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

The Art Institute of Washington-Northern Virginia - A branch of the Art Institute of Atlanta is located in Sterling, Virginia which is conveniently located near Dulles International Airport, and is less than 30 miles from Washington D.C., offering popular destinations. It also includes destinations like the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian Institution and Museums, and Capitol Building. Sterling is also home to the Claude Moore Park and Recreation Sportsplex, providing the region with over 350 acres for hiking, fishing, biking, baseball, and much more.


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Accreditation and Licensing

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.

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.

Graphic Design (BFA/AA) 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 (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.

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.

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