The Art Institute of Seattle is one of 40 Art Institutes located throughout the United States and North America. It provides education in design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts.
Founded in 1946, the Art Institute of Seattle was originally called the Burnley School for Professional Art. It became a part of the Art Institutes in 1982, subsequently changing its name. Today, the school is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) and is located in several buildings in the Belltown district of Downtown Seattle.
The Art Institute of Seattle prides itself upon its sound preparation of its students in the areas of design, technology, business and hospitality. It promises to develop employable skills while fostering professional attitudes with individually focused educational programs.
Both Bachelor and Associate Degree programs are offered by the Art Institute of Seattle, ranging from an Associate Degree in Animation, Art & Design to a Bachelor of Science in Culinary Arts Management. Of all programs offered at the Art Institute of Seattle, the five most popular are: Music, Culinary Arts, Interior Design, Graphic Design and Film and Photographic Arts.
Staff and faculty at the school work closely with students to choose and work within their fields of study. The relatively small student body of the school (with an enrollment of roughly 2,500 students) allows for personalized attention, with a student to faculty ratio of 24:1. With industry professionals utilizing hands-on teaching methods, the Art Institute of Seattle aims to prepare its students for the working world.