The Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago

Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary 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.  In the Fashion Design program, you’ll develop skills in design and patternmaking. You’ll learn both traditional and computer-generated design as you develop your own sense of design and style. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as costume designer, assistant fashion buyer, fashion designer, or seamstress.

Courses Overview: Undergraduate

The Illinois Institute of Art offers Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Applied Science, and Associate of Applied Science degrees, as well as diploma programs.

Life in Chicago

Founded in 1916 as The Commercial Arts School, The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago is located in a city known for advertising agencies, world-class restaurants, and high fashion. Here, students learn in a vibrant environment where creative opportunities await at every turn. Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, and is known as hub for business, industry, and the arts. The city is located along Lake Michigan and boasts 29 miles of lakefront that includes shops, condos, and parks. While many know about Chicago's deep dish pizza and sports teams, the city is also renowned for its upscale dining and ethnic restaurants that reflect the region's diverse cultural history. Chicago's neighborhoods include Mexican American, Greektown, Little Italy, Chinatown, and Little Vietnam.  Cultural appreciation is also evident in the large murals that exist throughout the city—and in the numerous theaters within the city that showcase ballet and music including blues and jazz.  The city's sports teams, the Chicago Bears, Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bulls, and Chicago Rush, have a loyal fanbase that's led to the city being called one of the Best Sports Cities in the United States by Sporting News.

Head of School

President David Ray

Tuition and Scholarship Information

For tuition information. please click here. Support for study is available.  Please look here for scholarship information.

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