About Us

Antonelli College has been a well-known member of the visual arts community in Cincinnati, Ohio, since 1947.  Our mission is to empower individuals by providing quality, focused education and the development of life-changing skills.


The college began as the Gebhardt Art School in 1947 with a philosophy of educating the total artist, based on the fundamentals of craftsmanship. In the mid-1970s, the college was renamed the Ohio Visual Art Institute, and in 1982, it became Antonelli College.

During the 1990s, degree programs were added in business and technology, and in January 2005, even more programs were added in the medical and massage therapy fields. In January 1996, branches in Jackson and Hattiesburg, Mississippi, were opened, thus continuing the long-standing tradition of quality career education.

Goal, Objective and Philosophy of Teaching
The primary goal of Antonelli College is to create an environment that prepares each graduate to become a qualified professional and a well-rounded individual.

Antonelli College offers quality training that is essential for students who wish to acquire the skills necessary to gain a competitive edge in the world today. The objective of Antonelli College is to provide a solid foundation of skills, knowledge and training in a student's chosen field. Training programs offered by the college are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in their chosen field. Students are trained for the business world of today and tomorrow.

The Antonelli College philosophy of teaching is a combination of direct involvement and critical thinking. To us, direct involvement means hands-on training and real-world education to help our students become competent in the use of the many tools and techniques of their chosen careers. Critical thinking means students should inquire, analyze and understand ideas and processes in depth to apply what they learn to all types of situations that they may encounter after graduation. By encouraging academic inquiry and practical application of specific concepts, Antonelli College prepares its students to achieve success.

Annual Schedule and Holidays
Antonelli College follows a semester calendar, and all references to an academic term in enrollment agreements and other documents are references to a sixteen-week semester. Two sixteen-week semesters comprise an academic year. Three sixteen-week semesters (Fall, Spring, and Summer) or 48 weeks of instruction are scheduled in a calendar year.
Each semester is further subdivided into two eight-week modules of 37 instructional days each (counting Monday through Friday and excluding student holidays).

Generally, no classes will be held on the following holidays:

  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • The Friday following Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Good Friday
  • Independence Day

Please see your campus’ calendar for the current year's class schedule or request one from our administrative offices.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Antonelli College is required to give annual notice to students, or parents of students, of the rights granted by the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974. In accordance with this act you are notified of the following:

  • Right to Inspect
    • You have the right to inspect and review information contained in educational records maintained by Antonelli College.
  • Right to Request Amendment
    • You have the right to request an amendment of an educational record that you believe to be inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of your FERPA rights. This includes the right to a hearing should Antonelli College decide not to alter a record according to your request.
  • Right to Prevent Disclosure
    • You have the right to restrict the release of information that may be disclosed on an unlimited basis by Antonelli College personnel in response to oral or written requests. Certain exceptions to this rule are specified in the Act.
  • Right to File a Complaint
    • You have the right to file a complaint with the Department of Education concerning any belief you have that Antonelli College has failed to comply with the provision of FERPA. Written complaints should be directed to The Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 600 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-4604. Phone: (202) 260-3887 Fax: (202) 260-9001.

Crime Statistics
On an annual basis, Antonelli College collects data in regards to campus security. For the previous three years of data, please click here. To access Antonelli College reports:

  1. Click on “Get data for one institution/campus” on the right side of page.
  2. In the Name of Institution field, type “Antonelli College.” Click search.
  3. Reports for the Cincinnati, Hattiesburg and Jackson campuses will appear.

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On Friday, Antonelli College Cincinnati hosted a group of students from the Junior Achievement program for Job Exploration Day 2018! Students learned about professionalism and career planning, and had the opportunity to gain hands on experi...