The Art Institute of Charlotte

The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University, 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. Charlotte is a young, dynamic, fresh, and energetic city that offers high quality of life, reasonable cost of living, friendly people. It also is home to a thriving business environment that includes high-tech companies as well as corporate giants.

Program Degree Level
Baking & Pastry Certificate
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science/Certificate
Culinary Arts Management Bachelor of Science
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Image Management Certificate
Fashion & Retail Management Associate of Applied Science/Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Design Associate of Applied Science
Fashion Retailing Certificate
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design Associate of Applied Science
Interior Design Associate of Applied Science/Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Photography Associate of Applied Science/Bachelor of Fine Arts
Restaurant & Catering Management Associate of Applied Science
Video Production Associate of Applied Science
Web Design & Interactive Communications Certificate


Degree BACHB ASSOCA CERTC
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionxx 
Culinary Arts/Chef Training x 
Fashion Merchandisingxx 
Graphic Designxx 
Interior Designxx 
Photographyxx 
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Managerx  
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 works with students to prepare for their future, including job searches, interviewing skills, resumé writing, and networking, all designed to help them secure entry-level jobs in their chosen fields.

Facilities and Resources

Our schools offer a learning environment with professional-grade technology applicable to each student’s course of study, where students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work that demonstrates their skills and creativity to potential employers. Students are immersed in a creative environment—from classrooms to computer labs to studios to dining labs—that mimic what they’ll find in the workplace.

Many Art Institutes locations also offer housing for students on and off campus. Costs can be included in their financial plan, and school-sponsored housing gives students an opportunity to interact with other students and participate in school-sponsored activities.

Financial Aid / Tuition

Student Financial Aid Officers are available to guide prospective students through the process of securing financial aid they may qualify for. They also can help explore the options available, including grants, scholarship opportunities, and loans. For an extensive look at what’s available, including an explanation of the financial aid process, how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), student consumer information, and videos that offer advice and pointers, visit our main website and click on Financial Aid.

Admission

Prospective students should refer to the Admissions section of our main website for details regarding admission requirements and how to apply. Details about Open House events, scheduling a tour of one of our schools, and ways to help fund their education can also be found in this section.

Accreditation & Licensing

http://www.artinstitutes.edu/accreditation-and-licensing.aspx?h=1

The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Three LakePointe Plaza, 2110 Water Ridge Parkway, Charlotte, NC  28217 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Other Cool Facts

Our graduates are making an impact in the design, media arts, fashion, and culinary fields, and you can read about their achievements on the Alumni Success section of our main website. Watch videos from notable graduates, and browse our gallery of hundreds of other alumni from across our entire system who are immersed in their respective fields.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Artwork credits for image at top left of page: (from left to right) Jamie Walpole, Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design, The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University, 2013; Rick Stefani, Bachelor of Science, Media Arts & Animation, The Art Institute of Phoenix, 2006; Arlene Stewart, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Management, The Art Institute of Atlanta, 2005; Luis Aponte, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Miami International University of Art & Design.

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