The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta


The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, 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 Washington-Dulles 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, and media arts (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 Washington-Dulles 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 Washington-Dulles is also an important resource for creative industry leaders who value the opportunity we provide students to learn by using professional-grade technology to build a portfolio of work to show potential employers after graduation.

Accreditation and Licensing


Dulles, Virginia, isn't just the home of a sprawling international airport. It's also the home of The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles. Situated in the northeast corner of Loudoun County, Dulles is as rich in historical value as it is in real estate value. A popular suburb for commuters who work in Washington, D.C., the area offers a fascinating mix of the contemporary and traditional in a creative environment that offers inspiring experiences.

The D.C. metropolitan area has been nicknamed the melting pot for the extent of ethnic diversity it boasts. With such a mixture of government, culture, history, and symbolism, this city is one of the premier places to visit, live in, and pursue an education.

Dulles' proximity to Washington, D.C., means easy access to the nation's prestigious monuments and museums, including the White House and Capitol Hill, as well as myriad national monuments like the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and such world-class venues as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The Smithsonian Institution includes numerous museums from the National Portrait Gallery to the National Museum of African Art.

In addition to the many tourist attractions, Washington offers first-rate theatrical and musical entertainment, beautiful parks, and cultural events. Washington, D.C., is also one of the few cities that fields professional teams in each of the major sports: baseball's Nationals play at Nationals Park, the NFL's Redskins call FedExField home, and the Capitals of the NHL play hockey at Verizon Center--at least when the NBA Wizards aren't playing basketball there.

From world-class restaurants to national media firms, students at The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles find many avenues to expand their learning and apply their skills in their chosen field. It's an atmosphere that exudes energy and fuels creativity.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles
The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center
21000 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 100
Dulles, VA 20166
United States
PHONE: 1.571.449.4400 or 1.888.627.5008
FAX: 1.571.449.4500


Advertising  Bachelor of Arts
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles 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. 

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported


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 Washington-Dulles, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center
21000 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 100
Dulles, VA 20166
PHONE:  1.571.449.4400 or 1.888.627.5008
FAX:  1.571.449.4500

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Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Corporate Office Park at Dulles Town Center, 21000 Atlantic Blvd., Suite 100, Dulles, VA 20166 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is

Financial Aid

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