Conveniently located in downtown Minneapolis, The Art Institutes International Minnesota prepares students to seek entry-level opportunities in the visual and practical arts. The Art Institutes International Minnesota was founded in 1964 by Petrena Lowthian establishing what was to become Lowthian College. In 1981, Lowthian College was authorized to award the Associate in Applied Science degree. The Art Institutes International Minnesota acquired the College in early 1997. In 2000, The Art Institutes International Minnesota was granted approval to award the Bachelor of Science degree and in 2004, was granted approval to award the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Our students are creative, competitive, and open to new ideas. They place great value on an education that prepares them to seek a challenging entry-level career and a lifetime of personal and professional opportunity.
Relating to students at a personal level is emphasized. Our faculty includes working professionals who strive to strengthen students’ skills and cultivate their talents. Aspiring creative professionals have the opportunity to learn fundamental business concepts and gain the applied arts knowledge necessary for that important first job in the field.
Confidential counseling is available when academic or personal problems create roadblocks to success. Students also are encouraged to join school organizations and participate as volunteers for community service projects supported by The Art Institutes International Minnesota.
Whether in the student lounges, the gallery, or the classrooms, the daily gathering of students, faculty, and staff makes it easy to feel the energy, caring, and commitment that underlie education at The Art Institutes International Minnesota.