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BAYCAT Youth Creates Music Video at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco BAYCAT Youth Creates Music Video at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco

(San Francisco, May 2015)  Over the Winter break, youth from Bayview Hunters Point Center for Arts (BAYCAT), a non-profit social organization that educates youth and adults in the digital media arts, recorded a song and shot a music video in the Audio Production studio at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University.   Ian Sharp, a student in Audio Production Bachelor of Science Program and Edgar Garcia, 2014 graduate in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Science Program assisted in the making of the music video.


BAYCAT, located in San Francisco, helps young people realize their power via creativity and media and inspires students to stay in school.  


The project was special to the many media interns and employees at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, 1170 Market Street, San Francisco, CA  94102-4928 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


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The Art Institute of Hollywood,  ESPN Sports Center Faculty Segment The Art Institute of Hollywood, ESPN Sports Center Faculty Segment

(Hollywood, May 2015)  Morgan Stiff, adjunct instructor at The Art Institute of California – Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University, has produced a short documentary called “The Anti-Mascot”.  The documentary aired on Friday, May 15 on ESPN Sports Center. It is a 30 for 30 short directed by Colin Hanks about The San Francisco Giants' Crazy Crab.

The documentary is about the 1984 San Francisco Giants, team’s first mascot, the ‘Crazy Crab, the Anti-Mascot’.   The mascot was created to make fun of other teams’ mascots and encouraged fans to boo and hiss.  After 30 years, the 'Anti-Mascot' uncovers the history of a marketing scheme that spun out of control.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of California - Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University, 5250 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91601 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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Nicole Block, Instructor at The Art Institute of Hollywood, works on "Breaking Point" Show Nicole Block, Instructor at The Art Institute of Hollywood, works on "Breaking Point" Show

(Hollywood, May 2015)  Nicole Block, the Digital Cinema and Video Production Instructor at The Art Institute of California – Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University, is working on a true-crime docu-series titled "Breaking Point".  The final three episodes aired on Thursday, May 14 and also shown on Thursday, May 21 on the Investigation Discovery (ID) network.

From the creator and executive producer of A&E Network's long-running series "Intervention," the similarly styled "Breaking Point" features attorney and certified intervention professional Darren Kavinoky assisting families affected by a loved one's criminal behavior. Each episode documents the lives of real criminals to reveal the devastation their behavior has caused themselves, family members and friends.

As a Supervising Producer, Nicole is proud to work on the television show. It is a compelling series about street criminals and how their activities affect their families and friends. Not only does the show tell their stories, but the show also offers help to get the criminals off the streets!


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of California, Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University, 5250 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood, CA 91601 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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The Art Institutes International Minnesota Grad Wins Chicago's Cochon 555 The Art Institutes International Minnesota Grad Wins Chicago's Cochon 555

(Minnesota, May 2015)  The Art Institutes International Minnesota graduate, Nicole Pederson, won Chicago’s Cochon 555 competition on Sunday, April 26. The competition takes place in cities across the country, with each city’s winner going on to compete in the Grand Cochon on June 20 in Colorado. 


The Chicago event featured five local chefs, and each chef was given a heritage breed pig, with which they were challenged to produce multiple courses. Cochon 555 was originally created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs.


For the competition, Nicole created Eastern Thai Rice Sausage, Pork Belly Huaraches, Pickled Pig Part Pani Puri Poppers, Pork Loin Salad, Pork Au Feu and a pork Candy Bar. Nicole is a 2000 graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts and is currently a chef at Found.


For more info on Cochon 555, visit http://cochon555.com/ 


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institutes International Minnesota, 15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402-3105,  ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


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The Art Institute of Michigan Places at SkillsUSA State Championships The Art Institute of Michigan Places at SkillsUSA State Championships

(Michigan, May 2015)  Culinary students from The Art Institute of Michigan, a branch of The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, participated in the SkillsUSA State Championships on March 28, 2015. Coached by Chef Dave Balla and Chef Dave Koshizawa, the students took wins in four categories:  Commercial Baking, Competitive Hot Food, Restaurant Service and Job Skill Demonstration.  Gold medal winners will participate in the National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of June. This is the sixth year the school has sent students to the national version of an international competition.


