About the Art Academy of Cincinnati

Art Comes First

We may be small, but our commitment is big. It’s the same commitment our students make to themselves: to make the best art they can. The Art Academy of Cincinnati has kept that commitment since 1869, building a rich tradition of innovation and excellence in the visual arts.

The Art Academy is one of the smallest four-year art colleges in the country, and that’s one of our greatest strengths: It means our students really get to be themselves. They receive individualized attention from faculty, the freedom to develop their personal vision, and a unique opportunity to carve out their identity.

You won’t just get an education at AAC; you’ll begin to discover who you are, personally and artistically. At the end of your four years here, you won’t be the same person you were at the beginning.

Year founded: 1869

Student body: About 200 undergraduates and 20 graduates

Location: 1212 Jackson Street, in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood

Degrees granted: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art Education, Associate of Science in Graphic Design