Degree Types

One size doesn’t fit all.

No two students come at the same creative challenge the same way. Nor do they come to The Art Institutes with the same career goals and lifestyles. Whether you’re going straight from high school and planning to study full-time, or looking to change careers or grow in the one you have, you want a degree option that works for you. So we have a range of degree and non-degree programs designed to help you do anything from becoming more proficient in your job to taking your professional skills to a higher level.


One size doesn’t fit all.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Critical Thinking.

Many careers require a bachelor's degree, with a curriculum featuring more advanced and specialized courses than an associate's degree. Typically 180 quarter credits in length, Bachelor’s degree programs provide a more extensive general education than an associate’s degree program, in order to promote critical thinking skills and lifelong learning. These programs typically explore more elective and advanced courses, and can culminate in a capstone project.

Associate's Degree Programs

Stepping Stone.

Associate’s Degree Programs can prepare students for careers in typically vocational or technical fields that require such a degree. Associate’s degree programs blend programmatic and general education courses; they are generally 90 quarter credits in length. Because those credits usually can be counted toward completion of a bachelor's degree, an associate's degree can be a stepping stone to an advanced degree.