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About Atlanta

Atlanta is a vibrant city that's an eclectic mix of tree-lined neighborhoods and high-rise condos and skyscrapers. The largest city in Georgia, Atlanta is the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and welcomed people from across the world in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games.

Atlanta had its beginnings in the 1830s and has kept growing. Built by pioneering entrepreneurs of transportation and business, Atlanta has always been a city of vision. After General Sherman's army burned and pillaged the city during the Civil War, Atlantans adopted the mythical phoenix as their symbol—rising from the ashes to build what renowned nineteenth-century Atlanta journalist Henry Grady called "a brave and beautiful city."

Atlanta is a prominent business center with major employers including The Coca-Cola Company, CNN-Time Warner, Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, AT&T, and Georgia Pacific. Many students at The Art Institute of Atlanta take advantage of internship opportunities with these companies to build experience in their field of study.

Sports fans follow Atlanta teams including the Braves, Hawks, and Falcons. And cultural outings include visits to the Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Alliance Theatre. The city's High Museum of Art is one of the most visited museums in the world according to The Art Newspaper.

Message from the President

Welcome to The Art Institute of Atlanta!

I encourage you to use our Website to learn how you can become part of The Art Institute of Atlanta’s rich tradition and history.

It has been said that tomorrow’s challenges shape today’s education. Never has this statement been more relevant then now. Our responsibility to prepare our students for these challenges is what drives The Art Institute of Atlanta’s mission.

What The Art Institute of Atlanta has and can promise is unique. We are a family. Working together, our faculty, staff and administration understand how important their roles are in producing employable, dependable and creative graduates.

We are committed to a career-oriented, hands-on education equipped to address the multifaceted changes and needs of an emerging global market.

Whether you are working toward a college degree, developing a marketable skill, or taking a class for pure personal enrichment the learning opportunities are within reach.

Without question, the human mind is an incredible tool. One that often remains locked when we don’t follow our passion; this is a challenge we all face as we decide to trust in ourselves and in our abilities.

So I encourage you to take full advantage of all that The Art Institute of Atlanta has to offer. The possibilities are exciting. Reach out and unlock your potential.


Newton Myvett

President – The Art Institute of Atlanta

About Atlanta

What makes Atlanta special?

In 2014, Atlanta claimed the top place in Penske's list of Top 10 Cities that people are moving to. It's the 4th year in a row that Atlanta has been named #1.

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