bachelor of Science
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Salt Lake 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. 


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 Salt Lake City
121 West Election Road, Suite 100
Draper, UT 84020-9492
PHONE:  1.801.601.4700 or 1.800.978.0096
FAX:  1.801.601.4724

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The Art Institute of Salt Lake City 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. 121 West Election Road, Suite 100, Draper, UT 84020-9492 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is




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