The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg


The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over fifty schools throughout North America dedicated to providing hands-on education in the creative and applied arts. The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg offers bachelor's and associate degree programs as well as non-degree programs for students interested in pursuing career opportunities from among tomorrow's 15 million jobs in creative fields like design, fashion, media arts and culinary (based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for job growth from 2012 to 2022).

A focused education from The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg can help students turn their creative energy into a powerful tool that can make a difference in the world. Students are part of a collaborative and supportive community, where experienced instructors provide the guidance and skills needed to pursue a career in the creative economy.

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg is also an important resource for creative industry leaders who value the opportunity provided students to learn by using professional-grade technology to build a portfolio of work to show potential employers after graduation.

Accreditation and Licensing


The Village of Schaumburg has emerged as the preeminent community in Chicago's thriving northwest suburbs. Schaumburg is characterized by a mixture of commercial/retail, office, and industrial development. There are 1,100 acres of parks; three outdoor skating rinks; tennis courts; and shopping, dining, and entertainment venues. This thoughtfully planned balance offers the convenience and sophistication of an urban environment along with the peace and tranquility of nearby open spaces. It's a great place to grow as a student and a person.

Just 26 miles to the southeast is Chicago, a world center of business, communications, and art. It is also the home of some of the world's most passionate sports fans. Join them to watch the Cubs play at legendary Wrigley Field on the city's North Side or the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on the South Side. The Bulls play basketball at the United Center, which is also where the NHL's Blackhawks play hockey. And football's Chicago Bears make their home at Soldier Field.

Chicago is a city of extraordinary architecture, 29 miles of lakefront, parks, neighborhood festivals, museums, and cultural attractions. In addition, magnificent harbors, parks, beaches, and a wide variety of restaurants all contribute to the thriving city life. Visitors enjoy the well-known Midwestern hospitality and flock to such popular attractions as The Magnificent Mile, Navy Pier, and Millennium Park.

Chicago is also well known for its music traditions, from jazz to blues, soul to gospel, and house music to hip-hop.

Location & Contact

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg
1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4990
United States
PHONE: 1.847.619.3450 or 1.800.314.3450
FAX: 1.847.619.3064


Graphic Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science*
Illustration & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Interior Design Bachelor of Fine Arts*
Media Arts
Audio Production Bachelor of Science
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Fine Arts
Digital Photography Bachelor of Fine Arts
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Fine Arts*
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Fine Arts*
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Fine Arts
Web Design & Interactive Media
Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Applied Science*
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Merchandising Associate of Applied Science
Hospitality Management Bachelor of Science/Associate in Applied Science
Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.

* denotes available in evening/weekend format

Academic Facilities

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg provides a learning environment with professional-grade technology applicable to each student’s course of study. Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work that shows potential employers that they are trained to use the software, hardware, or equipment utilized within the industry. Depending upon the course of study, students are immersed in a creative environment—from classrooms to computer labs to studios—focused on relevant, hands-on education designed to prepare them for the real world.


Actual tuition and housing costs will vary depending on program, number of credits enrolled, and living arrangements. Prospective students should contact a Student Financial Services professional at the school for details.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students who require financial assistance should first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and meet with a financial aid officer. Students may also apply for a number of scholarships focusing on their specific areas of career interest.


Faculty members are hands-on creative professionals with proven experience as business leaders and innovators, hosting a learning environment similar to the career world students will face after graduation. Part instructor, part mentor, their mission is to help develop and transform creative potential into marketable skills. Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students should refer to the current academic catalog for full details regarding admission requirements and process.

Application and Information

To obtain an application, make arrangements for an interview, or tour the school, prospective students should contact:

The Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg
1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4990
PHONE:  1.847.619.3450 or 1.800.314.3450
FAX:  1.847.619.3064

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Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 1000 N. Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Schaumburg, IL 60173-4990 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is