The Art Institute of Atlanta

The Art Institute of Atlanta


The Art Institute of Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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 between 2012 and 2022).

A focused education from The Art Institute of Atlanta 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 Atlanta 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


Atlanta has so much to offer, it's difficult to mention it all here. But the word that best summarizes Atlanta is "energy" - the energy of the people, the vitality of the business community and professional opportunities, and the vibe of the arts and the nightlife. Atlanta's energy pulses through the streets, carries to every neighborhood, and helps to fuel creativity and imaginations.

Atlanta is known as the capital of the New South, and noted as the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and the host city of the 1996 Summer Olympics. For all intents and purposes, Atlanta started in the 1830s as a transportation hub. The city's story could have ended during the Civil War, but instead it rose from the ashes to become a center of commerce and one of the nation's economic and commercial powerhouses.

Today, Atlanta is a forward-looking city of industrious, innovative and creative people, a vibrant, exciting city where tree-lined neighborhoods are just minutes away from high-rise condos and skyscrapers housing Fortune 500 companies. Atlanta's thriving business environment includes high-tech companies, such as Earthlink, as well as corporate giants like Coca-Cola, CNN-Time Warner, Delta Air Lines, AT&T, and Georgia Pacific.

The city's performing arts district is located in the midtown area at the Woodruff Arts Center. Students can explore some of the country's most important art museums and institutions, including the renowned High Museum of Art, one of the most visited of its kind anywhere in the world. The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) is the only design museum in the southeast, and there are also contemporary art museums like the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia.

At The Art Institute of Atlanta, students have access to a wide range of professional sports. Those who are into baseball can take in a Braves game at Turner Field. Football? The NFL's Falcons play at the Georgia Dome. For basketball fans, the Hawks of the NBA and the Dream of the WNBA both play hoops at Philips Arena.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, NE
100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328-1649
United States
PHONE: 770-394-8300 or 1-800-275-4242
FAX: 770-394-0008


Advertising Design Diploma
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Illustration Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts
Audio Production Bachelor of Arts
Commercial Photography Diploma
Digital Filmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Visual & Game Programming Bachelor of Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Arts
Baking & Pastry Associate of Arts/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Arts*/Diploma
Culinary Arts Management Bachelor of Science*

*Available in evening and weekend option format
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur 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 a 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

Please 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 Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.                      
100 Embassy Row                  
Atlanta, GA 30328-1649                    
PHONE:  1.770.394.8300 or 1.800.275.4242            
FAX:  1.770.394.0008            

See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info. 
Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., 100 Embassy Row, Atlanta, GA 30328. ©2015 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is