About the Art Academy of Cincinnati

Art Comes First

Year founded: 1869

Student body: About 200 undergraduates and 10 graduates

Location: 1212 Jackson Street, in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood

Degrees granted: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts in Art Education, Associate of Science in Graphic Design

 

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.