The Art Institute of Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle 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 Seattle 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


Water, mountains, culture, music, commerce--and, of course, coffee and computers. Seattle, a thriving, forward-thinking, sophisticated city in the shadow of majestic Mount Rainier, is an international port on beautiful Puget Sound that offers the finest in arts and entertainment.

The Art Institute of Seattle is situated on the city's Elliott Bay waterfront, just a few blocks from the Belltown neighborhood and its vibrant restaurants and nightlife, and not far from the famous Pike Place Market, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and other interesting attractions.

Seattle boasts a calendar full of cultural events. From the 25-day Seattle International Film Festival to Seattle Hempfest, to book fairs, concerts featuring a diverse range of alternative music, performance poetry, and an abundance of art galleries and artists' studios that are open to the public, there's a wide variety of things to see and do in this city.

As for professional sports, Seattle has them covered with baseball's Mariners and the NFL's Seahawks, along with soccer, ice hockey, and women's basketball teams.

In addition, there are museums, covering everything from Asian culture to maritime history to rock `n roll. The iconic Space Needle adds a unique feature to the city skyline. Along with the abundance and variety of fresh seafood and local produce, Seattle has earned a spot as one of the country's true culinary capitals.

The Seattle area is home to an array of globally recognized companies. While Starbucks and Microsoft call Seattle home, the city's other corporate residents include the headquarters of Amazon, RealNetworks, Getty Images, Corbis, Cray, Sur La Table, Penny Arcade, Tommy Bahama, Nordstrom, Brooks Running, and Fantagraphics Books, as well as offices of Adobe, Facebook, and Google.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Seattle
2323 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1642
United States
PHONE: 1.206.448.6600 or 1.800.275.2471


Advertising  Bachelor of Science
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design Associate of Applied Arts
Industrial Design Bachelor of Science
Industrial Design Technology Associate of Applied Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Arts
Media Arts
Audio Production Bachelor of Science 
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Arts
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Game Programming Bachelor of Science
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Photographic Imaging Bachelor of Fine Arts
Video Production Associate of Applied Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Development  Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Associate of Applied Arts
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Arts
Fashion Marketing  Associate of Applied Arts
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Science
Art of Cooking Diploma
Baking & Pastry Associate of Applied Arts
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Arts
Culinary Arts 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 Seattle 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 Seattle
2323 Elliott Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121-1642
PHONE:  1.206.448.6600 or 1.800.275.2471

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Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-1642 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is