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About Us

Welcome to The Art Institute of Atlanta!

The Art Institute of Atlanta is an institution with a rich history of academic achievement. We are a private college of creative professional studies that prepares students for careers in design, media, and culinary arts. Our academic programs are formulated with industry input. To ensure that our students are equipped with skills and competencies that are aligned with industry standards, we have taken the extra measure in the development of our curriculum to provide a career-oriented education that addresses the multifaceted needs of an emerging global market.

We are most committed to the success of all students and the engagement of learning inside and outside the classroom. Since 1949, our faculty, staff, students, and alumni have continued the tradition of creative professionals that have brought national and international recognition to the college. We focus on contributing significantly to the local economy, and continue to seek opportunities to bolster greater partnerships with various civic and community engagements.

We believe in providing students with a education that can prepare them to become creative warriors in the global society in which we live. It has been said that tomorrow’s challenges shape today’s education. Never has this been more relevant than now. And it is with this in mind that we apply our mission statement to helping our students prepare for these challenges. We firmly believe in our vital role of producing employable, dependable, and trustworthy graduates who will lead our community and nation.

David N. Pugh, Ed.D.
Campus President