The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta


The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, 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 Tennessee-Nashville 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 Tennessee-Nashville 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 Tennessee-Nashville 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


Known as Music City USA, Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and is a major center of the music industry--not just of the United States, but the entire world. Located on the Cumberland River, the city is a virtual crossroads of American culture and one of the region's fastest-growing metro areas. Nashville is also an important hub of the health care, publishing, and transportation industries.

Named for Revolutionary War hero Francis Nash, the city took advantage of its strategic location and its accessibility as a river port major railroad hub. The booming post-Civil War economy left Nashville with a legacy of classical-style, iconic buildings--not the least of which is the Parthenon, built in 1897 as a full-scale replica of the ancient structure in Athens, Greece. Today Nashville's Parthenon serves as an art museum featuring everything from classical exhibits to the work of modern artists such as Andy Warhol. It also is responsible for Nashville's other, although lesser-known nickname: the Athens of the South.

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center is the home of the Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville Children's Theatre, the Nashville Opera, and the Nashville Ballet. The Nashville Symphony performs regularly at The Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The city's museums and galleries include the renowned Frist Center for the Visual Arts. The Nashville Film Festival is one of the biggest film festivals in the Southern United States. It runs for a week in April and features hundreds of independent films. The Country Music Marathon, which also runs every April, typically draws 30,000 participants from around the world.

The home of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry since 1925, Nashville also hosts a number of professional sports teams, including the NFL's Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville
100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37214-3439
United States
PHONE: 1.615.874.1067 or 1.866.747.5770
FAX: 1.615.874.3530


Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Media Arts
Audio Production Bachelor of Arts
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Baking & Pastry Associate of Arts/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Arts/Diploma
Culinary Arts Management Bachelor of Science
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville 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 Tennessee-Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37214-3439
PHONE:  1.615.874.1067 or 1.866.747.5770
FAX:  1.615.874.3530

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Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 100 Centerview Drive, Suite 250, Nashville, TN 37214-3439 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is