The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg

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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.

Design Degree Level
Advertising Bachelor of Arts
Digital Design Diploma*
Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science*
Illustration & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts*
Residential Planning Diploma*
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*
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Development Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science*
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
Hospitality Management Bachelor of Science/Associate of Applied Science
* denotes available in evening/weekend format

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 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—Schaumburg 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 and meet with a financial aid officer. Students may also apply for a number of scholarships focusing on their specific areas of career interest.


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

Accreditation & Licensing

The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg is a branch campus of The Illinois Institute of Art located in Chicago, Illinois. 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);

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;

The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg 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;

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