The Art Institute of Washington The Art Institute of Washington

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Type Of Institution
Four-Year college

Institutional Designation
rivate—Proprietary

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The Art Institute of Washington

The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, 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. Located in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia, the area is in proximity to Washington, D.C. meaning easy access to the nation's prestigious monuments and museums. Also, students can many avenues—from restaurants to media companies—to expand their learning and apply their skills in their chosen field. It's an atmosphere that exudes energy and fuels creativity.

Design Degree Level
Advertising Bachelor of Arts
Advertising Design Diploma
Designing for Tablets: Digital Publishing Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic & Web Design Diploma
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts Degree Level
Audio Production Bachelor of Arts
Commercial Photography Diploma
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
Photographic Imaging Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Arts
Video Production Associate of Arts
Video Skills Diploma
Visual & Game Programming Bachelor of Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Development Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
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 Science
Food & Beverage Management Bachelor of Science
* denotes available in evening/weekend format


Degree BACHB ASSOCA CERTC
Advertisingx  
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 Productionxx 
Commercial Photographyxx 
Culinary Arts/Chef Training x 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimediax  
Graphic Designxx 
Interior Designx  
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 Washington 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 Washington is a branch campus of The Art Institute of Atlanta. The Art Institute of Atlanta 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 Atlanta.

The Associate in 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; www.accredit-id.org.

The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is Certified to operate in Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, James Monroe Building, 101 North Fourteenth Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219; phone: 804-225-2600.                                                                      

Certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia.

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