The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur

The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over fifty schools throughout North America dedicated to providing hands-on education in the creative and applied arts. The school offers bachelor's and associate degree programs as well as non-degree programs for students interested in pursuing career opportunities in creative fields like design, media arts, and fashion. Decatur has a traditional small-town atmosphere that meets the college-town sophistication and excitement—along with all the benefits of being right in the center of a major metropolis.

Design Degree Level
Advertising Bachelor of Arts
Advertising Design Diploma
Designing for Tablets: Digital Publishing Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Design Diploma
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Residential Interiors Diploma
Media Arts Degree Level
Digital Image Management Diploma
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Photographic Imaging Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Development Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion & Retail Management Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Retailing Diploma


Degree BACHB ASSOCA CERTC
Advertisingx  
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effectsx  
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operationsx  
Commercial Photographyx  
Digital Communication and Media/Multimediax  
Graphic Designxx 
Interior Designx  
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Designxx 

Academic Life

A focused education from an Art Institutes school can help students evolve from the creative thinkers they are into the creative professionals they want to be. Students are part of a collaborative, supportive community, where experienced instructors provide the guidance and skills to pursue a career in the creative economy. 

In addition, Academic Advisors help students choose a field to study, schedule classes, and discuss academic progress. Our Career Services staff work with students to prepare for their future, including job searches, interviewing skills, resume writing, and networking, all designed to help them secure entry-level jobs in their chosen fields.

Facilities and Resources

The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur provides a learning environment with professional-grade technology applicable to each student’s course of study. Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work that shows potential employers they are trained to use the software, hardware, or equipment utilized within the industry. Depending upon the course of study, students are immersed in a creative environment—from classrooms to computer labs to studios—focused on relevant, hands-on education designed to prepare students for the real world.

Financial Aid / Tuition

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students who require financial assistance should first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and meet with a financial aid officer. Students may also apply for a number of scholarships focusing on their specific areas of career interest.

Admission

Prospective students should refer to the current academic catalog for full details regarding admission requirements and process.

Accreditation & Licensing

The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur is a branch campus of The Art Institute of Atlanta. The Art Institute of Atlanta is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of The Art Institute of Atlanta.  

The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur meets the criteria for an exemption from the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission's (NPEC) regulations as outlined in O.C.G.A.20-3-250.3(a)(15). The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur is licensed by the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education, 401 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama, 36104-4340 and is approved for recruiting purposes only by the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, 100 North Union Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3758.

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