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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division

Get the skills you need for the career you want at The Art Institute Online. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned professional, you can jump-start your career with an associate's or bachelor's degree from The Art Institute Online, a division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Programs are available in Interactive Media Design, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion & Retail Management, and Media Arts & Animation.

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Associate of Science Degree Programs:

Graphic Design

So you're interested in Graphic Design and have a passion for art? Come and learn the skills and techniques of computer graphics, electronic imaging and production using scanners, digital cameras and computer-based hardware and software (such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator) and all the other essential skills to begin a career in the design field.

At graduation, you will have an individualized portfolio to showcase the practical and technical skills you have acquired and you'll be prepared for entry-level career opportunities with corporations, organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, entertainment and advertising.

Interactive Media Design

Enter the fast-evolving field of Interactive Media Design. Our Interactive Media Design Associate of Science Degree program may be a great choice if you are looking to marry your individual artistic abilities with complex technological skills. The program was created to help prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content.

Course work begins with drawing and design, digital image manipulation, multimedia system design, scriptwriting, sound, video and animation. It progresses to more complex classes such as interactive information design and Web development - all under the guidance of experienced faculty members recruited from this fascinating industry.

At graduation, you will have an individualized digital portfolio to showcase the practical and technical skills you have acquired. You'll be prepared for entry-level career opportunities with corporations, organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, entertainment and advertising agencies in the field of multimedia and Web design.

Bachelor of Science Degree Programs:

Fashion & Retail Management

Have an eye for style and a head for business? This means moving the world's fashions from designers' showrooms to retail sales floors.

In the Fashion & Retail Management program, you'll learn how to develop, analyze, and implement sales strategies. Buying and merchandising practices are explored. Your inventory control and cost analysis skills are honed. And you'll learn more about the many avenues open to you in this exciting field: buying, coordinating runway shows, sales consultation, manufacturer's rep, and more. Department stores, boutiques, and designer showrooms are the environments in which you'll be part of the changing face of fashion, from season to season.

Once you graduate, you'll be prepared for a variety of entry-level positions, including retail and wholesale sales, stylist, management trainee, or visual merchandiser.

Game Art & Design

Want to tease your brain with the challenge of designing successive levels of a complicated video game? If so, graduate to a future in Game Art & Design and get there online. The Game Art & Design Program concentrates on the artistic side of games - not computer programming. This unique program is your first step toward becoming an artist and designer in the multi-billion dollar game design industry.

You'll strengthen your basic art and design skills, and then you'll learn how to design game play and background, create characters and their environments, and apply your knowledge of video and computer games to evaluate game products. You'll also learn to plan the game environment and determine choices for characters.

When you graduate from the Game Art & Design program, you'll have the training and skills you need to compete for entry-level positions in the game industry - positions such as game-play tester, 2-D conceptual artist, 3-D character builder, 3-D object modeler, interactivity designer, background artist, and more.

Graphic Design

So you're interested in Graphic Design and have a passion for art? The Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design Degree program provides you with the opportunity to develop an understanding of color and composition, design and typography. You will be trained in creative problem-solving and learn to offer solutions that are effective in the business world. Emphasis is placed on learning skills and techniques of computer graphics, electronic imaging and production.

By graduation, you will have acquired the training and portfolio necessary to interview for an entry-level position as a production artist, graphic designer, assistant art director, production coordinator, and computer artist at ad agencies, design studios, publishing houses, corporate communications departments and TV studios.

Interactive Media Design

Enter the fast-evolving field of interactive Media Design. Our Interactive Media Design Bachelor of Science Degree program is the right choice if you are looking to marry your individual artistic abilities with complex technological skills. This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content.

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Interactive Media Design offers a broad range of design and technology competencies focused on career paths in the specialty of multimedia and Web design. These competencies include those related to visual design, digital image manipulation, audio, Web site design, video, animation, text, business and project management.

At graduation, you will have an individualized digital portfolio to showcase the practical and technical skills you have acquired. You'll be prepared for entry-level career opportunities with corporations, organizations, educational institutions, government agencies, entertainment and advertising agencies in the field of multimedia and Web design.

