International Academy of Design and Technology

645 Andover Park West 
Seattle WA 98188 

(2065751) 865-0000

International Academy of Design and Technology

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) is a for-profit media arts college accredited by a national agency, the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS).


All applicants must complete a personal interview with an admissions representative. At the time of application, the following must be completed:

  • Attestation of Graduation from High School or Equivalency.
  • if not a high school or GED graduate you write a basic lit and math test, with the ability to use a calculator
  • Request for college transcripts if applicant is seeking transfer of previously earned credit to the Academy.
  • Application for Admission/Enrollment Agreement (if applicant is under 18 years of age it must also be signed by parent or guardian).
  • Payment of application fee.

International students who are applying to IADT must meet the same admission requirements as U.S. citizens and may be required to take the Test of English as Foreign Language or demonstrate English proficiency.[1]


The academic programs alter by locations.[2]

  • Advertising & Design (April 2008)
  • Computer Animation
  • Computer Forensics
  • Digital Production
  • Digital Movie Production
  • Digital Photography
  • Fashion Design & Marketing
  • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Technology

Web Design and Development

  • Interior Design
  • Merchandising
  • Recording Arts

Film School ( Toronto )

  • Film Production
  • Sound Production
  • Acting for film, T.v. and stage

IADT holds accreditation from ACICS (Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools).[3] However, IADT does not have regional accreditation, thus many regionally accredited schools are unlikely to accept their credits in transfer or recognize their degrees for entry into graduate programs.The School itself claims that it is up to the accepting institution to make the final decision on the transferability of credits.[4][5][6][7] Locations throughout the United States and Canada offer associate's degree and bachelor's degree courses in game design, merchandising, advertising & design, fashion design & marketing, interior design, digital photography, digital production, digital movie production, and computer animation.

Career Education Corporation (CEC) is the parent company of IADT and a number of other for-profit schools.

In June 2007, CEC announced that the Pittsburgh campus of IADT would close in 2008. Later, on the 11th of December, 2007, it was announced that IADT Toronto would close in March 2009. In April 2010, CEC faced a large civil suit from previous students from IADT Pittsburgh, IADT WV, and IADT Toronto citing registration fraud, improper credit transfers, and false pretense. The previous students won the civil suit with an undisclosed amount offered.[8][9]

Sources: Google Maps, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Wikipedia, Yahoo! Answers

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