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
Santa Monica Location
The Art Institute of California – Los Angeles – Campus of Argosy University is located at Santa Monica Bus Park, 2900 31st St in the city of Santa Monica. About 390 students graduate from this location in a given year. This campus provides services for students in the form of remedial education classes for program or licensure preparation, job placement options for students after graduation, and flexible courses for individuals who cannot make regular hours. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting artinstitutes.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 California – Los Angeles – Campus of Argosy University.
- The Art Institute of California - Hollywood - Campus of Argosy University in North Hollywood, CA (9 miles away)
- New York Film Academy in Burbank, CA (10 miles away)
- The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising - Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA (11 miles away)
- Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA (18 miles away)
- The Art Institute of California - Orange County - Campus of Argosy University in Santa Ana, CA (38 miles away)