The Art Institute of Tampa The Art Institute of Tampa

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Type Of Institution
Four-Year college

Institutional Designation
rivate—Proprietary

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The Art Institute of Tampa

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, 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 master's, 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. The Tampa-St. Petersburg area is Florida's second-largest metropolitan area, with miles of waterfront, sandy beaches, cultural attractions and amusements. The arts also are a vital part of the vibrant local community, with an abundance of theater groups, orchestras, world-class performance halls, museums, and galleries.

Design Degree Level
Design & Media Management Master of Arts
Designing for Tablets: Digital Publishing Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts Degree Level
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 Fine Arts
Web Design & Development I Diploma
Web Design & Development II Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion & Retail Management Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Culinary Degree Level
Baking & Pastry Associate of Arts/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Arts/Diploma
Culinary Arts Management Bachelor of Arts
 


Degree BACHB ASSOCA CERTC
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effectsx  
Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operationsx  
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef x 
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionx  
Culinary Arts/Chef Training x 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimediax  
Graphic Designxx 
Interior Designx  
Photographyx  
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Managerx  
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Designx  

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 Tampa 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 Tampa is a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design. Miami International University of Art & Design is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, and master's 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 Miami International University of Art & Design and its branches.

The Associate of Arts in baking & pastry, Associate of Arts in culinary arts and the Bachelor of Arts in culinary management programs are accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

The Art Institute of Tampa is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400; phone: 888-224-6684 (toll-free). License No. 3110.

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