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In 2023, IACT took its two major initiatives in creative skills micro-credentials and creative place initiatives and design, and spun them out to two campus areas outside of IACT. To learn more about micro-credentials, contact Willie Morris IV in the office of Graduate Academic Affairs, and to learn more about creative place initiatives and design, contact Mike Puckett in Academic Affairs and Learning Initiatives.

To learn more about IACT's history, view our history page

We Transform People, Not Products.

IACT is an academic institute training students in the creative skills that today’s job market demands — while applying those same skills to the students’ diverse disciplines of study.

  • 11

    UD courses implementing micro-credentials.

  • 607

    Students have earned micro-credentials in two years.

  • 1036

    Micro-credentials awarded since Fall 2020.


The GEM at The Hub (Dayton Arcade) is a space that provides equitable access to creative skill building for all learners in the Dayton community.

Our Methods Our Spaces Our People

The GEM is a “school for schools” - providing opportunities for merging creative skill building into any existing curriculum or programs focused on equity, workforce skill development, and/or personal growth mindset.

Between our downtown office and The GEM, our spaces at the Hub in the Dayton arcade are well equipped to host anyone who seeks collaborative progress for the City of Dayton.

From 'K to Gray', The GEM is equipped to advance learning outside of the traditional classroom for all learners. Will you join us?

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Who We Are

At IACT, our only requirement is that you develop your passions, seek out your purpose, and realize your possibilities. We believe following these steps will lead to some pretty incredible results.


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