Professional Practice

Internships

The Art Academy incorporates the option of an internship credit into the junior year, where students may work with a professional artist, or designer. This may be working at a large firm, or apprenticing with a single person. The internship is flexible and provides students with a wealth of real world knowledge while gaining course credit for it. The AAC has a trusted list of professionals that we partner with, and are always adding more to the list.

View the Internship Packet.pdf

New York Studio Residency Program

The Art Academy of Cincinnati as a charter member of AICAD, actively participates in the consortium's New York Studio Residency Program.  Each year, two Art Academy students head to New York City for a semester. The students earn 15 credits, get plenty of studio time, and immerse themselves in one of the world’s largest and most vibrant art communities.

Students apply to participate during their sophomore year, and AAC’s full-time faculty evaluate the applications and choose the recipient(s) of this honor. The semester in New York takes place during the third year.

Only 2 students may attend during an academic year. (AICAD restrictions)

Please view our NYSRP page to see photos and student testimonial about the program.

Application requirements:
Letter of Application to Fine Art and Communication Art Chairs
Jury by studio faculty
GPA- 3.0 or greater cumulative average
Interview with Financial Aid - Kris Olberding
Interview with Registrar- Sue Hutchens
Interview with Advisor
Students pay AAC tuition.

NEW YORK STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM Website

AICAD

This AICAD program allows an Art Academy student to transfer to another AICAD college for a semester. Students continue in their major coursework and are able to take advantage of a different college setting, new professors, and environment. Participating students pay the Art Academy full-time tuition rate. Please see AICAD.org for more information and a list of participating colleges.

The following items must be submitted or completed in order to participate:
Application form (See Academic Dean) 
GPA- 3.0 or greater cumulative average
Interview with Director of Student Services - Galen Crawford
Interview with Financial Aid- Kris Olberding
Interview with Registrar- Sue Hutchens
Interview with Advisor

Study Abroad Program

Art Academy Students interested in Study Abroad opportunities should consult with their advisors to discern which programs may be an option for them. The Art Academy does not have its own study abroad program but students have participated in outside programs and have enjoyed enriching experiences. Please note that students pay the study abroad program's tuition rate directly to the host institution.  AAC scholarships can not be allocated to any outside program.

The AAC Financial Aid Office is available to provide guidance to parents and students regarding financial questions.  Students are responsible for meeting all the program deadlines.

The following items must be completed in order to participate:

GPA - 3.0 or greater cumulative average
Interview with Financial Aid- Kris Olberding
Interview with Registrar- Sue Hutchens
Interview with Advisor

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