The Art Institute of Seattle The Art Institute of Seattle

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The Art Institute of Seattle

The Art Institute of Seattle 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. Water, mountains, culture, music, commerce—and of course, coffee and computers. Seattle, a thriving, exciting, sophisticated city. Seattle boasts a full calendar of cultural events, museums, as well as globally recognized companies such as Amazon, Starbucks, and Microsoft.

Design Degree Level
Advertising Bachelor of Science
Digital Design Diploma
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design Associate of Applied Arts
Industrial Design Bachelor of Science
Industrial Design Technology Associate of Applied Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Arts
Residential Design Diploma
Media Arts Degree Level
Audio Design Technology Bachelor of Science
Audio Production Associate of Applied Arts
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Photography Associate of Applied Arts
Photographic Imaging Bachelor of Fine Arts
Video Production Associate of Applied Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Development Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Associate of Applied Arts
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Arts
Fashion Marketing Associate of Applied Arts
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Science
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Culinary Degree Level
Art of Cooking Diploma
Baking & Pastry Associate of Applied Arts/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Arts
Culinary Arts Management Bachelor of Science
Hospitality Food & Beverage Management Bachelor of Science

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effectsxx 
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef x 
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionxx 
Culinary Arts/Chef Training x 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimediax  
Fashion Merchandisingxx 
Fashion/Apparel Designxx 
Graphic Designxx 
Industrial and Product Designxx 
Interior Designxx 
Recording Arts Technology/Technicianxx 
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 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 Seattle 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

evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.

Inquiries regarding an institution's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, WA 98052; phone: 425-558-4224;

The Associate of Applied Arts in Culinary Arts degree program is 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 Seattle is licensed under Chapter 28c.10RCW; inquiries or complaints regarding this or any other private vocational school may be made to the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, 128 10th Avenue SW, P.O. Box 43105, Olympia, Washington 98504-3105; phone: 360-753-5662.


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