Art Academy of Cincinnati

Art Academy of Cincinnati
Motto"Make Art, Make a Difference"
TypePrivate
Established1869
PresidentJoe Girandola
DeanPaige Williams
Undergraduates212
Postgraduates21
Location, ,
CampusUrban
ColorsOrange and Grey
Websitehttp://www.artacademy.edu

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is a private college of art and design in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was founded as the McMicken School of Design in 1869, and was a department of the University of Cincinnati, and later in 1887, became the Art Academy of Cincinnati, the museum school of the Cincinnati Art Museum. The college is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

In 1998, the Art Academy of Cincinnati legally separated from the museum and became an independent college of art and design. Degrees granted are the Associate of Science in Graphic Design; the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Design, Illustration, Painting and Drawing, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture; and the Master of Arts in Art Education, which is taught during summer semesters.

The Art Academy moved into its current facility at 1212 Jackson St. in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood in the fall of 2005. This move has been pivotal in the Over-the-Rhine revitalization and renovation as an arts district. The new facility provides 24-hour access for students with around the clock security. Students are guaranteed studio spaces in Junior and Senior years. The 12th and Jackson St. building also has an open air atrium, connecting two formerly separate buildings, enlarged classroom spaces, computer labs, a student commons area, lecture hall, and Learning Services Center. In 2008, the Art Academy facility received Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) Green Building certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

AAC housing is required for out-of-town Art Academy freshmen at the Academy Housing Facility at the nearby corner of 12th and Vine streets. Spaces are also available to local freshmen. Twelve suites for 28 students are available each with fully equipped kitchens and with washer and dryer. A Resident Advisor is also available and lives on the premises.

Notable alumni and faculty

Galleries

The college features three public galleries that offer changing art exhibitions, the Pearlman Gallery, the Chidlaw Gallery and the McClure Gallery. Exhibitions include emerging and professional artists, students, faculty and alumni artists.

39°06′32″N 84°30′50″W / 39.1089°N 84.5139°W / 39.1089; -84.5139


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