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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

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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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Earn a grant up to $17,568 (up to 20% of your tuition).

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

The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan 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 Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 2015 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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The Art Institute of Austin Hosts Networking Skills Workshop The Art Institute of Austin Hosts Networking Skills Workshop

(Austin, October 2015)  On October 27, The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston hosted Kristine Palmer, Director of Business Development at W by Worth, to speak to students about the power and importance of networking.

W by Worth is a personal shopping company that provides clients with carefully curated wardrobes while also providing entrepreneurial women the opportunity to succeed in the fashion industry.

Click the link to read the interview with Ross Herosian, Director of Campus Relations promoting the event: https://slate.adobe.com/a/PLbw5/

 

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  © 2015 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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Media Arts & Animation Graduate Interviewed on 3DTotal Media Arts & Animation Graduate Interviewed on 3DTotal

(Austin, October 2015)  Billy Lord, a 2012 Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Media Arts & Animation graduate from The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, was featured in 3DTotal, a 3D resource and CG art website. Lord discusses his inspiration and background in this Q&A piece, while highlighting some of his recent work.

Here is a link to the interview: Billy Lord: Character artist interview

3DTotal serves as an educational environment that not only helps promising and experienced CG artists alike, but also showcases some of the best computer generated artwork in the world.


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  © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1677 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Students Create Purple Dresses for Survivors of Domestic Violence Students Create Purple Dresses for Survivors of Domestic Violence

(Austin, October 2015)  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and to help raise awareness, The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston has partnered with the Survive2Thrive Foundation to create purple evening gowns designed by fashion students that will be modeled during the MUSE Austin live concert on Sunday, Oct. 25 at the One World Theatre in Austin, Texas.

MUSE Austin is a live concert featuring some of Austin’s best musicians, performing their original pieces with a full band and orchestra. During the concert, survivors of domestic violence will be showcased in a short video about their new lives without violence and they will serve as the models for the fashion component of the evening. Survivors will be modeling Domestic Violence Purple evening gowns designed by students of The Art Institute during each of the songs being performed.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the “Day of Unity” in October 1981 and was conceived by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The intent was to connect domestic violence advocates across the country, at a local, state, and national level.

In addition, the upcoming event was featured in CultureMap Austin: http://austin.culturemap.com/eventdetail/Survive2Thrive-foundation-presents-muse-austin/ 

To view the segment online, click on the following link: http://www.twcnews.com/tx/austin/fashion/2015/11/11/purple-dresses-for-a-worthy-cause.html

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  © 2015 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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