Milwaukee - The Art Institutes has opened a new school, The Art Institute of Wisconsin, which will hold its first day of classes on October 4, 2010. The Art Institute of Wisconsin, the school system's first location in the state, will occupy approximately 35,000 square feet of remodeled space at the P.H. Dye House at 320 East Buffalo Street in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward district. The school is enrolling students now.
"The Art Institutes system of schools is attracted to regions which share an enthusiasm for the creative arts, and Wisconsin is no exception," says John Mazzoni, president of The Art Institutes. "We believe that Milwaukee has a growing and evolving economy that complements the academic offerings The Art Institute of Wisconsin will provide students who are pursuing a creative arts career."
Initially, The Art Institute of Wisconsin will offer bachelor's degree programs in Advertising, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, and Web Design & Interactive Media; and an associate's degree program in Graphic Design.
"We are delighted to open our doors to prospective students this fall," says William A. Johnson, newly-appointed president of The Art Institute of Wisconsin. "Our aim is to develop the school as a leading creative arts destination in Wisconsin, and to be a collaborative educational partner with the communities we will proudly serve."
Johnson, a Menominee Falls resident, previously served as president of The Art Institutes schools in Minneapolis (The Art Institutes International Minnesota), Phoenix (The Art Institute of Phoenix), and North Hollywood, CA (The Art Institute of California – Hollywood).
Johnson adds: "The increased number of people working at and attending The Art Institute of Wisconsin will have a significant and positive impact in the Third Ward and among our neighbors. We look forward to being a member of the Third Ward community."