We believe in the success of risky behavior.
We believe in taking education more seriously than ourselves.
We believe that having fun is the most effective way to learn.
We believe working pros possess the important secrets to sustainable success.
We believe that believing is more important than talking.
We believe that learning is more fun than knowing
PRO EDU celebrates the priceless knowledge of working professionals by sharing the secrets of their experiences. Our students are photographers, graphic designers, retouching artists, and other creative entrepreneurs who desire to apply these transformative lessons to invent (and reinvent) their own business and artistic success. All stakeholders agree to apply their invaluable knowledge responsibly, creatively, and purposefully, with the additional promise of collaborating with our diverse, worldwide community.
PRO EDU’s future will be shaped by the core values that have defined our past: relentless innovation, collaborative methods, pioneering uses of technology, and experimentation.
PRO EDU shares an institutional vision that aligns with the global economy, society, and environment, activating our mission and our values:
Creativity, innovation, and a desire to challenge the status quo, both in what and how we teach and in the intellectual ambitions of the community itself
Relevant education, ensuring that the time and resources spent by students has application in the success of their business and artistic achievements
Social engagement, orienting students’ academic experience to help them become critically engaged citizens dedicated to solving problems and contributing to the public good.
OUR EDUCATIONAL APPROACH
We will fulfill our mission by extending PRO EDU’s legacy as a nontraditional academic community, nimble and responsive to change, that:
Focuses on and engages with current creative industry opportunities and challenges
Prioritizes humanity and culture in designing businesses and environments to improve the human condition, an approach that draws on design thinking and the liberal, creative, and photographic arts
Places purpose-based learning at the center of the educational experience
DISCOVER AN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION DEDICATED TO UNLEASHING YOUR CREATIVITY AS WELL AS YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS.
PRO EDU has offered students innovative approaches to education since its founding in 2014. Guided by renowned faculty of working professionals and closely-held proprietary curricula, a diverse international community disrupts the status quo, fostering social and artistic innovation and preparing for an evolving creative world. St. Louis is home to PRO EDU’s main studios and a range of creative practitioners and industries from which to explore heritage brands and traditions, new technologies, and a host of art, design, and business partners in Asia, Europe and beyond. Together, these complementary learning communities make PRO EDU a singular launchpad for a creative education and career.
LEARN FROM ALL EMERGING SKILL-SETS
Today, as industries and fields of study merge and branch off into new realms, artists and creatives work freely in a range of disciplines. PRO EDU’s integrative courses, tutorials, and products familiarize you with tools and techniques from across the creative spectrum and let you explore them alongside peers in our worldwide community. PRO EDU’s unique curriculum draws on all disciplines to elevate your creativity and help you thrive in a dynamic professional landscape.
DESIGN YOUR OWN WORLD
The PRO EDU community challenges conventional thinking, fostering creative and social innovation through thoughtfully conceived curriculum, challenging projects, and digital tools that demonstrate art and design’s enduring relevance. At PRO EDU, you are motivated to sharpen your practice and your understanding of the business and social impact of your art. You’re challenged to master your chosen craft while creating more reflectively, resourcefully, and responsibly than you ever have before. Through PRO EDU, you can evolve and apply design’s transformative capacity to the challenge of your professional world.
LEARN PROVEN SUCCESS SECRETS FROM INSTRUCTORS WHO’VE ACTUALLY SUCCEEDED
PRO EDU’s working professional faculty represents a broad range of experience and are acknowledged as leading experts and practitioners in their fields. As a member of our acclaimed academic community, you can work at the direction of working professionals to develop innovation and advance our creative industry.
REIMAGINE YOUR CAREER AND YOUR FUTURE
As the world keeps evolving, artists and designers who can pivot to create opportunity have an advantage, as they can embrace change, confident in the creative and rigorous professional foundation you have established at PRO EDU. Here you can develop to your full potential while preparing for worlds that may not yet exist. And you grow quickly, skilled in developing innovative, entrepreneurial paths supported by your PRO EDU community of peers, alumni, and faculty.
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