The Art Institute of St. Louis

The Art Institute of St. Louis 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. The St. Louis area offers a fascinating mix of the traditional and contemporary, from one of the top-rated zoos to cultural attractions that rank among the finest in the United States. There also are great restaurants, hot nightclubs, unique shops, and plenty of music from rock to jazz to hip-hop, and of course blues.

Design Degree Level
Graphic & Web Design* Bachelor of Arts/Associate of Applied Science
Interior Design Bachelor of Arts
Media Arts Degree Level
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Arts
Digital Photography Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion Marketing Bachelor of Arts
Culinary Degree Level
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Management Bachelor of Arts
* concentration(s) available in Graphic Design Specific, Web Design Specific

Cinematography and Film/Video Production x 
Fashion Merchandising x 
Fashion/Apparel Design x 
Graphic Design x 
Interior Design x 
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design x 

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 St. Louis 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 St. Louis is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award associate and bachelor degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). ACICS can be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C., 20002-4241; phone: 202-336-6780.

The Art Institute of St. Louis is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1469, Jefferson City, Missouri 65102-1469; phone: 573-751-2361 or 800-473-6757 (toll-free); fax: 573-751-6635; E-mail:

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