Commercial Baking

1st Place:  Lenea Nemire—Baking and Pastry, Diploma

2nd Place:  Sarah Van Etten—Baking and Pastry, Diploma

3rd Place:  Makenzi Leinhart—Baking and Pastry, Diploma

Coach:  Chef Dave Balla


Competitive Hot Food

1st Place:  Melannie Chard—Culinary Arts, Diploma

2nd Place:  Cory Wong— Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts

Coach:  Chef Dave Koshizawa

Restaurant Service

3rd Place:  Brandon Crawford—Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts

Coach:  Chef Dave Balla


Job Skill Demonstration A

1st Place:  Dominic McCord—Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts

Coach:  Chef Dave Balla


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Michigan, A branch of The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago,  28125 Cabot Drive, Suite 120, Novi, MI 48377  ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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The Ham or Jam Give Event The Ham or Jam Give Event

(Vancouver, May 2015)  On May 1 & 2, volunteers from The Art Institute of Vancouver participated in a great community service project – the Ham or Jam Give Event. The event is an initiative of Change My City Alliance. On Friday, May 1, 40 volunteers made up of students, faculty, staff and friends, bagged and boxed more than 600 sandwiches. On Saturday, May 2, 30 volunteers from the campus hit the streets of East Hastings and distributed the sandwiches. 


Change My City Alliance is a not-for-profit organization whose overarching mandate is tailored towards building an inclusive platform, which youth and young people can be a part of. The group teaches personal development and skills training to at risk and marginalized youth.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Vancouver, 2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC V5M 0A7 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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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
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The Winning Designers in This Year's Style 2015 Fashion Show The Winning Designers in This Year's Style 2015 Fashion Show

Miami, FL March 24, 2015 – On March 23, over 80 students of Miami International University of Art & Design showed off their creativity, talent and hard work as part of the annual fashion show held at the Funkshion Fashion Style Village Fashion tent in Miami Beach.


Guests were greeted into the tent by a fashion exhibit entitled, Hope. The Hope exhibit featured a collection of Menswear inspired and created to raise awareness on what it means to be homeless. The design of the garments reflect the students’ interpretation of this important social issue. For example, one jacket was purposely designed without arm holes – as the designer interpreted being homeless as feeling powerless and stuck. Other students created a transparent garment and a hoodie without a face opening to signify the feelings of transparency that many of the homeless may experience from their community and society in general. The exhibit will be on display throughout the week later moving to the University’s main gallery in April.

 
The judges this year consisted of designer Danny Santiago – Stylist/Designer, Renato Armijo – Chernaya Fashion Director and Luis Toro – Perry Ellis


The judges this year consisted of designer Danny Santiago – Stylist/Designer, Renato Armijo – Chernaya Fashion Director and Luis Toro – Perry Ellis

 

JEWELRY COLLECTION AWARD

 Karen Correa, AA Accessory Design

 

HANDBAG COLLECTION AWARD

 Odna Chakkas, AA Accessory Design

 

EDITORIAL AWARD

 Regini Mari, AA Fashion Design

 

COCKTAIL AWARD

 Eleane Arroyave, BFA Fashion Design

 

PERRY ELLIS WOMEN’S WEAR AWARDS

 Virginie Romier, AA Fashion Design

Mimmy Begazo, BFA Fashion Design

 

PERRY ELLIS MENSWEAR AWARDS

 Jennifer Gonzalez, BFA Fashion Design

Jennifer Hairfield, BFA Fashion Design

 
Miami International University of Art & Design is located at 1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100, Miami, FL 33132. For information, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/miami, call 800.225.9023, or email aimiuadm@aii.edu.

 Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Miami International University of Art & Design 1501 Biscayne Blvd, Miami, Florida 33132 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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