Art Instruction Schools is a correspondence school based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. You study and complete your art programs in the privacy of your own home. There is no travel, no hassle and no time schedule.We send books and materials to you! Assignments are delivered postal mail and you can communicate with your instructors over the phone.

DETC Accreditation


Distance Education and Training Council Accredited Since 1956
Art Instruction Schools is licensed by the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), a nationally recognized accrediting agency listed by the U. S. Department of Education.

The purpose of the Distance Education and Training Council is to promote sound educational standards and ethical business practices within the home-study field.

Distance learning has flourished for more than a century in America and long before that in Europe. Well over 130 million students of all ages have studied by correspondence since distance learning began.

American Council on Education


The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for all Art Instruction School courses. The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.

For more than 30 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE CREDIT to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit. For more information, visit the ACE CREDIT website at

State Based and Consumer Information

Tennessee Students

Art Instruction Schools is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed graduation information on the programs offered by Art Instruction Schools, please visit and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Credits earned at Art Instruction Schools may not transfer to another educational institution. Credits earned at another educational institution may not be accepted by Art Instruction Schools. You should obtain confirmation that Art Instruction Schools will accept any credits you have earned at another educational institution before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement. You should also contact any educational institutions that you may want to transfer credits earned at Art Instruction Schools to determine if such institutions will accept credits earned at Art Instruction Schools prior to executing an enrollment contract or agreement. The ability to transfer credits from Art Instruction Schools to another educational institution may be very limited. Your credits may not transfer and you may have to repeat courses previously taken at Art Instruction Schools if you enroll in another educational institution. You should never assume that credits will transfer to or from any educational institution. It is highly recommended and you are advised to make certain that you know the transfer of credit policy of Art Instruction Schools and of any other educational institutions you may in the future want to transfer the credits earned at Art Instruction Schools before you execute an enrollment contract or agreement.

Texas Student Complaint Policy

Art Instruction Schools has a Certificate of Approval from the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). The TWC assigned school number is S-0327. The school’s programs are approved by TWC and Distance Education and Training Council.

Texas students must address their concerns about the school or its educational program by following the grievance process outlined in the school’s Information Brochure. Texas students dissatisfied with Art Instruction Schools’ response to their complaint or who are not able to file a complaint with the school, can file a formal complaint with TWC.

Information on filing a complaint with TWC, can be found on TWC’s Career Schools and Colleges Website at

DETC Consumer Information

Consumer Information Disclosure Form

A uniform public disclosure form for DETC accredited institutions

General Information

Name of Institution: Art Instruction Schools

Address: 6465 Wayzata Blvd. Suite 240
Minneapolis MN, 55426

Year Founded: 1914   First Accredited: 9/1/1956  Accreditation Expires: 1/31/2016

Accreditation: Distance Education and Training Council

State Approval: Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Mission & Description

Institution Mission Statement: Art Instruction Schools is the premier Distance Learning Institution in the Fundamentals of Art Education. Our mission is to provide a quality Education Experience that meets the needs of the student artist interested in developing and improving his/her art skills. Area of Special Focus: Art Description of Institution: Art Instruction Schools offers correspondence education (home study) Student Demographic Profile: Art Instruction Schools enrolls students 14 years of age and older who have an appreciation and liking for art and appear to be properly motivated. Programs: Fundamentals of Art Program Tuition: $4285.00

Success Indicators

Student Completion for 2013:


Segment 1: 75.2%
Segment 2: 89.6%
Segment 3: 92.4%
Segment 4: 93.5%

Percentage of Student surveyed in 2013 who responded that they –

Achieved their Learning Goals: 94.5%
Would recommend the institution to a friend: 97.5%
Were satisfied with their studies: 98.4%