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About Michigan

About Novi and Detroit

Novi is located in between Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI. The city has a population of approximately 55,000 and is home to historic sites including Township Hall, Tollgate Farm, Colonel Samuel White Homestead, Novi Depot, and Jacob and Rebecca Fuerst Farmstead.

Just 25 miles to the southwest is Detroit, the largest city in Michigan. Detroit is known for its history rooted in the automobile industry. The cityscape contains Art Deco skyscrapers including the Guardian Building and Penobscot Building. And new highrise condos are redefining the city's skyline.

Major industries in Detroit include advertising, finance, health care, robotic technology, and biomedical research. The reinvigorated business community provides students with internship opportunities in their areas of study.

Performing arts venues include Fox Theatre, Music Hall, Gem Theatre, Detroit Opera House, and St. Andrews Hall. And sports enthusiasts enjoy following the Tigers, Lions, and Red Wings.

Major regional employers include Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Chrysler LLC, DTE Energy, Visteon, Johnson Controls, and Quicken Loans.

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What Makes Novi Special?

Movoto named Novi the second-best place to live in Michigan.

History of Michigan

Located in southeastern Novi, The Art Institute of Michigan is easily accessible from four major highways and offers programs in culinary, fashion, design, and media arts. The school consists of approximately 45,000 square feet of space designed with creative people in mind.

Educate and prepare students for creative careers

The Art Institute of Michigan contains industry-related equipment and software that provides students with real-world experience, and a comfortable experience on campus. These include:

  • Labs for design, fashion, and media arts students
  • Student lounge
  • Library/Learning Resource Center
  • Professional kitchens
  • Exhibition gallery
  • Mac labs
  • PC labs
  • Equipment check out center

Program-related software includes:

  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • CS6 Master Collection
  • AutoCAD
  • Google Sketchup
  • Final Cut
  • Color Munki
  • Lightroom
  • Aperture
  • Autodesk Maya
  • Toon Boom
  • Pro Tools

Many students enjoy apartment living in school-sponsored housing at the Citation Club and Hillside Forest Apartment Complexes. These fully-furnished apartments have free parking, washers and dryers, dishwasher, microwave, stove and oven. Amenities include free shuttle service to campus, a club house, swimming pool, tennis court, racquetball court, fitness center, and sand volleyball court. For more information, please visit the Hillside Forest or Citation Club websites.

The Art Institute of Michigan offers the following student clubs:

  • Art Appreciation Club
  • Fashion Club
  • Garden Club
  • Graphic Design Club

To build relationships and gain experience in their areas of study, many students participate in special events and workshops, join student groups, and work in internships within the Novi area. The Art Institute of Michigan offers the following services to help students during their time at the school:

  • Special events/workshops on health or wellness related areas
  • Information on human services in the local area
  • Assistance with study habits, time management, stress management, communication, problem solving, and the transition to school
  • Coordination of disability services for students who qualify in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Referral to short term counseling provided by the Student Assistance
  • Programs for students in need of emotional support or guidance
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