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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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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 Charleston’s Marjory Wentworth Interviewed by PBS The Art Institute of Charleston’s Marjory Wentworth Interviewed by PBS

Marjory Wentworth, Poet Laureate of South Carolina and faculty member at The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, has been in the media spotlight for her poetry and new book, “We are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel.” The book was written in collaboration with Herb Frazier and Bernard Edward Powers Jr., Ph.D.

The local PBS channel talked with Wentworth for a segment on the “PBS News Hour.” The PBC video team was in Charleston to film a story on poetry and art related to news stories—including the mass murder that took place at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Wentworth also was filmed at a poetry reading that took place at the Holy City Art Show. 
 
“We are Charleston: Tragedy and Triumph at Mother Emanuel” will be available for purchase after June 14, 2016.

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The Art Institute of Charleston Receives Support from GCRA The Art Institute of Charleston Receives Support from GCRA

Recently, The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association (GCRA), presented its annual donations to local charities and scholarship funds. The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, was among the education partners that received a $4,000 scholarship.

GCRA has been a consistent supporter of both The Art Institute of Charleston and the city’s community. GCRA hosts events throughout the year including Restaurant Week, Lowcountry Oyster Festival, and Taste of Charleston.

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Fashion Students’ Designs Shown at Opening of Charleston Wine + Food Festival Fashion Students’ Designs Shown at Opening of Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Fashion students from The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, had their designs shown during the opening night celebration of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, March 2, 2016.

The Art Institute of Charleston sponsored the festival’s opening night dinner. Wine + Food is a celebration of the city’s culinary excellence and featured local food, culture, James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs, and culinarians from across the globe.

See a slide show from the evening here. The students’ designs are shown on slide 8: http://www.charlestonscene.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Site=CP&Date=20160304&Category=PC16&ArtNo=302009996&Ref=PH

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.

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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.

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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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