Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, 1968-2008

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In September 1968, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale opened its doors on the beach where Las Olas Boulevard meets the Atlantic Ocean. With an enrollment of 55 students, the school offered three diploma programs: commercial art, fashion illustration, and interior design. The year 2008 marked the school's 40th anniversary, and today more than 3,000 students are enrolled in 17 different programs awarding bachelor's and associate's degrees and diplomas. Having moved to its new location on Seventeenth Street near the Intracoastal Waterway in 1986, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is currently one of the largest and most respected institutions of its kind. The school is owned and operated by the Education Management Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which has opened more than 42 schools across the United States and Canada.
ISBN: 9780738554426
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Florida
Series: Campus History
Images: 205
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author David Walczak, Ph.D., serves as the chair of general education at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, and coauthor Monika Reuter, Ph.D., teaches courses in sociology and psychology at the school. Along with technical assistance from the Honors Program, this commemorative publication tells the school's story through photographs obtained from campus archives, local publications, and the personal collections of alumni, staff, and faculty.
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