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The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh Online Programs

The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh Online

The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh Online Programs

The Art Institute Online is the online division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, one of over 40 institutions that are part of The Art Institutes system of schools in North America.  The Art Institute of Pittsburgh specializes in online creative arts education, and its 3,000+ students come from all walks of life not only to learn from the world-class faculty but from each other as well.  No matter what major, the possibilities are limitless, and students at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh are working toward a common goal-an education that will drive a creative career.  Nearly 90% of all Art Institute Online graduates secure a job in a related field within six months of graduation.

The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh Online Accreditation

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

History

The Art Institute began in the 1920s, when the advertising industry was flourishing.  Early graduates found jobs designing billboards and magazine ads to meet the growing demand.  In the last 80 years, the institution’s curriculum has adapted and grown as technology has changed the way we design and entertain as well as learn.  In 2000, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh created its Online Division.

Academics

Although The Art Institute of Pittsburgh believes in keeping up with trends, its curriculum is still built on the fundamental elements of design and composition.  Students can browse the following academic programs to find which type of degree might suit his or her needs.

Diploma:  Digital Design, Residential Planning, and Web Design

Associate:  Graphic Design, Kitchen & Bath Design, and Web Design & Interactive Media

Bachelor:  Advertising, Culinary Management, Fashion & Retail Management, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Interior Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, and Media Arts & Animation

Online Education

All of The Art Institute Online’s programs are available as accelerated, online courses that focus on different course material every 5 and ½ weeks.  The Institute’s online program combines online strategies developed by Socrates Distance Learning Technologies Group, a leader in online education, to provide a quality distance learning experience.  All instructors have completed 100 hours of training through Socrates, and only Socrates Qualified instructors may teach courses at the Institute.

Students may work on courses on their own schedule-there are no scheduled class times.  Each course provides discussion questions that promote active discussion and ideas with other class participants.  Lectures are designed to enhance reading material, not just repeat it, and all courses have a maximum of three assignment due dates per week.

Resources

AiConnections – This online social network allows students to connect with other students outside the classroom.

The Campus Common – Serving as a community beyond the classroom, the Campus Common provides students with the latest news and events, academic and tech support, as well as information regarding professional organizations and professional resources.

Classroom Technical Help Desk – The Institute provides 24-hour technical support through the Classroom Technical Help Desk.

Online Library – Access the online collection of database resources, periodicals, e-books, specialized tutorials, guest-lecture segments, and program-specific resource files.

Online Tutoring – Through SmarThinking.com, students can receive professional tutoring anytime.

Shopping – Students can purchase books, software, hardware, and apparel through partner stores.

Student Support Center – The Art Institute Online provides a single point of contact for students who need answers regarding academics and registration; financial aid and student loans; general information; important dates; and student accounts.

Accreditation

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) and by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

Financial Aid

The Art Institute Online’s Financial Aid Service team is ready to assist students with options for financing an education.  The team can offer advice on many topics, such as scholarships, grants, and loans, as well as help create payment plans.  The Institute’s staff knows the difficulties of seeking a degree while working or raising a family.  Contact their dedicated staff for more information.

Tuition and Fees

If you would like to learn more about tuition and fees, please fill out the following form and you will be provided with detailed information about the costs and fees associated with attending The Art Institute Online.

Tuition and Fees

If you would like to learn more about tuition and fees, please fill out the following form and you will be provided with detailed information about the costs and fees associated with attending The Art Institute Of Pittsburgh Online.