Partnerships & AIGA

The Art Academy hosts the AIGA Cincinnati Center for Design


AIGA, the professional association for design, has over 70 chapters across the country, Canada and abroad. Its national membership includes more than 25,000 design professionals, educators, and students. The AIGA Cincinnati Chapter serves as a meeting place for professional and student member groups, offering professional development programs, events, and other resources for its members. All of these are available to AAC students.

In 2008 the Art Academy established its own student group of AIGA, which is open to any AAC student. AIGA campus groups are designed to get students involved in the local design community, and help them build skills that will be valuable as they move into the professional world.

The Art Academy supports student membership in AIGA Cincinnati by paying for a portion of each student's membership fees.

Learn more about the student groups and programs by visiting:


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 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
Interview with Financial Aid
Interview with Registrar
Interview with Advisor

Vermont College of Fine Arts - Dual Degree Program

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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.