In 1995, The Art Institute of Phoenix opened its doors and the first class of students started in January 1996. One of more than 40 locations of The Art Institutes located throughout North America, The Art Institute of Phoenix has grown from its original class of 45 students to more than 1100 students in winter 2009.
The Art Institute's programs include associate's and bachelor's degrees in a variety of design, media arts and culinary programs. These programs are offered on a year-round basis, enabling students to work continuously toward their degrees. The faculty, many of whom are working professionals, strives to strengthen students' skills and cultivate their talents through well-designed curricula.