Your Graphic Design Career Starts At AIC

The Art Institute of Cincinnati: College of Design offers a focused 3-year bachelor’s degree program. Each course is designed to provide you with the skills you need to succeed in your career. With a focus on print, interactive, photography, web design and digital media. AIC provides you with a well-rounded education relevant to the graphic design field.

At AIC you can earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design in only three years. Find out more

Focused Curriculum. Practical Classes.

From the first day of classes AIC College of design students are working with clients. From illustrations for books to packaging for innovative new products AIC incorporates real client projects into the classroom instruction.

Technology At Your Fingertips

Students can participate in AIC’s MacBook Pro Program, where students have unrestricted access to the tools they need to build their portfolio and course work. The costs of the MacBook and Adobe software are included in your tuition.

Professional Design and Business Instructors

Learn from the Best. AIC College of Design faculty include owners of design firms and art directors from Cincinnati’s top companies, agencies and studios.

 Award Winning Students

Small in size, but huge in talent.

AIC students have received more than 35 ADDY Awards in the last 4 years, including two Regional ADDYs and one National ADDY.

The AAF Student American Advertising Awards Competition, sponsored by the AAF and National Ad 2, is a unique national awards program designed specially for college students. Work entered at your local level can move up to the regional and national judging, just like the work entered by professionals across the country.

Submitted work was developed specifically for this competition, from previous projects or student contests (work must be created while the entrant is a student not employed in the advertising industry).



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AIC Graduate Stories

Graduates from our Graphic Design program work around the town and around the world. Cincinnati is a great place to live and work.

Scholarship Spotlight

Rock The Arts Scholarship

Opportunities up to $10,000. Open to high school seniors, high school graduates or those who have earned a GED and are interested in attending the college. Scholarships are not transferable and are good only for September starts of the year they are awarded. All scholarships are judged on the basis of excellence of artwork submitted and must follow the rules for entry. Like grants, scholarships are free money and will not need to be repaid. Learn More



AIC Fast Facts



Job Placement Rate

September 2010 AAS Graduates

Scholarships Awarded

$119,629 was awarded to incoming and current students  2013-2014

Degrees Granted

  • Associate Degree of Applied Science in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design

Time to Completion

Typical time to complete the Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design is three years.

Faculty to Student Ratio

1 : 5


13% Part-Time

50% Male

77% In-State

87% Full-Time

50% Female

23% Out of State



1st time students pursing a Bachelor Degree Fall 2012-13