The Art Institute of Seattle
|Motto||"Wellness is our Passion, Life Enrichment is. Our Goal."|
|Type||Private / For-Profit College|
|Location||Seattle, WA, US|
The Art Institute of Seattle (AIS) in Seattle, Washington is one of The Art Institutes, a system of more than 50 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing education in design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts. The Art Institutes system is a subsidiary of Education Management Corporation (EDMC), which is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Art Institute of Seattle is located in several buildings near the Elliott Bay waterfront in the Belltown district of Downtown Seattle, near many of the city's design studios, restaurants and corporate offices.
The Art Institute of Seattle was founded in 1946 as the Burnley School for Professional Art. It became part of The Art Institutes and changed its name to The Art Institute of Seattle in 1982. In 1985, the school moved to its present location on Seattle's waterfront.