The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes (often commercially abbreviated as Ai) are a chain of private, for-profit art colleges. There are 50 Art Institutes across the United States and Canada offering master's degrees, bachelor's degrees, associate's degrees, and non-degree-program certificates in the visual, creative, applied, and culinary arts. The chain is headquartered in Pittsburgh, and is a division of Education Management Corporation (EDMC), the United States' second-largest organization owning for-profit colleges. Educational accreditation of The Art Institutes and their programs varies among campuses and programs.