In 1995, The Art Institute of Phoenix opened its doors and the
first class of students started in January 1996. One of more than 40
locations of The Art Institutes located throughout North America, The
Art Institute of Phoenix has grown from its original class of 45
students to more than 1100 students in winter 2009.
The Art Institute's programs include associate's and bachelor's
degrees in a variety of design, media arts and culinary programs. These
programs are offered on a year-round basis, enabling students to work
continuously toward their degrees. The faculty, many of whom are working
professionals, strives to strengthen students' skills and cultivate
their talents through well-designed curricula.
A Population of Creative Minds
attracted to The Art Institute of Phoenix from across the nation and
around the world. Many have just graduated from high school; others seek
new or expanded careers after considerable employment experience. What
they all have in common is a keen desire to learn the creative skills
they will need to apply their talents in successful careers.
These eager students, with their wide variety of talents, are guided
by a faculty of men and women with the same kinds of creative minds.
Many of the instructors enjoy successful careers of their own in the
fields to which their students aspire. Many have years of experience
teaching their skills and preparing students for success.
The Art Institute of Phoenix is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu),
with more than 40 education institutions located throughout North
America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion
and culinary professionals. The parent company of The Art Institutes,
Education Management Corporation ( www.edmc.com
) is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in
North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. EDMC's
education institutions have a total of 90 locations in 28 U.S. states,
and in Canada, and offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated
in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences,
health sciences, education, information technology, legal studies and
business fields, culminating in the award of associate's through
doctoral degrees. EDMC has provided career-oriented education for over