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The Art Institute of Austin- a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
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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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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

Austin Culinary Students and Faculty Prepare Cookies for MJ&M Event Austin Culinary Students and Faculty Prepare Cookies for MJ&M Event

Julie Busch, who is a faculty member teaching Baking & Pastry at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, designed and prepared 400 bagged cookies for the fashion show event hosted by Mack, Jack, and McConaughey (MJ&M).

MJ&M is the joint fundraising effort of actor Matthew McConaughey, ACM Award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and ESPN analyst and Texas coaching legend Mack Brown. Busch enlisted the help of the school’s culinary students to help with the mass production of the cookies.

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 Art Reception, Awards Scholarship The Art Institute of Austin Hosts Art Reception, Awards Scholarship

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, recently hosted a special reception to honor the top art students and teachers from the Del Valle Independent School District (ISD). Students, teachers, and administration from elementary, middle, and high schools in the Del Valle system attended the reception, as well as the superintendent and assistant superintendent for Del Valle ISD. 

The Art Institute of Austin provide a “People’s Choice” award, based on votes from reception attendees. This award was given to Del Valle ISD student Israel Ledesma. A “Best In Show” award, including a $10,000 scholarship to The Art Institute of Austin, was presented to Del Valle ISD student Zoe Jeffries. Both Zoe and her mother cried with excitement upon hearing the announcement.  

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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Interior Design Student Appointed as Representative to ASID Texas Chapter Interior Design Student Appointed as Representative to ASID Texas Chapter

Interior design student Cody Rackley has been appointed the student representative to the Board of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the Texas Chapter. Cody’s twelve-month appointment begins in October after his summer training. He is currently working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston.

In addition to being a voting member of the board, Cody will serve as the liaison between the professional chapter, student chapters, and student membership at-large. He’ll communicate regularly with all parties, write reports following meetings to be disseminated to student chapters, report and advocate for student concerns to the board, visit all student chapters in the state, promote ASID events for students, and orient the new student representative at the end of his term.

Cody earned this position through his work as President of Interior Design Student Society (IDSS), an ASID Student Chapter at The Art Institute of Austin. Under his leadership IDSS membership increased, the organization gained a non-profit designation, successfully fundraised for large student events, and supported students traveling to national conferences.

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. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1676 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, www.accredit-id.org, 206 Grandville Ave., Ste. 350, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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Culinary Students Assist with Prep at Rachael Ray’s Feedback Festival Culinary Students Assist with Prep at Rachael Ray’s Feedback Festival

At this year’s SXSW Festival, The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston’s culinary department helped to make Rachael Ray’s Feedback Festival a success. Culinary students assisted with the prep work in advance and also were onsite building and serving the dishes. Culinary Director David Holtzman created four out of the six menu items served at the event. Following the event, Rachael Ray mentioned The Art Institute of Austin  on social media.

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. © 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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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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