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The Art Institute Online And Adobe to Offer Web Design Certificate Programs

(August 09, 2001)
The Art Institute Online, a division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, has formed an educational alliance with Adobe Systems Inc., to develop and market certificate programs in Web Design as part of The Art Institute Online Center for Professional Development.

The Center for Professional Development will offer intensive, accelerated modules in the Web Design certificate programs in an online format that are specifically designed around targeted professional areas. Two programs will initially be offered: Introduction to Web Design and Web Site Development.

Each program consists of five courses in six-week modules and will include: Fundamentals of Design for the Web, Architecture and Information Management, Web Authoring, Defining and Debugging Specs, Design a Web Site, Introduction to Multimedia and Web Design, Interactive Design, Web Authoring Tools, User Interface Design, Develop a Web Site.

"These accelerated programs provide the breadth of study and intensive training necessary to excel in these fields," said Ken Sutton, President of The Art Institute Online. "Design professionals will have the opportunity to enhance their existing skill sets."

"We are delighted to be working with The Art Institute Online," said Bryan Lamkin, Senior Vice President at Adobe. "AI is one of the most innovative art schools in the nation. They are committed to providing their students with the instruction that prepares students for success in their future careers."

Adobe will provide assistance in curriculum development and the company's software products will be the standard for these Web programs. The Web Design certificate programs will utilize Adobe GoLive and Adobe LiveMotion Web authoring and Web animation tools that are used extensively for Internet Web site content creation and development.

"Adobe helped launch the desktop publishing revolution in 1982 and is at the heart of the next publishing revolution -- Network Publishing which enables visually rich, personalized content to be available to anyone, anytime, anywhere," said Sutton, of The Art Institute Online. "Adobe continues to set standards in Web, print and video publishing by driving the delivery of compelling content regardless of platform or device."

The Art Institute Online, a division of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, is a distance learning school offering Internet-delivered education. The Art Institute Online offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Graphic Design or Multimedia & Web Design, the Associate of Science degree in Graphic Design or Multimedia & Web Design, and two diploma programs in Digital Design and Web Design. Students may take a demonstration online course by visiting The Art Institute Online at or by calling 1-877-872-8869 for more information.

The Art Institutes system of 22 educational institutions is located nationwide, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management Corporation (Nasdaq: EDMC) is among the largest providers of proprietary post-secondary education in the U.S., offering bachelor's degree, associate's degree and non-degree programs. EDMC has provided career-oriented education programs for over 35 years, and its Art Institutes have graduated more than 125,000 students. The Art Institutes Web site is

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