The Art Institute of Atlanta Opens Satellite Campus in Decatur

November 14, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
ATLANTA (GA) - The Art Institute of Atlanta announces the opening of its first satellite location. The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur opens its doors for classes on January 8 at One West Court Square in Decatur, GA.. Applications are now being accepted.

“We’re very proud to be opening this location and to be a part of a community like Decatur, which so obviously cares about and promotes the arts,” said President Janet S. Day. “We chose Decatur for a number of reasons, including the number of inquiries we receive from this part of Metro Atlanta who find the Sandy Springs location too far away for them. I think it also gives us the chance to reach out to potential students in Newton and Rockdale Counties, as well as part of Gwinnett. And with the wonderful support of the arts on the part of the Decatur community and the warm welcome we have received in response to our preliminary fact-finding efforts, we knew we would be very much at home!”

Initially, The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur will offer bachelor’s degree programs in advertising, fashion & retail management, graphic design, interior design, media arts & animation, and Web design & interactive media. Associate degree programs will be offered in graphic design, and Web design & interactive media. Diplomas will be awarded in advertising design, digital design, residential interiors, and Web design.

All required classes for these programs, including general education, will be available at the Decatur campus. Students whose programs are offered only at the Atlanta campus at 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road in Sandy Springs can attend general education and other required or elective classes that are offered at the Decatur campus if it is more convenient. Students enrolled at the Decatur location may take elective classes at the Atlanta campus if they wish. And students at both locations can enroll in online classes.

“The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur will offer curricula that complement the demand for arts education in the southeast region,” says John Mazzoni, president of The Art Institutes. “We are confident that the college will enable students to achieve their professional aspirations while making a meaningful contribution to their communities.”

For information about The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, please call 1.866.856.6203 or online at .

The Art Institutes (, a leader in creative education, has over 35 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion, and culinary professionals. Locations in the Southeast include The Art Institute of Atlanta and its three branch campuses: The Art Institute of Charleston (SC), The Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville, and The Art Institute of Washington (Arlington, VA), as well as Charlotte (NC), Jacksonville (FL), Tampa (FL), Ft. Lauderdale (FL), and Miami (FL).

The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur is a satellite campus of The Art Institute of Atlanta, which is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097; telephone number 404.679.4501). The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur is approved by the State of Georgia to award the associate in arts degree, the bachelor of arts degree, and the bachelor of fine arts degree; approved for the training of veterans and eligible veterans’ dependents; and authorized under federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.


Elizabeth Wilson

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