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Non-Profit = Even More

Even more affordable. Even more accessible. Even more invested.
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See how the Pittsburgh Steelers and Ai Pittsburgh students teamed up this season to showcase the Steel City's athleticism and artistry.
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New institutional scholarships and grants for eligible students, designed to put your education within reach.
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Tour the school and learn about our programs. And ask questions. Lots of questions. There's no better way to really get a feeling for what we're all about.


Upcoming Events

Portfolio Show

March 22, 2018
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM

It’s all about the work.

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Open House

April 21, 2018
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

In here, everything is different.
Because different is everything.

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At The Art Institutes, financial aid is available to those who qualify. We're here to help you understand everything you need to know to help fund your creative education. We're always working to make your education more affordable. In fact, this year, we've added three new institutional scholarship and grant opportunities to eligible students, including the chance to earn a tuition scholarship for up to 20% of the current tuition rate, up to $17,535.

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Latest Happenings

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Fashion Design Alumna, Krista Wilhelm, to Show Collection at CMU Lunar Gala

From a small town to showing her original gowns on the runway, Krista Wilhelm gives us a glimpse of her love for fashion and what it's like preparing for the Lunar Gala Fashion Show.

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Awesome Films Mike Szivos Emmy Telly Award Winner
Pittsburgh Instructor and Alum Wins Mid-Atlantic Emmy and More

In 2017 alone, Ai instructor Michael Szivos received four awards for his work as the Art Director and Senior Motion Designer for Awesome Films.

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NFL Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown
Pittsburgh Steelers Collaborate with Art Institute of Pittsburgh Students

During the 2017 football season, the NFL's Pittsburgh Steelers collaborated with several Art Institute of Pittsburgh students to create pieces representing regular season matchups.

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Hands-on Workshops For Everyone

Get Creative

Try something new or develop your skills further. You can explore drawing, website development, photography and much, much more. Noncredit courses are immersive and focused.

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College Bound

College Bound
Campus Program
Saturday Classes Offered Year Round

Saturday morning for High School juniors and seniors has never been more engaging or inspiring.  Take a course, develop a portfolio which can be used to request proficiency credit* toward a degree at an Art Institutes school, which can save time and money.  Invite friends and family to a closing Showcase.

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College Bound Express
College Bound Express
Summer 2018

Join this immersive experience and you can complete a College Bound course in under two weeks.  Make this your summer to prove you’ve got what it takes and join your fellow creatives!  Open Lab times available all week followed by a Showcase.

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College Bound Online
Online Courses
Prefer Online? Don't Live Near Campus?

You and other High School juniors and seniors can challenge yourself in an online course, with all the same benefits as a campus-based course, including the opportunity to build a portfolio that you can use to request proficiency credit* toward a degree at an Art Institutes school, which can save time and money.

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* Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion. College Bound courses are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into our academic program offerings or the offerings of any other institution. However as part of the course you will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio that you are able to request proficiency credit. Proficiency credit is awarded based on the proficiency credit policy defined in an institution’s academic catalog. The cost of the College Bound courses varies between $325 and $350. This cost is waived for any student that has an application and completed essay on file with the school. Check with the school you are interested in attending for exceptions and details, as not all programs are offered at all locations. Individual location participation is subject to change. Online College Bound courses are not available to residents of the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Oregon.