Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Art Institute of Pittsburgh

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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP) is a private, for-profit, higher education institute located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that emphasizes career preparation for the creative job market. It was founded in 1921.


Founded in 1921, AIP is the oldest and most storied of The Art Institutes throughout North America, spanning nine floors and also serving as the headquarters of The Art Institute Online. It has had a history of excellence producing all types of artists (such as watercolorist Frank Webb and the late science fiction illustrator Frank Kelly Freas) but specializing primarily in industrial design, advertising and graphic design. The school has a large investment in technology with its numerous computer labs of both Windows and Macintosh machines.


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has relocated itself six times, growing and expanding each time into the school it is today. The year 2000 saw the school's most recent relocation from its previous establishment at 526 Penn Avenue to 420 Boulevard of the Allies: a nine-story historic landmark.

The school currently resides roughly eight blocks from The Art Institutes headquarters of Education Management Corporation (EDMC).

Current Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science
*Culinary Management
*Digital Media Production
*Entertainment Design
*Fashion & Retail Management
*Game Art & Design
*Graphic Design
*Hotel & Restaurant Management
*Industrial Design
*Interactive Media Design
*Interior Design
*Media Arts & Animation
*Visual Effects & Motion Graphics

Associate of Science
*Culinary Arts
*Graphic Design
*Industrial Design Technology
*Interactive Media Design
*Restaurant & Catering Operations
*Video Production

*Digital Design
*Residential Planning
*The Art of Cooking
*Web Design

Licensing, Accreditation and Memberships

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education and The Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The college is also accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and maintains programmatic accreditation with the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA). [ [ The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - News & Calendar ] ] [ [ Middle States Commission on Higher Education ] ]

From The Art Institute of Pittsburgh's Student Handbook:

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is authorized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and is authorized to confer the Bachelor’s of Science and Associate’s of Science degree to graduates of approved programs, approved for the training of veterans and eligible veterans’ dependents, and authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

The Art Institute is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”) to award the Associate’s of Science and the Bachelor’s of Science degrees. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Its accreditation of degree-granting institutions is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts is accredited by the American Culinary Federation Foundation Accrediting Commission (ACFFAC). ACFFAC may be reached by writing to 180 Center Place Way, St. Augustine, Florida 32095, or by calling 1-800-624-9458.

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA),, 146 Monroe Center NW, Suite 1318, Grand Rapids, MI, 49503-2822.

In order to graduate from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s Interior Design program as a CIDA Accredited Program, a student must complete a minimum of 151 residential credits out of the possible 180 earned credits.

The Art Institute is a member of the American Council of Education, the American Association for Higher Education, the Allegheny Counselor’s Association, the Pennsylvania Association of Private School Administrators, the Pennsylvania Association of College Admissions Counselors, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, the National Art Education Association, the Ohio Council of Private Colleges and Schools, and the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling.


External links

* [ The Art Institute of Pittsburgh]
* [ The Art Institute Online]
* [ Education Management Corporation]

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