Media Arts & Animation

Interested in developing animation and art work that stirs an audience and spurs a response? Our Media Art & Animation program will develop your creative skills in this wide-ranging field.

The Media Arts & Animation program begins with a foundation in drawing, color, character design and computer applications. Under the guidance of an industry-experienced faculty, you'll examine advanced 2-D and 3-D animation principles as well as story development, background design, scenic layout and special effects. You'll work with program specific software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Discreet's 3D Studio Max.

At graduation, you will have an individualized digital portfolio to showcase your creative skills in traditional and digital 2-D and 3-D techniques and abilities. Entry-level opportunities exist for Media Art & Animation graduates in computer generated lighting, compositing and rendering, as storyboard artists, texture artists, computer modelers, computer-generated special effects artists, broadcast graphic artists, background painters, forensic artists and video post-production artists.

Diploma Programs:

Digital Design

If you want to become a digital specialist, you've come to the right place to get your career off the ground. Through the diploma program in Digital Design, you will learn design fundamentals, lettering and typography, and graphic design. You'll create color composites and renderings, and get the introduction you need to using computer applications and sophisticated software as design tools. You will use these tools to create high-quality layouts and designs.

The Digital Design Program provides you with a solid foundation for career growth. You'll be qualified for entry-level positions, including production or computer artist at newspapers, advertising agencies or television stations.

Web Design

In the Web Design program you'll learn the basics of Web site design, graphics and animation developed specifically for the Internet. You will explore the various site design models used in personal, commercial and government Web sites, and will design Web pages and Web sites utilizing a variety of techniques and software tools.

Depending on level of specialty, graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in many areas of Web-related businesses such as Web site designers, information designers, and Web animators.

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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, is a component of The Art Institutes network of learning, with campuses in North America numbering more than forty. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division has operated since its inception in 2000. Established in 1921, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has an outstanding 85 year track record and lends its assistance to our online programs. The sixteen academic fields we offer at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division ensure that we maintain our leadership role in programs involving creative arts education online.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division offers:

Bachelors Degree Programs in Web Design & Interactive Media, Graphic Design, Photography, Advertising, Fashion & Retail Management, Game Art & Design, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation and Culinary Management.

Diploma programs in Digital Design, Residential Planning, and Web Design.

Associates Degree programs in Kitchen & Bath Design, Graphic Design and Web Design & Interactive Media.

An accredited institution

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is an accredited institution operating under the auspices of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has obtained the permission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education to confer Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees to students who have completed their programs successfully.

Receive the identical quality education with the convenience of working online. At The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division, we offer creative arts degrees that are developed utilizing the equivalent curriculum offered by The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Attending class at any time of the day or night, whatever accommodates your busy routine, is part of the enormous appeal. You're in the driver's seat at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division.

A degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

At the commencement ceremony, you will be given your degree or diploma from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Additionally, you will hold a personal portfolio that will exhibit your work to potential employers, who can use it verify the technical proficiency you have accumulated.

You will receive an invitation to attend the Pennsylvania commencement ceremony where you can participate in the cap and gown procession. You will also be invited to take part in a portfolio review show that allows potential employers to see and review your work. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division has had graduates garner recognition for outstanding achievement at the portfolio show. Show the world how special you are.

You can work toward your degree or diploma at whatever time of day or night suits your busy routine. Select a program that inspires you from our vast range of academic programs.

You will receive wise counsel from our seasoned Student Financial Services advocates as they aid you in designing a financial assistance plan to help with your educational expenses. These seasoned advocates can devise a reasonable payment plan and assist you in searching for possibilities of lowering your tuition costs.

Residential Planning

This is the ideal location for parleying your abilities in the realm of design into a vibrant career. The fundamentals of interior space planning are addressed in the Residential Planning Program, making it a fast and ideal way to apply your skills in the residential planning field.

The Residential Planning program is oriented toward adults who are already employed (ideally they will possess a college degree and have some professional expertise) and are seeking further self-enrichment. Additionally, it gets students ready to compete for the many expanding opportunities in residential planning and sales consultation by providing them with the chance to acquire skills in drawing, drafting and computers.

