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Adult Students Get New Options for Education: The Illinois Institute of Art Schools to Offer Night & Weekend Options


The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago and The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg Evening & Weekend programs are designed to provide working adults in Illinois the opportunity to complete their education through a combination of evening, weekend, on-ground and online courses.

Chicago, IL, January 10, 2008 --(PR.com)-- The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago and The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg will launch their comprehensive, career-focused bachelor’s and associate’s degree programs in an Evening & Weekend format in the Spring Quarter starting March 31, 2008. The programs are designed to provide working adults in Illinois the opportunity to complete their education through a combination of evening, weekend, on-ground and online courses.

Both The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago and The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg will offer bachelor’s degrees in Interior Design and Web Design & Interactive Media, as well as an associate’s degree in Graphic Design in the Evening & Weekend format. The Chicago school will also offer bachelor’s degrees in Culinary Management and Visual Communications and associate’s degrees in Web Design & Interactive Media and Culinary Arts. The Schaumburg school will also offer a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design in the Evening & Weekend format.

“We meet many potential students who are trying to find a way to balance working and going to school,” said Dr. Jeffrey Allen, Vice-President of Academic Affairs at The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago. Dr. Robert Brown, Dean of Academic Affairs at The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg added, ”The Evening & Weekend format provides excellent education choices for working adults, allowing them to pursue their passion of a career in an applied arts field in a convenient time frame and schedule that fits their busy lives.”

At the time of registration, students will be advised of the classes that will be offered online in their program. The same is true of the classes that the student will take at the school. Students will have the option of taking any online courses on-ground at the school, if offered. Students will be able to take a minimum of two on-ground courses each quarter. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

For more information about the new Evening & Weekend format, contact Natalia Derevyanny at 312.777.8640 or Krista Flanagan at 847.585.4520 or, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/evening-weekend?prid=CEW_0108_001_pr.

About The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, located at 350 North Orleans Street (at Mart Center) attracts a diverse mix of students from throughout the Chicago area and world. A second campus is located at 180 North Wabash, and is a satellite location of The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. The college’s bachelor’s degree programs include Advertising, Culinary Management, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Game Art & Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Management, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Visual Communications and Web Design & Interactive Media. The college’s associate’s degree programs include Accessory Design, Culinary Arts, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Production, Graphic Design and Web Design & Interactive Media. Graduates are trained for entry-level positions in their chosen fields through curricula that emphasize actual job skills and competencies necessary for success in the field. For more information about The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, call the college at 312.280.3500 or visit the school’s website at www.artinstitutes.edu/chicago.

About The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg
The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg is located at 1000 N. Plaza Drive in Schaumburg, IL. The school’s bachelor’s degree programs include Advertising, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Digital Photography, Fashion Marketing & Management, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics and Web Design & Interactive Media. The school also offers an associate’s degree program in Graphic Design, as well as diploma and continuing education programs. Faculty at The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg trains graduates for entry-level positions in their chosen fields through curricula that emphasize actual job skills and competencies necessary for success in the field. For more information about The Illinois Institute of Art - Schaumburg, call the school at 847.619.3450 or 800.314.3450 or visit www.artinstitutes.edu/schaumburg.

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Contact:
Natalia Derevyanny
Director of Public Relations
The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago
312.777.8640
nderevyanny@aii.edu

Krista Flanagan
Director of Marketing & Public Relations
The Illinois Institute of Art – Schaumburg
847.585.4520
kflanagan@aii.edu
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The Art Institutes
Natalia Derevyanny
312.777.8640
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www.artinstitutes.edu/evening-weekend

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