You’re about to start a journey from creative thinker to creative professional. At every step of the way, you’ll be challenged and supported, pushed and inspired, and surrounded by others who share your passion, your spirit, and your goals.

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Ready for a bold move?

If you’re ready to go even further, do even more, and work even harder than you ever have before, you’ve come to the right place. There’s nothing easy about a creative education at The Art Institutes system of schools. But we'll do everything we can to help you bring out your best and help you develop the skills to turn your passion into your career. With your creativity and our mentoring and support, the future is yours. First things first. Here are a few steps to help you launch your education.

Getting Started

Step 1: Interview

That support we talk about starts the minute we meet. We’ll share the story of The Art Institutes, our mission, and how we help creative warriors launch careers where they do what they love. We’ll tell you about the range of services we provide, discuss your next steps, go over the costs, and answer all your questions. But most of all, we’ll get to know you, your goals, and your passion.

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Step 2: Apply

We’re serious about a creative education and your application tells us that you’re serious, too. We’ll work with you to make sure you’re on track to start classes.

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Step 3: Financial Aid & Scholarships

You focus your time, energy, and talent on pursuing your creative passion. Our Financial Services staff will help you explore financing options and scholarships to help put our education within your grasp.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.


Step 4: Orientation

You’ve chosen your direction. Now it’s time to meet the people who’ll help you at every step of your journey. Orientation is more than a chance to explore the campus. It’s your opportunity to learn about everything from policy and procedures to time management.

You’ll go over your class schedule with an academic director and meet with a Financial Aid Officer to go over money matters. You’ll gets tips on sharpening your study, organizational, and computer skills, plus help with budgeting and literacy. The more you learn about those things now, the more you’ll be able to concentrate on your studies later.