Art Institute of Dallas

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The Art Institute of Dallas
Established 1964
Type Private, for-profit
President Tommy Newsom
Dean Dr. Leslie C. Baughman
Students 1700
Location Dallas, TX, USA
Campus Urban
Colors Red, Black and White

The Art Institute of Dallas in Dallas, Texas, United States, is part of The Art Institutes, a system of for-profit colleges. The Art Institute of Dallas offers associate's degree and bachelor's degree programs for fashion design, fashion & retail management, interior design, graphic design, media arts & animation, advertising design, baking & pastry, photography, web design & interactive media, digital film making & video production, and culinary arts. The school has recently launched an Evening and Weekend program option for adults interested in continuing their education. The Art Institutes' parent company, Education Management Corporation (EDMC), is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[3] EDMC has been the subject of lawsuits and investigations regarding student recruitment and financial aid eligibility.[4][5]


The Art Institute of Dallas was established in 1964 as the Dallas Fashion Merchandising College. It was later renamed in 1978 to the Fashion and Art Institute of Dallas. A year later, the Institute was approved to grant an Associate of Applied Arts Degree. In 1984, the Institute was acquired by the Education Management Corporation (EDMC) to join The Art Institutes, and now bears its current name The Art Institute of Dallas. EDMC expanded The Art Institutes by investing in facilities and equipment, adding personnel to faculty and student services, and establishing a national marketing presence. In 1988, The Art Institute of Dallas moved to its present facility in North Dallas.

Degree programs[edit]


  • Associate of Applied Arts in Graphic Design
  • Associate of Applied Arts in Kitchen & Bath Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design
  • Master of Arts in Design & Media Management

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Coordinates: 32°52′16″N 96°46′04″W / 32.8710°N 96.7678°W / 32.8710; -96.7678