The Art Institute of Atlanta says
Founded in 1949, The Art Institute of Atlanta prepares students for entry-level careers in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts by providing a challenging and stimulating educational environment.
The Art Institute of Atlanta offers students a five-story, 115,000-square-foot facility, completed in 1999 and featuring Mac and PC computer labs, camera studios, a digital photo lab, a video production studio, a digital video editing suite, digital audio labs and recording studios (one with an SSL board), a cell animation studio, animation lab, art labs, drawing studios, drafting labs, teaching kitchens and a dining lab, as well as classrooms, a gallery, a library for study and research, and a deli and cafÃ©.
In fall 2003, the college expanded to a second building with additional classrooms, computer labs, interior design resource room, an art foundations center, student lounge, and office space.
Beautifully landscaped, the college is located about 20 minutes north of city center, easily accessible by both car and public transportation.
In 2008, we opened The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, a branch campus located in the city of Decatur on the east side of the greater Atlanta area.
Although many students are of traditional college age, others are adult students returning to college to complete a degree or earn a second degree. The Art Institute is committed to a diverse student body and to an educational program that includes art foundation and general education courses, as well as technical courses in each field. From the moment students are accepted, they become part of an environment that supports their efforts to reach their educational and career goals.
Each year The Art Institute of Atlanta oversees the administration of more than $62 million in financial aid for those who qualify, including federal and state loans and grants (HOPE and GTEG) and institutional scholarships, both need-based and merit-based. Those who wish to spread their financial commitment out over time may wish to take advantage of the college's customized payment plan.
At The Art Institute of Atlanta, students have the opportunity to enjoy small classes, hands-on learning, and close relationships with faculty and staff. More than 250 full-time and part-time faculty bring solid academic credentials, as well as a wealth of experience in their fields, to the task of assisting students in developing the competencies required for each course. With a student-faculty ratio of approximately seventeen to one, students are assured of personal attention.
The Art Institute of Atlanta is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes system is America's Leader in Creative Education providing an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University.
We look forward to welcoming you to The Art Institute of Atlanta!