Robert Hyatt

Fashion Marketing & Management

Fashion Instructor
The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

Robert M. Hyatt, Jr.

Seeing students develop and being successful is my greatest reward. When one of my former students graduates, feel a sense of pride and when we get reports of career success, I feel that I have been successful as well. Robert M. Hyatt, Jr. , Fashion Instructor
, The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
Was there a defining moment when you knew you were destined to become a creative professional?

My creative career evolved, so there was no one defining moment. A variety of experiences—both successes and failures—have shaped me into who I am.

How do you weave your professional background into the classroom experience?


I have over 40 years of experience in most aspects of business, so I can draw real-world examples from that experience and share them with my students to put the learning in an industry context.

How does collaboration contribute to students’ success—particularly when students from various programs work together?

It’s always valuable, especially in the creative world, to get as many fresh viewpoints as you can. And there’s no better way to do that than working together with other people with their own ideas.

What’s the most important thing you impart to students to help them succeed in class and the real world?

Have the confidence of knowing that you can accomplish whatever you attempt.