The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago

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Type Of Institution
Four-Year college

Institutional Designation
rivate—Proprietary

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The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago

The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago 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. Studying in the heart of Chicago puts students within easy reach of the city's many design, fashion, and advertising resources. Chicago also is a city of extraordinary architecture, 29 miles of lakefront, parks, neighborhood festivals, museums, and cultural attractions.

Design Degree Level
Advertising Bachelor of Arts
Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science*
Illustration & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts*
Media Arts Degree Level
Audio Production Bachelor of Science
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Image Management Diploma
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Degree Level
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts*
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Merchandising Associate of Applied Science
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Culinary Degree Level
Baking & Pastry Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Science*/Diploma
Culinary Management Bachelor of Applied Science*
Hospitality Management Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science
Professional Baking & Pastry Certificate
* denotes available in evening/weekend format


Degree BACHB ASSOCA CERTC
Advertisingx  
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effectsx  
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionx  
Culinary Arts/Chef Training x 
Digital Communication and Media/Multimediax  
Fashion Merchandisingxx 
Fashion/Apparel Designx  
Graphic Design x 
Hospitality Administration/Management, Generalxx 
Illustrationx  
Interior Designx  
Photographyx  
Recording Arts Technology/Technicianx  
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Managerx  

Academic Life

A focused education from The Art Institutes 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 Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago 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 Illinois Institute of Art is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA), 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, Illinois 60604-1413; phone: 800-621-7440 (toll-free); www.ncahlc.org.

The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Culinary Arts is accredited by The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation Education Foundation.

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

The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago is authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools, 431 East Adams, Second Floor, Springfield, Illinois 62701; phone: 217-782-2551; www.ibhe.state.il.us/default.htm.

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