Online Classroom

All encompassing. All online.

Your creativity is your destiny. And our online programs are designed to deliver an online education that’s both comprehensive and convenient. It’s an experience you’ll share with students whose passion and commitment mirror your own. And throughout, you’ll be guided by talented instructors with real-world experience who’ll push you, challenge you, and most of all support you on your journey from student to professional.

Our faculty and staff receive extensive training to help them enrich your online education at every step from admissions to academics to financial aid. It’s all about helping you reach your goal of launching a creative career where you can do what you love.

Course Samples

Sample our courses.

Our programs reflect the high standards of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and The Art Institutes system of schools. Each interactive online course is focused on the skills you need, immersing you in one subject for 5½ weeks before moving on to the next. Check out these course samples to learn more.

Classroom Demo

Click our classroom demo.

Watch this quick tutorial and see just how easy it is to connect with instructors and classmates, ask questions, check class schedules, assignments, and grades, get tutoring and tech support, join online library discussion forums, access interactive learning tools, and more.


You have questions. We have answers.

Pursuing an advanced degree or diploma is a big decision. At The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division, we get it. And we know you may have lots of questions about an online education. If any of those questions aren’t addressed below, feel free to reach out for the answers and information you need.

How does online/distance learning work?
Online learning offers you the flexibility to attend class on your own schedule—day or night. You can log in to the virtual classroom from any computer at any time. You’ll participate in group discussions via classroom message boards, and have access to multimedia presentations that will enhance your learning experience. In many ways, online learning can be even more interactive than the traditional ground school experience.

How does online education differ from traditional education?
The key difference to attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division as an online student is the delivery method. As a student enrolled in one of our degree programs online you will take similar classes, receive the same quality of instruction and receive the same degree as our students attending our ground campuses. As an online student you have the flexibility to schedule school when it's convenient for you.

Are online degrees credible?
The online programs are included within the accreditation of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000) The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The accrediting agency evaluates such things as governance and administration, financial stability, admissions and student services, institutional resources, student learning, institutional effectiveness, and relationships with internal and external constituencies. These standards are designed to ensure that our institutions are providing the same quality of education online as is provided at campus schools. Because of this accreditation, your diploma will say The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

How can an online degree help my career?
If you’re currently working and want to advance your career, our asynchronous learning model allows you to attend class while you continue to work. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division offers career-focused education that can aid you in enhancing your career potential. Online learning requires self-discipline, organization and ability to meet tight deadlines—skills you’ve most likely already acquired on the job.

Will I be able to receive financial aid?
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division participates in a variety of federal, state and other programs to help cover the cost of attending school. Your student financial aid counselor will work closely with you to develop an individual financial plan to assist you in paying for school. To learn about the types of aid for which you may qualify, contact us today.

What is the availability of online faculty?
The online faculty at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division are expected to make students their priority. They are readily available for questions and support through e-mail, phone and through the online classroom.

What is the online classroom like?
The online classroom at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division is designed to encourage a collaborative and enjoyable student experience. You can watch a video of the Online Classroom in action here.

Graduation Team

Introducing your graduation team

At The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division, you’ll have a three-person graduation team supporting you from the day you reach out to us until the day you earn your degree. Throughout your program, the people on your graduation team may change, but their goal of helping you succeed will always be the same!

Admissions Representative

Your first contact will be an Admissions Representative who will answer your initial questions, guide you through the admissions application, help you develop a personalized student success plan, and assist you with online orientation and your first course.

Student Finance Counselor

A Student Finance Counselor will walk you through the options available for paying for your education, assist with your required financial paperwork, and answer your questions about tuition, scholarships, finances, and more.

Academic Counselor

When you have questions about your program, need help creating a study plan, or want advice on how to balance your busy schedule, you can turn to your Academic Counselor. Academic Counselors work diligently to make your academic experience the best that it can be, from your first course through to graduation.