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

24 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401-2623   |    1.843.727.3500

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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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Earn a grant up to $17,496.00 (up to 20% of your tuition).

Pursue your education in a city that balances its rich history with today’s creativity

About Charleston

The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is located in one of the country's most historic cities. Here, you'll learn in a region known for exceptional cuisine, a growing number of design studios, and for being one of America's best places for young people to live.

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24 North Market Restaurant

24 North Market is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Charleston, 24 North Market serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

At our full service restaurant, students prepare meals and serve patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. 24 North Market is a complete instructional environment for students that offers an exciting dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact 24 North Market Restaurant at 843.727.3500.

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News and events

The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan 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 Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 2015 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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The Art Institute of Charleston Holds “An Evening of Hope” Benefit for Emanuel AME Church The Art Institute of Charleston Holds “An Evening of Hope” Benefit for Emanuel AME Church

Students at The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, are using their creative talents to help heal the Charleston community with “An Evening of Hope,” to benefit Emanuel AME Church and the victims of the June 17 shooting. The event will take place on Friday, December 4, from 6-9 pm and will include a fashion show, poetry reading, art installation and silent auction. 

The “Dresses for Hope” fashion show will feature purple and white dresses designed and created by fashion students, and inside The Art Institute of Charleston’s gallery will be an art exhibit entitled “9 Empty Chairs.” Marjory Wentworth, South Carolina’s Poet Laureate and an instructor at The Art Institute of Charleston, will also read a special poem. 

All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will be donated to the Honorable Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Foundation: http://senatorpinckney.org.

An Evening of Hope

Date & Time: 

Friday, December 4, from 6-9 pm

Tickets: 

VIP admission (front row for the fashion show): $25

Regular admission: $15

Agenda:

6:00 pm: Doors open. Attendees can view “9 Empty Chairs” installation, student artwork and silent auction items in the gallery. Hors d’oeuvres will be passed during this hour.

7:00 pm: “Dresses for Hope” fashion show

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, 24 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401. © 2015 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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Fashion Student Named Gladys Knight's New Creative Director Fashion Student Named Gladys Knight's New Creative Director

(Charleston, July 2015)  Elliot Carlyle, a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Marketing & Management degree program at The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta was featured in an article in the Moultrie News. Elliot was recently named Gladys Knight’s new Creative Director. The article talks about Elliot’s achievements and how he has created his own personal brand. 

Link to the story:  Elliot Carlyle “Becoming a Brand” 

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 Market Street, Charleston, SC  29401-2623 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/4567 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 Charleston Welcomes New President The Art Institute of Charleston Welcomes New President

The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, welcomes new campus president Todd Harrison. As president, Harrison will oversee all aspects of school administration including academic quality, operational effectiveness, as well as student and graduate success.

Harrison brings more than 15 years of leadership experience, including five years in higher education to his role at The Art Institute of Charleston. He most recently served as Campus President of The Art Institute of Salt Lake City. Prior to that, he was Senior Director of Admissions for Argosy University, Salt Lake City and an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University, Salt Lake City.

Before entering the field of higher education, Harrison worked in Executive Sales & Consulting at Spillman Technologies and as Vice President, Sales/Operations at Net Marketing Alliance. Harrison holds a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University and a Bachelor of Science, Technical Sales from Weber State University.

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, 24 North Market Street, Charleston, SC 29401. © 2015 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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Rebekah Freeman

Rebekah Freeman

Designer, Post Mortal Design

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Brittani Davie

Brittani Davie

Floor Supervisor, Tommy Hilfiger

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Justin Hunt

Justin Hunt

Chef De Cuisine, Bar Americain

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Russ Bratcher

Russ Bratcher

Graphic Designer, MVP Group Int,

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Bobby Etheredge

Bobby Etheredge

Web Developer, Orangeburg County Administration

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