The Art Institute of Pittsburgh was established in 1921. The school served as the training grounds for artists who wanted to design billboards and magazine ads to aid in America’s growing advertising industry. Almost a decade later, the Art Institute still trains students to excel in their careers in the arts. Students can attend classes in one of six down town locations, or they can earn their degrees in the comfort of their own home, and at their own pace, through the Art Institute’s Online Division.
Launched in 2000, the Art Institute’s online division offers 16 online academic programs. There are 10 online Bachelor’s degree programs (Web Design & Interactive Media, Graphic Design, Photography, Advertising, Fashion & Retail Management, Game Art & Design, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation and Culinary Management); three online Associate degree programs (Kitchen & Bath Design, Graphic Design and Web Design and Interactive Media); and three online Diploma programs (Digital Design, Residential Planning and Web Design)
The cost of online education is roughly $450.00 per credit hour. This amount does not include miscellaneous expenses such as cost of books and lab fees, and may change without prior notice. Financial aid in the form of grants, loans and scholarships are available to eligible students. Further financial assistance such as tuition fee breaks and military discounts have also been set in place. .
Those interested to apply for admission are requested to contact an admission representative. This admissions representative will guide applicants through the admissions process and identify what supporting documents need to be submitted. A Financial Planner will also be available to discuss financial options and their eligibility requirements.
The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools of the Commission on Higher Education accredits the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division. In addition, the school is also authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to award Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees.