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Harrington College of Design is a for-profit design school in Chicago, Illinois. The school offers Associate's degrees in Interior Design and Digital Photography and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design. For-Profit Schools are educational institutions that are run by private, profit-seeking companies or organizations. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... An associate degree is an academic degree awarded by community colleges, junior colleges and some bachelors degree-granting colleges and universities upon completion of a course of study usually lasting two years. ... The Bachelor of Fine Arts, usually abbreviated BFA, is the standard undergraduate degree for students seeking a professional education in the visual or performing arts. ...

The school traces its history to 1931, when Frances Harrington, a practicing interior designer from New York, traveled to Chicago to provide a series of lectures for interior design professionals. From the beginning she soon founded the Harrington Institute of Interior Design. Harrington Institute of Interior Design was located in the Fine Arts Building on Michigan Avenue for many years run by Mr. Robert Marks and staffing the finest faculty in the design and architecture fields before moving to 200 West Madison. As the school expanded over the years, it changed its name to Harrington College of Design and now offers a broader education in the visual arts. 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Interior design is a multi-faceted profession in which creative and technical solutions are applied within a structure to achieve a built interior environment. ... NY redirects here. ...

The school is a subsidiary of the Career Education Corporation. In business, a subsidiary is a company controlled by another company or corporation. ... Career Education Corporation NASDAQ: CECO, founded in 1994, is a postsecondary education provider with campus-based and online curriculum. ...

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