The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago is located in two facilities in downtown Chicago. The larger of the two campuses is situated in the Merchandise Mart and the satellite campus is located on the corner of Lake and Wabash avenues and features the student-run restaurant The Backstage Bistro.
The school offers the following Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs: Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Digital Photography, Fashion Design, Game Art & Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, and Visual Communications. We also offer Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Advertising and Fashion Marketing & Management, a Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Culinary Management, and Bachelor of Science degree programs in Hospitality Management and Audio Production.
Our Associate of Applied Science degree programs include Culinary Arts, Fashion Merchandising, Graphic Design and Web Design & Interactive Media.
All of these programs are offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to continue to work uninterrupted toward graduation.
The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago strives to provide quality higher education for students seeking careers in applied arts, media, and design professions. The curricula reflects both the cognitive and creative elements of the major disciplines integrated with a comprehensive general education program. Students are taught by experienced faculty, many whose expertise comes from years of professional experience and academic learning. Dedicated instructors and staff provide an environment that develops personal values, ethical practices, and social responsibility, while fostering an appreciation of diversity. The College's commitment to excellence and to the active participation of students in their education provides a foundation essential for lifelong learning.