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The Illinois Institute of Art was my biggestDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
The Illinois Institute of Art was my biggest mistake in life. Not only did I end up teaching myself programs as instructors sat at a desk and did their own things. They made it seem like demand for designers is high - it's not as high as they say. They rope you in and make it seem like one thing, but really they were a wolf in sheep's clothing.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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This is a for-profit institution.Quite BrightArt & Design Department
This is a for-profit institution. You are just that, a profit. Nothing more. Faculty members who care are stifled by corporate rules and idiocy, and cannot really teach anything useful. There is a lack of access to equipment and studio resources. There is a lot of busy work. Many times you are using tutorials to learn or watching movies or having study hall time. There is very little actual instruction. The internships are not helpful, and job placement is a literal joke. It would be much more beneficial to get an education at a community college or non-profit school. Art Institutes just wants money. Most of your tuition will go for them to advertise, not to educating students. School is also being slowly downsized, so you might not even graduate if you decide to attend these days.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2010
Campus Maintenance: A, Education Quality: F
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There are so many issues with this schoolAverageDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
There are so many issues with this school that it's actually overwhelming me, and I cannot wait to drop out. Most of the negative comments on here are right on. They pull you in with all the pretty information they have, but a year into going to this school I still don't know how to design a basic pattern, why? Because this school is crap. Basically, it's a for profit school...they do not care about you. They care about money. Plain and simple. If you want a good education go to a community college and get your basic information, it's all about who you know, and what you know. So please, save yourself and do not go here. You will get just as much knowledge going to a community college...and you won't be buried in debt at the end. IT IS NOT WORTH YOUR MONEY.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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