Art Institutes

We're Going Non-profit*

The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is in the process of becoming a part of The Dream Center Foundation.
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Art Institutes

Hey, Recent Graduates

Here's everything you need to know to start your creative journey. Classes start August 17.
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Tour the school and learn about our programs. And ask questions. Lots of questions. There's no better way to really get a feeling for what we're all about.


Upcoming Events

Fine European Wines Educational Seminar

July 25, 2017
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Educational seminar on winemaking in Bulgaria.

Register here.

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Part-Time Job and Internship Fair

August 8, 2017
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

All students are invited to attend and bring copies of your resumes!

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Open House

July 29, 2017
10:00 AM

If you’re ready to break down walls,
start by opening one of our doors.

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You’ve got a passion to make it in the creative arts. We can help make it happen—with options like The Art Grant that awards students up to $17,400 toward a bachelor's degree.


Latest Happenings

Emmys Film & Production
Ai Washington Alumnus Wins an Emmy®

Alumnus Wilfred Rodriguez earned an Emmy® for his work as Camera operator and editor in the FBI training in Quantico project.

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L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival Film & Production
Ai Washington Student Jeffrey Bowie Shows Film at LA's Neo Noir Novel, Film, and Script Festival

Washington film student Jeffrey Bowie’s film “Minutes After Midnight” was recently shown at the Los Angeles Neo Noir Novel, Film, and Script Festival

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artist bob mcleod Animation & Effects
Comic Book Artist Bob McLeod Demos During Guest Speaker Series

McLeod demonstrated some techniques during a drawing session and was later interviewed.

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College Bound

College Bound
Campus Program
Saturday Classes Offered Year Round

Saturday morning for High School juniors and seniors has never been more engaging or inspiring.  Take a course, develop a portfolio which can be used to request proficiency credit* toward a degree at an Art Institutes school, which can save time and money.  Invite friends and family to a closing Showcase.

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College Bound Express
College Bound Express
Summer 2018

Join this immersive experience and you can complete a College Bound course in just two weeks.  Make this your summer to prove you’ve got what it takes and join your fellow creatives!  Open Lab times available all week followed by a Showcase.

College Bound Online
Online Courses
Prefer Online? Don't Live Near Campus?

You and other High School juniors and seniors can challenge yourself in an online course, with all the same benefits as a campus-based course, including the opportunity to build a portfolio that you can use to request proficiency credit* toward a degree at an Art Institutes school, which can save time and money.

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* Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion. 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.