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International Academy of Design and Technology – Detroit

Creative teachers inspire creative students. At the International Academy of Design & Technology (IADT), our faculty consists of experienced professionals from the design and technology fields who know firsthand what it takes to succeed. Our curriculum is designed around the current, demand for real-world knowledge, taught by skilled professionals, and it is continually updated to reflect the changing needs of the global marketplace.

IADT’s Career Services Department is there for students every step of their journey. As a student and after you graduate, you’ll have access to full and part-time opportunities through our online career fairs, on-site employer visits, and student portal. Our network of industry relationships and assistance with your resume, interviewing techniques, and networking skills are all focused on your success.

IADT’s knowledgeable Student Finance staff can assist you through the financial aid application process, whether you are applying for a student loan, a federal grant or other financial assistance. Tuition planning assistance is available to all students. Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

Please fill out the contact form for additional information about IADT, its programs, or financial aid information.

1850 Research Drive, Troy, MI 48083

Classes are available in 13 areas:


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Media Production

The Digital Media Program offers students the opportunity to develop both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the use of digital media technology. With the increasing market demand for skilled media specialists, multimedia developers, digital media authoring specialists, web designers, audio/video engineers, and streaming media specialists, this curriculum offers a wide range of career opportunities for graduates. Throughout the program, students can learn concepts, techniques, and tools related to digital media design, interface design, audio/video editing, and web design. Project management, creative design, and communication skills training are integrated throughout this dynamic curriculum.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising

Do you love Fashion? Style? Color? Comfort? Texture? Trends?

The world of fashion design may be the right career path for you. Our Bachelor’s degree program can help prepare you for one of the many exciting careers in today’s dynamic and rapidly changing world of fashion apparel.

Once you successfully complete our program, you can look forward to pursuing a career in the fast paced field of fashion design. You can be ready to stand up to the challenges of a competitive and creative industry. As part of your degree work, you’ll develop a professional portfolio, showcasing your skills and talents. By working with our educators, you will have an opportunity to gain new found leadership and teamwork skills.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Production

Are you a video game aficionado? Love speed, graphics, sound, and special effects?

With the Academy’s Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Game Design, you can turn your recreational passion into a career you love. Game design is a growing field, in need of talented and trained individuals. New opportunities are opening in advertising, education, business, and the web for well-crafted games.

Graduates from our program should be fully prepared to pursue entry-level positions in the competitive world of Game Design in Detroit and beyond our city’s borders. You can be armed with computer skills, an understanding of story writing, character development, and logical complexity progression. Trained in client/server technology, multiple platforms, applets, and scripts, you can become an asset to employers who are ready to turn gaming interest into marketable products.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Are you the kind of person that “sees” in color, shape, style, and design?

If you are fascinated with the process of turning a concept or message into a visual, an Associate or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from the Academy could be a perfect career path for you.

With desktop publishing, electronic, and online media, Graphic Design has spidered out, touching on fields from commercial art to multimedia. It incorporates drawing and design skills, typography, and color. Digital imaging, and online publishing. There are a variety of career paths available and the Academy’s program can help prepare you for future success.

Associate of Science in Graphic Design

Are you the kind of person that “sees” in color, shape, style, and design?

If you are fascinated with the process of turning a concept or message into a visual, an Associate or Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from the Academy could be a perfect career path for you.

With desktop publishing, electronic, and online media, Graphic Design has spidered out, touching on fields from commercial art to multimedia. It incorporates drawing and design skills, typography, and color. Digital imaging, and online publishing. There are a variety of career paths available and the Academy’s program can help prepare you for future success.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design

Are you fascinated by functionality? Enticed by beauty? Sensitive to the effects of physical space on the quality of work and leisure? Career training in Interior Design may be just right for you.

With the Academy’s Bachelor’s Degree or Associate Degree Program in Interior Design you can become a specialist in the relationship between people and spaces. You can develop the skills and the portfolio to enter one of today’s growing fields—one very much in need of talented, creative, and well-trained men and women.

There’s more to creating usable and pleasing space than meets the eye. There are elements like sound, light, furnishings, dividers, traffic flow, and directionality. Other critical considerations are industrial regulations and safety requirements. So much goes into creating an environment that truly works.

