The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago offers online classes in the following programs: Interactive Media Design, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Media Arts & Animation, Interior Design, Culinary Arts, Visual Communications, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Management, Game Art &Design, as well as general education. The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago offers these classes every quarter through The Art Institute Online, a division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Students wishing to enroll in an online class must meet the same requirements as those who do the classes on-site, since the competencies remain the same, although the delivery format differs. Students who place into English Fundamentals (GEN095) do not qualify to enroll in online classes.
Online courses are asynchronous, which means that you can access the classroom at any time of the day, anywhere in the world. All that is required to access the classes is a reliable internet connection. A toll-free technical support help desk for software is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The courses are not traditional independent study programs in that they are faculty led and have specific participation requirements each week. You do work independently each week. It is important that you have the responsibility and initiative of a “self-started” to keep up with the pace of the class. In the virtual classroom, students are able to access assignments, lectures, participate in discussions *both individually with the instructor and with other students). Students enrolling in online classes are required to participate in a self-paced online orientation that acquaints them with the overall virtual classroom environment. This orientation is mandatory for students new to the online program before they are allowed to begin their class. The exact due dates are available through the Online Advocate.
Students in online classes are required to participate a minimum of four out of seven days per week by logging into the course at least once within each 24-hour period for five weeks. During these log-ins, students participate in the class by reviewing lectures and assignments posted by the instructor posting their completed assignments and engaging in discussions with the instructor and other members of the class on the message board in the discussion area of the classroom. Students are required to make contextually relevant comments about course content, other students’ work, and participate in a meaningful discussion with their classmates. Students receive feedback from their instructor and other students on a daily basis. Log-ins are monitored.