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About Virginia-Beach

Virginia Beach is home to many historic, scientific, and creative points of interest. It's a popular tourist destination with miles of beaches, several protected beachfront areas, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, Neptune Festival, American Music Festival, and Naval Air Station Oceana air show.

Students watch concerts at The Virginia Beach Ampitheater and visit the region's 18 sites that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With 210 city parks, the region is recognized as one of the best outdoor areas in the country.

The region's largest employers include Dominion Enterprises, Liebherr-America, Bank of America, Cox Communications, GEICO, and the Amerigroup Corporation. The area is home to the Norfolk Naval Shipyard and many military bases.

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What makes Virginia Beach special?

Virginia Beach's parks system was ranked 8th best in the nation by the 2013 ParkScore® Index.

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The Art Institute of Virginia Beach is located in the South Hampton Roads area of Virginia along the Atlantic Ocean, providing a creative education in a growing oceanfront community. The school offers programs in design, media arts, culinary, and fashion.


Educate and prepare students for creative careers

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach is located in the southeastern-most part of the Hampton Roads Metropolitan area, at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The region is made up of the cities of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Newport News.


The school's hands-on education programs are supported by industry relevant computer labs, design labs, software, and equipment, including:

  • Mac Labs
  • PC Labs
  • Student lounges
  • Program-related labs
  • Professional kitchens
  • Library with magazines, periodicals, and online electronic databases to support the academic programs offered.

The school provides assistance for students including:

  • Special events and workshops on health and wellness
  • Help with study habits, time management, problem solving, and the transition to college
  • Coordination of benefits for students who qualify in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Referral to short term counseling
  • Information on student medical insurance

Many students choose to live in school-sponsored housing that is an eight minute walk to campus. The fully furnished apartments include kitchens, an onsite fitness center, swimming pool, and a community fire pit. The cost of housing may be included into your financial plan.

To build relationships and gain experience in their areas of study, students participate in special events and workshops, join student groups, and work in internships within the Virginia Beach area.

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