- Art Institute of Pittsburgh
name =The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
motto =The College for Creative Minds
president =Mr. George L. Pry
colors =Black and Red
affiliations =Education Management Corporation
website = [http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh/ www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh/]
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 Institutesthroughout 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, advertisingand 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
The school currently resides roughly eight blocks from
The Art Institutesheadquarters of Education Management Corporation (EDMC).
Current Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science
*Digital Media Production
*Fashion & Retail Management
*Game Art & Design
*Hotel & Restaurant Management
*Interactive Media Design
*Media Arts & Animation
*Visual Effects & Motion Graphics
Associate of Science
*Industrial Design Technology
*Interactive Media Design
*Restaurant & Catering Operations
*The Art of Cooking
Licensing, Accreditation and Memberships
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by The
Middle States Commission on Higher Educationand 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). [ [http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh/news_calendar/news_accreditation.asp The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - News & Calendar ] ] [ [http://www.msche.org/institutions_view.asp?idinstitution=22 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 Educationand 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), www.accreditid.org, 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.
* [http://www.artinstitutes.edu/pittsburgh/ The Art Institute of Pittsburgh]
* [http://www.aionline.edu/index.asp The Art Institute Online]
* [http://www.edmc.com Education Management Corporation]
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