The Art Institute of Philadelphia

1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Art Institute of Philadelphia, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a privately owned institution founded by Philip Trachtman in 1971. The school occupies a historic art deco building in downtown Philadelphia, and serves thousands of students a year. The school also operates additional facilities near the main building.


The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers career oriented education in the arts. The goal of the school is to provide the skills and education necessary to be able to perform duties at an entry level position of one's chosen field. The school assists in the development of students through education, advice, review and job placement. The school offers diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees depending on the program.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Individuals interested in enrollment at the Art Institute of Philadelphia should complete the application form either online or via mail along with all pertinent test scores, transcripts and fees. Additionally the school requires an entrance essay to be submitted. Students in need of financial aid should download the financial aid guide available on the school's website.

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