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Introducing College Bound Courses for High School Juniors and Seniors

By: Georgia Schumacher

September 3, 2015

Are you a high school junior or senior considering a creative arts education? College Bound is meant for you! Through the new College Bound program, you can explore your creativity in hands-on, college-level courses at 31 US locations—courses that could potentially reduce college expenses and the time to complete a degree program at any Art Institutes location.

Each 11-week College Bound course is taught by an Art Institutes instructor and mirrors a college course taught to currently enrolled students. During those 11 weeks, you can attend class once a week, working alongside other high school students passionate about the creative arts and building your design, media arts, fashion, or culinary skills through interactive, engaging projects.

Although each course is non-credit, College Bound courses give you a chance to earn proficiency credit that could help you to reduce the cost and length of your Art Institutes program.

Here’s how it works. In each College Bound course, you’ll develop a portfolio of your work. Then, after you apply and are accepted to The Art Institutes school of your choice*, you can submit this portfolio to be evaluated for proficiency credit**.

If your portfolio demonstrates college-level learning outcomes, proficiency credit will be awarded for the corresponding Art Institutes course. By earning proficiency credit, you may reduce the total number of college courses you must take, simultaneously reducing college expenses and the time it takes to complete your program.***

College Bound courses are now open for registration across the US! Courses include:

  • Culinary Track  (Part I, Part II, and Part III)
  • Design Fundamentals
  • Digital Color Theory
  • Image Manipulation


Don’t miss this chance to develop your creative vision while getting started on your future at The Art Institutes. Courses are offered in 31 US locations. Learn more and register at http://getcreative.aii.edu/collegebound/!


* Check with the school you’re interested in attending for exceptions and details, as not all programs are offered at all locations. Individual location participation is subject to change.

**Subject to review.

***No more than 25% (30% at Virginia schools) of a program’s required credits will be considered for any type of proficiency credit.

Certificate of Completion programs are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into our academic program offerings. The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu

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By: Georgia Schumacher

September 3, 2015

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