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The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston


The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, 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 San Antonio offer 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 San Antonio 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 San Antonio 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.


The Art Institute of San Antonio is a branch of The Art Institute of Houston. The Art Institute of Houston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of The Art Institute of Houston can be directed to the Commission on Colleges, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; phone: 404-679-4500.

The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, holds a Certificate of Authorization acknowledging exemption from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board regulations.


Deep in the heart of Texas, there's a city that blends many cultures, is rich in history, and is pointed in one direction: up. San Antonio, one of the ten largest cities in the United States, is located in the south-central part of the state. Famous for its Spanish missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, and the Tower of the Americas, San Antonio has more than 25 million visitors each year.

San Antonio is also home to three Air Force bases as well as several museums, parks, Fortune 500 companies, universities, and colleges. Southwest American history, culture, the arts, and a lively nightlife are all part of the experience for students at The Art Institute of San Antonio, which is located just to the north of the city's downtown area.

The city's arts communities, such as Blue Star in Southtown, offer many galleries along with live music, and the Guadalupe Cultural Art Center, on the city's west side is a vibrant area that offers a true San Antonio experience. In addition, there are great collections of authentic folk art, artifacts, and handmade creations. Students can visit Market Square during Fiesta and feast on tacos and gorditas.

The San Antonio area offers the opportunity to enjoy the thrills at any of five theme parks, explore subterranean caves, visit a dude ranch, stroll the cobblestone paths of the River Walk, dine al fresco at the bistros and cafes that line the river, or explore the city's spacious urban park system that 68 miles of trails stretching across 11,000 acres. The city's annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is one of the largest events of its kind in the country.

For those interested in professional sports, the NBA's San Antonio Spurs play their home games at the AT&T Center.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of San Antonio
10000 IH-10 West
Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78230
United States
PHONE: 1.210.338.7320 or 1.888.222.0040
FAX: 1.210.338.7321


Advertising  Bachelor of Fine Arts
Design & Technical Graphics Bachelor of Science
Graphic & Web Design Associate of Applied Science
Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Development  Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Associate of Applied Science
Fashion & Retail Management Bachelor of Science
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Baking & Pastry Associate of Applied Science/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science/Diploma
Culinary Management Bachelor of Science
Food & Beverage Management Bachelor of Science
Hospitality Management  Bachelor of Science
Restaurant & Catering Management Associate of Applied Science
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of San Antonio 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 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 San Antonio
10000 IH-10 West
Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78230
PHONE:  1.210.338.7320 or 1.888.222.0040
FAX:  1.210.338.7321


Since The Art Institutes system of schools is comprised of several institutions, see 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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