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Geneva College offers a variety of visual communication programs in partnership with the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. While geared primarily toward visual communication students, the Art Institute program can enhance a variety of majors. The affiliation gives students the advantage of a Christ-centered liberal arts education at Geneva combined with the Art Institute′s specialized communication programs.


  • Advertising
  • Digital Media Production
  • Fashion and Retail Management
  • Game Art and Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Hotel and Restaurant management
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Media Arts and Animation
  • Photography
  • Visual Effects and Motion Graphics


The program includes 45 quarter hours which will transfer as 30 semester credit hours. The hours are credited toward an independent major. Prior to attending the Art Institute, students will complete a total of 12 credit hours in visual communications at Geneva.

Qualified students will have completed two years, 58-64 credits at Geneva and must have a GPA of 2.5 or better. They must have received approval from their Department Chairperson and Academic Advisor. Following the completion of the Junior Year option, the student will return to Geneva for completion of senior year and graduation requirements.

Students completing 30 credits through the affiliate program may be given credit for a minor or a concentration depending on the student′s major. Students should discuss this option with their Academic Advisor.



"The mission of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh is to provide distinctive creative and collegiate education, based on a foundation of exemplary learning-centered practices, endowing graduates with skills, abilities, and competencies that enable them to achieve personal and professional success in an evolving global market. Our mission drives AiP′s [Art Institute of Pittsburgh] programs and practices and serves as the foundation for evaluating our college′s effectiveness."


The Art Institute is located in the heart of Pittsburgh. The campus resides on the Boulevard of Allies, right next to the historic Liberty Bridge. It is an easily accessible, 35 mile trip south from Geneva′s campus.


Interested students must apply through the Crossroads Office after receiving approval from the student′s Academic Advisor. An application form along with a $50 application fee will be submitted to AiP. The Crossroads Office will submit the application on the student′s behalf and once it is received at AiP, an enrollment counselor will contact the student.

Questions may be addressed to:

The Crossroads Office

Ann Burkhead
Directors Crossroads Office

Dr. Todd Allen
Art Institute Faculty advisor