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 Online Certificate Program


Why is a certificate program valuable?

Certificate programs are non-degree programs that provide a way to acquire a specific set of technical and creative skills, often by building on your existing knowledge and experience in a field. Certificate programs typically don’t feature theory or general education courses. Instead, by letting you focus in on a particular area of specialization, these programs can help you deepen your experience. Because of their narrow scope, certificate programs take less time to complete than most degree programs.

What are the advantages of getting a certificate online?

If you’re looking for a smart way to fit building new skills into your busy work and family schedule, an online certificate program could be exactly what you need. Imagine the benefits of having the flexibility to learn and move through your classes online whenever it’s convenient for you. All you need is your computer and internet access. Plus, online certificate programs eliminate the need to worry about the cost and time of commuting, so you can focus fully on what matters most—preparing for your creative career. 

Why should students apply for a Certificate program at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division?

The online certificate programs at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division can help you gain valuable, focused knowledge for the Marketing, Animation & Effects, Photography, Gaming & Technology, and Culinary fields. In most of these programs, you can earn certificates online in as little as 15 months. 

As an online student, you’ll have the opportunity to grow and thrive as you interact, network, and connect with faculty and students who share your passion and creativity. In the classroom, you’ll receive personalized attention and guidance from talented instructors, many of whom hold terminal degrees and remain active professionals* in the fields they teach. Request information about an online certificate program or apply today to get started.

Online Certificate Programs Offered:


Online Internet Marketing Certificate

Animation & Effects

Online 2D Animation Certificate
Online 3D Animation Certificate
Online 3D Modeling for Games Certificate


Online Digital Workflow Certificate
Online Portrait Photography Certificate
Online Studio Photography Certificate

Gaming & Technology

Online Character Animation for Games Certificate


Online Event Management Certificate
Online Food & Beverage Operations Certificate