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


May 1, 2017
4:00 AM to 4:00 AM

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Design and Media Workshops

May 2, 2017
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Logo Creation using Illustrator’s Shape Builder and Pathfinder

ROOM: 1210
INSTRUCTOR: Kimberly Viviano


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Open House

May 20, 2017
1:30 PM to 4:00 AM

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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

Announcing Brightspace for all students!

The Art Institutes system of schools is replacing eCollege/eCompanion with a new virtual learning platform.

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Chicago's Unoma Azuah featured in Chicago Tribune
Chicago's Unoma Azuah featured in Chicago Tribune

Chicago's Unoma Azuah featured in Chicago Tribune

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Faculty members from The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago participated in NBA player Dwayne Wade’s “Spotlight On event.
Chicago’s Henderson-Williams and Opalk Participate in “Spotlight On”

Chicago’s Henderson-Williams and Opalk Participate in “Spotlight On”

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Pre-College Sessions for High School Students

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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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