The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston


The Art Institute of Austin, 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 Austin 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 Austin 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 Austin 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


The Art Institute of Austin is located in a city that's been voted the number-one college town in America by the Travel Channel and the second-best big city by Money magazine. Bicycling magazine has placed Austin among the 20 most bike-friendly cities. But Austin has even more to offer.

Known for its creativity and originality, Austin is the perfect city to develop one's own creativity. It's a vibrant city that celebrates being both cosmopolitan and unpretentious, high-tech and low-key, and big-city and college-town. The city's unofficial local slogan "Keep Austin Weird" refers to the spirit of the city.

Known as the Live Music Capital of the World, Austin has a rich live music scene'the most music venues per capita of any city in the United States. The evidence is everywhere--from the numerous clubs to the annual film/music/interactive festival called South by Southwest to the longest-running concert music show on American TV, "Austin City Limits." Austin is also home to a wonderful ballet, world-class museums, one-of-a-kind shopping, and beautiful outdoor spaces.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Austin
101 W. Louis Henna Blvd.
Suite 100
Austin, TX 78728
United States
PHONE: 1.512.691.1707 or 1.866.583.7952
FAX: 1.512.691.1790


Advertising Bachelor of Fine Arts
Design & Technical Graphics Bachelor of Science
Designing for Tablets: Digital Publishing
Bachelor of Science
Graphic Design Associate of Applied Science
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts
Audio Production Bachelor of Science
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 Austin 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, and 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 your actual 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

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 Austin, a Branch of The Art Institute of Houston
101 W. Louis Henna Blvd.                 
Suite 100                    
Austin, TX 78728                   
PHONE:  1.512.691.1707 or 1.866.583.7952            
FAX:  1.512.691.1790            

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Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78728 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is