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The Art Institute of Tucson

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The Art Institute of Tucson

5099 E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712   |    1.520.318.2700

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See How We Live For Creativity

Explore our community. It's all here .
The only thing missing is you.

Pursue your education in a growing mountainside community known for its rich cultural heritage

Pursue your education in a growing mountainside community known for its rich cultural heritage

For over 15 years, The Art Institute of Tucson, a branch of The Art Institute of Phoenix, has inspired students to pursue creative, innovative careers.

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Areas of Study offered at The Art Institute of Tucson

Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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Visit our school: Schedule an appointment

There’s nothing like seeing our creative community for yourself. Meet our faculty, learn more about the technology you’ll use, and get acquainted with our support staff, including Career Services. You can either attend Open House or arrange for a personal tour.


We’re here to guide you step-by-step through the process.

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We realize you have questions (that’s good) because your education is a major investment. We’ll talk about your interests, and what program is a good fit for you. And our Financial Aid staff can help you review your options, including merit- and need-based scholarships, and will help you navigate the process. Contact us to get moving on your tomorrow.

The Art Institute of Tucson - Ai Bistro
The Art Institute of Tucson - Ai Bistro

Ai Bistro

Ai Bistro is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Tucson, Ai Bistro serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the direction of Chef Noel Ridsdale, culinary students nourish and delight patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Ai Bistro is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

The three-course meal changes regularly. The restaurant features comfortable seating, natural light and a large viewing window into the professional exhibition kitchens where guests can see culinary students at work.

For reservations, please contact Ai Bistro at 520.318.2726 or email

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Alumni success stories

Get inspired by the stories of our alumni and the opportunities that exist for creative people like you. Learn about their careers and insights about their education from Art Institutes schools across the country.

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