Start Your Future Here

Start Your Future Here


Your dreams are the foundation of the future

Your dreams are the
foundation of the future

The moment you step through our doors, you'll feel it: the energy that pulsates within our community, emanates from our studios, and resonates across the globe.

At the Art Academy of Cincinnati, we are the new generation of boundary-breakers. The imaginative radicals who are changing the face of art as we know it. The creative entrepreneurs who are redefining culture. The luminous visionaries who are creating a newer, brighter, more radiant world.

The art of the future embraces change and points toward hope. It's about rebellion and self-discovery. And it makes a difference.

The art of the future starts here. It starts with you.

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Schedule A Visit

Your experience at the Art Academy of Cincinnati is all about discovering your brightest, most vibrant self. It's about finding your artistic voice and making it resonate. Come experience how that desire to create reverberates throughout our building and see where our students live, work and play.

Our admissions team can give you an in-depth guided tour and while you're here, they can answer all your applicant questions in person. Let us show you why your artistic future starts here.

Admissions office hours are from 9am-5pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday tours are available upon request. Check in at the front desk when you arrive and an admissions counselor will come to meet you. If you have any questions, please call 513-562-6262 or email [email protected]

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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.

Design

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

Painting
& Drawing

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.

Illustration

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.

Photography

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

Sculpture

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.

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Making a Difference

The impact of an Art Academy education doesn't stop at graduation. Our alumni have gone on to have a powerful impact on the landscape of contemporary art and design. Many are employed by top creative firms and galleries, both locally and globally. Others have used the entrepreneurial skills they gained as students to launch their own creative firms and spaces.

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Putting the Pieces Together

Financing your college education is like putting together a puzzle. We are here to help you make your dreams a reality through generous scholarships, financial aid packages, and support. All you have to do is take the first step.



Putting the Pieces Together

Financing your college education is like putting together a puzzle. We are here to help you make your dreams a reality through generous scholarships, financial aid packages, and support. All you have to do is take the first step.



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