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The Art Institute of Atlanta

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328-1649   |    1.770.394.8300

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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 Atlanta is located in Georgia’s largest city. Here, you’ll learn in a region where history blends with the contemporary—a business and cultural center that provides opportunities for internships and creative growth.

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Creations Restaurant

Creations Restaurant is the student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Atlanta. The restaurant serves as the dining lab for the school's culinary students, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the supervision of chefs and instructors, students create dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Creations Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience.

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News and events

Grad Gillespie Nominated for James Beard Foundation Award Grad Gillespie Nominated for James Beard Foundation Award

Chef Kevin Gillespie, who in 2003 earned an Associate in Arts in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Atlanta, was recently nominated in the “Best Chef, Southwest” category for the James Beard Foundation Awards. The awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields.

Gillespie is the executive chef at the Atlanta restaurant Gunshow. He’s also authored the cookbooks "Pure Pork Awesomeness: Totally Cookable Recipes from Around the World" and "Fire in My Belly: Real Cooking."

The Art Institute of Atlanta 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 Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., 100 Embassy Row, Atlanta, GA 30328-1649. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/310 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 Atlanta Presents: Student Short Films Showcase At 40th Annual Atlanta Film Festival The Art Institute of Atlanta Presents: Student Short Films Showcase At 40th Annual Atlanta Film Festival

The Art Institute of Atlanta will host a conversation immediately following with the City of Atlanta’s new director of Film and Entertainment, Christopher Hicks

WHO: The Art Institute of Atlanta students, Christopher Hicks, Director of the City of Atlanta Office of Film and Entertainment and representatives from The Art Institute of Atlanta BFA in Media Arts & Animation program 

WHAT: The Art Institute of Atlanta Media Arts & Animation program presents a showcase of student short films created by The Art Institute of Atlanta students. The following films will be presented:

  • Kiss of Death (Narrative short) directed and produced by Ai Atlanta students Timothy Collins and Jillian Kibler centers around a couple’s plan to leave town by sundown but takes an unexpected turn.
  • Jokers Wild (Narrative short) directed by Ai Atlanta student Kriss SiaoPao is centered around a group of friends who have twenty-four hours to pay back Santos…or else
  • Dear Charlie (Narrative short) directed by Ai Atlanta student Samantha Washington, shares Charlie’s guilt over a loved one’s suicide and reveals a terrible secret
  • Taking Back Our Thrones (Documentary) directed and produced by Ai Atlanta student LeCreshia Goldsberry, presents a documentary highlighting the many contributions black women have made in the fields of beauty, education and media
  • Robin Goodfellow (Sizzle reel) directed and produced by Ai Atlanta student Don Weir is about a killer Santa Claus on the loose
  • Eden (Narrative short) directed and produced by Ai Atlanta student Jacob Allinson, Eden explores a cheating husband who must come to terms with what he’s done 

WHEN: Thursday, April 7, 2016 | Screening: 5:00pm

WHERE: 7 Stages | 1105 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307

MEDIA INFO: Media interested in providing coverage for this event should reserve their seats at the screening by Wednesday, April 6, 2016. Press check-in begins at 4:15pm and screening will begin promptly at 5:00pm

MEDIA RSVP: Angela Watts | anwatts@aii.edu | 678-637-0982 (cell)

About The Art Institute of Atlanta:
The Art Institute of Atlanta 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 Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328-1649. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/323 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 770-394-8300.

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Students Participate in Charleston Fashion Week Students Participate in Charleston Fashion Week

Students from The Art Institute of Atlanta and The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, recently participated in Charleston, SC, Fashion Week. The city’s fashion week took place from March 15-19, 2016.

The designers from The Art Institute of Charleston, all of whom are working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, are: 

  • Chinara Alston
  • Elizabeth Ward
  • Jeanne Everett
  • Hope Candieas
  • Kat Dwight
  • Justin Barfield

The designers from The Art Institute of Atlanta, who are working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Marketing & Management, are:

  • Karimah Ali
  • Zuri Zandar

In addition to the students’ collection premiers, The Art Institute of Charleston welcomed fashion icon Fern Mallis to the school for a talk. Ms. Mallis is the creator of New York Fashion Week and is an influential member of the worldwide fashion community.

The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, 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 Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, 24 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2623. ©2016 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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Students from The Art Institute of Atlanta Surprise Kids in Need with Bedroom Makeovers Students from The Art Institute of Atlanta Surprise Kids in Need with Bedroom Makeovers

On March 11, 2016, five young students from Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary School received the surprise of a lifetime. A team of volunteers, including students from The Art Institute of Atlanta, performed a makeover on the students’ bedrooms while the children were away. The children are from three families and their ages range from 7-11 years old.

To make the surprise a reality, volunteers assembled furniture at Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary, then took it to the students’ homes. While parents and friends were in the homes during the installation, the young students weren’t onsite until the reveals.

The Art Institute of Atlanta played an instrumental role in fundraising to make this project a reality. Additionally, six students from the school helped to install new bedroom furniture—while adding creativity to the spaces via pieces purchased by The Art Institute of Atlanta community.

The project was developed by Communities In Schools of Atlanta, and the idea for the makeovers was extremely popular among the students’ parents. The elementary students were already active in community service through the Communities in Schools of Atlanta program. Their parents were asked to write in and explain why the students should win the makeover. Those who won the makeovers had difficult stories—including a student who has been sleeping on the floor, another who had her bedroom destroyed by squatters while the family was away, and a family lead by a single mom that saved for years to buy a home.

The Communities in Schools of Atlanta, founded in the 1970s, has a mission to ensure that children understand the importance of giving back to others—even if the children themselves are underprivileged. The students from Hamilton E. Holmes Elementary have already worked on programs to raise money and resources for local nonprofits Jerusalem House and Covenant House. 

Additional sponsors of the room makeovers included The Art Institute of Atlanta, Paige Turner, Big Lots, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity East Point Chapter, and AmeriGroup Insurance Company.

The Art Institute of Atlanta 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 Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30328-1649. © 2016 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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Thalia J. Kemp

Thalia J. Kemp

Interaction Designer , Windstream Communications

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Douglas Siclari

Douglas Siclari

Animator , Siclari Studio of Art and Design

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Kevin Gillespie

Kevin Gillespie

Chef & Owner , Gunshow

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Yamil Little

Yamil Little

Board Member, Bridge DA Gap

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Desmond Fannin

Desmond Fannin

District Executive Chef , Sodexo Incorporated

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