The Art Institutes: turn your passion into a profession

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By Andrea Spisak

Children have always been described as natural daydreamers. Caught up in a world of make-believe, children can spend countless hours dreaming of faraway places and exciting adventures. As people get older, make-believe seems to end. But does it really? Whether they acknowledge it or not, adults have daydreams and a world of make-believe, too. They, too, think about taking a passion of theirs and turning it into a reality, but they just don’t always do it. If your daydream is about creating and designing – whether it is on paper, on a computer screen, in the kitchen or even on your living room floor – consider your dreams valuable. The world (and our economy) needs more passionate, innovative thinkers, and with the right training, you can have a career using your natural artistic inclinations.

The Art Institutes are a place where daydreamers turn their passions and inspirations into rewarding careers. The Art Institutes’ schools share the passion for creativity and have developed hands-on degrees that are completed with industry-relevant technology used in the real world. With over 40 locations nationwide, The Art Institutes are proving that they are a leader in creative education. Prospective students can earn Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate degrees. Non-degree programs in a variety of different disciplines are also available to students. These disciplines include, but are not limited to, advertising, animation and special effects, audio, video or film production, culinary arts, culinary management, fashion design, fashion management, game design and programming, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, photography, and web design and interactive media.

The Imagine America Foundation is excited to announce The Art Institutes’ enrollment in the Imagine America High School Scholarship and Award Program. The Art Institutes’ participation in the Foundation’s scholarship program demonstrates a commitment to helping prospective students make their dreams come true through scholarship awards, which will help students with the cost of attending college.

It is especially important to point out, however, that monetary assistance, although valuable, is definitely not the only assistance provided to The Art Institutes’ students. The challenges of earning an education in the current world economy are increasing daily. The Art Institutes recognize these challenges and, therefore, offer continual support for their new and existing students with a variety of services. These services include, but are not limited to, career planning, student activities, student housing, counseling services, community referrals and more.

For more information about about how to turn your daydreams into reality, please visit The Art Institutes’ web site at