Welcome to The Art Institute Online!

Serious about becoming a professional in the creative arts? The Art Institute is here to help you live your passion.

You can earn a degree or diploma while attending class anytime - day or night - to fit your busy schedule. Choose from a broad range of academic programs to find one that inspires you.

The curriculum at The Art Institute Online is carefully scrutinized and developed by leaders in the art world and prominent employers who set what skills are needed in the workplace. This means that your education is relevant, practical and delivered online to give you maximum flexibility. Many of the faculty are also working outside of the classroom so you'll learn what's happening out there... in your own home.

The Art Institute Online is the leader in online creative arts education. Offering 16 academic online degree programs, they are here to help you get the education you need to launch or enhance your creative career. The Art Institute Online is a part of The Art Institutes system of schools, with more than 40 locations throughout North America. Founded in 1921, The Art Institute Online supports our online degree programs with more than 85 years of excellence.






The curriculum at The Art Institute Online is carefully scrutinized and developed by leaders in the art world and prominent employers who tell us what skills are needed in the workplace. This means that your education is relevant, practical and delivered online to give you maximum flexibility. Many of the faculty are also working outside of the classroom so you'll learn what's happening out there... at the Art Institute.

A brief description of some of the courses:

Advertising: You will take courses such as concept development, storyboarding, online communication and art direction. Advertising program graduates will be prepared for entry-level employment with skills that may be applied in many industries, including: Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing, Education, Business, Entertainment, and more.

Animation & Media Arts: The Animation & Media Arts program begins with a foundation in drawing, color, character design and computer applications. Under the guidance of an industry-experienced faculty, you'll examine advanced 2-D and 3-D animation principles as well as story development, background design, scenic layout and special effects. Entry-level opportunities exist for Media Art & Animation graduates in: Computer Generated Lighting, Compositing and Rendering, Storyboard Artists, Texture Artists, Computer Modelers, Computer-generated Special Effects Artists, Broadcast Graphics Artists, Background Painters, Forensic Artists, Video Post-Production Artists and more.

Fashion & Retail Management: In the Fashion & Retail Management program, you'll learn how to develop, analyze, and implement sales strategies. Buying and merchandising practices are explored. Once you graduate, you'll be prepared for a variety of entry-level positions, including: Retail Management Trainee, Retail and Wholesale Sales, Stylist, Visual Merchandiser, and more.

Game Art & Design: The Game Art & Design program concentrates on the artistic side of games - not computer programming. This unique program is your first step toward becoming an artist and designer in the multi-billion dollar game design industry. When you graduate from the Game Art & Design program, you will have the training and skills you need to compete for entry-level positions in the game industry, including positions such as: Game-play tester, 2-D conceptual artist, 3-D character builder, 3-D object modeler, Interactivity designer, Background artist and more.

Graphic Design: The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design Degree program provides you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of color and composition, design and typography. By graduation, you will have acquired the training and portfolio necessary to interview for an entry-level position as a: Production Artist, Graphic Designer, Computer Artist, Corporate Communications Coordinator, Assistant Art Director and more.

Hotel & Restaurant Management: In the Hotel and Restaurant Management program, you will gain comprehensive training in the hospitality arena, develop quick and effective decision-making skills and enhance your human relations ability. The strength of the Hotel and Restaurant Management program lies in combining business management with culinary appreciation.

Interior Design: Part art, part science, Interior Design goes far beyond decorating. Interior designers have a profound impact on people's lives by creating the surroundings in which they live, work and play. Course work also covers specialty design, including exhibit design, hospitality design, retail store design and corporate design.

Web Design & Interactive Media: Our Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science Degree program is the right choice if you are looking to combine your individual artistic abilities with complex technological skills. This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. These competencies include those related to Web site design, visual design, digital image manipulation, audio, video, animation, text, business and project management.

An Accredited Institution

The Art Institute Online is a division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to award Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees.

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