The ex'Treme Institute by Nelly - St. Louis offers degrees & diplomas for aspiring students. Take advantage of our in-person and online classes.
The ex'Treme Institute by Nelly - St. Louis prepares you to pursue entry level employment in the Music & Entertainment Industry, Media Business, Arts and more!
Financial Aid, Scholarships, Grants and Private Loans are available for those who qualify. You can learn more on our Financial Information page.
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Located in the heart of downtown St. Louis, our 25,000 square-foot, 3 floor campus boasts of modern technology throughout with labs and classrooms made to facilitate the best learning experience.

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We have 2 career path options, both with Degree or Diploma tracks.

5 Reasons To Choose E.I.

  • Convenient Location

    E.I.’s location in the heart of downtown St. Louis makes it easily accessible, full of life, and great for studious minds.

  • Amazing Facilities

    Modern facilities and equipment provide students with an educational experience that helps maximize an individual’s potential in the creative media industry.

  • An Accredited College

    Vatterott College ex’treme Institute by Nelly – St Louis is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

  • Experienced Instructors

    E.I.’s commitment to quality education runs directly through our industry experienced instructors and staff.

  • Flexible Scheduling

    Class times can run in the morning, afternoon and evening allowing students to fit school into their busy lives.

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  • Where + When

    Tuesday Sept. 12
    4PM – 6PM
    E.I. Campus
    800 Lumiere Place
    St. Louis, MO 63102

  • Instructor

    Abe Batshon

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  • Cost

    Complimentary & Open To The Public

Grad Spotlight
  • “Making ex’treme Institute by Nelly my choice for college, was one of the best decision I ever made. I was taught by some of the best creative minds, engineers, musicians, and producers in the business. After graduating they helped me find a career most people only dream of. EI by Nelly put me in contact with St. Louis stagehands union. The IATSE Local 6 stagehands union has given me the opportunity to setup shows and events in arenas, stadiums, parks etc. They have helped me expand my vision, dreams, and work ethic. The IATSE Local 6 community helped me develop the skills of rigging, video, lighting, and staging in addition to all the audio I learned about at the ex’treme Institute. With those skills I have set shows for artists like Beyonce’, Coldplay, Stevie Wonder in addition to working a week on Super Bowl 50. Never stop dreaming. It’s been an amazing adventure.”

    Curtis Williams
  • “While I attended E.I. I got an internship with Ironman Sound Industries. I was asked to come back as soon as I graduated. I am now freelancing for Ironman Sound Industries and a rapidly growing company called Arch City Audio Visual. It’s amazing getting paid to do live sound, I love it! Also I have built my own home studio. I could not have all of this without the tools and connections this Institute gave me. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to do anything in this business full time.”

    Ben John - ex'treme Institute by Nelly - St. Louis
  • “In taking, the knowledge and experience I gained allowed me to fully excel in my passion. I appreciate Nelly and Vatterott for just the chance that was given. This school led to opportunities I would have never imagined with national recording artists! I wanted to thank all my teachers and the staff for being there for us when we needed it”.

    Josh Dixon - EI
Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for school?

Any student accepted for admission or currently enrolled at Vatterott College – ex’treme Institute by Nelly – St. Louis may apply for financial aid and/or scholarships.

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How does E.I. help with job placements?

E.I. offers a job placement service. Our career services team will help you find a career in your field with the following services: Job Search Coaching & Guidance, Resume Review, Mock Interviewing, Resume Referral, and Campus Career Fairs.

How do I get started?

The first step in the admissions process is to fill out the Request Information form found here. Upon receiving your initial request, one of our trained admissions personnel will contact you.

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