The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division was launched in 2000 and is part of the Art Institute System of Schools which was founded in 1921. It is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education. It offers online education in the various fields of creative arts.
Online degree programs include bachelor’s degree programs in Advertising, Graphic Design, Game Art and Design, Fashion and Retail Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Interior Design, Culinary Management, Media Arts and Animation, and Web Design and Interactive Media; diploma programs in Web Design, Residential Planning, and Digital Design as well as associate degree programs in Graphic Design, Kitchen and Bath Design, and Web Design and Interactive Media. Graduates of online programs are awarded degrees by the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and are given individualized portfolios showcasing works that aptly demonstrate developed skills that may be of interest to employers. All online instructors have been required to complete at least 100 hours of training through the Socrates Distance Learning Technology to ensure that they are qualified to conduct online training.
Each student shall be guided by the so-called Graduation Team all throughout their entire time with the Arts Institute. This team includes the Admissions Representative who assists students in the admissions process, the Enrollment Specialist who guides students throughout the enrollment process, the Finance Counselor who works with students in obtaining the most suitable financial aid option available, and the Academic Counselor who guides students in the chosen degree program. Financial aid may come in the form of federal aid, gift aid and private loans.
Tuition rate is approximately $ 448.00 per credit hour. Tuition costs can be reduced through Transfer of Credits, Life Credits, Military Discounts and Benefits and Employee Reimbursement. Positive students’ reviews are mostly related to the ability to finding related jobs after program completion.