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The Illinois Institute of Art — Tinley Park

18670 Graphic Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477   |    1.708.781.4200

This Art Institute school is no longer accepting new students. Currently enrolled students can find out more about this school below.

Study in Tinley Park, a Chicago suburb that mixes small town feel with proximity to big-city amenities

Study in Tinley Park, a Chicago suburb that mixes small town feel with proximity to big-city amenities

State Agency Contact Information for Student Complaints
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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Grant awarded to Pete Hill, Adjunct Faculty at The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park Grant awarded to Pete Hill, Adjunct Faculty at The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park

Peter Hill, Adjunct Faculty, General Education, at The Illinois Institute of Art–Tinley Park*, recently received a grant from Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities (SENCER).

The grant is to fund a Solar Powered Park Bench—an invention that’s a park bench with a USB port that can charge mobile devices. The charge will come from a battery that is maintained by a solar panel. To leverage the impact of this bench, Hill will partner with a local middle school, South Loop Elementary, to design the bench—the electronic components as well as the graphics.

Students will be lead through the design ‘give and take’ that occurs when many ideas are brought together to achieve one fully functional product. Hill and volunteers from Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park will work with the students over a six-week period in April and May. The program will allow students to collaborate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) for the good of the community.

Students that participate with the project will be included in the final assembly and testing of the components at Catalyze Chicago, a maker-hub, at 650 W. Lake Street. Once assembled and tested, the bench will be transported to its new location (to be determined) and will be invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The development process will be documented and presented at the SENCER 2016 July Summer Seminar at Harold Washington College in Chicago. The project will be made available to other schools in the SENCER network who wish to do the same or improve upon our final design.

Sponsors are being sought for supplies: benches, paint, and various electrical components that will be used for the solar charging, regulation and distribution.

SENCER courses and programs strengthen student learning and interest in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics by connecting course topics to issues of critical local, national, and global importance.

*This Art Institute school is no longer accepting new students.

The Art Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park 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—Tinley Park, 18670 Graphic Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

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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 Partners with National Black Chamber of Commerce for Pass the Torch Young Entrepreneurs Competition The Illinois Institute of Art Partners with National Black Chamber of Commerce for Pass the Torch Young Entrepreneurs Competition

Students from The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg and The Illinois Institute of Art – Tinley Park will get a chance to pitch their business idea, “shark tank” style during this year’s “Pass the Torch” Young Entrepreneurs Competition to a panel of business professionals at the National Black Chamber of Commerce’s  (NBCC) National Conference in Chicago this July.

The competition is part of the National Black Chamber of Commerce’s goal of supporting young entrepreneurs and business leaders by providing valuable feedback and incentive for the development of today’s young entrepreneurs.  The opportunity encourages students from all three campuses to pitch their ideas and products to a panel of experts, investors and esteemed members of the NBCC for an opportunity to win cash prizes toward their businesses and mentorship. Pass the Torch provides a platform for an aspiring entrepreneur to obtain feedback and direction from business professionals and industry leaders. Interested students will submit their entries to the local campus where the finalists will be selected to present their idea/pitch during the conference session. The top three pitches will be selected to win $1,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively.

“The NBCC is about empowering and sustaining African American communities through entrepreneurship; we are delighted to encourage our young people to get involved and form their own new businesses,” says Harry C. Alford, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

“We are honored to have been selected to work with the National Black Chamber of Commerce on this competition and are excited to see the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of our students,” says David Ray, president of The Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago.

For more information on the conference, please visit www.nbccnow.org/.

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 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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

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Nereida Castillo Named Local Winner in The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park Passion for Fashion Competition 2014 Nereida Castillo Named Local Winner in The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park Passion for Fashion Competition 2014

Nereida Castillo was recently named the local first place winner in The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school seniors the opportunity to use their flair for fashion and eye for style to earn tuition scholarships.

Castillo, a high school senior, earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park.

In addition to her tuition scholarship, Castillo will progress to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where her entry will be judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants were required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park

The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park, an additional branch of The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, 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. The Illinois Institute of Art—Tinley Park, 18670 Graphic Drive, Tinley Park, IL 60477. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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