All of the classes in the Residential Planning diploma program will transfer to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Interior Design Bachelor of Science degree program. This will be good to know when you decide to start out on the path towards a new career in professional interior design.

Develop hands-on creative skills. Textiles, historic and contemporary styles, space planning, kitchen and bath planning, drafting and computer-aided design will be among your many studies. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division will apply 100% of the credits earned in this program to the Bachelors Program in Interior Design.

Start your own career in creative arts. Graduates of the Residential Planning Program are ready to vie for entry-level jobs that include:

  • Retail Sales Associate
  • Residential Planning Consultant
  • Technician
  • Manufacturer’s Representative
  • Product Specifier

A Leader in Creative Arts Education

At The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division, you can take advantage of the online degree and diploma programs that we offer in a wide field of creative disciplines. Study from a well known leader in creative arts education. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh was launched in 1921 and has offered industry-specific courses of study ever since. We offer our students career placement assistance, and in our yearly graduate data report, we highlight proudly the professional accomplishments of our alumni.

Experience Online Convenience and Freedom

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division courses enable you to go to class at any time of the day or night and from any place that you can access the Internet.

Accreditation

The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), has accredited The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

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This is a division of the Art Institutes system of schools, which has 35-plus locations across North America. The year 2000 saw the launch of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh's 85 years of excellence since it’s founding in 1921 underlie the Online Division program and make it a leader in the field.

The 14 academic programs it currently offers make The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division the top school in online education in the creative arts. Students choose from our degree and diploma programs in:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design & Interactive Media
  • Advertising
  • Fashion & Retail Management
  • Game Art & Design
  • Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Interior Design
  • Media Arts & Animation
  • Culinary Management
  • Digital Design
  • Residential Planning
  • Web Design

We are proudly an accredited institution. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division, is also accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Education to be able to award both Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division offers the same quality education and online convenience, and also provides a creative arts program designed using the same curriculum taught at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

The greatest advantage is that you are free to choose your class attending time - day or night - to suit your busy life. You’re in control when online at The Art Institute of Pittsburg Online Division.

In addition you will receive a unique portfolio to highlight your achievements that will show potential employers the level of skills you have attained. You will be able to attend the graduation ceremony in lovely Pennsylvania, where you will make your family proud. You can present your work to potential employers in the portfolio review show. The portfolio show has already honored some previous students from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division with awards. Now is your moment to stand out from the crowd.

Media Arts & Animation (Bachelor of Science Degree online program): Interested in producing animation and artwork that will rouse an audience and elicit a response? Your creative skills will be developed and cultivated in the comprehensive Media Art & Animation curriculum.

The beginning of the Media Arts & Animation program is with a foundation in color, computer applications, drawing, and character design. Led by instructors with real industry experience, you will gain skills in story development, background design, scenic layout, and special effects all based on advanced 2-D and 3-D animation techniques. Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects and Discreet's 3D Studio Max are some of the program specific software you will be working with.

Start your career as a creative professional!

Upon graduation you will have assembled a digital portfolio demonstrating your creativity and skill in both 2-D and 3-D traditional and digital art.

Media Art & Animation graduates may begin work in entry-level positions with:

  • Computer Generated Lighting
  • Compositing and Rendering
  • Storyboard Artists
  • Texture Artists
  • Computer Modelers
  • Computer-generated Special Effects Artists
  • Broadcast Graphics Artists
  • Background Painters
  • Forensic Artists
  • Video Post-Production Artists
  • And more…

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A part of The Art Institutes system of schools is The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, which has over thirty-five locations across North America. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh launched their Online Division in 2000, but the school itself was originally founded in 1921 and supports our online programs with more than 85 years of excellence.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, with its 14 academic courses of study, has emerged as the leader in online creative arts education. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division, is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to grant Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees to students who complete these programs.

The online creative arts programs provided by the online division of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh are designed using the same curriculum taught through The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. This gives you the online convenience for the same quality education. The major plus is that you can attend class whenever you like, be it day or night, so that you can work it into your already existing hectic schedule. It’s you that controls your education at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division.

A degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

Your degree or diploma will be awarded from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh upon your graduation. To show employers the practical and technical skills you learned, you will also receive an individualized portfolio. Your graduation ceremony will be in Pennsylvania, where you will be invited to walk in your cap and gown. Students are encouraged to participate in the portfolio review show, where they can present their work to potential employers. At the portfolio show, the previous graduates of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division have received awards for excellence. Now, it's your turn to shine!

Fashion & Retail Management (Bachelor of Science Degree online program)

Do you have a sense of style, as well as the skills to run a business? In being a part of the fashion world is moving on to the retailers sales floors and away from the designer showrooms.

You will learn to develop, analyze, and implement sales strategies in the Fashion & Retail Management program. Also, you will learn about buying and merchandising practices. Your skills of cost analysis and inventory control will become sharpened. There are many exciting areas in this field including buying, runway shows, sales, and representing manufacturers. A person can see change in fashion through all seasons by working in department stores, boutiques and designer showrooms.

After graduation, a person can start a management career through different entry-level positions such as:

  • Retail and Wholesale Sales
  • Retail Management Trainee
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Stylist
  • Many others!

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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division has creative roots, steeped in tradition, as part of The Art Institutes school system, with it’s over 40 North American locations. The Online Division of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh started working in 2000. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh was founded in 1921, and supports our online programs with their more 85 years of providing excellence. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, with its 14 academic programs, continues to be number 1 in online creative arts education.

Students can obtain bachelor's degrees in a variety of subjects from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, including Game Art & Design, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Advertising, Fashion & Retail Management, Interior Design, and Media Arts & Animation; complete a bachelor's degree in Culinary Management; or get a diploma in Digital Design, Residential Planning, or Web Design.

Are you up for a challenge? You can stimulate your brain by designing unique, individual levels of a complex video game. If this is the case, go online; get stated in Game Art and Design, and move on to your future.

The program of Game Art & Design is focused more on the artistic side of games rather than computer programming. Completing this unique program will help you to start down the path to a career as an artist and designer in the booming game design industry.

As you strengthen your basic art and design skills and gain hands-on experience, then apply your knowledge in designing game play and backgrounds, creating characters and their environments, and evaluating game products. Planning the game environment and determining choices for the characters are some of the things that you will learn to do. Look at our Game Art and Design online program class list to learn more.

Accelerate your career, upon graduating from the Game Art & Design program you will be able to step into the world, ready for such positions as game-play tester, 2-D conceptual artist or 3-D character builder to name a few. Being a leader in Creative Arts Education you can go for an online degree/diploma in a broad range of creative fields. In the field of creative arts education, we are an established leader. For over 85 years, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has provided an exciting and successful curriculum for the education of creative arts students. We offer placement assistance to our students and are proud to highlight their career achievements in our annual placement report.

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A part of the Art Institutes system of schools with more than 35 locations throughout North America is The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. The Online Division of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh was initiated in the year 2000. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division is the leader in online creative arts education, with 14 academic programs available.

Diploma Programs in the field of Digital Design, Residential Planning and Web Design, A bachelor's degree completion program in Culinary Management and Bachelor's degree programs in Advertising, Fashion & Retail Management, Game Art & Design, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Interior Design, and Media Arts & Animation are offered by the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division is an accredited institution, carrying with it an accreditation by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division provides creative arts programs that are designed using the same curriculum taught through The Art Institute of Pittsburgh; it has the same quality of education with the convenience of having it online. No matter how busy your schedule, you can attend classes during the night or the day. You have complete control through the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division.

At graduation your degree or diploma will be awarded from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. We will give you all the essential tools and implements you will need to show to potential employers. Your graduation ceremony will take place in Pennsylvania, where you will be invited to proudly wear your cap and gown. Participating in the portfolio review show is encouraged, where you can present your work to potential employers. Previous graduates of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division at the portfolio show have received awards for excellence. This is the time for superior performers to be recognized by their peers.

