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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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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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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.

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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Licensed by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, 1122 Lady Street, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29201, Telephone (803) 737-2260, www.che.sc.gov. Licensure indicates only that minimum standards have been met; it is not an endorsement or guarantee of quality.  Licensure is not equivalent to or synonymous with accreditation by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

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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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The Art Institute of Charleston Sponsors Opening Night Dinner of 2016 Charleston Wine + Food Festival The Art Institute of Charleston Sponsors Opening Night Dinner of 2016 Charleston Wine + Food Festival

School to hold Cooking Classes March 3, 4, and 5 as part of Festival

The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, is excited to sponsor the 2016 Charleston Wine + Food Festival’s Opening Night Dinner. The festival is a celebration of the city’s culinary excellence and features local food, culture, James Beard Foundation award-winning chefs, and culinarians from across the globe. This year, over 100 food-themed events are planned throughout the five-day festival, which takes place March 2-6, 2016.

In addition to sponsoring the dinner, The Art Institute of Charleston will hold the following Wine + Food Cooking classes at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Charleston, 24 North Market Street, Charleston.

  • Pasta Class with Michael Toscano, March 3 from 9:30 am – 1 pm. Michael Toscano is a Houston native who honed his skills at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bakery before moving on to Mario Batali’s Babbo—all by the age of 21. He is a James Beard Semi-finalist, “New York Rising Star” by StarChefs.com, Zagat 30 Under 30, and was selected to be part of the Williams-Sonoma Chefs’ Collective.

  • Wild Flour Pastry Making Class with Lauren Mitterer, March 4 from 9:30 – 11:30 am. Lauren Mitterer is WildFlour Pastry Chef and Owner. She’s a James Beard finalist for Outstanding Pastry and is one of Charleston’s most famous creators of out-of the-box pastries and desserts. 

  • Hog Wild with Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb, March 5 from 9:30 am – 1 pm. Jamie DeMent and Richard Holcomb, owners of Coon Rock Farm, Bella Bean Organics, Heirloom Provisions and Piedmont, will guide participants through a three-course farm-to-table cooking and dining experience. They’ll talk about their sustainable farm and techniques that celebrate seasonal cooking.

The Wine + Food Festival opens with a Salute to Charleston, featuring Lowcountry-inspired dishes from local chefs and the event’s Official 2016 Cocktail. The Opening Night celebration takes place at The Charleston Gaillard Center. 

For additional information or to request accommodations in connection with this event, contact Dillon Snider, MBA, Culinary Director, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Charleston, (843) 727-3587.

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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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.  

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Notable alumni

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Brittani Davie

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Justin Hunt

Chef De Cuisine, Bar Americain

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Russ Bratcher

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Bobby Etheredge

Web Developer, Orangeburg County Administration

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