At 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 towards hope. It's about rebellion and self-discovery and it makes a difference. The art and design of the future starts here. It starts with you.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Design
  • Liberal Arts
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Your journey to joining our radiant community starts today. The Admissions Office at Art Academy of Cincinnati is 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. As you move through the application process, we encourage you to submit each piece as soon as you complete it: 1) THE APPLICATION 2) PORTFOLIO REVIEW 3) TRANSCRIPTS


If you are considering transferring, Art Academy of Cincinnati is the place for you. Our close-knit community is a place you can call home. We'll help you every step of the way as you find your niche and work to reach your true artistic potential. Students wishing to transfer to the Art Academy of Cincinnati must submit all the following items: 1) THE APPLICATION 2) PORTFOLIO REVIEW 3) COLLEGE AND HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

Additional Information

Art Academy of Cincinnati is the first and only private art college in the country, and one of the few higher education institutions in the state of Ohio, to implement the Four Year Tuition Promise!

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Your experience at 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. To schedule a tour visit

"From the moment I walked through the doors to the end of my tour I was captivated by the artwork and the people. The art on the walls broke boundaries that I didn't even know were possible."

Sam Holloway, Student
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Admissions office

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School location

1212 Jackson Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-1706, United States of America

Phone number

(513) 562-6262