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The Art Institute of Washington- a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
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The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

1820 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, VA 22209-1802   |    1.703.358.9550

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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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The Art Institute of Washington - a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta

The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is located in a region known for cultural institutions, the arts, and ethnic diversity. Here, you'll learn in an area just a short trip from the United States' capital, with quick Metro access to D.C's amenities.

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Culinaire Restaurant

Culinaire Restaurant is the student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Washington. Located just across the river from Washington, DC, Culinaire Restaurant provides our culinary students with real-world experience and instructional content—and provides diners with a unique culinary experience.

Under the supervision of Chef Michael Roll and an experienced and credentialed faculty of chef instructors, students create bistro-style dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Culinaire Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

Culinaire Restaurant is open to the public; hours and the menu change quarterly. Please call 703-247-3841 for our hours and to make a reservation.

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The Art Institute of Washington Design Portfolio Review Exhibit June 3 The Art Institute of Washington Design Portfolio Review Exhibit June 3

On June 3, 2016, The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, will host a Design Portfolio Review Exhibit from 8 am – noon. The exhibit will take place at The Art Institute of Washington, 1820 North Fort Myer Drive, Arlington, Virginia.

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department at (703) 358-9550.

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 Washington, a campus of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to Title 23, Chapter 21.1, §23-276.4 of the Code of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th St; Richmond, VA 23219; 804-225-2600;www.schev.edu).

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The Art Institute of Washington Hosts Breakfast for Student Vets in Honor of Armed Forces Day The Art Institute of Washington Hosts Breakfast for Student Vets in Honor of Armed Forces Day

In recognition of Armed Forces Day, The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, provided a continental breakfast for its student veterans and invited special guest Scott Price, regional director for Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) office, to attend with the students.

The event provided a great opportunity for student veterans to enjoy a complimentary breakfast before class while socializing with Mr. Price and sharing their creative work and plans after graduation.

After the breakfast, Mr. Price enjoyed a tour of the campus.

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 Washington, a campus of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to Title 23, Chapter 21.1, §23-276.4 of the Code of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th St; Richmond, VA 23219; 804-225-2600;www.schev.edu).

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The Art Institute of Washington Animation Club Upcoming Events The Art Institute of Washington Animation Club Upcoming Events

The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, Animation Club (MAA32D), will be holding the following events throughout the spring quarter: 

Wednesdays: The Game Developers Club meets from 5-6pm in room 1008. Artists and programmers are welcome to attend.

Thursdays: The 32D Animation Club meets from 5-6pm in room 1008. Animators, gamers, and anyone with an affinity for Media Arts is welcome to attend.

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016: Artist Alley will be held from 10am-2pm on the tenth floor. Anyone interested may attend.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, 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 (703) 358-9550

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The Art Institute of Washington Visits White House to Support Wounded Warrior Project The Art Institute of Washington Visits White House to Support Wounded Warrior Project

Students, an instructor, and a staff member from The Art Institute of Washington, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, were recently invited to The White House to attend the Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) Soldier Ride®.

Forty wounded warriors were recognized and took to their bikes for a Wounded Warrior Ride around the White House grounds. The school’s SVA (Student Veterans of America) members were honored to be a part of the event.

President Obama thanked the warriors for their service to our country and encouraged the civilian community to welcome them back and assist with their readjustments.

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 Washington, a campus of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is certified to operate in the Commonwealth of Virginia pursuant to Title 23, Chapter 21.1, §23-276.4 of the Code of Virginia by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North 14th St; Richmond, VA 23219; 804-225-2600;www.schev.edu).

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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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Hermes Marticio

Hermes Marticio

Senior Graphic Designer, USA TODAY

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Thomas Davis

Thomas Davis

Digital Artist, Carney Inc

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Michael Thomas Santini, Jr.

Michael Thomas Santini, Jr.

Assistant General Manager, Mussel Bar & Grille

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Darrick W. C. Atwater

Darrick W. C. Atwater

Writer, Producer, Engineer & Musician for Sterling Musicians

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Jocelyn Colvin-Donald

Jocelyn Colvin-Donald

Owner, JC Design & Décor

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