Campus Director's Message
It is with great pride that I welcome you to The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy,
an additional location of The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago, and introduce
myself as the school’s new Campus Director. The extraordinary students of this school
comprise a creative community befitting the city it inhabits.
My goal as Campus Director of The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy is simple: Administer
a school that educates, develops, and enriches sought-after, professional, and creative
graduates through practical, career-oriented education. We prepare our students
for real life experiences as they learn from our instructors, using industry-relevant
and program-specific technology. The potential carried in each and every student
is infinite, and it is my job to help these students realize their potential and
find an inspiring career.
You will find that experiences here at The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy are
unique. Our approach is personal, and every student here has a voice. Our classes
have smaller student-to-instructor ratios to ensure a more one-on-one classroom
experience. We have many resources on campus for our students to learn outside the
classroom, discover career and internship possibilities, and seek out likeminded
students through clubs and campus events.
At The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy, our focus is the application of skills
as well as the theory behind them. Our graduates are ready to start their careers
from day one because they know what the industry demands. Our students are from
all over the United States, but they come here with a single purpose: to enable
their drive, hard work, and talent to guide their future.
The world is changing and we are preparing our students for the challenges of a
competitive era. Hands-on education produces knowledgeable, capable graduates with
a rich skill set to utilize in navigating the challenges and rewards of the creative
I sincerely hope you’ll explore all of the wonderful things The Art Institute of
Michigan — Troy has to offer.
Anthony (Tony) Amato
The Art Institute of Michigan — Troy