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The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago
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The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago

350 N. Orleans Street, Suite 136-L, Chicago, IL 60654-1593   |    1.312.280.3500

"I found what makes me happy, what I love, what makes me want to wake up every single day."

-- Angelo Rosa, Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of New York City, 2014

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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Nearly 100 years of educating students in one of the world’s most creative cities

Nearly 100 years of educating students in one of the world’s most creative cities

Founded in 1916 as The Commercial Arts School, The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago is located in a city known for advertising agencies, world-class restaurants, and high fashion. Here, students learn in a vibrant environment where creative opportunities await at every turn.

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Evolve Bistro

Introducing Evolve Bistro, the new student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago. Evolve Bistro captures the essence of our students' culinary evolution and is the pinnacle of their culinary education.  Evolve Bistro continually changes menu, through seasonality, ethnic cuisine, and student body.

Under the supervision of Chef Elizabeth Sweeney and an experienced and credentialed faculty of chef instructors, students create bistro-style dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Evolve Bistro is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

Our doors will reopen for next term in January 2015 in our new location at Merchandise Mart Campus.

For reservations and additional information, call 312.777.7800

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The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago Instructor in Newcity Art The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago Instructor in Newcity Art

(Chicago, June 2015)  The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago instructor Nancy Lu Rosenheim, visual arts instructor, was featured in the current issue of Newcity Art – article linked below.  The article discusses her current exhibit “Swallow City” at the Hyde Park Art Center.  

Rosenheim will lead a panel discussion on the exhibit “Pro Bias” on July 9. The exhibit is currently on display at The Bike Room.  The Bike Room is an artist-run project space in East Rogers Park, Chicago.

http://art.newcity.com/2015/06/15/portrait-of-the-artist-nancy-lu-rosenheim/#more-19691 


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, 350 N. Orleans Street, Suite 136-L, Chicago, IL60654-1593 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago Hosts ILBCC The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago Hosts ILBCC

(Chicago, May 2015)  On April 8, 2015, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago hosted members of the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce (ILBCC) on campus. Included in the visit were ILBCC president Larry Ivory, William Davis of the Illinois House of Representatives and ILBCC member, and Illinois Tollway  board member and ILBCC member Earl Dotson, Jr.  ILIA - Chicago  is partnering with ILBCC to provide internships to students.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago 350 N. Orleans Street, Suite 136-L, Chicago, IL60654-1593 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See  aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago Culinary Department Featured in ChicagoINNO The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago Culinary Department Featured in ChicagoINNO

(Chicago, May 2015)  The culinary department at The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago was featured on ChicagoINNO, an online publication for urban innovators. The article highlights the culinary department’s sustainable measures. Chef Sweeney was interviewed for the featured piece, and it includes a great photo of students in the kitchen. 

Below is the link to the story. Chicago INNO has more than 153,000 unique visitors per month. 

http://chicagoinno.streetwise.co/2015/05/19/illinois-institute-of-arts-culinary-program-cooks-a-more-sustainable-future/


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago 350 N. Orleans Street, Suite 136-L, Chicago, IL60654-1593 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Argosy University and The Art Institutes Demonstrate Support for Students and Employees Serving in the National Guard and Reserve Argosy University and The Art Institutes Demonstrate Support for Students and Employees Serving in the National Guard and Reserve

(CHICAGO, IL May 22, 2015)   Argosy University, Chicago, Argosy University, Schaumburg, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg and The Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park signed a statement of support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office that develops and maintains employer support for guard and reserve services. Dr. Ronald Kimberling, President of Argosy University, Chicago and Argosy University, Schaumburg and David Ray, President of The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago signed the pledge in a ceremony held at Argosy University, Chicago on May 21, joined by representatives from ESGR.


All Argosy University and Art Institutes schools in the United States signed the pledge, declaring their commitment to highlight the unique skills that service members bring to the workforce while supporting employment opportunities for guardsmen, reservists and veterans.


By signing the Statement of Support, these schools pledge to:

Fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).  

Provide managers and supervisors the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the guard and reserve. 

Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and encourage opportunities to hire guardsmen, reservists and veterans.

Continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war. 


“Today supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units,” said Tom Bullock, Chief of Employer Outreach for ESGR. “The ESGR Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support.”


The program will increase employer support by encouraging participating employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. “Argosy University, Chicago, Argosy University, Schaumburg, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg and The Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park are setting a high standard for all employers and educational institutions to follow by providing support of veterans, many of whom currently serve in the National Guard and Reserve,” added Bullock.

For more information, contact Director of Military and Veterans Affairs, Barbara O’Reilly, at boreilly@edmc.edu or (651) 846-3374.


About Argosy University

Programs, credential levels, technology and scheduling options vary by campus and are subject to change. Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868 ©2015 Argosy University. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


About The Art Institutes

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. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


About ESGR

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense office established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.  


More information about ESGR Employer Outreach is available at
www.ESGR.mil or by contacting Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, at (571) 372-0709, or by email at thomas.s.bullock6.civ@mail.mil.

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