Programs of Study:
20 degree programs
11 diploma programs
Degrees offered: BFA, BA, BS, AA
3,319 (as of Fall 2011)
56% men, 44% women
61% students age 25 and under
Geography: 79% from Georgia
21% from 31 other states and 5 foreign countries
Sandy Springs area just north of I-285 near GA 400
Founded in 1949, The Art Institute of Atlanta prepares students for entry-level
careers in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts by providing a challenging
and stimulating educational environment.
The Art Institute of Atlanta offers students a five-story, 115,000-square-foot facility,
completed in 1999 and featuring Mac and PC computer labs, camera studios, a digital
photo lab, a video production studio, a digital video editing suite, digital audio
labs and recording studios (one with an SSL board), a cell animation studio, animation
lab, art labs, drawing studios, drafting labs, teaching kitchens and a dining lab,
as well as classrooms, a gallery, a library for study and research, and a deli and
In fall 2003, the college expanded to a second building with additional classrooms,
computer labs, interior design resource room, an art foundations center, student
lounge, and office space.
Beautifully landscaped, the college is located about 20 minutes north of city center,
easily accessible by both car and public transportation.
In 2008, we opened The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur,
a branch campus located in the city of Decatur on the east side of the greater Atlanta
Although many students are of traditional college age, others are adult students
returning to college to complete a degree or earn a second degree. The Art Institute
is committed to a diverse student body and to an educational program that includes
art foundation and general education courses, as well as technical courses in each
field. From the moment students are accepted, they become part of an environment
that supports their efforts to reach their educational and career goals.
Each year The Art Institute of Atlanta oversees the administration of more than
$62 million in financial aid for those who qualify, including federal and state
loans and grants (HOPE and GTEG) and institutional scholarships, both need-based
and merit-based. Those who wish to spread their financial commitment out over time
may wish to take advantage of the college’s customized payment plan.
At The Art Institute of Atlanta, students have the opportunity to enjoy small classes,
hands-on learning, and close relationships with faculty and staff. More than
250 full-time and part-time faculty bring solid academic credentials, as well as
a wealth of experience in their fields, to the task of assisting students in developing
the competencies required for each course. With a student-faculty ratio of approximately
seventeen to one, students are assured of personal attention.
The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu)
is a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America.
The Art Institutes system is America’s Leader in Creative Education providing
an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.
Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South
We look forward to welcoming you to The Art Institute of Atlanta!
BA-Bachelor of Arts | BFA-Bachelor of Fine Arts | BS-Bachelor of Science | AA-Associate
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
100 Embassy Row
Atlanta , Georgia 30328
Toll Free: 1.800.275.4242