Office of Career Development

Plan Your Future.

The Office of Professional Development is your one stop shop for everything career services, internships, study abroad, and more! We also provide programming and events to connect you with other creatives and help set you up to navigate the professional world after school.
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Career Advising

The Associate Director of Professional Development is available for professional development advising, including resume/CV review and critique, cover letter assistance, mock interviews, job search assistance, graduate school planning, life skill building, and more.

Meet the Team


Artbound Initiative

Students may apply any time during the year to ArtBound Initiative for custom placement in an internship abroad (Berlin, Hong Kong) or in New York City or Los Angeles. Each student receives individual attention to identify a custom internship placement based on their background, skills, and goals. Students will earn credit towards their degree in these programs. AAC students are eligible for scholarships!

Domestic Program: $2250
International Program: $3250 
Kentucky Institute for International Studies (KIIS)

AAC is an official member institution with the Kentucky Institute for International Studies. Founded in 1975, KIIS is a faculty-led study abroad consortium of colleges and universities in Kentucky and surrounding states. KIIS is dedicated to providing exceptional and affordable international education programs for college credit. KIIS study abroad programs help students synthesize and analyze information in a foreign cultural setting, enhance written and verbal communication skills, understand contemporary global challenges, and develop a heightened sense of confidence and leadership.We believe study abroad should be an integral part of any degree program, regardless of academic discipline, and should prepare students to be globally competent upon graduation.

KIIS Program Search 

KIIS offers winter, summer, and semester study abroad programs in over 20 different countries. Learn more by visiting the KIIS website or contacting the Office of Professional Development.


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 
The Arts Business Certificate supports students’ professional practice initiatives and provides them with increased confidence in their preparedness for career opportunities. This program demonstrates students’ willingness to take advantage of professional development resources at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Upon completing the activities required to receive the certificate, students will graduate with Arts Business Distinction and will be able to list the Arts Business Certificate on their resume, formalizing their experiences in the program and lending added credibility. Students may enroll in this voluntary program any time by completing and submitting the ABCert Application and Goal Setting Worksheet to the Associate Director of Professional Development. 

Due To Inclement Weather

Classes are cancelled

January 25th, 2023

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