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About Las Vegas

About Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city of nearly 600,000 people, known as a top destination for conventions, meetings, and business. It's one of the top tourist destinations in the world, famous for its casinos and entertainment venues.

For people who love the outdoors, Las Vegas offers mild desert weather that allows for visiting Rock Canyon, the Valley of Fire, Lake Mead, Grand Canyon, or Hoover Damn year-round.

In addition to the shows on the Strip, students visit the Neon Museum, Las Vegas Natural History Museum, National Atomic Testing Museum, and Old Las Vegas Mormon State Historic Park for cultural experiences. The city is also home to the Smith Center for Performing Arts, which holds opera, ballet, dance, and touring Broadway performances.

Racing fans also visit Las Vegas Motor Speedway to catch car races.

Major area employers include Station Casinos, South Point Hotel, Tropicana Las Vegas, and Creel Printing Company.

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What Makes Las Vegas Special?

Forbes named Las Vegas as one of the best places to invest in housing in 2014.

History of Las Vegas

The Art Institute of Las Vegas was founded in 1983 as the Interior Design Institute. It was later called the Design Institute before becoming part of The Art Institutes system of schools in April 2001.

The school consists of approximately 59,000 square feet of space and offers programs in design, media arts, culinary, and fashion.

Educate and prepare students for creative careers

The Art Institute of Las Vegas 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

Many students enjoy apartment living in school-sponsored housing. Fully-equipped, partially-furnished apartments in a complex feature onsite Resident Advisors to assist students. The school provides transportation to and from the apartments. To learn more about housing options, please contact the Student Affairs Department.

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 Las Vegas area. The Art Institute of Las Vegas 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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