The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America dedicated to providing hands-on education in the creative and applied arts. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh is nestled in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh's Golden Triangle, formed by a confluence of rivers that once marked the fringe of the American frontier. Today, Pittsburgh has emerged as one of America's most livable cities, a renowned leader in health care, technology, education, robotics, the arts, and career opportunities.

Pittsburgh offers a patchwork of diverse styles and nationalities, sprung from the roots of a steel town where people came from around the world to build better lives. Distinctive neighborhood enclaves like Deutschtown and Polish Hill present a sense of both Old World charm and budding potential--especially for creative professionals eager to make their mark in a unique landscape primed for change.

Downtown is a jigsaw puzzle of old and new architecture, ready to be captured by sketchpad or camera. On the fringe is the legendary Strip District, home to a wealth of ethnic grocers and street-side cafés. Each year, the city's Oakland, Squirrel Hill, and Shadyside neighborhoods swell with thousands of students drawn to the colleges and universities that make Pittsburgh a top destination for higher learning.

Pittsburgh is home to many classic movie houses, featuring the latest blockbusters as well as the best independent and foreign films. It also has a rich history as host to an ever-growing number of Hollywood productions.

Of course, Pittsburgh is synonymous with the Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins with their exciting home stadiums, but home also to the Andy Warhol Museum and the Carnegie Science Center.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1301
United States
PHONE: 1.412.263.6600 or 1.800.275.2470
FAX: 1.412.263.6667


Digital Design Diploma
Entertainment Design Bachelor of Science
Graphic Design Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Industrial Design Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Interior Design Bachelor of Science
Residential Planning Diploma
Media Arts
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Digital Photography Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Science
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Science
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science
Web Design  Diploma 
Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Fashion Design Bachelor of Science
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Science
Art of Cooking  Diploma
Baking & Pastry Associate of Science/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Science
Culinary Management Bachelor of Science
Hotel & Restaurant Management Bachelor of Science
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh
420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1301
PHONE:  1.412.263.6600 or 1.800.275.2470
FAX:  1.412.263.6667

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Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1301 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is