Develop an understanding of color and composition, design and typography with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design Degree. As a student, you will gain experience in finding solutions to problems in a creative manner and get the skills you need to be effective in today's competitive market.

By graduation, you will launch your creative career with the training you acquired and the portfolio necessary to interview for an entry-level position as a:

  • Production Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Computer Artist
  • Corporate Communications Coordinator
  • Assistant Art Director

After gaining professional experience, graduates may be able to go on to advanced positions such as:

  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Studio Manager
  • Production Manager
  • And many more!

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The Art Institute of Pittsburg offers a quality online education that will allow you to decide when and where you attend class.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division is a unit of The Art Institutes school system, and has over 35 locations across North America. In the year 2000, due to the need to adjust to the modern world of technology, and to assist students in receiving an education as easily as possible, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division was launched. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh opened in 1921 and its 85 years of quality education provide a solid basis for its online curriculum. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division has 14 programs to choose from, making it the leader in Internet creative arts education.

Included in the wide range of degree and diploma programs at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division are Graphic Design and Web Design & Interactive Media, in which students can obtain a bachelor's degree in the following programs:

  • Advertising
  • Fashion & Retail Management
  • Game Art & Design
  • Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Interior Design
  • Media Arts & Animation
  • Culinary Management
  • Digital Design
  • Residential Planning
  • Web Design

An Accredited Institution:

The Online Division of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The Art Institute of Pittsburgh awards both Associate and Bachelor of Science degrees, under authorization from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Identical quality education, but with online convenience is provided. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh offers creative arts programs that are geared around the same curriculum that is taught through the actual Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Classes are available day and night, so it is easy to fit them into your busy schedule allowing you to be in complete control in the Online Division of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh.

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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division is a component of The Art Institutes system of schools that offers over 35 locations throughout the United States and Canada. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division was started in the year 2000. The online programs are supported by The Art Institute of Pittsburgh which, founded in 1921, provides over 85 years of excellence. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online division is at the forefront of online creative arts education with its 14 academic programs.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division provides

Bachelor of Science Degree Online Program in Web Design & Interactive Media

Prepare for a career in the rapidly evolving field of Web Design. If you are looking to combine your individual artistic skills with complex technological skills, then the Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science Degree program is right for you. We set up this program to help you get ready to work in Internet-related fields focusing on design and marketing. For the delivery of interactive content, elements of audio, video, still images, and animation are incorporated.

A broad range of design and technology competencies focused on career paths in the specialty of multimedia and Web design are offered by the Bachelor of Science Degree in Web Design & Interactive Media Program. The list of competencies includes those related to Web site design, visual design, digital image manipulation, audio, video, animation, text, and business and project management.

Upon Graduation you will have your digital portfolio to show all the skills you have acquired in the practical and technical field of photography. Positions available to you include career opportunities in the fields of multimedia and Web design with educational institutions, corporations, government agencies, organizations, entertainment and advertising agencies. Webmaster, project coordinator, and digital media producer are all potential career opportunities for students.

Degree and diploma programs in:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Interactive Media

Bachelor's degree programs in:

  • Advertising
  • Fashion & Retail Management
  • Game Art & Design
  • Hotel & Restaurant Management
  • Interior Design
  • Media Arts & Animation
  • Culinary Management

Diploma programs in:

  • Digital Design
  • Residential Planning
  • Web Design

An accredited institution:

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) has bestowed accreditation on the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Online Division. The Pennsylvania Department of Education has authorized The Art Institute of Pittsburgh to Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degrees.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division provides creative arts programs conveniently online with the same curriculum taught through the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh provides flexible scheduling of classes to allow students to meet their ongoing professional and personal obligations.

You're in control at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division. When you finish your courses, your degree or diploma will be endorsed by The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. You will also acquire a personalized portfolio to present your work, so that you can show employers the practical and technical skills you possess.

You will be invited to come to your graduation ceremony in Pennsylvania, where you can promenade in your cap and gown. If you take part in the portfolio review demo, which is advanced but not required, you will be able to display your work to possible employers. Awards for excellence have been earned by graduates of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division at past portfolio shows. Now is your time to shine.

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