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The Art Institutes System of Schools help creative minds bring their ideas to life. 

O ur creative economy needs people with new ideas, and the ability to express them. The Art Institutes system of schools help students explore opportunities as they prepare to launch careers in the areas of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary. A collaborative, hands-on education is designed to mirror the way things work in the real world—from industry-grade hardware and software to the relevant experience of their faculty. Students develop the skills to meet the demands needed by today’s employers.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by location and are subject to change.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Art School Programs

Visual Design


  • Design & Media Management
  • Design & Technical Graphics
  • Graphic & Web Design
  • Illustration
  • Visual Arts
  • Web Design & Interative Media

Interior & Product Design


  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Kitchen & Bath Design



  • Advertising
  • Marketing & Entertainment Management
  • Professional Writing for Creative Arts

Animation & Effects


  • Media Arts & Animation
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

Filiming & Production


  • Audio Production
  • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production
  • Digital Photography
  • Set & Exhibit Design

Gaming & Technology


  • Game Art & Design
  • Instructional Technology & Design
  • Software Development for Creative Technologies
  • Visual & Game Programming



  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing & Management


  • Baking & Pastry
  • Culinary Arts
  • Culinary Management
  • Hospitality Food & Beverage Management


Accreditation and Licensing

The Art Institutes now Non-Profit.

Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities’ (NWCCU) institutional accreditation of The Art Institute of Portland (AIPD) is currently under review as part of the pending change of ownership and control of AIPD from Education Management Corporation (EDMC) to the Dream Center Foundation.

As a reference the statement can also be seen:

The Art Institutes is a system of non-profit schools throughout the United States. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Some institutions in The Art Institutes system are campuses of Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 1500 Penn Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 2018. The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is

See for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

“Some programs are not available in all states. To find out if your program is available in your state, please contact an admissions representative prior to enrollment”



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