Friday, May 9, 2008

Wanted: Creative People for Creative Careers

Art Institute of California-Inland Empire Culinary Director Eyad Joseph with a photographer and one of the many dishes culinarians learn to create in the Culinary Arts program.

(Indio, Calif.) If you think making living doing something you love to do is impossible, then you don’t know about the huge demand for people in the creative careers like graphic design, culinary arts, computer game design, web design and interior design. To illustrate the possibilities, The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire comes to Indio in May to help high school seniors find careers they can love.

Campus Interim President Emam El-Hout says, “The primary mission, focus and ultimate goal of The Art Institute is to assist students toward the successful achievement of a satisfying creative career in their chosen field. To this end, we have brought together a dedicated group of professionals who are committed to providing students with career-oriented curricula - including the organizational, interpersonal and theoretical, as well as the practical skills needed to become a well trained entry-level job candidate in today’s competitive creative job market.”

Preview sessions will take place at the Fantasy Springs Resort, 84-245 Indio Parkway. Times are 10 a.m., 12 noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

“We’re proud of what The Art Institute has to offer high school students,” said Monica Jeffs, director of admissions. She added, “And we always look forward to bringing our message that you can love what you do and do what you love to all parts of Riverside and San Bernardino Counties. This time we’ll be in Indio.”

Along with Monica will be five assistant directors of admissions to spend an hour explaining what The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is all about and different career paths available. They’ll describe the curriculum and the degrees offered, the earning potential, review all the school’s financial aid and scholarship programs, discuss their professional award-winning faculty and preview The Art Institute’s multi-million dollar facility.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Culinary Management, Web Design & Interactive Media, Fashion & Retail Management, Fashion Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation; and Associate of Science Degrees in Graphic Design and Culinary Arts.

To save your space, register on line at or call The Art Institute at (909) 915-2100.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (, a system of more than 40 locations throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. For more information, call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to