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The Illinois Institute of Art — Schaumburg

1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4990   |    1.847.619.3450

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, and Fashion 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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Pursue your education in a suburb of Chicago, close to world-famous advertising agencies and big-city amenities

Pursue your education in a suburb of Chicago, close to world-famous advertising agencies and big-city amenities

The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg is located close to the amenities of Chicago, but in an area with a small community feel. Here, you'll learn alongside other creative students while you get hands-on career preparation.

 

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Students are encouraged to first attempt to resolve complaints using the general student complaint process outlined in the catalog. Complaints may be reported to The Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) through the online complaint system http://complaints.ibhe.org/ or by mail at 1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1377.

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Coverage of PAC-MAN Fashion Show Coverage of PAC-MAN Fashion Show

(Schaumburg, October 2015) Students at The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg, participated in the first PAC-MAN-inspired fashion show at Level 257. The show was organized by students in the Interior Design, Graphic & Web Design, Fashion Design,  Fashion Marketing and Animation departments.

Below is some great coverage of the event: 

Geek Girl Chicago, Lauren Faits: http://www.chicagonow.com/geek-girl-chicago/2015/10/level-257#image/1

Halfstack Magazine:  http://halfstackmagazine.blogspot.com/2015/10/pac-man-inspired-fashion-show-hosted-by.html


The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg, 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4990 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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LEVEL 257 HOSTS WORLD’S FIRST PAC-MAN-INSPIRED ART AND FASHION SHOW LEVEL 257 HOSTS WORLD’S FIRST PAC-MAN-INSPIRED ART AND FASHION SHOW

Celebrating PAC-MAN’s 35 Years With ‘Art & Fashion Arcade’ by Students of The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg – Wednesday, October 8, 2015

Worldwide gaming phenomenon PAC-MANTM was born in 1980, and this year the highest-grossing video game of all time has been celebrating itsπ 35th birthday. Level 257TM, NAMCO USA INC.’s newly opened dining and entertainment concept inspired by PAC-MANTM, was the proud home of the official worldwide birthday party in May and will finish off the celebrations with the world’s first fashion and art show inspired by PAC-MAN™.

Students from The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg will showcase their creative take on PAC-MAN™ as a pop culture icon; exploring his significance to our world, history, and their own personal stories. A one-of-a-kind fashion show will top off a night of art appreciation at the appropriately dubbed ‘Art & Fashion Arcade’ event, taking place on Thursday October 8th at Level 257™, from 6pm.

A number of students from The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg are organizing the event, including Interior Design, Graphic & Web Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Animation students. “Our students are all so excited,” says Andrea Kolasinski Marcinkus, the campus’ Fashion Program Coordinator. “Level 257’s desire for something artistically out-of-the-box has opened up the possibilities for some incredibly exciting work. I really can’t wait to see how they create the event and the amazing pieces.”

“We are so happy with the wonderful reaction from the students to this idea,” Natalie Couzens, Level 257’s Marketing Manager adds; “a lot of people around the world are excited about such a unique show.


“This will be an amazing end to a year of celebration, with our opening in March, and the huge success of PAC-MAN’s™ 35th Birthday Bash in May.”

Tickets range from just $8 to $20 for luxury VIP seats and can be purchase online from Eventbrite.com using this link - http://goo.gl/pwucp1 

Follow Level 257 on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

T: @level257

F: facebook.com/Level257Chicago

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About Level 257TM

Inspired by NAMCO’s most famous creation PAC-MANTM and named for the legendary level 256 PAC-MANTM ‘split’ screen that few have ever experienced, Level 257TM is a multifaceted urban-chic space where food takes center stage and play is encouraged. The experience is all about being social – through food, drinks, nostalgia, and a little bit of friendly competition. The venue will continuously evolve; creating a destination that turns convention on its head to celebrate the culture of play. The dining experience is orchestrated to bring contemporary food and spirits to old school play.

The venue enables guests to dine and play without borders! Food and beverage service is available everywhere, with attentive waitstaff stationed throughout the venue.

For more information, visit www.Level257.com or call 847-805-0257. 


About The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg

The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Illinois Institute Art – Schaumburg, 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173. © 2015 The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

Level 257TM is a trademark of NAMCO USA INC.

PAC-MAN™ & © BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.


