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The Art Institute of Dallas - a campus of South University
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The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University

8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75231-5993   |    1.214.692.8080

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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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The Art Institute of Dallas - a campus of South University

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, is located in a city known for its bustling cultural scene and fast-growing, young metropolitan area.

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Chef’s Gallery Restaurant

Chef's Gallery Restaurant is the student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Dallas. The restaurant serves as the dining lab for the school's culinary students, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the supervision of chef instructors, students create dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Chef's Gallery Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience.

For reservations and additional information, call 469.587.1276.

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The Art Institute of Dallas Staff Featured in “American Society of Interior Designers” Magazine The Art Institute of Dallas Staff Featured in “American Society of Interior Designers” Magazine

Jan Parker, Dean of Academic Affairs, The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, was recently spotlighted in the “American Society of Interior Designers” magazine. Dr. Parker is an RID (Registered Interior Designer) and NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification) certificate holder.

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Fashion Design Grad has work featured on “Good Morning Texas” Fashion Design Grad has work featured on “Good Morning Texas”

Foxx Mouton, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design at The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, recently had a dress featured on “Good Morning Texas.” 

Mouton is creating a line of plus-sized apparel and was highlighted in a segment focused on curvy fashion designs.

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Fashion Design Student Wins “Terry Costa 2016 Catwalk Competition” Fashion Design Student Wins “Terry Costa 2016 Catwalk Competition”

Sandy Wang, who is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design at The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, was awarded first place in the “Terry Costa 2016 Catwalk Competition.” Terry Costa is a Dallas-based boutique specializing in gowns and accessories for proms, formal events, weddings, and school dances.

For the competition, high school junior and senior students interested in fashion design—and college-level fashion design and merchandising students—were challenged to design and create a winning prom look for the 2016 prom season. 

As the winner of the competition, Wang received a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of Terry Costa, Inc. and a $500 gift certificate to Terry Costa. Wang’s anticipated graduation date is summer of 2016.

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Faculty Member Donates Paintings for “Von Vision” Charity Faculty Member Donates Paintings for “Von Vision” Charity

Tamara Wascovich, Adjunct Faculty, Design, The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, created and donated seven paintings to the “Von Vision” charity. The charity was founded by Von Miller, a Super Bowl MVP and Denver Broncos defensive player. 

The paintings, which were all themed for the NFL star, were among several pieces donated to live and silent auctions to raise funds for the charity. 

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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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Erin Rex

Erin Rex

Senior Art Director , Dallas-based Forte Group

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James Martinez

James Martinez

Operations Director and Owner , BARRON & J

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A. Nicole Ward

A. Nicole Ward

Co-Owner , Sinsational Cakes Bakery

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Rocky Curby

Rocky Curby

Animator, Paramount Pictures

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Joshua Wethington

Joshua Wethington

Owner and Producer , Broken Peanut Media

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