The Art Institute of Philadelphia - Bachelor's Degree

Founded by artist Philip Trachtman, the school opened in 1971 and joined The Art Institutes system of schools in 1979. It was then renamed The Art Institute of Philadelphia. The school occupies 1622 Chestnut Street, a building originally designed in 1928 as the CBS flagship radio station affiliate. Designated as a historical site by the Philadelphia Historical Commission, the Art Deco building became home to the college in 1982.

  • Average Tuition USD 31,077

School Description

The Art Institute of Philadelphia is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over fifty schools throughout North America dedicated to providing hands-on education in the creative and applied arts. It offers bachelor's and associate degree programs as well as non-degree programs.

Bachelor Programs

  • 1622 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

    Advertising

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the creation, execution, transmission, and evaluation of commercial messages in various media intended to promote and sell products, services, and brands; and that prepares individuals to function as advertising assistants, technicians, and managers. Includes instruction in advertising theory, marketing strategy, advertising design and production methods, campaign methods and techniques, media management, related principles of business management, and applicable technical and equipment skills.

  • 1622 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

    Animation

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A general, undifferentiated program that focuses on the use of computerized digital images as the primary medium of expression in the visual and performing arts, and that may prepare individuals for a wide variety of careers using new media, including graphic design, digital animation, motion graphics, 3D visualization, game and interactive media design, music and sound design, video production, web design, photography, and other fields.

  • 1622 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

    Culinary Management

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to adapt in a rapidly changing, dynamic, and competitive global marketplace

  • 1622 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

    Design

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program in the applied visual arts that focuses on the general principles and techniques for effectively communicating ideas and information, and packaging products, in digital and other formats to business and consumer audiences, and that may prepare individuals in any of the applied art media.

  • 1622 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

    Fashion Marketing

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that generally prepares individuals to undertake and manage the process of developing consumer audiences and moving products from producers to consumers. Includes instruction in buyer behavior and dynamics, principle of marketing research, demand analysis, cost-volume and profit relationships, pricing theory, marketing campaign and strategic planning, market segments, advertising methods, sales operations and management, consumer relations, retailing, and applications to specific products and markets.

  • 1622 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

    Game Programming

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on computer theory, computing problems and solutions, and the design of computer systems and user interfaces from a scientific perspective. Includes instruction in the principles of computational science, computer development and programming, and applications to a variety of end-use situations.

  • 1622 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

    Graphic Design

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations.

  • 1622 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States

    Photography

    USD 18,000 Tuition Fee

    A program that focuses on the principles and techniques of communicating information, ideas, moods, and feelings through the creation of images on photographic film, plates, and digital images and that may prepare individuals to be professional photographic artists. Includes instruction in camera and equipment operation and maintenance, film and plate developing, light and composition, films and printing media, color and special effects, photographic art, photographic history, use of computer applications to record or enhance images and applications to the photography of various subjects.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 880
  • Minimum ACT 18

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    Established in 1971

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            1978-1981, Associate, Specialized Technology in the Program Area of Art

            Great choice on my part, attending The Art Institute of Phila!Of course when I graduated, I had the pleasure of having some classes that were discontinued, like silk screening, which I loved. My teachers were some of the best and the skills I learned helped pave the way for my becoming a freelance artist with some of the finest businesses.