The Art Institute of Indianapolis

The Art Institute of Indianapolis


The Art Institute of Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis offers bachelor's and associate's 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 Indianapolis 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 Indianapolis 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


From the Indy 500 to Fortune 500 companies, Indianapolis is a city of positive energy. It's an energy that flows through the streets, carries to every neighborhood, and fuels the creativity and imaginations of students at The Art Institute of Indianapolis from the first day of classes till they take all that they've learned and step out into the real world.

The campus is located in the northwestern section of the city and housed in The Pyramids, a unique local landmark. The buildings are famous for their abstract, sculptural design: Their opaque concrete walls face the nearby highway, while their glass curtain walls look out onto landscaped grounds.

The city offers friendly people, a vibrant business community with a world of professional opportunities, a wide range of cultural attractions, and a lively nightlife. The 12th-largest city in the United States, Indianapolis is one of the nation's fastest-growing metropolitan areas. The city's downtown is ranked as one of the best in the United States by both Forbes and

There are six cultural districts: Broad Ripple Village, Massachusetts Avenue, Fountain Square, the Wholesale District, Canal and White River State Park, and Indiana Avenue. Harrison Center for the Arts features monthly shows in its galleries, as well as numerous artists' studios. The beautiful Depew Memorial Fountain has been described as a museum without walls. Indianapolis has a wide variety of other museums as well, focused on art, automobiles, sports, history, and science and technology.

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is an urban bike and pedestrian path connecting the downtown cultural districts, neighborhoods, and entertainment venues. There are benches, bike racks, lighting, signage and bike rentals/drop-offs, along with an interesting assortment of local artwork along the trail. Indianapolis also offers nearly 200 municipal parks, including Eagle Creek Park, one of the biggest urban parks in the country.

Indianapolis is world-famous for the Indianapolis 500, the premier open-wheel car event for over 100 years. The enormous Indianapolis Motor Speedway is also home to the Brickyard 400 and the Red Bull Indianapolis GP. Other professional sports include Colts football at the enclosed Lucas Oil Stadium and Indiana Pacers basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Indianapolis
3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010
Indianapolis, IN 46268-6124
United States
PHONE: 1.317.613.4800 or 1.866.441.9031
FAX: 1.317.613.4808


Graphic Design Associate of Science
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Science
Interior Design Bachelor of Science
Media Arts
Digital Photography Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Science
Fashion & Retail Management Bachelor of Science
Fashion Design Bachelor of Science
Baking & Pastry Associate of Science/Certificate
Culinary Arts Associate of Science/Certificate
Culinary Management Bachelor of Science
Hospitality Food & Beverage Management Bachelor of Science

Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Indianapolis 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 can 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 Indianapolis
A branch of the Art Institute of Phoenix
3500 Depauw Blvd., Suite 1010
Indianapolis, IN 46268-6124
PHONE:  1.317.613.4800 or 1.866.441.9031
FAX:  1.317.613.4808

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