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    More Than Art – A Bachelor's Degree

    Ray Jones, director of the General Education program at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, with students in a General Ed psychology class. Photo by Robert Swapp

    (SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) At The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, the administration’s goal is to graduate students with a well-rounded education. While a person’s specialty might be Game Art & Design or Culinary Arts, when students leave with their Associate’s or Bachelor’s degrees, they are ready for the real world in addition to a career.

    Ray Jones, head of the General Education program, puts it this way: “We make sure that our students have a well-rounded education that gives them more than just an emphasis in their chosen profession.”

    Jones insists that the institute’s graduates understand how to deal with bank statements and investors, be familiar with the arts around them and understand the history of various cultures. “We include English usage,” he adds, “and teach them how to speak in public. We even add sociology, psychology and anthropology.”

    With The Art Institute of California –Inland Empire’s General Education objective, their graduates, regardless of their major, obtain a broader education, knowledge that will carry them through a happier, more productive life, according to Jones.

    Students graduating from the International Culinary School, for instance, will know math well enough to resize a recipe for larger or smaller gatherings; Web design majors will know how to buy a car or finance a business loan; animation specialists will understand art history as well as how to address a public meeting.

    The Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree programs target a fully-rounded education for their students, one that will aid them in dealing effectively with society, and be ready to handle whatever the real world throws their way.

    “If you leave The Art Institute mastering your specialty like a professional while knowledgeable with life and society in general,” says President Emam El-Hout, “we’ve done our job.”

    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 a tour, call The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire at (909) 915-2100.

    The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with more than 40 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.


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