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Art Institutes to offer express fashion program over the summer

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Art Institutes to offer express fashion program over the summer

By Sara Ehlers

May 29, 2017

The Art Institutes are now expanding their "College Bound" program for aspiring fashion students. The insitutions are offering an 11-week online format for college-level experience including a fashion program starting this June.

For high school juniors and seniors, students will be able to start a summer express program for courses including fashion, design, media arts, or culinary. A total of 24 of the Art Institute campuses will offer the College Bound program. The course will run from June 19-30 this year and are non-credit bearing for students. The program will help students create a portfolio that can be used to request course-specific proficiency credit if they choose to further their education at an Art Institutes school. Overall, this allows for student so reduce the cost of their education at these institutes as the course will count as credits for graduation.

"The Art Institutes College Bound programs provide high school juniors and seniors with the opportunity to experience a college setting, classroom and coursework," Dr. Nathan Brietling, provost, The Art Institutes said in a statement. "The summer express program gives these students a chance to gain 11 weeks' worth of traditional courses in a two-week period of creative, inspiring and intensive learning. We're excited to provide these courses for young students who are just starting their creative futures."

The online course will begin in the fall of 2017 and will allow for students to take their courses in a flexible environment. The online courses consist of three foundation courses including Digital Color Theory, Image Manipulation,a nd Design Fundaments. Matching the requirements of college-level foundation courses at the Art Institutes, this is a way for the colleges to expand and benefit more art and fashion students.