IT'S TIMETO BE BOLD
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.
We offer guidance and support for transfer students.
We’ll help you navigate the steps of transferring to our creative, hands-on community. 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. If you’re ready to immerse yourself in our rigorous classrooms and studios, we’re ready to support you every step of the way. Read on for all of the details.
Iron Chef. Chopped. Cutthroat Kitchen. On Friday, September 30th, The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston threw our name into the Culinary competition game by organizing the very first High School Food Truck Battle at Round Rock’s Chalk Walk event.
Recently, The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston’s student chapter of International Game Developers Association (IGDA) hosted a campus-wide donation drive for Operation Supply Drop.
The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, recently participated in the KEYE-TV/Telemundo Austin “Back to School Backpack Giveaway” event. Hundreds of families lined up starting to receive a free backpack from KEYE-TV/Telemundo, then went from booth to booth to gather school supplies.
Meet Our Alumni
Jarren MooreWeb Design & Interactive Media , 2014
"[My education] taught me everything about a creative space that I need to know in order to strike out and experiment with my craft."Read More
Web Developer for Arts & Labor
Jarren Moore is a web developer for Arts & Labor in Austin, Texas. He’s responsible for designing and developing websites, IT and network support, and cloud resource management. Jarren is excited to be in a profession that blends both right-brained and left-brained thinking. “I enjoy being creative and technical at the same time,” he says.
Jarren adds that he has a mentor at Arts & Labor who pushes him to learn new coding languages. “[My creative heroes] push me to be better and succeed. [They encourage] me to try new approaches to challenges I face.” Looking to the future in his industry, Jarren believes that responsive development will continue to be an important part of website design. He also believes that websites are moving toward a more story-based experience—not just presenting information.
Jarren, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Web Design & Interactive Media from The Art Institute of Austin, says that his education provided a strong foundation for teamwork and problem solving. “It helped me to realized that I can reach out to colleagues and mentors to work as a team. In reality, you always work in a team environment and functioning well [in a team] is key to a project’s success.”
See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1679 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.Read More...
Kyla Michelle HarringtonVisual Effects & Motion Graphics , 2015
"With instructors and advisors from the industry, I was able to get hands on learning with practical, useful information."Read More
Kyla Michelle Harrington
Junior Digital Artist at Mighty Coconut
Kyla Michelle Harrington is a junior digital artist at Mighty Coconut, an animation and visual effects studio specializing in original and branded content, in Austin, Texas. She’s responsible for rotoscoping, painting, and compositing. “I enjoy the ability to hone in on specific skills still while learning and practicing new and hardly used skills. The industry offers so much for me to touch on and explore,” she says.
Kyla’s creative inspiration comes from working alongside other artists. “We really do thrive off of each other.” She adds that her profession is constantly evolving—there’s always something new and challenging to learn. “Whether it is a new technique or a new program to achieve the unachievable, [I] am constantly in awe.”
Kyla, who in 2015 earned a Bachelor of Science in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics from The Art Institute of Austin, says that her education touched on many different courses and skillsets that made her a versatile artist. She also credits the professional instructors with bringing real world experience* into the classroom. “With instructors and advisors from the industry, I was able to get hands on learning with practical, useful information.”
See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/3452 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.Read More...
Hunter LawsonGame Art & Design , 2014
"There is nothing that I value more than [my instructors'] guidance, wisdom, and friendships. They always raised the bar and then helped me to reach it."Read More
Software Developer at Terrific Studios
Hunter Lawson is a software developer at Terrific Studios, a company that assists clients to create and successfully implement games. Based in Houston, he’s responsible for programming the foundational systems for the various projects at the studio. Hunter enjoys the challenges of his career and says that the best part of his job is having the ability to bring an experience to life and put it into the hands of someone else. “It’s about as magical as it can get.”
Hunter believes that creative people can change tomorrow’s world. And he adds that there’s “nothing on this planet that I would want to do more than what I am doing right now.” Looking to the future of his industry, Hunter states that virtual and augmented reality will become more and more integrated into daily life. “That, mixed with our increasingly powerful phones, is definitely going to change the way we live.”
Hunter, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Art & Design from The Art Institute of Austin, says that his instructors provided real-world experience that helped him to transition into his current job. “There is nothing that I value more than their guidance, wisdom, and friendships. They always raised the bar and then helped me to reach it. I hope to one day be able to carry that on to students of my own.”
See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/3072 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.Read More...
Leah GerardMedia Arts & Animation , 2014
"[The path to my career] wasn't always fun or easy. It's hard work."Read More
Associate Project Manager at Kabam, Inc.
Leah Gerard is an associate project manager at Kabam, Inc., a San Francisco company that creates free-to-play games. She’s responsible for production management. “I enjoy the culture and freedom that the video game industry give me. My choices make a difference,” she says.
Leah finds creative inspiration in the world around her and says that her heroes are people who never give up. She recommends that current students understand that the industry is demanding, telling them that “trends come and go. Keep learning.”
Leah, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation from The Art Institute of Austin, says that her education taught her how to communicate in a professional environment. She also cites the professional experience* and leadership of her instructors. “The teachers pushed me to be better.”
See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1677 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.Read More...
Pre-College Sessions for High School Students
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 AiCollegeBound.com.
* 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.