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The Art Institutes International Minnesota


The Art Institutes International Minnesota 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 Institutes International Minnesota 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 Institutes International Minnesota 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 Institutes International Minnesota 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 Institutes International Minnesota is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates and associate and bachelor's degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (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 Associate in Applied Science in culinary arts degree program is accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

The Art Institutes International Minnesota is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108; phone: 651-642-0567;; pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


Minneapolis and St. Paul are the famous Twin Cities of Minnesota. A study in contrasts, the cities offer the natural beauty of parks and lakes, yet form a modern metropolis that supports both a vibrant artistic community and bustling business center.

The Twin Cities is an amazing place to experience and create art. Four major art museums, two orchestras, and regional theater offer plenty of creative inspiration. Stroll through the Sculpture Garden at the Walker Art Center. Marvel at the Aquatennial, Winter Carnival, and Renaissance Festival. Wonder at the Minneapolis Museum of Arts. The pop, jazz, and rock scene here earned the Twin Cities the nickname "The Land of 10,000 Bands."

An economically thriving area, Minneapolis is ranked as one of the nation's healthiest business centers, where corporate giants such as 3M, General Mills, Land O' Lakes, and Pillsbury make their homes. Getting around is easy, with a network of mass transit routes, shuttles, and a skyway that connects more than fifty city blocks.

There are 150 city parks for hiking, biking, and skating. In warmer months, spend a sunny afternoon on the beaches of Lake Calhoun. In winter, enjoy ice skating, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and skiing. Four major league sports teams all play right in downtown Minneapolis. Fans cheer on the NFL's Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome, baseball's Twins at Target Field, the NBA's Timberwolves at Target Center, and the NHL's Wild at the Xcel Energy Center.

Location & Contact

The Art Institutes International Minnesota
15 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3105
United States
PHONE: 1.612.332.3361 or 1.800.777.3643
FAX: 1.612.332.3934


Advertising  Bachelor of Science
Design Management Bachelor of Science
Graphic Design Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science
Interior Design Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science
Media Arts
Digital Film & Video Production Bachelor of Science
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Science
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science
Fashion & Retail Management Bachelor of Science
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Art of Cooking Diploma
Baking & Pastry Associate of Applied Science/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts Management Bachelor of Science
Hospitality Management Bachelor of Science
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institutes International Minnesota 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 Institutes International Minnesota
15 South 9th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-3105
PHONE:  1.612.332.3361 or 1.800.777.3643
FAX:  1.612.332.3934


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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