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Mission & Vision

AAC Mission & Vision Statements

Our mission as an independent college of art and design is to provide personalized education in the visual arts.

Our vision is to excel and to be recognized as a vibrant, creative community dedicated to engaging innovative visual artists who make meaningful contributions to the world.

Diversity Statement  

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is committed to providing an educational experience that prepares our artists and designers to enter a diverse and global community. Even our AAC mantra, "Make Art, Make a Difference," connects art/design making to the broad world which the students inhabit. Students at the Art Academy learn to live and work in a community that draws from many varied elements.  It is a driving factor in producing great art. We want our students to explore all the layers of society that are available beyond our front door while enjoying a safe and productive college experience. 

The Art Academy's commitment to diversity encompasses much more than race and gender. Our students experience various ages, interests, family structures, future plans, value systems, sexual orientations, religious and political beliefs, and physical abilities.  The Art Academy strives to provide equality to all individuals through nondiscriminatory policies and procedures.

The college recognizes the rich learning opportunities within the community for interaction with individuals and groups of varied backgrounds. Both curricular and co-curricular opportunities are systematically provided to students to help them grow and develop into culturally sensitive citizens in a diverse and ever-changing society.  We believe that by embracing diversity, we can create a more positive and creative environment and provide an enhanced educational experience for students, faculty, and staff.
 

Universal Educational Goals (for AAC students) to:

    Become practicing visual artists

    Develop a personal creative voice

    Use visual, written and spoken language effectively

    Become self-directed learners 

    Value and sustain intellectual and creative growth

    Understand their work in the context of the global community

Core Values and Associative Values

Integrity

Excellence
Reliability
Dedication
Ethics
Responsibility
Sustainability  

 

Community

Collaboration
Diversity
Partnerships
Stewardship
Local/global cultures    
Innovation

Creativity
Curiosity
Risk-taking
Open-mindedness
Critical thinking
Inspiration
Personal Vision    
Experience

Heritage
History
Contemporary Practice
Distinction
Professionalism
Life-long learning  


 


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Board of Trustees
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President
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Tuition
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Admissions Team
Undergraduate
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Graduate MAAE
Parents
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Online Forms
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Financial Aid
Academic Catalogs
Creative Writing Minor
NY Studio Program
Professional Practice
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