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The Creative Center

The Creative Center is college with 86 students located in Omaha, NE.

Fine and Performing Arts

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Overview

Overview

The Creative Center says

Our goal is to create great graphic designers; if you think you have the talent, desire, and motivation to excel in this industry, you owe it to yourself to check us out! I founded the Creative Center, a commercial art college, in 1993. After years of reviewing student portfolios from colleges across the midwest, my creative colleagues and I concluded something better had to be done. With the advent of desktop publishing, I knew students working in an "on the job" atmosphere and with the correct training in design and design software could then be employed in the challenging graphic design profession. The Creative Center is the only art college I know that was founded and receives direction from an award-winning design studio. I started that design studio, Dotzler Creative Arts, in 1984, and since then have won over 300 creative awards including a national ADDY, Health Care Marketing's "Best of Show," and awards in Creativity, DESI, Print, Graphis, and How magazine. "Dotzler Creative Arts isn't the only one winning awards. I have been proud to watch students from the Creative Center win lots of student ADDY and AIGA awards - over 475 so far."

Our program is all-inclusive, on-the-job training. We strongly believe that the graphic designer of today needs to be well-versed in multiple aspects of graphic design: from websites to ads; from illustrations to signs; from logos to multimedia; and more. Our training approach - five days a week from 8:30 until 3:30 - allows students more instructor critiques, constant oversight, and an emphasis on quality, which leads to more job placement and career advancement opportunities.

If you are an art student looking for a college that will provide job-specific training to prepare you for the real world of graphic design and will provide creative memories, I would like to personally invite you to visit our campus. I am absolutely convinced that the program at the Creative Center is designed for you to succeed in the business of graphic design.

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Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 86
Gender 36% Male / 64% Female
Socio-Economic Diversity 70% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 88%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 7%
Ethnicity Unknown 1%
Black or African American 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: reduced course load study skills assistance tutoring
  • Computer Services: libraries wireless network available student web hosting available
  • Counseling Services: financial aid counseling placement services for graduates career counseling
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Commercial and Advertising Art (66%), Commercial and Advertising Art (33%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Includes instruction in concept design, layout, paste-up, and techniques such as engraving, etching, silkscreen, lithography, offset, drawing and cartooning, painting, collage, and computer graphics.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Associates

A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Includes instruction in concept design, layout, paste-up, and techniques such as engraving, etching, silkscreen, lithography, offset, drawing and cartooning, painting, collage, and computer graphics.

Job Opportunities:

Artists and Related Workers, All Other
All artists and related workers not listed separately.
Commercial and Industrial Designers
Develop and design manufactured products, such as cars, home appliances, and children's toys. Combine artistic talent with research on product use, marketing, and materials to create the most functional and appealing product design.
Graphic Designers
Design or create graphics to meet specific commercial or promotional needs, such as packaging, displays, or logos. May use a variety of mediums to achieve artistic or decorative effects.

Administration & Faculty

Executive Director Kim Guyer
Accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges
Student : Faculty Ratio 19 : 1

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 53.2% accepted of 79 applications

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay, Talent Ability, Recommendations, Level Of Applicants Interest, Interview

Important: Academic GPA

Also Considered: Character Personal Qualities, Work Experience, Volunteer Work, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Extracurricular Activities

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $39,349 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $38,739
$30K-$48K $40,248
$48K-$75K $39,049
$75K-$110K $43,482
$110K+ $43,084

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $25,600, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $24,933 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,736 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $7,290
Books $4,900 $4,900
Total (before financial aid) $31,569 $38,859

Students Receiving Aid

73% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 94% $5,992
Federal Scholarships/Grants 70% $4,029
Other Loans 15% $16,949
Pell Grants 70% $4,029
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 30% $1,440
Student Loans 97% $8,453

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://creativecenter.edu/tcc10/financialaid.php.

Estimate the net price for you at http://creativecenter.edu/tcc10/financialaid.php.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

80% of students graduated in six years.

Rankings

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