The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg

The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg 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. The Village of Schaumburg has emerged as the preeminent community in Chicago's thriving northwest suburbs. Schaumburg is characterized by a mixture of commercial/retail, office, and industrial development, along with skating rinks, tennis courts, shopping, dining, and plenty of open spaces.

Program Degree Level
3D Animation Certificate of Professional Development
Advanced Web Programming Certificate of Professional Development
Advertising Bachelor of Arts
Animation-Web Designer Certificate of Professional Development
Audio Production Bachelor of Science
Combustion Certification Program Certificate of Professional Development
Digital Design Diploma
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Graphic Design Certificate of Professional Development
Digital Image Management Diploma
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts/Certificate of Professional Development
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Merchandising Associate of Applied Science
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Graphic Design Academic Associate of Arts/Bachelor of Fine Arts
Hospitality Management Associate of Applied Science/Bachelor of Science
Illustration & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Image Manipulation & Design Certificate of Professional Development
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Design Certificate Program Certificate of Professional Development
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts
Motion Capture Certificate Certificate of Professional Development
Multimedia Certificate Program Certificate of Professional Development
Residential Interior Decor Certificate of Professional Development
Residential Planning Diploma
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Development Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Associate of Applied Science/Bachelor of Fine Arts
Website Development Certificate of Professional Development

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effectsx  
Cinematography and Film/Video Productionx  
Digital Communication and Media/Multimediax  
Fashion Merchandisingxx 
Fashion/Apparel Designx  
Graphic Designxx 
Hospitality Administration/Management, Generalxx 
Interior Designx  
Recording Arts Technology/Technicianx  
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 works with students to prepare for their future, including job searches, interviewing skills, resumé writing, and networking, all designed to help them pursue entry-level job opportunities in their chosen fields.

Facilities and Resources

Our schools offer a learning environment with professional-grade technology applicable to each student’s course of study, where students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work that demonstrates their skills and creativity to potential employers. Students are immersed in a creative environment—from classrooms to computer labs to studios to dining labs—that mimic what they’ll find in the workplace.

Many Art Institutes locations also offer housing for students on and off campus. Costs can be included in their financial plan, and school-sponsored housing gives students an opportunity to interact with other students and participate in school-sponsored activities.

Financial Aid / Tuition

Student Financial Aid Officers are available to guide prospective students through the process of securing financial aid they may qualify for. They also can help explore the options available, including grants, scholarship opportunities, and loans. For an extensive look at what’s available, including an explanation of the financial aid process, how to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), student consumer information, and videos that offer advice and pointers, visit our main website and click on Financial Aid.


Prospective students should refer to the Admissions section of our main website for details regarding admission requirements and how to apply. Details about Open House events, scheduling a tour of one of our schools, and ways to help fund their education can also be found in this section.

Accreditation & Licensing

The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL  60173 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. Our email address is

See for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Other Cool Facts

Our graduates are making an impact in the design, media arts, fashion, and culinary fields, and you can read about their achievements on the Alumni Success section of our main website. Watch videos from notable graduates, and browse our gallery of hundreds of other alumni from across our entire system who are immersed in their respective fields.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Artwork credits for image at top left of page: (from left to right) Jamie Walpole, Bachelor of Science, Graphic Design, The Art Institute of California—Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University, 2013; Rick Stefani, Bachelor of Science, Media Arts & Animation, The Art Institute of Phoenix, 2006; Arlene Stewart, Bachelor of Science, Culinary Management, The Art Institute of Atlanta, 2005; Luis Aponte, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Miami International University of Art & Design.

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