The Art Institutes International Minnesota The Art Institutes International Minnesota

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The Art Institutes International Minnesota

The Art Institutes International Minnesota 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. Minneapolis and St. Paul are the famous Twin Cities of Minnesota. A study in contrasts, the cities offer the natural beauty of parks and lakes, yet form a modern metropolis that supports both a vibrant artistic community and bustling business center.

Design Degree Level
Advertising Bachelor of Science
Design Management Bachelor of Science
Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science*
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science
Interior Planning with AutoCAD Associate of Applied Science
Media Arts Degree Level
Audio Production Bachelor of Science
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Science
Digital Image Management Diploma
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Science
Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Development Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion & Retail Management Bachelor of Science
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts*
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Culinary Degree Level
Art of Cooking Diploma
Baking & Pastry Associate of Applied Science/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science
Culinary Management Bachelor of Science
Hospitality Management Bachelor of Science

Apparel and Accessories Marketing Operationsx  
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef x 
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician x 
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionx  
Culinary Arts/Chef Training x 
Design and Applied Arts, Otherx  
Digital Communication and Media/Multimediax  
Graphic Designxx 
Hospitality Administration/Management, Generalx  
Interior Designxx 
Recording Arts Technology/Technicianx  
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 Institutes International Minnesota 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 Institutes International Minnesota is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award certificates and associate and bachelor's degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) 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. ACICS can be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002; phone: 202-336-6780.

The Associate in Applied Science in CulinaryAarts degree program is accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

The Art Institutes International Minnesota is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 1450 Energy Park Drive, Suite 350, St. Paul, Minnesota 55108; phone: 651-642-0567;; pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

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