Student Services

Supporting your success.

Preparing for a creative career is a big challenge. And we’re there to support you every step of the way. From tutoring to technical assistance, you’ll get the academic help you need—when you need it.

Online Library

A library that’s online. And on-demand.

You have access to a full-text search engine that accesses over 350 databases, supporting every academic program—from the areas of Advertising to Graphic Design to Media Arts & Animation. Whether you're doing research for a specific assignment or looking for general information, our online library is the place to go for full-text articles, books, images, industry information, even sound effects and audio. You also get complimentary access to e-books and interlibrary book loans.

Tutoring

There’s a tutor for that.

You can work with a tutor for many general education subjects and for help with a variety of software, including Adobe products. Directly from the online classroom, you can:

  • Live-chat with a tutor
  • Schedule future tutoring sessions
  • Submit written classwork to the Writing Center for review and critique
  • View past tutoring sessions in the archives
  • Access study guides and other academic resources

Technical Support

We’re ready to help with any technical issues that come up, and answer any questions you may have about attending class or completing coursework. Contact us Monday–Friday from 8am to 10pm EDT and Saturdays from 10am to 7pm EDT at 877-872-8869.

Student Clubs & Organizations

AIGA Student Group

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Student Group at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division is open to enrolled students and meets regularly to share and discuss the newest trends out there. Check out http://www.aiga.org/ for more information. You don't have to be an AIGA member to attend our meetings!

Contact: Macoe Swett, mswett@aii.edu

American Society for Interior Designers (ASID)

The American Society for Interior Designers (ASID) is a leading organization for interior design professionals. Founded in 1975, the American Society of Interior Designers is the oldest, largest and leading professional organization for interior designers. ASID inspires and enriches its members by promoting the value of interior design, while providing indispensable knowledge and experiences that build relationships.
Requirements: Membership is available to online students currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Interior Design program with at least 40 credit hours or 60 quarter credit hours of interior design coursework to graduate. Students may join at any time.
Fees: $50 (Yearly) for national membership - visit www.asid.org to apply
Contact: Daniel Harper, djharper@aii.edu

International Game Developers Association (IGDA)

IGDA AiPOD National's goal is to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions of game developing, game play and game distribution. In addition, we offer members the opportunity to network and build contacts with each other and professionals in the industry and give members hands-on experience. IGDA enhances its members' abilities and promotes fellowship and the free exchange of ideas.
Requirements: Students must be enrolled in either the Bachelor of Science in Game Art & Design or the Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation program. Fee: $30 Annually http://www.igda.org/whyjoin
National Web Site: www.igda.org
Contact: Sara Wade, swade@aii.edu

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

IIDA, with respect for past accomplishments of Interior Design leaders, strives to create a strong niche for the most talented and visionary Interior Design professionals, to elevate the profession to the level it warrants, and to lead the way for the next generation of Interior Design innovators. The Association provides a forum to demonstrate design professionals’ impact on the health, safety, well being and virtual soul of the public, balancing passion for good design and strategy for best business practices. IIDA stands at the intersection of passion and strategy where designers create extraordinary interiors and experiences.

Any student enrolled either full-time or part-time in a post-secondary interior design or related education program.
Student member dues are- $53 a year

Contact: Nina Arboscello, narboscello@aii.edu

Kappa Pi, International Art Honor Society

Kappa Pi is an International Art Honor Society. Founded in 1911, Kappa Pi promotes artistic excellence at the collegiate level and beyond by maintaining high academic excellence. National Web Site: http://www.kappapiart.com/

Inductions: Inductions occur twice per year, in the fall and spring. Fees: $25 (Initiation Fee); $10 (Yearly Fee to Remain Active)

Contacts: Alison Holmes, aholmes@aii.edu and Christina Kotoske, ckotoske@aii.edu

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Founded in 1984, NTHS lifts up students, advances excellence in career and technical education, and raises the bar for student achievement. Requirements: Candidates earn a minimum GPA of a 3.0. In addition, they must be persons who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, skill development, leadership, honesty, responsibility, and good character. Part-time students must complete at least 12 credits to apply.

Students may apply twice per year, in January and August.

Fees: $25 Lifetime membership plus handling

National Web Site: www.nths.org

Contact: Jennifer Greenwood, jgreenwood@aii.edu

Online Volunteers Group

Online Volunteers is a network of students and faculty who are interested in volunteering, whether online or on ground. This club, Online Volunteers, recognizes students that volunteer their time to help with a worthy cause.
Contact: Natalie Hruska, nhruska@aii.edu

Professional Photographers of America (PPA)

PPA provides a forum for student discussion regarding the photography industry; jobs and internships; personal enrichment; and school, regional, national and international issues.

PPA – Ai Pittsburgh-Online Division is a forum for Ai Pittsburgh—Online Division students who are members of Professional Photographers of America.

Requirements: Students must be enrolled for at least 6 credits per semester and be pursuing a major in photography or digital media. Students can join at any time.

Contact Brianna Burnett: bburnett@aii.edu

Student Veterans of America

About this group: Established in 2011, Student Veterans Association (SVA) of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh—Online Division is a collective student body who’s focus is to provide a place for veterans, current military, and dependants to network on various events and topics around the country. This peer-to-peer network allows the sharing of commonalities amongst one another and encourages a strong and friendly fellowship.

Contact: Christopher Risser – crisser@aii.edu

Virtual Fashionistas

The FRM Virtual Fashionistas is an organization for Fashion and Retail Management students. Its purpose is to provide and promote a better understanding of the functions of fashion and retail management, give members the opportunity to network and build contacts, and to develop the individual abilities of its members. Students must be enrolled in the Fashion and Retail Management Program.

Contact: Jane Mountney, jmountney@aii.edu