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The Art Institute of Dallas began in 1964 as the Dallas Fashion Merchandising College. In 1978, it became the Fashion and Art Institute of Dallas, and expanded its programs in Fashion Merchandising and Interior Design, and added a Commercial Art program. In 1979, The Art Institute of Dallas was approved to grant an associate of applied arts degree in each of its programs. In October 1984, The Art Institute of Dallas became a member of The Design Schools. Continuing with the same student body, faculty, and curriculum, the school then changed its name to The Art Institute of Dallas. In September 1988, the school moved to the present facilities at 8080 Park Lane in North Dallas. The Art Institute of Dallas was granted initial membership at Level I granting associate's degrees with the, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges effective January 1, 1998. In June 2000, the Commission awarded membership at Level II granting baccalaureate degrees. In November of 2010, The Art Institute of Dallas became a campus of South University.