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Welcome to The Art Institute of Austin

Mission Statement

The mission of The Art Institute of Houston and its branch campuses, The Art Institute of Houston North, The Art Institute of Austin, and The Art Institute of San Antonio, is to provide a quality, collaborative academic environment for individuals seeking creative careers through higher education. As a private, multi-campus college, our bachelor degrees, associate degrees, and diploma programs are competency based, incorporating traditional liberal arts, professional education, and management level competencies with hands-on instruction. Faculty use learning centered methodology to prepare students for entry-level positions in the design, media, fashion, and culinary arts fields as well as lifelong learning.

Message from the President

At The Art Institute of Austin, we pride ourselves in developing creative minds so that they can do great things. Every day, I’m so impressed by the tremendous accomplishments and creativity of our students. Of course, none of this would be possible without our team of passionate instructors and motivated staff. The hands-on education we provide produces knowledgeable, capable graduates with a rich skill set to utilize in navigating the challenges and rewards of the creative world.

Being located in Austin also provides a very special experience for our students. Austin is a city where we strive to “keep it weird,” and in doing so, it is an arts magnet. The city houses and sustains live music, digital exploration, design, fashion, and film, and has an ever-growing foodie scene. Our relationship to the local arts scene is something we take great pride in, as it is often these unique experiences that provide impactful and eye-opening opportunities for our students.

Monica Jeffs
The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston