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Welcome to The Art Institute of Houston

Mission Statement
The mission of The Art Institute of Houston and its branch campuses, 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.

Welcome to The Art Institute of Houston! Our faculty, staff, and students all share a common bond: creativity, dedication, and a commitment to excellence in their endeavors. We all take great pride in the fact that our Art Institutes school is a wonderful place to teach, work, and learn.

Our faculty—including working professionals and seasoned educators—share their depth and breadth of knowledge and experience in order to prepare you for the rigors of the workplace. We work to foster a collaborative environment that promotes artistic freedom and challenges each of us to continue to grow personally and professionally.

Our general education offerings have been carefully chosen to complement the core curriculum. General education courses develop communication skills, stimulate creativity and originality, and help you embrace global perspectives and cultural diversity. These courses can enhance your work in your program of study, and most importantly, can cultivate the intellectual curiosity required to be an active lifelong learner.

Our commitment to our students extends beyond graduation. As a member of The Art Institutes system of schools, graduates continue to connect to The Art Institute of Houston socially and professionally throughout their lives as they join more than 175,000 alumni from across the country.

Our success as a school is measured by your success. You can ensure your success by taking an active, responsible role in your education. We’re glad that you’ve chosen us as your partner as you continue your educational journey.

Harvey Giblin