The Art Institutes, also referred to as Ai, is a system of schools located throughout the country that provide art education courses and degrees. Over 50 colleges comprise the system, offering varying programs and levels of education. The system was founded in 1969 through the acquisition of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh by the Education Management Corporation (EDMC). Over the subsequent years the Ai model of education has been replicated in campuses across the United States, as well as through a distance learning program launched in 2000.
Ai offers a large variety of programs through the following areas of study:
- Media Arts
- Culinary Arts
The programs offered may result in a certificate, associate, bachelors or master’s degree. AI’s focus on art education separates it from traditional post-secondary education institutions, as the school specializes in the development of skills and abilities unique to art related fields and industries.
Some of the more notable programs offered include:
- Interior Design
- Graphic & Web Design
- Digital Film
- Fashion Design
The Pittsburgh branch of Art Institute is located at . This campus has graduated close to five thousand students in recent years. This campus offers services for students in the form of career counseling to help students define their goals, online distance learning for students outside the school's service area, and flexible scheduling for those with irregular schedules. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting aionline.edu.
Other Fashion or Art Schools
The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division.
- The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA (0.9 miles away)
- The Art Institute of Washington - Dulles in Sterling, VA (167 miles away)
- The Art Institutes of York - Pennsylvania in York, PA (178 miles away)
- The Art Institute of Washington in Arlington, VA (189 miles away)
- School of Advertising Art in Kettering, OH (226 miles away)