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There are problems to be solved. And futures to be formed.

The creative life isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for those who believe in themselves enough to trust their instincts, leave their comfort zones, and push their talents to the limit. If you’re up for it, keep going.

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Transfer students can earn a grant up to $7500 for bachelor’s degrees, $3500 for associate’s degrees.

We can help you navigate the steps to transferring to our creative community, where design, culinary, media arts, and fashion students prepare for their careers. You may be eligible to transfer your credits to The Art Institutes—and we offer important grants and scholarship opportunities for which you may qualify. Click below to read more about our transfer grant.

Any student who meets all admission requirements, and who earned at least 12 credits between the dates of 8/1/2015 and 8/31/2016 at another accredited institution that has ceased enrolling students, is eligible to receive this institutional grant. Other rules apply.

Go to Transfer Grant for full Information.

Upcoming Events

Movie Night

February 27, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

The Film Club is hosting a Movie Night showing The Thing.

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Guest Speaker Series

March 1, 2017
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Meet Marvel/DC artist Bob McLeod. Bob is best known for co-creating and illustrating The New Mutants for Marvel Comics. He has been invited to the AiW campus for the Winter Quarter Guest Speaker Series.

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Poetry Slam

March 8, 2017
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Poetry Slam 2017

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Latest Happenings

Guest Speaker Series Don Napoleon
EMMY Award Winning Video Producer Don Napoleon Opens Up Guest Speaker Series

Don Napoleon, Emmy & NOTOA award winning video producer was the special guest at The Art Institute of Washington’s, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, Guest Speaker Series, an opportunity for students to learn from high profile individuals from the professional and business world from a range of backgrounds and disciplines in creative arts.

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AiW Celebrates National School Counseling Week in Loudoun County
Ai Washington Celebrates National School Counseling Week

Ai Washington Celebrates National School Counseling Week by attending Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building on February 9 and presented to a group of more than 150 school counselors. At least 60 of those counselors are from high schools in Loudoun County, Virginia.

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Ai Washington Students Design 2017 Rosebud Film Festival Programs

This January, students from The Art Institute of Washington saw their design work in print at the 2017 Rosebud Film Festival—a festival also showcasing a short film created by an Ai alum and current student from the school’s Digital Filmmaking & Video Production program.

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Pre-College Sessions for High School Students

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A hands-on head start.

High school juniors and seniors who have completed and submitted an application to an Art Institutes school can begin building a foundation of success before first term begins—at no charge—in our innovative College Bound program.* To find out more, visit

* Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion. The College Bound courses are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into our academic program offerings or the offerings of any other institution. However as part of the course you will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio that you are able to request proficiency credit. Proficiency credit is awarded based on the proficiency credit policy defined in an institution’s academic catalog. The cost of the College Bound courses varies between $325 and $350. This cost is waived for any student that has an application and completed essay on file with the school. Check with the school you are interested in attending for exceptions and details, as not all programs are offered at all locations. Individual location participation is subject to change.

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