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An Introduction To The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools across North America. We provide hands-on education in the creative and applied arts by offering master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs as well as non-degree programs. For employers, we provide an important source of culinary, design, fashion and media arts professionals.

At The Art Institutes schools, our curriculum is carefully scrutinized and developed by industry professionals and prominent employers who tell us what skills are needed in the workplace. This means that your education is relevant, practical and hands-on. In fact, the classroom often mimics what you'll find on the job. Members of our faculty also continue to work professionally in the fields they are teaching*, so you'll have an opportunity to learn what's currently happening in your chosen field. In all of our programs, technology and media help you to realize your vision.

Every Art Institutes school has a Career Services department with staff dedicated to helping students market themselves and providing support services for students to use in pursuing employment opportunities in their chosen field. From helping you pursue part-time job opportunities while you are attending school to actively supporting soon-to-be graduates' job search, faculty and staff are committed to providing students with the support they need.

In 2012, the eight Art Institutes schools in California (located in San Diego, Santa Monica, N. Hollywood, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Sunnyvale) combined to create a single college of art and design within Argosy University, known as the College of Creative Arts and Design. As part of the transition, the Art Institutes schools in California relinquished their national accreditation and are now governed by the regional accreditation held by Argosy University. Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org).

Argosy University’s College of Creative Arts and Design will continue its relationship with The Art Institutes system and will now merge its enthusiasm for education in the creative and applied arts with the history, tradition and passion of Argosy University's undergraduate and graduate-level programs.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Highlights

The 14th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence The 14th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence

(Chicago April 2015)  Five students from The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago were chosen to participate in the 14th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence, themed Fashion: Frame by Frame. Driehaus Design Initiative celebrates the extraordinary achievements of 25 emerging Chicago fashion design students at The 14th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence on Friday, April 24.


Students that participated in the event were:

Abigail Harshbarger, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design 

Liz Bahl, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

Erica Danz, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design 

Lori Yang, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design 

Victor Romano,  Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design 


Hosted by Inese and Richard H. Driehaus, The 14th Annual Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence, was held at 700 S. Des Plaines Street.  Liz Bahl, was the main prize winner and received a cash honorarium, a garment display at the Saks Fifth Avenue Michigan Avenue store, and a design mentorship coordinated by Saks Fifth Avenue.  Second and third place award recipients also received a cash honoraria. Deidre Bormes, Director, Fifth Avenue Club named one designer the recipient of the Saks Fifth Avenue Achievement in Design Award.


 Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago 350 N. Orleans Street, Suite 136-L, Chicago, IL60654-1593 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/231 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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Create a Summer of Possibilities at Miami International University of Art & Design’s Summer Studio Create a Summer of Possibilities at Miami International University of Art & Design’s Summer Studio

This summer, instead of the same old, same old, why not do something different – like build on your creative potential at Summer Studio?  Not your typical summer camp, Summer Studio puts students in a hands-on, collaborative environment, where they can learn new skills in the fields of design, media arts or fashion.  

This 4 - day summer program at Miami International University of Art & Design (MIU) is open to high school sophomores and juniors and offers workshops in the areas of audio production, digital filmmaking & video production, drawing & illustration, graphic design & advertising, interior design, digital photography and fashion.  Under the direction of MIU instructors, students will work on exciting real-world projects and use professional-grade tools and technology to see if a creative university like Miami International University of Art & Design is right for them.

“At Summer Studio, students have the unique opportunity to share their creative passion with like-minded peers, receive feedback from our instructors and get a taste of the college experience,” said Erika Fleming, president of Miami International University of Art & Design.

Summer Studio at MIU runs June 22 – June 25. Deadline to register is April 30, must be paid in full by May 15, 2015. To enroll or for more information, visit www.summerstudio.com/miami or contact Nancy Quinones at  (305)428 -5635 or email nquinones@aii.edu. All workshops are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into any of the programs offered at Miami International University of Art & Design.

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Miami International University of Art & Design at 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33132-1418 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 1-305-428-5700.



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Work of Instructor Graces Cover of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine Work of Instructor Graces Cover of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine

(DENVER, CO April 2015) – Cecilia Tanoni, an Interior Design instructor at The Art Institute of Colorado, recently had her work featured on the cover of Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine. The cover and spread features her work on a client’s downtown condo. Tanoni is also a graduate of The Art Institute of Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design in 2005. 

You can check out the Colorado Homes and Lifestyles Magazine spread here:
http://www.coloradohomesmag.com/January-February-2015/An-Artistic-Eye/

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Colorado, 1200 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/923 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire Hosted the Board Meeting for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Inland Empire Chapter of Chefs and Cooks The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire Hosted the Board Meeting for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Inland Empire Chapter of Chefs and Cooks

On Monday March 9, 2015, The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University hosted the board meeting for the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Inland Empire Chapter of Chefs and Cooks.  The board meeting was followed by an informative seminar on “Social Media in the Food Industry,” presented by faculty member Ms. Desiree Massei.  The lecture was validated to grant continuing education points towards certification / recertification of ACF members in good standing.  The seminar covered the following points:

Retention of current customers through social media

Introducing a new target market through posts and online engagement

Brand awareness

Use of hashtags “#” as search engines to gain followers

Customer engagement and involvement on a variety of social media platforms

How to create, design and set up your social media platform

The evening progressed with an assortment hors d’ouevres and a three course dinner designed and prepared by Chef Lee Van On and Chef Tucker with the assistance of Ai California – Inland Empire Culinary students.  Guests were served a Spring Arugula Salad with Pears, Candied Pecans, Orange Segments, Avocadoes, Vine Ripened Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella and a Balsamic Glaze.  The entrée was a duo of Sous Vide Teres Major and Herb Crusted Lamb Chops with Red Mole, Corn Souffle and Grilled Vegetables.  There was Tres Leches with Cajeta for dessert and an assortment of Chocolate Truffles and Petite Fours for Friandise.

In attendance were Riverside City College Culinary department, San Bernardino College Culinary Department, Rialto High School Culinary Department, US Foods representatives, LA Desserts & Baking Company, and Ai California – Inland Empire’s ACF Junior Team.  


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University. 674 E Brier Dr, San Bernardino, CA 92408. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


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