Accreditations & Associations

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is a private independent college of art and design. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and is a charter member of NASAD. The Art Academy is also accredited by the Higher Learning Commission: A Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college has been issued a certificate by the Ohio Board of Regents under Section 1713.03 of the Ohio revised code. It is authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is also a charter member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of 41 professional colleges of art and design, dedicated to the exchange of information and programs beneficial to students, faculty, and staff.

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, IL 60602-2504
800-621-7440, Fax: 312-263-7462
email: info@hlcommission.org

NASAD
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
703-437-0700, Fax: 703-437-6312
email: info@arts-accredit.org


Community Partnerships


Vermont College of Fine Arts - Dual Degree Program

The BFA/MAT dual degree option offers undergraduate art majors from the Art Academy of Cincinnati a flexible and accelerated route to a teaching career in Pk-12 Art & Design. This unique summer-residency program focuses solely on Art & Design Education and offers an innovative curriculum that will prepare students to be confident and successful teachers, and be highly sought after for hiring. We have gathered an incredible faculty from around the country, and built a program that allows students to build their professional community where they want to live and work.

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Non-discrimination in Employment and Education

The Art Academy of Cincinnati does not discriminate for  reasons of race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual preference, or disability in admission or hiring of faculty or staff or in any terms of conditions of employment.