Monday, June 16, 2008

Learn How To Stimulate Your Creativity

Interior Design student Alysha Cintas and Graphic Design students Michelle Cossota and Tachunna LaCour prepare a Power Point presentation they will give in a course at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire. Learn about the courses offered to students interested in design, media arts and culinary arts during an Open House the campus will hold June 21.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) – Is a creative career for you?

Learn about careers in fields such as fashion, design or culinary arts at an open house at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire campus located at 630 E. Brier Dr., San Bernardino.

“Prospective students will learn why we are America’s leader in creative education,” said Monica Jeffs, senior director of admissions.

“We are presenting information about all of the majors we offer such as our new fashion design program, as well as fashion & retail management, game arts and design, culinary arts, interior design, graphic design, web design and interactive media, and media arts and animation. We hope many will want to apply for our next term, which begins July 14 with day, evening and weekend courses.”

At the open house, participants will learn about “The Invasion of Creativity,” a week-long series of workshops The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is sponsoring July 7-11 to help the public learn more about artistic techniques, and the types of courses offered through the campus.

“The community will have many ways to explore the majors The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire offers, through our Invasion of Creativity seminars,” Jeffs said. “These will mostly be directed by our dynamic, award-winning faculty, but we are also bringing in some renown industry leaders to facilitate some of the seminars.”

At the open house, there will also be hands-on workshops to acquaint visitors with all The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire programs, and a more extensive introduction to the new Fashion Design program.

The open house is also an opportunity to meet The Art Institute’s faculty, many of whom are also working in the industry, Jeffs said. These include Robert Delgadillo, who instructs both graphic design and fashion courses at The Art Institute, and also designs ads that have appeared in magazines like In Style and Vogue.

Jeffs said members of the public can tour the facility and meet with representatives from the university’s academic, student life and financial aid departments.

“Get the facts on how financial aid works, how you qualify and what you could be eligible for,” she said. “You may be surprised at how much is available for students with the desire to succeed.”

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (, with 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. For more information, call The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire at (909) 915-2100 or visit