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The Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago
Your creative future begins in Chicago

We prepare students for careers in design, fashion, media arts, and culinary

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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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Choose what you would like to study in Chicago

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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Students need to meet all requirements. The Art Grant is not offered at all Art Institute schools and the grant amounts vary by location; check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

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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Saturday, June 13, 2015
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See How We Live For Creativity

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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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Alumni success stories

Get inspired by the stories of our alumni and the opportunities that exist for creative people like you. Learn about their careers and insights about their education from Art Institutes schools across the country.

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