Art Institute opens Troy campus

A remodeled 18,900 sq. ft space on Maple in Troy will soon be a hub for aspiring fashion designers, photographers, animators and more.

The Art Institute opened its second Michigan campus in Troy after the success of its initial 2007 expansion in Novi. The Art Institutes are part of the Illinois Institute of Art — Chicago and the Art Institutes’ system of 45 institutions across the North America.

Campus directors said they chose Troy for the city’s reputation as a business center and its geographic convenience. The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy, which is currently enrolling students for the fall semester, will offer bachelor’s degrees in commercial creative fields like fashion marketing, web animation, and interior design; as well as several associate’s degree and diploma programs in related fields.


“We are excited to expand our fashion, design and media arts programs in the greater Detroit community,” John Mazzoni, president of the Art Institutes, said in a prepared statement. “After looking at the amount of creative talent and the professional opportunities in this area, we knew there was no question about where to open an additional location in the state, to provide the same caliber of education as our Novi … school.”

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