I attended and graduated from Illinois Media School - Chicago in 2015. I'm grateful for the time I spent there during that time. I put a lot of work in, outside of class time and so I got a lot out of my experience. I enjoyed the attentiveness of all my teachers, they were all supportive and helpful, even the teachers I didn't directly have. I appreciate the hands-on method of teaching there, which was very helpful. Lastly, I really enjoyed working with my classmates and I'm glad I chose IMS at the time I did.
This place shouldn’t be called a school. They con people with a nice tour and tell you that you’ll be focusing on the specific thing you’re interested in pursuing. If that’s radio, you’ll be in a radio class for the first 30 days and the same goes if you want to learn film. They do a month of what field your most interested in so the student loans kick in and the school gets their money, that’s when everything changes. They will start putting you in two week classes 3 days a week for 4 hrs a day in classes you were told you wouldn’t have to take then onto something else. No time to learn, and no syllabus on which classes you’ll have throughout your time there. The only benefits is getting information on events looking for volunteer workers (cameramen, commentary, internships) which you can also find yourself if you look hard enough, Google knows everything! If you want to learn media/radio watch YouTube videos on what you’re interested in and videos on the software Adobe cus that’s all the school uses for recording and video editing. Trust me, you’ll learn more and save a bunch of money!
Great school I'm glad that I Attended!
straight forward get to your dreams
Work here if you want to be bullied, harassed and stripped of all your human qualities.
Great place to learn
It’s a great school that gives you first hand experience guided by industry professionals. Not only am I a teacher but also a graduate.
Great people great school
I'm so thrilled that my family and I have found this place! They seem so very organized and passionate and I really can't think of a better place to go. Staff, teachers, everyone is so helpful, kind and friendly! The receptionist Krista is extremely helpful, compassionate and kind! Thank you for having this wonderful school!
My experience was amazing. My teachers worked with me hands-on to teach me all about broadcasting and media. I was able to land several jobs after graduation with no problems simply because I graduated from IMS. If anyone has bad things to say about this school then its because they did not take advantage of everything available. If you work hard, results come more then you can imagine. Judge for yourself and do not listen to rubbish. IMS is a great school and I loved every minute of being a student. #IAMIMS