Join our energetic student body and professional faculty to learn how to design and define the work spaces of our future.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

Fashion design is about more than sketches and runway shows. It’s a field that requires an in-depth understanding of essential details such as apparel conceptualization, illustration, construction and marketing. Successful fashion design professionals must also develop skills in predicting consumer behavior and trend forecasting.

At the International Academy of Design & Technology, students in our fashion design programs have the benefit of learning about these and other key topics from experienced professionals as they analyze the needs of the fashion industry and create a portfolio that showcases work representative of their creativity and technical expertise.

Bachelor of Science in Internet Marketing

The world of Internet marketing is rapidly progressing and involves a wide range of specialized knowledge in everything from public relations and research to social-media marketing. At the International Academy of Design & Technology, students in our Internet marketing programs also have the opportunity to learn about Web design and technology and their impact on Internet marketing.

Our students are taught by faculty members with relevant career experience in various aspects of Internet marketing. These firsthand perspectives can prove valuable to students as they are challenged to understand topics including Web analytics, mobile applications, global and cultural Internet issues.

Associate of Science in Web Design & Development

The Web has become an integral part of our daily lives and plays an increasingly vital role in the modern business world. At the International Academy of Design & Technology, our Web design and development programs focus on helping students learn skills in diverse areas, from designing websites and other interactive media projects to programming and using content management systems.

Students in IADT’s Web design and development classes will have opportunities to learn about essential topics such as search engine optimization, human-computer interaction and client-side scripting development. Studying with instructors who are experienced web professionals, they can learn the skills needed to design and develop effective interactive projects.

Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Development

The Web has become an integral part of our daily lives and plays an increasingly vital role in the modern business world. At the International Academy of Design & Technology, our Web design and development programs focus on helping students learn skills in diverse areas, from designing websites and other interactive media projects to programming and using content management systems.

Students in IADT’s Web design and development classes will have opportunities to learn about essential topics such as search engine optimization, human-computer interaction and client-side scripting development. Studying with instructors who are experienced web professionals, they can learn the skills needed to design and develop effective interactive projects.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation Technology

Create and produce animated works: Animation – Special FX – Motion Graphics

In IADT’s Bachelor’s program in Animation Technology, you can work your way up to advanced artistic, conceptual, and technical skills needed to create and produce short animated projects. We’ll start you off with a strong foundation of traditional drawing and design related to the three core animation disciplines – Special FX, Animation, and Motion Graphics. Moving forward, you’ll have the opportunity to focus in depth on one of those disciplines and develop a thesis project, working closely with a mentor who will coach you throughout the production process. Our ultimate goal is to teach you to blend traditional animation principles with industry-relevant technology and software such as Autodesk Maya, in preparation for opportunities in the growing animation industry. All software and books are included in tuition for this dynamic degree program.

Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.iadt.edu/disclosures. IADT cannot guarantee employment or salary. Not all programs are available to residents of all states.

Certificate of Web Design and Development

Learn to Design and Activate Websites

If you love exploring websites and feel you’ve got the talent and drive to create them yourself, you belong at the International Academy of Design and Technology. We’ll blend your raw talent with design and technology and teach you the technical and conceptual skills that can help you prepare for the exciting field of Web Design and Development. The program’s instructors specialize in this area, and many have worked in the field. They can show you what it takes to create innovative websites and make them functional on the internet. You can learn hands-on and develop industry-current skills in areas such as programming for the internet, usability and interface design, digital imaging, multimedia design, and interactive mobile application. Choose from three program levels: Certificate, Associate degree and Bachelor’s degree.

Associate of Science in Building Information Modeling

Building a Better Way

The building industry is evolving and IADT students in our Building Information Modeling (BIM) program are evolving right along with it. BIM takes Architectural, Engineering and Construction design to the next level. It offers a whole new way to visually communicate 3D details of residential and commercial building projects – from concept to production to completion. This helps facilitate understanding and collaboration by all involved parties through every stage of the project. You can learn what it takes from the ground up in IADT’s new Building Information Modeling program.

Find disclosures on graduation rates, student financial obligations and more at www.iadt.edu/disclosures.IADT cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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