Start Your Future Here

Start Your Future Here

Be a Part of Something Bigger

Be a Part of
Something Bigger

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is here to offer you something different. Art isn't just our passion, it's our obsession. It can be yours, as well. Being one of the smallest four-year colleges of art and design in the country is one of our biggest strengths. Our students receive extraordinary individualized attention from their professors. Embrace endless possibility at AAC. You belong here.

Schedule A Visit

Schedule A Visit

Send us an email to schedule a campus tour or shadow day (shadow a current student and sit in on classes)! We do housing tours every Friday from noon to 5pm.

Admissions Office Hours: 9 AM - 5 PM evening and Saturday tours available on request.

Check in at the front desk when you arrive, and an admissions counselor will meet you.

Phone: 513-562-8740

BFA Majors & Minors

BFA Majors & Minors

Creative Writing

Explore and exploit the possibilities inherent in the collision of language and visual expression. Come face to face with the strange power of words to literally and literally re-make the world, as we know it.


An integrated education, Design is a fusion of fine art studio practices and liberal arts experiences all viewed through a contemporary design lens.

& Painting

Immerse yourself in an environment that encourages an innovative definition of Painting and Drawing. Explore this dynamic, eclectic practice through realistic, abstract and/or non-objective subject matter.


Illustrators are excited by the surprising unpredictability of contemporary imagery in our media-driven world. Learn the language of visual communication while engaging in relentless experimentation.

Print Media

Print Media invigorates traditional approaches with new technologies. Free from the confines of gallery walls, our students formulate their own language and declare the world as their canvas.


Study a unique breadth of traditional and cutting-edge photographic processes while diving into a blend of theoretical and real-world instruction.


Sculpture is a sensory experience. It can be touched, heard, smelled, tasted and even seen. Learn extraordinary processes that range from traditional casting, carving, and construction to the most radical contemporary spatial practices and interventionist strategies.

Film Video &
Audio Minor

Learn essential technical and creative aspects of video production, all while immersed in the stunning backdrop of one of the Midwest's most beautiful downtown historic districts.

Art History Minor

Art History isn't the study of something long gone and finished, it's the study of the ways that the art of the past ripples through the present to the next big thing.

Where Our Alumni Work


There's A Lot You Can Do With An Art and Design Degree

There's A Lot You Can Do With An Art and Design Degree