The Art Institute of Fort Worth

The Art Institute of Fort Worth, 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 opportunitiesin creative fields like design, media arts, and fashion.  Fort Worth, with its thriving and exciting downtown area and spectacular annual events, provides a stimulating environment for students to begin their creative careers. Downtown Fort Worth is known mainly for its Art Deco and Beaux Arts-style buildings, and the area is home to several visit-worthy museums including The Museum of Modern Art and the Amon Carter Museum.

Design Degree Level
Advertising Bachelor of Fine Arts
Design & Technical Graphics Bachelor of Science
Designing for Tablets: Digital Publishing Bachelor of Science
Graphic Design Associate of Applied Science
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts*
Media Arts Degree Level
Audio Production Bachelor of Science
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Development Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Diploma
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion & Retail Management Bachelor of Science
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Culinary Degree Level
Baking & Pastry Associate of Applied Science/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science*/Diploma
Culinary Management Bachelor of Science*
Food & Beverage Management Bachelor of Science
Hospitality Management Bachelor of Science
Restaurant & Catering Management Associate of Applied Science
* denotes available in evening/weekend format.

Apparel and Textile Marketing Managementx  
Commercial and Advertising Artx  
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 Fort Worth 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 Fort Worth is a campus of South University. South University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate 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 South University.

The Art Institute of Fort Worth holds a Certificate of Authorization from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Request Info

Let's get started

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

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 Fort Worth 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!