In anticipation of our Annual Spring Fashion Show on May 4, watch our show from last year.

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Tour the school. Learn about our programs. Ask questions. Lots of questions. There's no better way to really get a feeling for what we're all about.


Upcoming Events


March 29, 2017
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Get to know your campus and its resources to prepare you for a successful stay at ILIA - Chicago.

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Senior Film Festival

April 19, 2017
10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

Celebrating independence, creativity and risk-taking, the Senior Film Festival plays a vital role in supporting the work of our senior film students emerging into the competitive film industry.

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Open House

April 22, 2017
9:30 AM

If you’re ready to break down walls,
start by opening one of our doors.

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You’ve got a passion to make it in the creative arts. We can help make it happen—with options like The Art Grant that awards students up to $17,300 toward a bachelor's degree.


Latest Happenings

Chicago Grad Mark-Anthony Marshall Interviewed by “Rolling Out” Magazine

Chicago grad Mark-Anthony Marshall, once a homeless veteran, was recently interviewed by “Rolling Out” magazine for turning his life around and founding his own business, Bricks Creative Group.

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Chicago’s Chef Sweeney Mentors Students for Cooking Up Change Competition

The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago’s culinary director, Chef Elizabeth Sweeney, mentored Juarez Benito High School students in preparation for the national “Cooking Up Change” competition.

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Chicago Students Featured in Local Paper for Their Documentary Film

Rebecca Paradis and Javier Navarrete, who are both working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production from The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, were featured in local paper regarding their documentary film.

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Pre-College Sessions for High School Students

Pre-College CTA
A hands-on head start.

High school juniors and seniors who have completed and submitted an application to an Art Institutes school can begin building a foundation of success before first term begins—at no charge—in our innovative College Bound program.* To find out more, visit

* Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion. The College Bound courses are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into our academic program offerings or the offerings of any other institution. However as part of the course you will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio that you are able to request proficiency credit. Proficiency credit is awarded based on the proficiency credit policy defined in an institution’s academic catalog. The cost of the College Bound courses varies between $325 and $350. This cost is waived for any student that has an application and completed essay on file with the school. Check with the school you are interested in attending for exceptions and details, as not all programs are offered at all locations. Individual location participation is subject to change.

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