International Academy of Design & Technology – Schaumburg
915 National Parkway,
The International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT) – Schaumburg was a for-profit college. The Schaumburg campus was one of ten IADT locations throughout North America. It was founded as the International Academy of Merchandising and Design, Ltd. in 1977 by Clem Stein, Jr. In 2001, the academy changed its name to the International Academy of Design & Technology. In 2015, the school was closed.
IADT – Schaumburg offered Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees:
Associate of Applied Science Degree:
- Fashion Design
All applicants were required to complete a personal interview with an admissions representative, either in person or by telephone. In addition to the interview, the following had to be completed prior to admission: an enrollment agreement, a student disclosure form, attestation of graduation from high school or equivalency and payment of application fee.
The International Academy of Design & Technology was accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.
The faculty and staff at IADT - Schaumburg were affiliated with many academic, professional, honorary, and civic organizations such as the following:
- The American Society of Interior Designers
- Association for Computing Machinery
- The Association for Multimedia Communications
- Career College Association
- The Council of Independent Textile Designers of America
- Fashion Group International
- The Illinois Retail Merchants Association
- The Interior Design Educators Council
- The International Interior Design Association
- The International Textile Apparel Association
- National Association of Financial Aid Administrators
The facilities at IADT – Schaumburg included classrooms, lecture rooms, drafting labs, design studios, and sewing and patternmaking rooms. Computer labs were equipped with Macintosh and IBM compatible personal computers with software for computer aided design (CAD), graphic design, word processing, database management, spreadsheet analysis and computer aided pattern drafting. The Schaumburg library collection had electronic resources with access to e-Books and full-text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.