Art Institutes

We're Going Non-profit

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

High School Senior?

Here’s everything you need to know to start your creative journey.
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Art Institutes

Kickstart Your Culinary Education

Register before May 11 to get into our creative classrooms right away. CALL 866.481.5562

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Tour the school. Learn about our programs. Ask questions. Lots of questions. There's no better way to really get a feeling for what we're all about.


Upcoming Events

Movie Madness May

May 1, 2017
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Enjoy your favorite movies throughout the month of May.

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"May The Fourth" Midterm Snack Fuel

May 4, 2017
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Star Wars themed midterm snack fuel will be handed out during midterms week! 

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Open House

May 20, 2017
9:30 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 $17,500 toward a bachelor's degree.


Latest Happenings

Divine Canines at The Art Institute of Austin
Divine Canines at The Art Institute of Austin

Students took a break from classes to pet and play with dogs from Divine Canines.

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Luanne Stovall
Luanne Stovall To Teach Workshop On Color

Ai Austin teacher, Luanne Stovall, to teach a workshop on color on April 27, 2017.

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Rachael Ray's Feedback House
Rachael Ray's Feedback House Teams Up With The Art Institute of Austin

Our students got a first-hand experience working at Rachael Ray's Feedback House

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Pre-College Sessions for High School Students

Pre-College CTA
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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