Art Institutes


Welcome to The Art Institute of Washington

President’s Welcome

Welcome to The Art Institute of Washington, where the focus is on the creative energy, talent, and drive of our students to prepare them for productive and fulfilling careers!

The Art Institute of Washington is a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, and part of a system of Art Institutes providing creative arts learning experiences throughout North America. Since 2000, we’ve offered programs in the areas of Media Arts, Design, Fashion, and Culinary Arts.

Working daily on uncovering the best-kept secret in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington, Virginia, The Art Institute of Washington has a proven combination of incredibly talented students and dedicated faculty. Once you set foot on campus, you’ll witness the creative learning environment. The campus provides an audio studio, four industry- approved kitchens, fashion and interior design resource rooms, and several computer labs. We know that preparation for a career doesn’t just happen in the classrooms, so we encourage our students to get out into the community, network, and showcase their work.

We host the annual Visually Wired Film Festival, a showcase of features, documentaries and short films developed by our students. It is our way to highlight the power of storytelling, art, and community. I hope that you will explore our website to learn more about The Art Institute of Washington. Come visit us in person! We would be delighted to meet you.

Lawrence Fishman