PITTSBURGH, May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Art Institutes system of schools is expanding its "College Bound" program for high school juniors and seniors. Now students can learn in a summer express or a traditional 11-week online format to gain college-level experience in design, media arts, fashion or culinary. A total of 24 Art Institutes campuses will offer the College Bound summer express program from June 19-30, 2017. The classes are non-credit bearing and students can create a portfolio that can be used to request course-specific proficiency credit upon enrollment at an Art Institutes school. These credits could potentially reduce the overall cost of higher education*.
Registration is open for students seeking acceptance into the College Bound summer express program. Students who successfully complete the class will have the opportunity to gain the same level of proficiency as students who participate in the traditional 11-week College Bound program.
College Bound online begins in the fall of 2017 and provides convenient, flexible learning options that fit easily into busy schedules. The online program consists of three foundational courses: Design Fundamentals, Digital Color Theory and Image Manipulation.
Both the express and online programs' hours match existing requirements of college-level foundation courses offered at The Art Institutes schools.
"The Art Institutes College Bound programs provide high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to experience a college setting, classroom and coursework," according to Dr. Nathan Brietling, provost, The Art Institutes. "The summer express program gives these students a chance to gain 11 weeks' worth of traditional courses in a two-week period of creative, inspiring and intensive learning. We're excited to provide these courses for young students who are just starting their creative futures."
"My personal experience with the College Bound high school students is that they are eager and enthusiastic about taking these classes. They show up early, they work hard, and, by the end of the class, they do not want to leave," said Eyda Jove, fashion design instructor and College Bound instructor, Miami International University of Art & Design.
A tuition and materials fee is required for enrollment in College Bound. If a student has applied and submitted an essay to an Art Institutes school, the course tuition will be waived.
College Bound Express is offered at the following locations:
The Art Institute of Atlanta
The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
The Art Institute of California—Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University
The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
The Art Institute of California—San Diego, a campus of Argosy University
The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University
The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University
The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
The Art Institute of Charlotte, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
The Art Institute of Colorado
The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
The Art Institute of Houston
The Art Institute of Indianapolis
The Art Institute of Michigan
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
The Art Institute of Seattle
The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design
The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago
The Illinois Institute of Art—Schaumburg
The Art Institutes is a system of schools throughout the United States. 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 Argosy University. Administrative office: The Art Institutes, 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222©2017 The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is email@example.com.
*Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion. The College Bound courses are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into our academic program offerings or the offerings of any other institution. However, as part of the course, you will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio that you are able to request proficiency credit. Proficiency credit is awarded based on the proficiency credit policy defined in an institution's academic catalog. The cost of the College Bound courses varies between $325 and $350. This cost is waived for any student that has an application and completed essay on file with the school. Check with the school you are interested in attending for exceptions and details, as not all programs are offered at all locations. Individual location participation is subject to change.
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