Statement of Purpose
In support of the South University mission, the College of Creative Art and Design offers creative professional studies based upon focused and balanced curricula. The college aims to prepare graduates to seek entry-level employment in design, media arts, culinary arts, and fashion by providing a stimulating learning environment that utilizes changing technology in order to meet the opportunities of a global economy.
We measure our success by our ability to:
- provide a learning-centered environment fostered by dedicated and knowledgeable faculty who exhibit excellence in teaching, possess appropriate academic credentials, and have industry-related experience;
- ensure market-driven, competency-based education and curriculum by ongoing communication with students, graduates, employers, and industry professionals;
- prepare students for career entry and professional growth in their respective fields through successful and measurable employment outcomes for graduates;
- maintain a systematic approach to institutional growth and development through assessment and long-range planning while improving processes and operations, and,
- champion a culture of learning by continuous personal and professional development of students, alumni, and employees.
The College of Creative Art and Design strives to provide an exemplary education in the creative arts by fostering a student-focused learning environment, rich in creativity and collaboration, where students, faculty, and staff encourage a culture of excellence.
We believe in an educational environment that places the learner at the center of our efforts, believing in the worth and potential of each student and striving to provide high quality programs and services.
We value critical thinking and creative expression while advocating an appreciation of cultural diversity. We believe in a learning environment that is predicated upon strong ethical principles while creating an atmosphere that fosters development of integrity, worth, and potential.
The College of Creative Art and Design offers programs at the following South University campuses:
Effective May 6, 2015, The Art Institute of Fort Worth is no longer enrolling new students. Questions should be addressed to the academic dean or the dean's designee.
Each program area in the College of Creative Art and Design (CCAD) has a Program Advisory Committee. Faculty members, in addition to their teaching responsibilities, are often simultaneously involved in their respective fields. This keeps them abreast of the constantly changing worlds of design and business. The curricula are thoroughly planned to prepare all graduates to seek entry-level positions in their chosen fields. All programs are offered on a year-round basis to provide students with strong continuity and the ability to work toward their degrees without interruption.
Choosing among culinary schools can be difficult. At The Art Institute Campuses, students can learn the real-world skills and gain the hands-on experience needed to pursue opportunities in the dynamic culinary field. Choose from among multiple degree and certificate programs. Not all culinary programs are offered at all locations, but each location provides a quality learning experience.
A design program is a good fit for creative, inventive, and inquisitive individuals. At The Art Institute Campuses, students can learn how to use those qualities to express their ideas. These programs are designed to teach students to combine form and function into a concept or product that is visually compelling and meeting consumer needs.
Fashion is a field that is never dull, always changing, and requires individuals to constantly re-invent themselves to stay ahead of the latest, edgiest, hottest creations. People who wear their creativity on their sleeves have the sense of style that is a perfect fit for a career in fashion. Fashion careers allow graduates to express their unique visions and make their marks in this high-profile industry. At The Art Institute Campuses, students can learn the skills and earn the experience needed to pursue entry-level opportunities in this exciting field.
Graduates of a Media Arts program bring music, movies, Web sites, video games, and more into reality. A media arts program is for individuals who are creative, imaginative, detail-oriented, and ready to learn technical skills. At The Art Institute Campuses, students can learn to combine their creative talents with technical skills to create functional works of art.