The Art Institute of Houston The Art Institute of Houston

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Four-Year college

Institutional Designation
rivate—Proprietary

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The Art Institute of Houston

The Art Institute of Houston 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. Houston, the country's fourth-largest city, is all about energy, entertainment, and endless possibilities. The city boasts a mild, semi-tropical climate with sunny beaches nearby, as well as a fine arts community that is home to several major art museums, a premiere opera, ballet and symphony, and live theater companies.

Design Degree Level
Advertising Bachelor of Science
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Arts
Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Arts
Media Arts Degree Level
Digital Image Management Certificate
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associated of Applied Science
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Development Certificate
Web Design & Development I Certificate
Web Design & Development II Certificate
Web Design & Interactive Communications Certificate
Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associated of Applied Science
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion & Retail Management Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Retailing Certificate


Degree BACHB ASSOCA CERTC
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effectsx  
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef x 
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionx  
Commercial and Advertising Artx  
Culinary Arts/Chef Training x 
Fashion Merchandisingx  
Fashion/Apparel Designx  
Graphic Designxx 
Interior Designx  
Photographyx  
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 Houston 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 Houston, including its branch campuses, The Art Institute of Houston-North, The Art Institute of Austin, and The Art Institute of San Antonio, 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 Houston.

The diploma in Culinary Arts, Associate of Applied Science degree in Baking & Pastry, Associate of Applied Science degree in Culinary Arts, and the Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary 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; www.accredit-id.org.

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