The Art Institute of Atlanta

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, fashion, and culinary. Atlanta is an exciting, vibrant city of industrious, innovative and creative people, where tree-lined neighborhoods are just minutes away from high-rise condos and skyscrapers housing Fortune 500 companies.

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
Illustration Bachelor of Fine Arts
Residential Interiors Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts Degree Level
Audio Production Bachelor of Arts
Commercial Photography Diploma
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Video Production Associate of Arts
Video Skills Diploma
Visual & Game Programming Bachelor of Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Development Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion & Retail Management Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Culinary Degree Level
Baking & Pastry Associate of Arts/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Arts*/Diploma
Culinary Arts Management Bachelor of Science*
Food & Beverage Management Bachelor of Science*
Wine, Spirits & Beverage Management Associate of Arts#
* denotes available in evening/weekend format.

# Participation in the program for those under 21 years of age will be conducted in accord with state law regarding possession/consumption of alcoholic beverages.

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effectsx  
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operationsx  
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionxx 
Commercial Photographyxx 
Culinary Arts/Chef Training x 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimediax  
Graphic Designxx 
Interior Designx  
Recording Arts Technology/Technicianx  
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Managerxx 
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 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 and meet with a financial aid officer. Students may also apply for a number of scholarships focusing on their specific areas of career interest.


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


Accreditation & Licensing

The Art Institute of Atlanta, including its branch campuses, The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, The Art Institute of Charleston, The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, The Art Institute of Washington, and The Art Institute of Washington-Dulles, 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 diploma in Baking & Pastry, diploma in culinary arts, Associate in Arts degree in Culinary Arts, Associate in Arts degree in Culinary Arts with a concentration in Baking & Pastry, Bachelor of Science degree in Food & Beverage Management, and the Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Arts Management programs are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503;

The Art Institute of Atlanta 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 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.

Request Info

Let's get started

We'll help you connect with the The Art Institute of Atlanta

Register FreeSign In

Register Step 1 of 2

* Indicates required fields.
Add Interest

By pressing the continue button, I hereby consent to receive autodialed and/or pre-recorded calls from NextStepU and their partners, regarding their products and services, at the phone number above. I understand that consent is not a condition for attending any school.

By clicking the BUTTONTEXT below as my official signature, I consent to representatives of The Art Institute of Atlanta contacting me about educational opportunities via email, text or phone, including my mobile phone if provided above, using an automatic dialer. I understand that my consent is not a requirement for any purchase. Message and data rates may apply.

  • Oops! Seems there were some errors above..

Login Required

  • Your Path

    Your Path

    Get customized college, life and career planning with step-by-step instruction and resources, all catered specifically to you.

    Register FreeSign In
  • Scholarships

    Scholarship Search

    Find over 2.2 million scholarships catered to a wide variety of your interests and strengths.

    Register FreeSign In
Enter here to Win $10,000!