Academics

Just follow your passion.

You know you’re creative. You may not know exactly where it can take you.

Explore Our Areas of Study

Visual Design

Paloma Otarola

Media Arts & Animation 2014

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

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Interior & Product Design

Christina Hurtado

Industrial Design 2013

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

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Animation & Effects

Holly Thompson

Media Arts & Animation 2013

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

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Film & Production

Israel Arias

Digital Filmmaking & Video Production 2015

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

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Gaming & Technology

Halea Handrix

Game Art & Design 2015

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

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Culinary

Blair Bost

Digital Photography 2013

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

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Hands-on classes and workshops.

Did you know that The Art Institutes system of schools is a great place for high school students to jump start their career training and for adults pursuing recreation or professional development in the creative arts and culinary?

Whether you want to explore the essentials of drawing, design a website for your business, master your DSLR camera or discover the decadence of chocolate, our noncredit courses are immersive and focused, so they’re perfect for curious—but busy—people like you.

Non-Credit Courses

The place for the seriously creative.

College Bound is an 11-week experience for high school juniors and seniors to connect with others that share your interests while taking college level courses designed to help you grow, discover yourself, and create something awesome.

College Bound gets you in the door so that you can learn and develop critical design, media, and culinary skills.

Your College Bound portfolio can be evaluated for proficiency credits applicable toward your future enrollment with any Art Institutes, saving you time and money.

Courses offered in 29 North American locations.

To learn about more ways to make your education more affordable, refer to Managing Costs.

Pre-College Courses