As of July, 2015, some courses offered online by the Art Institute of Pittsburgh include introduction to web design, digital color theory, history and analysis of design, life drawing, American art history, human anatomy, world literature and introduction to American politics. Students who take the appropriate amount of credits can receive a degree online from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, such as a bachelor of science degree in graphic design.
Courses offered in the Art Institute of Pittsburgh's graphic design department are typically three credits. For example, students can take digital color theory, which is an introduction to color and color theory as it is used in media. Students in the life drawing class will learn how to draw from live models and learn how to represent human anatomy, movement, light and shadow in their art.
The school also offers a variety of general education courses, many of which are four credits. For example, students in the world literature courses will read and analyze works from a variety of geographic regions and historical eras. The American art history course teaches students the development of art in the Americas from colonial times to the present.
Other courses offered online by the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, as of 2015, include advanced typography, graphic illustration, web scripting, introduction to visual arts, advance communications, introduction to chemistry, US history since 1945 and introduction to sociology.