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The Art Institute of Austin- a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
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The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston

101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, TX 78728   |    1.512.691.1707

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, Fashion, and Culinary help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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College Bound is an 11-week college experience for high school juniors and seniors to connect with others that share your interests while taking college level courses designed to help you grow, discover yourself, and create something awesome.

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Pursue your creative education in a vibrant, music and arts-friendly city

Pursue your creative education in a vibrant, music and arts-friendly city

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is located in a thriving creative community—one of the fastest growing areas in the country. Here, you have the opportunity to learn in a city that's focused on music, the arts, technology, and industry.

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Ology Restaurant

Our facility also includes Ology Restaurant, the student-run restaurant of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Austin. Ology has a five-course prix-fix menu that changes quarterly. Diners are treated to local and international cuisine—everything from a taste of Asia to meals inspired by the Lone Star state.

The restaurant also offers burgers, veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches, soup, and salads.

Ology is run under the supervision of a Chef Instructor and Front of House Manager. Students prepare the meals and run the front-end of the restaurant, from taking reservations to seating and serving diners.

Ology is an opportunity for culinary students to demonstrate their skills in a real-world environment—and for diners to experience delicious meals showcasing the students' talents.

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News and events

Interior Design Student Appointed as Representative to ASID Texas Chapter Interior Design Student Appointed as Representative to ASID Texas Chapter

Interior design student Cody Rackley has been appointed the student representative to the Board of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the Texas Chapter. Cody’s twelve-month appointment begins in October after his summer training. He is currently working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston.

In addition to being a voting member of the board, Cody will serve as the liaison between the professional chapter, student chapters, and student membership at-large. He’ll communicate regularly with all parties, write reports following meetings to be disseminated to student chapters, report and advocate for student concerns to the board, visit all student chapters in the state, promote ASID events for students, and orient the new student representative at the end of his term.

Cody earned this position through his work as President of Interior Design Student Society (IDSS), an ASID Student Chapter at The Art Institute of Austin. Under his leadership IDSS membership increased, the organization gained a non-profit designation, successfully fundraised for large student events, and supported students traveling to national conferences.

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, TX 78728. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1676 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Ave., Ste. 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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Culinary Students Assist with Prep at Rachael Ray’s Feedback Festival Culinary Students Assist with Prep at Rachael Ray’s Feedback Festival

At this year’s SXSW Festival, The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston’s culinary department helped to make Rachael Ray’s Feedback Festival a success. Culinary students assisted with the prep work in advance and also were onsite building and serving the dishes. Culinary Director David Holtzman created four out of the six menu items served at the event. Following the event, Rachael Ray mentioned The Art Institute of Austin  on social media.

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, TX 78728. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Voting Ends April 13 For The Art Institute of Austin Contestants in Fashion Week Mashup Voting Ends April 13 For The Art Institute of Austin Contestants in Fashion Week Mashup

As a part of The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston’s sponsorship with Austin Fashion Week, the school has two “mash up” teams entered in a photo/fashion competition. Each team is comprised of students who played the roles of stylist, makeup artist, model, apparel designer, art director, or photographer.

Voting is open until April 13 and you can help our students to come out on top by casting your vote at: http://afw.fashionxaustin.com/2016-mash-up-teams/. The Art Institute of Austin teams are Woman Will and The Wicked.

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, TX 78728. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 

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Culinary Students Earn Medals in “That Takes the Cake!” Competition Culinary Students Earn Medals in “That Takes the Cake!” Competition

Two culinary students working toward an Associate of Applied Science in Baking & Pastry at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, earned medals in the “That Takes the Cake!” competition.

The competition, hosted by Capital Confectioners, is the largest cake competition in central Texas. Kourtney Viktora was awarded the silver medal in the novelty division and Rachel Lange earned a bronze medal in the same category.

Kourtney created a purple cake with lace, while Rachel’s cake was blue and featured yellow flowers. Their fellow students, also working toward an Associate of Applied Science in Baking & Pastry, entered a Starry Night cake (Cynthia Hernandez), an anchor cake (Katherine Kelley) and a watercolor cake (Megan Tinch).

Capital Confectioners, a greater Austin Cake Club and Non-Profit organization, was formed to provide people who are interested in sugar arts the opportunity to share and network with others who have similar interests.


The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, TX 78728. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Morgan Delk

Morgan Delk

Senior Designer, GSD&M

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Jeffrey Flanagan

Jeffrey Flanagan

Animator, Minicore Studios, LLC,

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Lacey Kalina

Lacey Kalina

Production specialist, Dallas Independent School

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 Willis DeYoung

Willis DeYoung

Production Specialist, Socorro Independent School

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 Michael Colom

Michael Colom

Sous Chef, University of Texas

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