Art Institute of Philadelphia

 Art Institute of Philadelphia
 Michael DePrisco
 1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5119
 1-215-567-7080 / 1-800-275-2474
Web site
Region where the university is located
     In 2005, National Geographic Magazine named Philadelphia the “Next Great City.” Everywhere you go these days, you’ll see a rebirth and a revolution in the city known as the birthplace of America.

To Main Building/admissions 1622 Chestnut and 1610 Chestnut:
  • From Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia

            Take I-95 North toward Philadelphia.  Take Exit 22 for I- 676 West following signs for Central Philadelphia.              Exit Broad Street.  (See *** below.)

  • From New Jersey, New York, New England

            Take the New Jersey Turnpike to exit 4. Follow the signs to Camden/Philadelphia. Take the Ben Franklin             Bridge into Philadelphia. Once you are over the bridge, follow signs for 676 West. Take the Broad Street             Exit. (See *** below.)

  • From Bucks County &  I-95 North

            Take I-95 South toward Philadelphia. Take I-676 West following signs for Central Philadelphia.  Take the                Broad Street Exit. (See *** below.)

  • From Harrisburg, Western Pennsylvania and Ohio

            Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-276 East) toward Philadelphia.  Take Exit 326/Valley Forge/King of                    Prussia .  Get on the I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) toward Philadelphia.  Take the 676 East (left                    exit). Bear to the right and take the Broad Street/ Center City exit.  (See *** below.)

  • From Wilkes-Barre/Scranton/Allentown
            Take the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (Route 9) toward Philadelphia. Take the Exit             20/Route 476 South exit.  Follow 476 South to the I-76 East exit (Schuylkill Expressway).  Take the 676             East exit (left exit).  Bear to the right and exit Broad Street/Center City.   

*** For Saturday: The Broad Street exit will put you onto 15th Street. Take 15th John F. Kennedy Blvd. Turn right onto JFK Blvd., then go up two blocks to 17th St. to The Westin Hotel Parking Garage. (Look for a small "P" sign on your left once you pass Market Street, enter here.) From the parking garage, take the elevator to the main floor (marked Shops at Liberty Place). Exit the building near Avon at 16th and Chestnut Street and walk to your right. We are across the street at 1622 Chestnut Street. Please remember to have your parking ticket validated by our receptionist.

*** For Monday to Friday: The Broad Street exit put you onto 15th Street. Take 15th Street to Sansom Street (about eight blocks.) Turn right onto Sansom St. (DO NOT enter the parking garage at 15th & Sansom Street, they DO NOT honor our stamp) follow Sansom St. to 1616 Sansom Street and park at Eglin's Parking Garage (on your left). Walk out of Eglin's, turn right, walk toward 16th Street and make a left onto 16th Street. Follow 16th Street to Chestnut Street and make a left. We are located at 1622 Chestnut Street.
Please remember to have your parking ticket validated by our receptionist.

University's characteristics, advantages,selling points, uniqueness, others
     The mission of The Art Institute of Philadelphia is to provide a well-balanced, high quality education by combining applied arts technology and techniques, related business practices and general education in order to prepare its students for entry-level employment and for professional advancement within their chosen fields.

     The Art Institute of Philadelphia provides quality education and services through a student responsive approach from the entire team of faculty and staff. Our faculty and staff believe integrity, excellence and fiscal responsibility characterize the performance necessary to provide a quality education. In return for their personal investment and tuition, students who participate in the learning process can expect to be provided with an environment that maximizes their individual creativity and professional development.

Year Established
Total Enrollment
 approximately 3200
Degree offered
     Bachelor of Science degree programs in Advertising, Audio Production, Culinary Management, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Industrial Design Technology, Interior Design, Media Arts and Animation, Photography, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, and Web Design & Interactive Media.
     Associate of Science degrees are offered in Culinary Arts, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Visual Merchandising, and Web Design & Interactive Media.

     Diploma programs are offered in Baking & Pastry, Culinary Arts, Fashion Retailing and Web Design and Development.

Academic programs
  • Culinary Arts - Associate of Science
  • Culinary Management - Bachelor of Science
  • Banking & Pastry - Diploma
  • Culinary Arts - Diploma


  • Graphic Design - Associate of Science
  • Interior Design - Associate of Science
  • Advertising - Bachelor of Science
  • Graphic Design -Bachelor of Science
  • Industrial Design Technology -Bachelor of Science
  • Interior Design - Bachelor of Science


  • Fashion Design - Associate of Science
  • Fashion Marketing - Associate of Science
  • Visual Merchandising - Associate of Science
  • Fashion Design -Bachelor of Science
  • Fashion Marketing -Bachelor of Science
  • Fashion Retailing - Diploma

 Media Arts

  • Digital Film Making & Video Production - Associate of Science
  • Photography - Associate of Science
  • Web Design & Interactive Media - Associate of Science
  • Audio Production -Bachelor of Science
  • Digital Film Making & Video Production - Bachelor of Science
  • Media Arts & Animation - Bachelor of Science
  • Photography - Bachelor of Science
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics - Bachelor of Science
  • Web Design & Interactive Media - Bachelor of Science
  • Digital Image Management - Diploma
  • Web Design Development - Diploma
  • Web Design & Interactive Media -Diploma

 General Education

 Evening and Weekend Option

 Online Course Option

Estimated Tuition
 Bachelor of Science:
  • Advertising:$89,100
  • Audio Production:$89,100
  • Culinary Management: $89,100
  • Digital Film Making & Video Production: $89,100
  • Fashion Design: $89,100
  • Fashion Marketing: $89,100
  • Graphic Design: $89,100
  • Industrial Design Technology: $89,100
  • Interior Design: $89,100
  • Media Arts & Animation: $89,100
  • Photography: $89,100
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics: $89,100
  • Web Design & Interactive Media: $89,100