Art institutes can be differentiated from Art schools in
that the institutes give degrees and majors in visual arts
as a section of larger programmes in the sciences and
liberal arts. The popular abbreviation for Art Institutes is
AI. They are mostly for profit in private enterprises to
prepare people for careers in media, fashion, visual arts,
applied arts and design.
India has developed a number of art schools in the past
few years, some of which are as follows. Imago School of
Acting - New Delhi, Colourchips Animation Training Centre –
Hyderabad, National Institute of Design – Ahemdabad, Digital
Academy Film School – Bombay, Image College of Arts,
Animation and Technology – Chennai, MUV Institute of Digital
Arts – Chennai, Asian Academy of Film and Television – Noida,
Creative-i College - Pune, DA-IICT – Gandhinagar, Srishti
School of Art Design and Technology – Bangalore, Late
Bahusaheb Institute of Design – Mumbai, Satej School for Art
and Technical Education in Jewellery – Pune, ICAAT which has
training centers in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata,
ANTS-Animation Training School – Bangalore, Chakrapanis
World School of Music – New Delhi, Academy of Fashion Design
– Kottayam and Raffles Design International - Mumbai.
In North America itself there are 30 such Art Institutes.
They offer bachelors, masters and associate degree and
non-degree programmes in Art. The Art Institute of
Pittsburgh offers online programmes in Art.
In UK there are numerous Art Institutes with differing
in management style and size Most of the institutes are
autonomous Colleges and schools of Design and Art and can be
traced back to the 19th century. Few of them art Government
1970’s ushered a new trend in Art education where degrees
took precedence over diplomas as desirable qualification.
Individual Institutes have collaborated with universities
to teach and give post- graduate degrees. Independent school
of Arts have merged with polytechnics to validate higher
education in the field of Art. Some Art schools have also
taken the identification of universities and stick to the
practice of giving degrees under their own name like the
Royal College of Art in London.