College Profile: The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

 
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Coordinates: 40°26′14″N 79°59′59″W / 40.437198, -79.999674 The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (AIP) is a private, for-profit, higher education institute located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania that emphasizes career preparation for the creative job market. It was founded in 1921.

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420 Boulevard of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA
15219-1328
412-291-6200 (general)
412-291-6376 (financial aid)
800-275-2470 (admissions)
 
 
 

 
Mission Statement

The mission of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh is to provide the highest quality creative and collegiate education enhanced by the best student centered service to graduate students with skills that enable them to realize their greatest potential in an evolving market place.


General Information
Other Names
Type Private for-profit, 4-year or above
Control Private for-profit
Size Under 1,000
Campus Setting City: Large
Calendar System Quarter
Title IV Eligibility Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Relgious Affiliation Not applicable

College Student Services Offered
Yes Remedial ServicesYes Academic/career counseling service
Yes Employment services for studentsYes Placement services for completers
No On-campus day care for students' children   

College Special Learning Opportunities
No ROTCYes Distance learning opportunities
No ROTC: ArmyYes Study abroad
No ROTC: NavyYes Weekend/evening college
No ROTC: Air Force   

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
More info

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Website
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Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
Open admission policy Yes
Admission test scores Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language Required

Applicants (most recent fall period)
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Admissions (most recent fall period)
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Percentage of Students Submitting Test Scores
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SAT Percentile Scores
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ACT Percentile Scores
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Percentage Receiving Financial Aid
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Average Amount of Financial Aid Received
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Average Tuition for Full-Time Graduates
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Comprehensive Fee for Full-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Undergraduates
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Per Credit Hour Charge for Part-Time Graduates
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Student Body
10,620 Student Body SizeYes On-Campus Housing
802 Fall Applicants652 Total Dormitory Capacity
408 Fall Admissions

Gender
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Ethnicity
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College Levels Offered
Yes Less than one year certificateYes One but less than two years certificate
Yes Associate's degreeNo Two but less than 4 years certificate
Yes Bachelor's degreeNo Postbaccalaureate certificate
No Master's degreeNo Post-master's certificate
No Doctor's degreeNo First-professional degree
No First-professional certificate

