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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

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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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Students are encouraged to first attempt to resolve complaints using the general student complaint process outlined in the catalog. Complaints may be reported to The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) through the online complaint system http://complaints.ibhe.org/ or by mail at 1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377.

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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.

Location and hours of operation:
350 W. Mart Center Drive

Wednesday-Friday: Lunch 11:30am - 1:30pm

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News and events

Fashion Design Student Wins “Driehaus Award for Fashion Excellence” Fashion Design Student Wins “Driehaus Award for Fashion Excellence”

Alante Baugh, who is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design at The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, was named the winner of the “Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence.” In addition to winning a $7,500 cash award, Alante earned the Neiman Marcus Distinguished Designer Award and will showcase his collection at the store’s Michigan Avenue location in Chicago. Alante is pictured standing with Richard Driehaus.

Driehaus Design Initiative created the awards program to celebrate the future of fashion by showcasing emerging Chicago fashion design students. This year’s event took place on Friday, April 29, 2016.

All of the students from The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago who participated in the awards competition showcased their collections at the school’s Annual Spring Fashion Show on May 5. Each student is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design:

  • Alante Baugh
  • Fatoumata Binta Diallo
  • Mallory Fifer
  • Victoria King
  • Tyisha Liddell
  • Alenda Little
  • Bianca Zidik

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/231 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Chicago Fashion Alum Shows Collection at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue Chicago Fashion Alum Shows Collection at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue

Alante Baugh, who in 2016 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, recently debuted his fashion collection at Neiman Marcus department store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Baugh was the winner of the top prize in the Driehaus Design Initiative Awards for Fashion Excellence, which led to the opportunity to showcase his designs in the famous department store.

 

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/231 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Chicago Fashion Alum Featured on WSRB FM to Discuss Collection Launch at Neiman Marcus Chicago Fashion Alum Featured on WSRB FM to Discuss Collection Launch at Neiman Marcus

Alante Baugh, who in 2016 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago was recently in studio with WSRB-FM’s Debra Rhodes following the launch of his fashion collection at Neiman Marcus.  The 24-year-old’s collection appeared in the Michigan Avenue department for five days.

In April, Alante was named the winner of the “Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence.”

Alante shared his vision behind the collection, which includes jackets, pants and tops. In addition to earning the Neiman Marcus Distinguished Designer Award, Alante was given a $7,500 cash award, which he plans to use to expand his brand.

His interview is expected to air Sunday, June 26 on Real Talk w/Debra Rhodes on 106.3.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/231 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Chicago Culinary Team Helps to Fight Hunger in Senior LGBT Community Chicago Culinary Team Helps to Fight Hunger in Senior LGBT Community

The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago recently partnered with The Center on Halsted to feed and assist seniors during the Chicago’s Pride Week. The partnership provided Chicago’s senior LGBT community with food and a comfortable spot along the 47th Annual Gay Pride Parade route on Halsted Street. 

Chef Liz Sweeney, culinary instructor at The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, was interviewed on WGN-AM to discuss the partnership. 

The Center on Halsted has worked with The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago for many years. Its senior services program offers health fairs and affordable meals to the senior LGBT community year-round. 

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

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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Laurel Jones

Laurel Jones

Design consultant , NTT Centerstance

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Milonia (Milon) V. Parker

Milonia (Milon) V. Parker

CEO, Writer, Producer, Actress, & Director at MVP Productions

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Sally Stewart, Jr.

Sally Stewart

Textile Designer , Target Corporation

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Tyrone J. Strickling

Tyrone J. Strickling

Bakery Team Leader , Whole Foods Market

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Chris Shen

Chris Shen

Digital Producer, DDB

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