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The Art Institute of Washington - A branch of the Art Institute of Atlanta

The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is located in the Rosslyn section of Arlington, Virginia. Arlington County is an urban area of about 26 square miles located directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. Arlington has over 170 county parks and playgrounds, including over 80 miles of bicycle routes and jogging trails. Washington, D.C., the nation's capital, is a thriving metropolitan area of 523,000 ethnically diverse people. World-renowned museums, universities, and majestic government landmarks are all a part of the Washington, D.C. and Arlington, VA areas.

The Art Institute of Washington - A branch of the Art Institute of Atlanta 1820 North Fort Myer Drive Arlington, VA 22209

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Advertising (BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Advertising is a creative profession within the commercial realm. In the Advertising program, you'll study art direction, copywriting, and account supervision, and you'll learn both the creative and business side of advertising. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as account manager, copywriter, or assistant art director.

Advertising Design (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Memorable advertisements are the result of a creative person who blends inventive ideas with the knowledge to bring those ideas to life. The Advertising Design program provides you with knowledge of design, typography, and color theory. You'll learn to utilize industry-related computer software as you create and design you own advertisements. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as graphic designers and graphic artists.

Audio Production (BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Audio Production program, you'll study audio recording, live sound reproduction, audio for video, and broadcast production. You will record, mix, and produce audio in analog and digital formats while gaining an understanding of what it takes to succeed in the audio industry. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as audio engineer, radio producer, assistant sound technician, promoter, or sound engineer.

Baking & Pastry (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Baking & Pastry program, you'll gain hands-on baking skills. Emphasis is placed on fundamental pastry and bread-baking techniques, in addition to all-purpose baking, desserts, cake decoration, and pastry arts. To complement your culinary techniques, you'll learn critical thinking and business essentials. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as line cook and pantry cook (garde manger).

Commercial Photography (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Commercial Photography program teaches you composition, lighting, and equipment use. Darkroom techniques, color, and design are explored both on location and in a studio. You'll develop business skills as you fine-tune your eye for detail. You will become familiar with the intricacies of photography for commercial purposes. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as technician, photographer's assistant, digital-imaging artist, product or still-life photographer, and photo re-touch professional.

Culinary Arts (AA/D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Culinary Arts program, you'll gain practical experience in the kitchen while studying the business of cost control, sanitation and safety, menu and beverage management, nutrition, and kitchen management. You'll learn to produce food quickly and in quantity while working with others.

Culinary Arts Management (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Culinary Arts Management program, you'll focus on what it takes to manage a kitchen, restaurant, or catering operation. You'll study communications, training, leadership, management, accounting, marketing, financial management, and employee relations. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as restaurant manager or catering manager in restaurants, hospitals, cruise ships, and banquet facilities.

Culinary Arts with a concentration in Baking & Pastry (AA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Culinary Arts with a concentration in Baking & Pastry program, you'll gain hands-on baking skills. Emphasis is placed on fundamental pastry and bread-baking techniques, in addition to all-purpose baking, desserts, cake decoration, and pastry arts. To complement your culinary techniques, you'll learn critical thinking and business essentials. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as line cook and pantry cook (garde manger).

Culinary Arts-Baking & Pastry (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Baking & Pastry program, you'll gain hands-on baking skills. Emphasis is placed on fundamental pastry and bread-baking techniques, in addition to all-purpose baking, desserts, cake decoration, and pastry arts. To complement your culinary techniques, you'll will learn critical thinking and business essentials. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as line cook and pantry cook (garde manger).

Digital Design (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Digital Design program, you'll study drawing, design fundamentals, lettering and typography, and graphic design. Build a portfolio as you create color composites, renderings, and learn mechanical preparation. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as production and design positions with advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporate communications departments, and printing companies.

Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Digital Filmmaking & Video Production program provides the basics to help aspiring videographers understand nuances of digital filmography. You'll gain knowledge of shooting, directing, and editing digital pieces using industry-related software and equipment. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as digital or film videographer.

Digital Image Management (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Please seen an associate for more information regarding this program.

