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The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur - A Branch of the Art Institute of Atlanta

The Art Institute of Atlanta - Decatur A Branch of the Art Institute of Atlanta is only a short drive from downtown Atlanta. In Decatur, you'll find a traditional small-town atmosphere and the sophistication and excitement of a college town along with all the benefits of being right in the center of a major metropolis. Everybody walks in Decatur and, if you take a stroll around town, you'll find tree-lined streets, unique shops, theatres, galleries, and restaurants that range from neighborhood pubs to gourmet dining. Welcome to Decatur, a lovely small town which just happens to be only minutes away from Atlanta, an exciting and progressive urban center!

The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur A Branch of the Art Institute of Atlanta One West Court Square, Suite 110 Decatur, GA 30030

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Accreditation and Licensing

Advertising (BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Bachelor of Arts program in Advertising at The Art Institute of Atlanta - Decatur offers a unique combination of courses in the business of advertising, including marketing, principles of marketing research, organizational behavior, media and strategic planning, sales, brand strategy, public relations and promotion, and financial management. In concert with these business courses are some course offerings from the graphic design world such as color theory, design skills, and graphic symbolism. Students also learn the basics of interactive design for the Web.

Advertising Design (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
From magazines and newspapers to billboards and the Web, from point-of-purchase and interactive CDs to television and product placement, advertising is everywhere. It is an industry of ideas that informs, inspires, persuades, and entertains. Advertising is dynamic - it is constantly searching for new ways to reach people through the innovative use of creativity and media. A sharp advertising mind must be able to think like a business marketer and a consumer, an analyst and an artist.

Digital Design (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Digital designers create corporate identity programs, brochures, product packaging, posters and information systems, direct mail, interactive Web media, and much more. Upon completion of the diploma program, graduates are prepared for entry-level positions with printing companies, digital services bureaus, and in-house communications departments.

Digital Image Management (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Please seen an associate for more information regarding this program.

Fashion & Retail Management (BA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Fashion and retail management is the business that sets the trends and moves the world's fashion and merchandise from the designer's imagination to showroom and department store floors and into the hands of the consumer. This fast-paced industry requires talented, creative professionals who have both a great sense of style and a solid knowledge of the business world. The Fashion & Retail Management program prepares students in both these areas.

Fashion Retailing (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Game Art & Design (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Game Art & Design program, you'll learn the art and design skills needed to get into the gaming field. You'll use your talents to create applications used within the business, education, training, and entertainment industries. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as modelers, storyboard artists, animation artists, 3-D illustrators, digital artists, FX artists, video post-production artists, broadcast graphics designers, and game designers.

Graphic Design (BFA/AA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Graphic design encompasses the creative and unique integration of type and image to convey a message to the public. Designers create corporate identity programs, brochures, product packaging, posters and information systems, direct mail, and interactive Web media. Graphic designers inform, motivate, sell, and educate by combining the principles of page design, file management, and production, as well as effectively communicating with output resources. Graphic design is the basis for some of today's most dynamic fields & Web and print advertising, publishing, and television.

Interior Design (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Interior design is both an art and a science. As the discipline that interfaces between architecture and the user, its purpose is to enhance the quality of life and facilitate human activity within the built environment. The Interior Design curriculum combines the critical thinking skills and broad, cultural knowledge inherent in the liberal arts with the creative, technical, and professional skills necessary for interior design practice. Coursework focuses on issues relevant to current design practice & environmental concerns, including the use of sustainable materials for "green design," the needs of special populations, and changing technology.

Media Arts & Animation (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Location-based entertainment, film and video, architectural, virtual reality, broadcast television, advertising, education, gaming, medical sciences, and forensics are among the industries that benefit from the techniques of traditional and digital animation. Design, illustration, compositing, and 3-D computer modeling are among the skills developed through the course of studies at The Art Institute of Atlanta - Decatur. Students at the college begin the Media Arts & Animation program with a foundation in drawing, color, writing, and character design along with introductory computer applications. Under the guidance of industry-experienced faculty, students begin to learn advanced 2-D and 3-D animation principles as well as story development, background design, scenic layout, and special effects. In increasingly more advanced courses, students learn and become experienced with program-specific software, such as Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects, and Autodesk Maya. At the end of the program, students take a sequence of portfolio courses in which they design and execute specialized projects, which form a part of their digital portfolio to showcase their conceptual and creative skills and abilities in both traditional and digital 2-D and 3-D techniques. All students develop a Web site in order to present this portfolio to a wide audience of potential employers upon graduation.

Photographic Imaging (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Photographic imaging program teaches you darkroom techniques, color, and design. Composition, lighting, and equipment use are explored both on location and in a studio. You'll develop business skills as you fine-tune your eye for detail. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as commercial photographer, digital photographer, industrial photographer, photo lab technician, or photojournalist.

Residential Interiors (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Interior designers believe that the quality of life can be enhanced through what they call "the built environment," which includes office, retail, and commercial spaces as well as homes. For people with college experience who want to enhance their skills for their current positions or begin a completely new career, the Residential Interiors diploma program offers an opportunity to develop basic skills for entry into this popular and growing industry, skills applicable to all aspects of interiors, but especially residential interiors. The program provides a solid foundation for a variety of entry-level positions in the residential interiors industry, from furniture showrooms and materials suppliers to trade marts and major department stores, and more.

Web Design (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The World Wide Web is, indeed, world wide, and employers in a variety of industries are looking for skilled professionals. Graduates of the Web Design diploma program are ready to seek entry-level positions in this growth industry.

What You'll Study
*Begin with the fundamentals of interactive design.
*Study interactive media and information architecture.
*Finally, study interactive scripting language and motion scripting.

Web Design & Development (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Web Design & Interactive Communications (C) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Web Design & Interactive Media (BFA/AA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Web Design & Interactive Media program prepares students for careers designing and developing Web sites and interactive/multimedia software products. Design for the World Wide Web and interactive media is a dynamic and rapidly evolving multi-billion dollar industry that includes products running not only on conventional computers but also on devices such as kiosks, museum displays, personal digital assistants, and cell phones. Design for interactive media and the Web is an essential part of businesses worldwide, as well as the education, scientific, and entertainment industries.

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