The mission of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is to provide distinctive creative and collegiate education, based on a foundation of exemplary learning-centered practices, endowing graduates with skills, abilities, and competencies that enable them to achieve personal and professional success in an evolving global market. Our mission drives AiPís programs and practices and serves as the foundation for evaluating our collegeís effectiveness.
We offer the programs of study that help the students to gain technologically rich, industry-ready skills; promote ethical practices and moral understanding; and contribute to their being responsible, productive members of society in their respective fields.
The curricula are developed and revised by faculty to provide students with career-specific skills and abilities, as well as the knowledge and tools for communication, critical thinking, and human relations.
We provide you with full help in getting your first jobs in the field by introducing you to working professionals via internships and community service opportunities, as well as through Program Advisory Councils (PACs), and through dedicated personnel in career services.
The Art Institute of Pittsbrugh Online Division provides degree and diploma programs in Graphic Design and Web Design & Interactive Media; bachelor's degree programs in Advertising, Fashion & Retail Management, Game Art & Design, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Interior Design, and Media Arts & Animation; a bachelor's degree completion program in Culinary Management; and diploma programs in Digital Design, Residential Planning, and Web Design.
At graduation your degree or diploma will be awarded from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The Institute also supplies you with an individualized portfolio to showcase your work so you are able to perform to employers your practical and technical skills.
You will be invited to attend your graduation ceremony in Pennsylvania where you can walk in your cap and gown. Youíre also encouraged to participate in the portfolio review show, where you can present your work to potential employers. Previous graduates of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division have received awards for excellence at the portfolio show.
The best way to get your education in the creative and applied arts started is to go to the E-Application page and apply online.
If you have questions or want to come visit us, call 1-800-275-2470. Or you can take a moment to complete our online survey so that we can get to know you a little better. An admissions representative will contact you, assist with your planning, and help you design the educational experience that best suits your career goals.
The most valuable investment you make in yourself is education. We understand that you have other responsibilities to attend to while completing your program. Our Financial Aid Service team is here to offer you sound advice and help as you develop an affordable payment schedule.
A rich and diverse array of scholarships are available to pay all or part of a student's tuition at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The scholarships are listed below, along with instructions for applying. Note that each scholarship has its own entry criteria. Assistance in entering these scholarship competitions is available from Student Financial Services at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.