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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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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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Grad Johnathan Hayden Selected as Finalist in MOMA Exhibit Grad Johnathan Hayden Selected as Finalist in MOMA Exhibit

Johnathan Hayden was recently selected as a finalist for The Metropolitan Museum of Art's "m a n u s  X  m a c h i n a" exhibit. As a finalist, he will be showing a dress in exhibit which, which runs May 5 – August 14, 2016 in New York City.

Johnathan earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, in 2012.  For more information on the exhibit, please visit: http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2016/manus-x-machina.

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, 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 Dallas, a campus of South University, 8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75231. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1397 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Dallas 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 Dallas 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 Dallas’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Dallas 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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Students Create Design Proposals for New Areva Med Cancer Research Medical Lab Students Create Design Proposals for New Areva Med Cancer Research Medical Lab

Recently, The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, partnered with Areva Med, a medical lab for cancer research, to work on design elements for the company’s new high-purity lead-212 production facility. The facility is under construction in Plano, TX. 

Five teams—a total of 35 students—from The Art Institute of Dallas and Group ESC Troyes in France, are creating design proposals for the building’s lobby, conference room, and the monument sign in front of the facility.

Areva Med will review the projects and make selections to be implemented as a part of the new facility. The winning team will see the results of their project at the opening ceremony for the new Areva Med Building. 

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, 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 Dallas, a campus of South University, 8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75231. © 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, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info. 


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Grad Ward Wins on The Food Network’s “Cake Wars” Grad Ward Wins on The Food Network’s “Cake Wars”

A. Nicole Ward is becoming a familiar face on The Food Network, winning on two of the network’s programs—“Cake Wars” and “Cupcake Wars.” In 2016, she won “Cake Wars’ Happy Birthday Hippopotamus Style” episode, in which she wowed the judges with a white vanilla bean cake with balsamic strawberry and mascarpone filling. As the winner, she took home a $10,000 prize.

Nicole also came out on top in “Cupcake Wars” in 2013. “I’m still pinching myself. I enjoy challenging myself with new recipes and cake ideas. I love meeting people who have the same passion I do. I just love to talk about food and cake.

"Nicole is the co-owner of Sinsational Cakes Bakery in North Richland Hills, Texas. She manages four employees, as well as front and back of house operations. She takes pride in providing customers with excellent customer service and desserts.

Nicole, who in 2002 earned an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, says that her education provided the foundation she needed to become successful in culinary arts. “I took the knowledge and formed it into a career that I enjoy waking up to every day.”

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, 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 Dallas, a campus of South University, 8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75231. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/441 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Culinary Academic Director to Present Cooking Demo at ProStart Texas Culinary Academic Director to Present Cooking Demo at ProStart Texas

Chef Larry Matson, Academic Director, Culinary, The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, will present a cooking demo at the 2016 Texas ProStart regional and state competitions. The event takes place March 21-22 at The Waco Convention Center in Waco, Texas.

Chef Matson’s interactive demo will explore healthy and sustainable sourcing, cooking, and eating. He’ll also lead a session in classical cooking techniques.

ProStart is a nationwide program that brings together culinary professionals and students by giving them an in depth look into the industry. 

The Art Institute of Dallas, a campus of South University, 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 Dallas, a campus of South University, 8080 Park Lane, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75231. © 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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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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