About The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes is a System of 37 Schools

25 of these campuses are non-profit institutions owned and managed by Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of the non-profit Dream Center Foundation (DCEH). These campuses were acquired by DCEH from Education Management Corporation (EDMC), on October 17, 2017.

EDMC has entered into an agreement to sell 6 additional Art Institutes to subsidiaries of The Dream Center Foundation, a non-profit foundation, subject to regulatory, accreditation and state licensing approval. The closing is expected to occur late 2017 or early 2018.

EDMC will continue to own and operate 6 for profit schools, which are no longer accepting new students.

Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC (DCEH) Campuses

These are non-profit education institutions owned and managed by DCEH, which were sold by EDMC to DCEH on October 17, 2017.

  • The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
  • The Art Institute of Charlotte, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Dallas, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
  • The Art Institute of Houston
  • The Art Institute of Phoenix
  • The Art Institute of California - Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of Indianapolis
  • The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of Las Vegas
  • Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Tennessee - Nashville, a branch of The Art Intitute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of California - Orange County, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of Portland
  • The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of California - Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
  • The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of California - San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University
  • The Art Institute of Seattle
  • The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
  • The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
  • The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Education Management Corporation (EDMC) Campuses

These campuses are for-profit education institutions owned and managed by EDMC. EDMC has agreed to sell these campuses to the subsidiary of the Dream Center Foundation, a non-profit foundation, subject to regulatory, accreditation and state licensing approval. The closing is expected to occur late 2017 or early 2018.

  • The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago
  • The Art Institute of Colorado
  • The Art Institute of Michigan
  • The Art Institute of Philadelphia
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg



These campuses are for-profit education institutions owned and managed by Education Management Corporation. These campuses are no longer accepting new students.

  • The New England Institute of Art
  • The Art Institute of Wisconsin
  • The Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
  • The Art Institute of St. Louis
  • The Art Institute of Tucson