The Arts Institutes continues to closely monitor developments surrounding COVID-19. As a precaution, courses will continue in a virtual format to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, faculty and staff. Campuses will be open on a limited basis and reservation systems are in place to ensure social distancing guidelines are adhered to. 

AI Return To Campus Guidelines can be found HEREThis plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the ‘Higher Education Reopening Guidance,’ which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health

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FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

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. The Art Institutes system of schools is offering full and partial scholarships to new and current students. In fact, The Art Grant gives you the chance to earn a tuition grant of up to $17,340 for bachelor’s degree programs (an average of up to 18%) and up to $5,845, (up to 13%), for associate’s degree programs. 


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As a part of our continuing series, “Faces in the Hall,” we spoke with current graphic design student Josh Raulerson to discuss how a class project landed him a job at Young Veteran's Brewing Company.

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The Art Institute of Virginia Beach celebrated its commencement, naming Brent Reynolds valedictorian.

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College Bound

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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
Summer 2020

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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* 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.