Degrees and Certifications
Animation & Media Arts (Bachelor Degree)
The Media Arts & Animation program begins with a foundation in drawing, color, character design and computer applications. Under the guidance of an industry-experienced faculty, you'll examine advanced 2-D and 3-D animation principles as well as story development, background design, scenic layout and special effects. You will work with program specific software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Discreet's 3D Studio Max. At graduation, you will have an individualized digital portfolio to showcase your creative skills in traditional and digital 2-D and 3-D techniques and abilities. Entry-level opportunities exist for Media Art & Animation graduates in: Computer Generated Lighting, Compositing and Rendering, Storyboard Artists, Texture Artists, Computer Modelers, Computer-generated Special Effects Artists, Broadcast Graphics Artists, Background Painters, Forensic Artists, Video Post-Production Artists and more.
Digital Design (Diploma Program)
Through the diploma program in Digital Design, you will learn design fundamentals, lettering and typography, and graphic design. You'll create color composites and renderings, and get the introduction you need to using computer applications and sophisticated software as design tools. You will use these tools to create high-quality layouts and designs. The Digital Design Program provides you with a solid foundation for career growth. You'll be qualified for entry-level positions, including production or computer artist at newspapers, advertising agencies or television stations.
Game Art & Design (Bachelor Degree)
The Game Art & Design program concentrates on the artistic side of games - not computer programming. This unique program is your first step toward becoming an artist and designer in the multi-billion dollar game design industry. You will strengthen your basic art and design skills, and then you'll learn how to design game play and background, create characters and their environments, and apply your knowledge of video and computer games to evaluate game products. You will also learn to plan the game environment and determine choices for characters. When you graduate from the Game Art & Design program, you will have the training and skills you need to compete for entry-level positions in the game industry, including positions such as: Game-play tester, 2-D conceptual artist, 3-D character builder, 3-D object modeler, Interactivity designer, Background artist and more.
Graphic Design (Associate Degree)
The Graphics Design Associate program provides instruction on the skills and techniques of computer graphics, electronic imaging and production using scanners, digital cameras and computer-based hardware and software (such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator) and all the other essential skills to begin a career in the design field. By graduation, you will have acquired the training and portfolio necessary to interview for an entry-level career opportunity with: Corporations, Organizations, Educational Institutions, Government Agencies, Entertainment, Ad Agencies and more.
Graphic Design (Bachelor Degree)
The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design Degree program provides you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of color and composition, design and typography. You will be trained in creative problem-solving and learn to offer solutions that are effective in the business world. Emphasis is placed on learning skills and techniques of computer graphics, electronic imaging and production. By graduation, you will have acquired the training and portfolio necessary to interview for an entry-level position as a: Production Artist, Graphic Designer, Computer Artist, Corporate Communications Coordinator, Assistant Art Director and more.
Web Design (Diploma Program)
In the Web Design program you'll learn the basics of Web site design, graphics and animation developed specifically for the Internet. You will explore the various site design models used in personal, commercial and government Web sites, and will design Web pages and Web sites utilizing a variety of techniques and software tools.
Web Design (Diploma Program)
In the Web Design program you'll learn the basics of Web site design, graphics and animation developed specifically for the Internet. You will explore the various site design models used in personal, commercial and government Web sites, and will design Web pages and Web sites utilizing a variety of techniques and software tools.
Web Design (Diploma Program)
In the Web Design program you'll learn the basics of Web site design, graphics and animation developed specifically for the Internet. You will explore the various site design models used in personal, commercial and government Web sites, and will design Web pages and Web sites utilizing a variety of techniques and software tools.
Web Design and Interactive Media (Associate Degree)
This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content. Course work begins with drawing and design, digital image manipulation, multimedia system design, scriptwriting, sound, video and animation. It progresses to more complex classes such as interactive information design and Web development - all under the guidance of experienced faculty members recruited from this fascinating industry.
Web Design and Interactive Media (Associate Degree)
This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content. Course work begins with drawing and design, digital image manipulation, multimedia system design, scriptwriting, sound, video and animation. It progresses to more complex classes such as interactive information design and Web development - all under the guidance of experienced faculty members recruited from this fascinating industry.
Web Design and Interactive Media (Associate Degree)
This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content. Course work begins with drawing and design, digital image manipulation, multimedia system design, scriptwriting, sound, video and animation. It progresses to more complex classes such as interactive information design and Web development - all under the guidance of experienced faculty members recruited from this fascinating industry.
Web Design and Interactive Media (Associate Degree)
This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content. Course work begins with drawing and design, digital image manipulation, multimedia system design, scriptwriting, sound, video and animation. It progresses to more complex classes such as interactive information design and Web development - all under the guidance of experienced faculty members recruited from this fascinating industry.
Web Design and Interactive Media (Bachelor Degree)
Our Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science Degree program is the right choice if you are looking to combine your individual artistic abilities with complex technological skills. This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media offers a broad range of design and technology competencies focused on career paths in the specialty of multimedia and Web design. These competencies include those related to Web site design, visual design, digital image manipulation, audio, video, animation, text, business and project management.
Web Design and Interactive Media (Bachelor Degree)
Our Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science Degree program is the right choice if you are looking to combine your individual artistic abilities with complex technological skills. This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media offers a broad range of design and technology competencies focused on career paths in the specialty of multimedia and Web design. These competencies include those related to Web site design, visual design, digital image manipulation, audio, video, animation, text, business and project management.
Web Design and Interactive Media (Bachelor Degree)
Our Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science Degree program is the right choice if you are looking to combine your individual artistic abilities with complex technological skills. This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media offers a broad range of design and technology competencies focused on career paths in the specialty of multimedia and Web design. These competencies include those related to Web site design, visual design, digital image manipulation, audio, video, animation, text, business and project management.
Web Design and Interactive Media (Bachelor Degree)
Our Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science Degree program is the right choice if you are looking to combine your individual artistic abilities with complex technological skills. This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content. The Bachelor of Science Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media offers a broad range of design and technology competencies focused on career paths in the specialty of multimedia and Web design. These competencies include those related to Web site design, visual design, digital image manipulation, audio, video, animation, text, business and project management.

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