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Decatur is a suburb of Atlanta. With a population of approximately 19,000, Decatur provides a smaller town feel while providing students with quick access to Atlanta, just a short drive or MARTA ride away.
Decatur is known for its historical buildings, many of which are on the National Register of Historic Places.
Decatur's proximity to the city allows sports fans easy access to games featuring the Braves, Hawks, and Falcons. And cultural outings include visits to the Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and Alliance Theatre. The city's High Museum of Art is one of the most visited museums in the world according to The Art Newspaper.
Atlanta is a prominent business center with major employers including The Coca-Cola Company, CNN-Time Warner, Home Depot, Delta Air Lines, AT&T, and Georgia Pacific. Many students at The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur take advantage of internship opportunities with these companies to build experience in their field of study.
Established in 2007, The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, offers programs in design, media arts, and fashion. The school is home to industry-related equipment that provides hands-on learning, and students are taught by professional instructors with real world industry experience.
The Art Institute of Atlanta—Decatur prepares students for creative careers by providing opportunities to learn and grow while still in school.
The school's hands-on education is supported by industry relevant computer labs, design labs, software, and equipment, including:
To build relationships and gain experience in their areas of study, students participate in special events and workshops, join student groups, and work in internships within the Decatur area. The school’s Student Affairs Department helps students with housing, organized activities, or referrals to Career Services to find a part-time job.
Many students choose to live in fully-furnished, school-sponsored housing that includes a kitchen, laundry facilities, and a swimming pool. Located close to the MARTA public transportation system, the housing allows students to live alongside other creative individuals.
The school provides assistance for students including: