Friday, January 30, 2009

Wanted: Creative People for Creative Careers

(INDIO, Calif.) If you think making a 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 February to help high school seniors find careers they can love.

Campus 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 satisfying creative careers in their chosen field. 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.”

The first free Indio Previews for graduating high school students and their families are slated for Friday, Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. More sessions will follow Saturday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m., noon, 2:00 and 4:00 at the Fantasy Springs Resort, 84-245 Indio Parkway.

“We definitely want students from Indio, Palm Springs and the rest of the low desert to join us at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire,” said Monica Jeffs, director of admissions. “They will learn more about our programs of study in fashion, culinary arts and design and about the exciting career paths an Art Institutes education would lead them to. We will also discuss scholarships and other financial aid options, the admissions process and housing options available to them.”

Along with Jeffs will be five assistant directors of admissions who will spend an hour explaining what The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is all about. 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 in San Bernardino.

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

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Fashion & Retail Management, and Media Arts & Animation. It offers an Associate degree in Graphic Design, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design.

The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers an Associate degree in Culinary Arts and a Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to work uninterrupted toward their degrees.

It’s not too late to start a new term at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. Courses begin Feb. 19 and classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students.

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