The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

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Type Of Institution
Four-Year college

Institutional Designation
rivate—Proprietary

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The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over fifty schools throughout North America dedicated to providing hands-on education in the creative and applied arts. The school offers bachelor's and associate degree programs as well as non-degree programs for students interested in pursuing career opportunities in creative fields like design, media arts, fashion, and culinary.  Fort Lauderdale, called the "Venice of America" because of its vast system of canals and waterways, draws not only throngs of tourists, but a diverse range of people who live, work, play, and yes, study in its beautiful climate and friendly, small-town atmosphere.

Design Degree Level
Advertising Bachelor of Science
Graphic Design Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Illustration Bachelor of Science
Industrial Design BBachelor of Sciences
Interior Design Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Residential Design Diploma
Media Arts Degree Level
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Science
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Science
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Science
Photography Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Video Production Associate of Science
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Development Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion Design Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Fashion Merchandising Bachelor of Science
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Culinary Degree Level
Baking & Pastry Associate of Science/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Science
Culinary Management Bachelor of Science


Degree BACHB ASSOCA CERTC
Advertisingx  
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effectsx  
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef x 
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionxx 
Culinary Arts/Chef Training x 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimediax  
Fashion Merchandisingx  
Fashion/Apparel Designxx 
Graphic Designxx 
Illustrationx  
Industrial and Product Designx  
Interior Designxx 
Photographyxx 
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Managerx  
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Designxx 

Academic Life

A focused education from an Art Institutes school can help students evolve from the creative thinkers they are into the creative professionals they want to be. Students are part of a collaborative, supportive community, where experienced instructors provide the guidance and skills to pursue a career in the creative economy.

In addition, Academic Advisors help students choose a field to study, schedule classes, and discuss academic progress. Our Career Services staff work with students to prepare for their future, including job searches, interviewing skills, resume writing, and networking, all designed to help them secure entry-level jobs in their chosen fields.

Facilities and Resources

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale provides a learning environment with professional-grade technology applicable to each student’s course of study. Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work that shows potential employers they are trained to use the software, hardware, or equipment utilized within the industry. Depending upon the course of study, students are immersed in a creative environment—from classrooms to computer labs to studios—focused on relevant, hands-on education designed to prepare students for the real world.

Financial Aid / Tuition

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students who require financial assistance should first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and meet with a financial aid officer. Students may also apply for a number of scholarships focusing on their specific areas of career interest.

Admission

Prospective students should refer to the current academic catalog for full details regarding admission requirements and process.

Accreditation & Licensing

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award diplomas, associate degrees, and bachelor's degrees. The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. ACICS can be contacted at 750 First Street NE, Suite 980, Washington, D.C. 20002; phone: 202-336-6780.

The Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts and the Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management are accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503; www.accredit-id.org.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400; toll-free number: 888-224-6684. License No. 1287.

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