The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design


The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, 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 Tampa offers master's, 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 Tampa 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 Tampa 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 Tampa-St. Petersburg area is Florida's second-largest metropolitan area, with miles of waterfront, sandy beaches, cultural attractions and amusements. Tampa isn't just a city; it's a lifestyle. Whether relaxing and people-watching on the beach at Treasure Island, paddling the scenic Hillsborough River, or snorkeling, diving, sailing, fresh and saltwater fishing, kayaking, or just catching some rays, the weather's just right just about every day of the year

Tampa has a growing economy and serves as a major port. Among the major corporations that are headquartered in the region are Raymond James, Home Shopping Network, Outback Steakhouse, and a major portion of Citigroup.

The arts are a vital part of the vibrant local community. An abundance of theater groups, orchestras, world-class performance halls, museums, and galleries offer inspiring performances, enriching youth education programs, and exhibits that showcase the world's most talented artists, actors, and musicians. Popular nightspots include Channelside Bay Plaza, Bay Street at International Plaza, and Ybor City, the center of Tampa's bustling music scene.

In addition, Tampa offers many theaters, symphony and dance performances, museums, and a diverse range of art galleries that showcase some of the world's most talented artists, actors, and musicians. Highlights include the Tampa Museum of Art, the Museum of Science & Industry, the St. Petersburg Museum of History, and Great Explorations Children's Museum. One of the city's most popular destinations is the Salvador Dali Museum, home to the world's most comprehensive collection of works by the famed Spanish surrealist.

Whether relaxing at an outdoor café, strolling along Tampa Riverwalk, or unwinding at Curtis Hixon Park, it's easy to see why Tampa ranks as one of America's best outdoor cities. Nearby attractions include Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, and Lowry Park Zoo. Professional sports teams include football's Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who play at Raymond James Stadium, hockey's Lightning, who play at Tampa Bay Times Forum, and the Rays who play just a quick hop across the bay in St. Petersburg.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Tampa
Parkside at Tampa Bay Park
4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33614-7086
United States
PHONE: 1.813.873.2112 or 1.866.703.3277
FAX: 1.813.873.2171


Design & Media Management Master of Arts*
Graphic Design Associate of Arts
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
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 Fine Arts
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Arts
Baking & Pastry Associate of Arts/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Arts/Diploma
Culinary Management Bachelor of Arts
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

*Miami International University of Art & Design is one of the degree-granting institutions for The Design & Media Management degree program. This school’s program will also be offered in a synchronous and asynchronous format at its branch campuses, The Art Institute of Tampa and The Art Institute of Jacksonville.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Tampa 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 Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
Parkside at Tampa Bay Park
4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33614-7086
PHONE:  1.813.873.2112 or 1.866.703.3277
FAX:  1.813.873.2171

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Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Parkside at Tampa Bay Park, 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150, Tampa, FL 33614-7086 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is