We may be small, but our commitment is big. It’s the same commitment our students make to themselves: to make the best art they can. The Art Academy of Cincinnati has kept that commitment since 1869, building a rich tradition of innovation and excellence in the visual arts.
The Art Academy is one of the smallest four-year art colleges in the country, and that’s one of our greatest strengths: It means our students really get to be themselves. They receive individualized attention from faculty, the freedom to develop their personal vision, and a unique opportunity to carve out their identity.
You won’t just get an education at AAC; you’ll begin to discover who you are, personally and artistically. At the end of your four years here, you won’t be the same person you were at the beginning.
Be a Part of Something Bigger
Your experience at the Art Academy of Cincinnati is all about discovering your brightest, most vibrant self. It's about finding your artistic voice and making it resonate.
As a part of our collective of rule-breaking makers, you will be challenged to take bold risks, explore media you never dreamed of, and invent contemporary visual art and design forms no one has yet imagined.
The art and design of the future start here. It starts with you.
At the Art Academy of Cincinnati, we know that 21st-century art and design require radical risk-taking. That collaboration is at the heart of innovation. That the future is made by thinking, creating, and solving real-world problems in groundbreaking ways.
Our trans-disciplinary curriculum is designed to prepare you for a future at the forefront of contemporary art and design. Our major-fluid programs give you the freedom to experiment and explore across disciplines and the power to customize your education so it fits your vision.