The Art Institute of Seattle - Bachelor's Degree

The Art Institute of Seattle was founded in 1946 as the Burnley School for Professional Art. It became part of The Art Institutes and changed its name to The Art Institute of Seattle in 1982. In 1985, the school moved to its present location on Seattle's waterfront. The Art Institutes system is a subsidiary of Education Management Corporation (EDMC), which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Average Tuition USD 31,572

School Description

The Art Institute of Seattle (AIS) in Seattle, Washington is one of The Art Institutes, a system of more than 50 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing education in design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts.

Bachelor Programs

  • 2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

    Advertising

    USD 17,560 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.

  • 2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

    Animation

    USD 17,560 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.

  • 2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 17,560 Tuition Fee

    A program in the visual arts that focuses on the study of the history, development, theory, and criticism of the film/video arts, as well as the basic principles of film making and film production.

  • 2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

    Graphic Design

    USD 17,560 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.

  • 2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

    Hospitality Management

    USD 17,560 Tuition Fee

    A program that prepares individuals to manage travel-related enterprises and related convention and/or tour services. Includes instruction in travel agency management, tour arranging and planning, convention and event planning, travel industry operations and procedures, tourism marketing and promotion strategies, travel counseling, travel industry law, international and domestic operations, and travel and tourism policy.

  • 2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

    Interior Design

    USD 17,560 Tuition Fee

    Any instructional program in fine arts and art studies not listed above.

  • 2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

    Marketing

    USD 17,560 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.

  • 2323 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121, United States

    Photography

    USD 17,560 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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  • Minimum GPA 2.00
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL 52
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 5.00

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    Established in 1946

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    Students interested in pursuing career opportunities from among tomorrow's 15 million jobs in creative fields like design, fashion, media arts and culinary (based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for job growth from 2012 to 2022).

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          • Testimony
            2004-2006, Associate’s Degree, Industrial and Product Design

            Take full advantage of the resources you will have here!It all comes down to building your portfolio. You'll get out of it what you put into it.

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            1996-1998, Graphic Design

            The Amazing Art Institute of SeattleAIS gave me such a terrific start! The teachers (at the time I attended) were professionals in their field. They allowed us a realistic glimpses of what to expect in the work world. The projects assigned were relevant, the career advisors were tenacious, and the atmosphere was inspiring!