Originally founded in 1916 as the Commercial Art School, the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago (IIAC) is one of the oldest applied art and design colleges in the United States. Over the years, the school underwent several transformations and name changes as the Ray-Vogue School and Ray College of Design - joining the Art Institutes system in 1995 as the Illinois Institute of Art. Located in Chicago, the school contains two campuses at the Merchandise Mart and another at the corner of Lake and Wabash avenues.
Students living in student housing or an off campus apartment at IIAC have access to the school's exceptional Bachelor of Fine Arts programs in digital filmmaking and production, digital photography, fashion design, media arts and animation, game art and design, interior design and visual communications. The school also offers programs under the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Applied Sciences degrees.
Student living and university living at IIAC allow students to become involved with the school's various clubs and organizations like the Student Filmmaker's Collective, the American Marketing Association, the Fashion Focus Club and Skyline Hip Hop Culture Club among many more. IIAC also contains a student-run restaurant called the Backstage Bistro at its Lake and Wabash campus. Students are also within close proximity of the city's various landmarks like Willis Tower, Grant Park, Lake Michigan, Wrigley Field and the Loop.
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