Virginia Marti College of Art and Design

Virginia Marti College of Art and Design is recognized as a leading center for the teaching and learning of the creative design arts. Since 1966, we have trained international students. It would be an honor and privilege to provide you with an exceptional skill in design.

We believe with the combination of your hard work and the training you will receive, you will have a distinct advantage over many students in the skills of design and business. The small class sizes, along with the focus on entrepreneurship, will allow you to receive personalized learning from our skilled instructors while earning your Associate Degree.
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  • Personalized attention in our small class sizes (10 students per
    instructor in all technical classes and a maximum of 30 in lecture classes)
  • Administration and faculty know students by name
  • Classes taught by industry professionals
  • Teaching Entrepreneurial Skills
  • Specialized career college offering 5 programs in Art & Design
  • Fashion Design Program teaches Haute Couture and Ready-to Wear/ Manufacturing
  • Internships Required in Graphic Design and Fashion Merchandising
  • Placement assistance available for Fashion Design, Interior Design, and Digital Media
  • Networking opportunities while in school (Projects include organizations such as - Go Red American Heart Association; KEM Foundation; Architectural Justice)
  • Critiques performed by top US companies such as: Hyland Software,
    Wise Advertising, and Marcus Thomas Advertising
  • Four 10 week terms with 4 start dates throughout the academic year with a 3 week holiday in between each term. Perfect flexibility for international students to return home for the holidays!
International Student Services
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival at Hopkins International Airport.
  • Free Tutoring available for those who qualify
  • Minimum TOEFL Requirements
  • No SAT or ACT Requirements
  • VMCAD participates in OPT (Optional Practical Training) Program after graduation (one month approved for every four months of training)
  • Housing Coordinator assists international students in locating and securing housing
  • International Student Scholarship Program up to $4000 per year
    (Minimum 3.0 GPA and/or Portfolio Review)
Contact Us
International Students
Virginia Marti College of Art & Design International Student Services
Monday to Thursday: 9am - 8:30pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday: 9am - 3pm
11724 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Phone: (216) 221-8584 (Please ask for International Student Admissions)
Fax: (216) 228-9739

Current Courses

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    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • BA
    • Fashion Design
    • 2 Years
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    • BA
    • Fashion Merchandising
    • 2 Years
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    • BA
    • Interior Design
    • 2 Years
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    • BA
    • Graphic Design
    • 2 Years
    • Cleveland, Ohio
    • BA
    • Digital Media
    • 2 Years
    • Cleveland, Ohio

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