The Art Institute of Phoenix

The Art Institute of Phoenix


The Art Institute of Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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 Institute of Phoenix 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 Phoenix 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


With its sunny days, low humidity, and an average yearly temperature of 72 degrees, it's easy to see why Phoenix is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Located in the middle of Arizona in the heart of the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Phoenix is the gateway to cool pine forests, the red rock towers of Sedona, and nature's greatest wonder, the Grand Canyon.

Phoenix is the hub of the Southwest--a high-tech and manufacturing center, surrounded by majestic mountain ranges. It's also an opportune location for students seeking to start their creative careers at The Art Institute of Phoenix.

Home to more than a million people, Phoenix offers sun-filled days and a nightlife that ranges from top comedy and music clubs to cultural icons such as the Phoenix Art Museum, the Phoenix Symphony, and many Arizona theater companies.

Phoenix offers professional sports teams as well. The Arizona Diamondbacks play their baseball at Chase Field, the Phoenix Suns play basketball at US Airways Center, and the NFL's Arizona Cardinals play football at the University of Phoenix Stadium.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Phoenix
2233 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859
United States
PHONE: 1.602.331.7500 or 1.800.474.2479
FAX: 1.602.331.5301


Advertising  Bachelor of Arts
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Arts
Graphic Design Associate of Applied Science*
Interior Design Bachelor of Arts
Media Arts
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Arts
Digital Photography Bachelor of Arts
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Arts
Visual & Game Programming Bachelor of Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Design Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Marketing Bachelor of Arts
Baking & Pastry Diploma
Baking & Pastry Arts Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science*/Diploma
Culinary Management Bachelor of Arts*
Hospitality Food & Beverage Management Bachelor of Arts
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.
*Denotes available in evening/weekend format

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Phoenix 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 marketable skills. Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

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 Phoenix
2233 West Dunlap Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859
PHONE:  1.602.331.7500 or 1.800.474.2479
FAX:  1.602.331.5301

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Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is