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Excel in The Art Effect with programs designed for students and young adults working toward mastery and entrance into a career or higher education. These programs build essential workforce development and college preparatory skills by providing real-world work placements and educational experiences.

The Art Institute is pre-college portfolio development program designed for artistically motivated and career-minded teens ages 14-19 prepare for intensive arts-based instruction in college and beyond. Students develop advanced skills in drawing, painting, filmmaking, and more. Since 2000, our graduates have been offered over $42 million in merit-based scholarships to the nation’s leading colleges, universities, and art schools.

Forge Media is our in-house media production studio, providing businesses and organizations with original, thought-provoking videos that will engage their audiences. Forge employs advanced youth apprentices with the highest level of media production skills to work alongside experienced producers in client-based production work, uniquely preparing them for the demands of a professional career through early job experiences and connections throughout the community. All proceeds from Forge Media support empowering our youth apprentices through this creative media mentorship program and provides youth with the opportunities they need to give them an edge as they continue on the path towards becoming media industry leaders.