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The Art Institute of Austin- a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
Your creative future begins in Austin

We prepare students for careers in design, fashion, media arts, and culinary

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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

Choose what you would like to study in Austin

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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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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Saturday, May 30, 2015
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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

The Austin Food and Wine Festival The Austin Food and Wine Festival

(Austin, May 2015)   Faculty, staff and students at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, participated in The Austin Food and Wine Festival in April.  


Events for the 3 days included: 

Five course plated field dinner on the festival lawn

Dinner featuring 15 Texas based chefs for 1200 guests (Feast under the Stars)

Dinner featuring 15 chefs across the country for a Rock Your Taco battle for 1200 guests

Chef demonstrations

Fire pit stations serving barbecue

Hands-on-Grilling with Chef Tim Love (Lonesome Dove, Fort Worth, TX)


During the event, 8 students were offered positions or internships from chefs attending due to their hard work and professionalism.  


A special thanks to Chef David Holtzman, Chef Brad Harmon, Chef Julie Busch, Chef John Maroon, Chef Frank Johnson, Lorena Legarreta, Stephen Baldridge, and Frank Cheng who help make this a very successful event.  Positive feed back was received from sponsors, festival organizers and culinary event producers.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd, Austin, TX 78728  ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is
csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


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The Art Institute of Austin Opens On-Campus Veteran Center The Art Institute of Austin Opens On-Campus Veteran Center

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, recently inaugurated its Veteran Resource Center. The purpose of the center is to provide veterans with  specialized services not only for VA benefits, but for all other benefits available to them in the state of Texas. The Veteran Center provides the student with one point of contact assisting them with their specific needs. “We are very proud to be able to provide a specialized area just for our veterans. We look forward to continuing to support our veteran students with specialized programs to help them in their educational career” says Monica Jeffs, campus president of The Art Institute of Austin.

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 are subject to change. 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 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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SXSW not just about music, film and interactive SXSW not just about music, film and interactive

Culinary students from The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston are showcasing their creativity and talent by throwing their culinary skills in the mix during this year’s SXSW conference.   Students will be working with and hosting Los Angeles restaurateur and Food Network’s Chopped winner, Chef Phillip Lee at his tent for the duration of the conference. In addition, culinary students will be assisting in all the prep work and barbeque smoking with Chef Charles McKenna from Lilly’s Q of Chicago for a VIP event called Feedback hosted by Rachael Ray for the last three days of the conference.

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Rockport Teen Named Local Winner in The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014 Rockport Teen Named Local Winner in The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014

Samantha Gloor from Rockport was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of Austin’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school seniors the opportunity to use their flair for fashion and eye for style to earn tuition scholarships.

Gloor, a high school senior, earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of Austin.

In addition to her tuition scholarship, Gloor will progress to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where her entry will be judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants were required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

The Art Institute of Austin

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 are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Austin,101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78728. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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