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The Art Institute of Austin- a branch of The Art Institute of Houston
Your creative future begins in Austin

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

Create your future beginning now.

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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Students need to meet all requirements. The Art Grant is not offered at all Art Institute schools and the grant amounts vary by location; check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

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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Saturday, September 10, 2016
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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

Art Institute of Austin Participates in Back to School Backpack Giveaway Art Institute of Austin Participates in Back to School Backpack Giveaway

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, recently participated in the KEYE-TV/Telemundo Austin “Back to School Backpack Giveaway” event. Hundreds of families lined up starting to receive a free backpack from KEYE-TV/Telemundo, then went from booth to booth to gather school supplies.

The Art Institute of Austin had a booth at the event and answered questions about the school’s programs—as well as handed out erasers and sunglasses.

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The Art Institute of Austin Sponsors Classic Game Fest The Art Institute of Austin Sponsors Classic Game Fest

Recently, The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, was a sponsor and exhibitor at Classic Game Fest, the biggest retro video convention in Texas with over 30,000 attendees. Students, faculty, and staff worked at a booth to showcase The Art Institute of Austin’s academic programs. Student work was also showcased.

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Austin Instructor’s Music Played at The Democratic National Convention Austin Instructor’s Music Played at The Democratic National Convention

George Oldziey, an audio production instructor at The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, composed music for filmmaker Robert Rodriguez that was played at the Democratic National Convention. 

Oldziey received an email from Rodriguez two weeks before the convention, asking if he could compose music in the same spirit of an attached temporary track. He wasn’t told what the music would be used for, but set to work creating a piece that incorporated the timing and tension of the temporary track that Rodriguez had provided. After five versions Oldziey received the approval from Rodriguez.

Oldziey’s hard work came to fruition when he received a text message from Rodriguez telling him to tune into the Democratic National Convention. He was at dinner at the time—and was thrilled to heard his music on national television, paired with an accompanying video.

See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5N7tPX6hhQ4

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1673 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Austin is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Austin does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Austin’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Austin makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 


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Recent Grad with MS Featured on Telemundo Austin Recent Grad with MS Featured on Telemundo Austin

Camila Bernal, a reporter at Telemundo Austin, stopped by The Art Institute of Austin commencement ceremony to speak with Osiris Jaimes, a student graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Media Arts & Animation. Osiris graduated with honors despite her struggle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Osiris started having health problems at the age 16. By the age of 18, she was diagnosed with NMO or neuromyelitis optica, a form of MS and an autoimmune disorder in which immune system cells and antibodies primarily attack the optic nerves and the spinal cord. It is a condition causing simultaneous inflammation and demyelination of the optic nerve and spinal cord.

In recent years, Osiris had several relapses, but was proud and excited to finally walk across the stage and graduate. Her mother, Ahinoam Azmitia, was also in attendance to cheer on her daughter’s accomplishment.

The Telemundo Austin article can be viewed here.

The Art Institute of Austin is a branch of The Art Institute of Houston.​

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1677 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Austin is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Austin does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Austin’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Austin makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.
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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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Mirage Memmer

Mirage Memmer

Advertiser, Hawaii Bento, LLC

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Marcus Mills

Marcus Mills

Coordinator, Viacom International Program Sales Operations

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Nathan Selep

Nathan Selep

Project Manager, Telegraphics, Inc.

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Mando Daniel Perez

Mando Daniel Perez

Production Designer, Walmart.com

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Kevin Johnson

Kevin Johnson

Digital Campaign Management Specialist, Tribune Digital

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