Fashion & Retail Management (BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Fashion & Retail Management program teaches you to develop, analyze, and implement sales strategies - including buying and merchandising practices, inventory control, and cost analysis. You'll also learn about coordinating runway shows, sales consultation, and working with manufacturers' representatives. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as retail and wholesale sales, stylist, management trainee, and visual merchandiser.

Fashion Retailing (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Please seen an associate for more information regarding this program.

Food & Beverage Management (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Food & Beverage Management provides a wide variety of specialized education to students planning to pursue a management career in the food and beverage industry. Graduates of our program will find entry-level career opportunities in food and beverage management in restaurants, hotels, resorts, casinos, cruise ships, bars, pubs, supermarkets, wineries, gourmet and wine boutiques, and other businesses providing food and beverage services.

Game Art & Design (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Game Art & Design program, you'll learn the art and design skills needed to get into the gaming field. You'll use your talents to create applications used within the business, education, training, and entertainment industries. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as modelers, storyboard artists, animation artists, 3-D illustrators, digital artists, FX artists, video post-production artists, broadcast graphics designers, and game designers.

Graphic Design (AA/BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Graphic Design program, you'll study design, typography, and color theory. Industry-specific software is utilized to help you learn to create everything from logos and posters to packaging, Web sites, and corporate identity packages. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as advertising designer, computer artist, freelance artist, graphic designer, or layout artist.

Interior Design (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Interior Design program, you'll study the design, safety, and usability issues of creating the spaces that we live, work, and play within. Coursework focuses on space planning, traffic patterns, and the colors, surfaces, and furnishings that make surroundings comfortable and livable. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as draftsperson, facilities planner, interior designer/decorator, or space planner.

Media Arts & Animation (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Media Arts & Animation program, you'll develop a strong foundation in drawing, design, and illustration in order to produce traditional 2-D formats. Then you'll move into computer generated 3-D formats that make characters and objects come alive. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as animator, computer animator, digital media producer, special effects artist, background designer, computer artist, layout artist, or video game artist.

Photographic Imaging (AA / BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Photographic imaging program teaches you darkroom techniques, color, and design. Composition, lighting, and equipment use are explored both on location and in a studio. You'll develop business skills as you fine-tune your eye for detail. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as commercial photographer, digital photographer, industrial photographer, photo lab technician, or photojournalist.

Video Production (AA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Video production is at the center of everything from sports coverage to news programming, Internet broadcasts, television commercials, and corporate presentations. The Video Production program presents the skills needed to effectively operate a camera and process film in analog and digital formats leading to a final production. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as audio-visual technician, video editor, video producer, or videographer.

Video Skills (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Please see an admissions associate for more information.

Visual & Game Programming (BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In Visual & Game Programming, you'll take courses in art, general studies, mathematics, science, computer engineering, and computer graphics. As you gain experience, you'll create modified prototype games in a group environment, learning how a whole team works together to create a product. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as digital artist, character animator, texture artist, and character modeler.

Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Visual Effects & Motion Graphics program helps you to learn how to use your creativity to produce attention-grabbing communication design for film, television, and the Web. Visual effects are responsible for movie trailers, opening film credits, television commercials, animated network identities, and short promos. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as production assistant, assistant designer, visual effect specialist, or broadcast design assistant.

Web Design (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Web Design program, you'll study HTML scripting, designing graphics for the screen, Web site development using current applications, operating systems, network technology, web animation, and desktop editing skills. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as Web site designer, Web artist, Web producer, Web site developer, and multimedia producer.

Web Design & Development (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Please see an admissions associate for more information regarding this program.

Web Design & Interactive Communications (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Web Design & Interactive Media (BFA/AA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Enter the fast-evolving field of Web design and interactive media. Our Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science Degree program is the right choice if you are looking to combine your individual artistic abilities with complex technological skills. This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content.

Wines, Spirits & Beverage Management* (AA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Wines, Spirits & Beverages Management program, you'll focus on the process of overseeing wines, spirits, and beverages supplies for restaurants, cruise ships, or banquet facilities. You'll study communications, training, leadership, management, accounting, marketing, financial management, and employee relations. *

*Participation in the program for those under 21 years of age will be conducted in accord with state law regarding the possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages.

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