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Argosy University and The Art Institutes Demonstrate Support for Students and Employees Serving in the National Guard and Reserve Argosy University and The Art Institutes Demonstrate Support for Students and Employees Serving in the National Guard and Reserve

(CHICAGO, IL May 22, 2015)   Argosy University, Chicago, Argosy University, Schaumburg, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg and The Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park signed a statement of support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office that develops and maintains employer support for guard and reserve services. Dr. Ronald Kimberling, President of Argosy University, Chicago and Argosy University, Schaumburg and David Ray, President of The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago signed the pledge in a ceremony held at Argosy University, Chicago on May 21, joined by representatives from ESGR.


All Argosy University and Art Institutes schools in the United States signed the pledge, declaring their commitment to highlight the unique skills that service members bring to the workforce while supporting employment opportunities for guardsmen, reservists and veterans.


By signing the Statement of Support, these schools pledge to:

Fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).  

Provide managers and supervisors the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the guard and reserve. 

Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and encourage opportunities to hire guardsmen, reservists and veterans.

Continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war. 


“Today supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units,” said Tom Bullock, Chief of Employer Outreach for ESGR. “The ESGR Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support.”


The program will increase employer support by encouraging participating employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. “Argosy University, Chicago, Argosy University, Schaumburg, The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg and The Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park are setting a high standard for all employers and educational institutions to follow by providing support of veterans, many of whom currently serve in the National Guard and Reserve,” added Bullock.

For more information, contact Director of Military and Veterans Affairs, Barbara O’Reilly, at boreilly@edmc.edu or (651) 846-3374.


About Argosy University

Programs, credential levels, technology and scheduling options vary by campus and are subject to change. Administrative office: Argosy University, 333 City Boulevard West, Suite 1810, Orange, CA 92868 ©2015 Argosy University. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


About The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


About ESGR

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense office established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.  


More information about ESGR Employer Outreach is available at
www.ESGR.mil or by contacting Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, at (571) 372-0709, or by email at thomas.s.bullock6.civ@mail.mil.

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The Illinois Institute Of Art-Schaumburg: Student Run Fashion Show: “Pulse Presents- Exposed” Benefiting Local Charity 360 Youth Services The Illinois Institute Of Art-Schaumburg: Student Run Fashion Show: “Pulse Presents- Exposed” Benefiting Local Charity 360 Youth Services

The Event Planning Class at The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg is producing their annual fashion show at the Meadows Club in Rolling Meadows, IL on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Doors will open at 7pm and the fashion show begins promptly at 8pm.

The Pulse Presents: Exposed fashion show is inspired by change and expressing your own individuality. Creating a grunge street look atmosphere and highlighting natural beauty, the show will juxtapose high fashion with low. As an entirely student produced show, students in the School of Fashion have organized every aspect from marketing, fundraising, budgeting, and casting models. The performance showcases new up and coming talent and student work in the fashion industry. The show will also showcase 10 high school student designs submitted and selected from local suburban high schools.

Tickets will be pre-sold at $65 for VIP, $20 for general admission, and $10 for students on campus. At the door, ticket rates of $65 VIP, $25 for general admission, and $15 for students with valid IDs. Tickets are sold on campus and online via eventbrite.com:  (www.eventbrite.com). The students have also launched a gofundme:( gofund.me/exposed2015-360) campaign for donations in lieu of attendance at the show. All the proceeds from the show will be donated to 360 Youth Services, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to substance abuse education and prevention services for the ages of 8-24. This organization offers transitional housing programs, LGBTQ collaborative, and prevention programs. You can learn more about 360 Youth Services at: 360youthservices.org and about the fashion show at: pulsefashionshow.com

For additional information, contact exposed2015promotions@gmail.com

About 360 Youth Services- 360 Youth Services began in 1971 when a group of concerned parents, community, and religious leaders recognized the need for professional, youth-centered services in the Naperville community. They formed a council that eventually became a non-profit organization referred to as Naperville Community Outreach. In 2011, the organization changed its name to 360 Youth Services to better reflect its mission and vision.

About Pulse Presents – In its 7th year running, the Pulse Presents Fashion Show has established a strong professional foundation as a completely student ran and organized fashion show at the Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg. The show highlights fashion from up and coming local and student designers and incorporates multiple departments throughout the entire school including: fashion, multi-media, web design, audio, photography, graphic design, interior design, advertising and hospitality. Each year the show benefits a local charity, donating proceeds of the event to make a difference in the community

The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. 1000 N Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173  © 2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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