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The Art Institute of Michigan

28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377   |    1.248.675.3800

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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 Michigan is located in a small town environment with quick access to both Detroit and Ann Arbor.

The Art Institute of Michigan is located in a small town environment with quick access to both Detroit and Ann Arbor’s cultural and entertainment offerings.

The Art Institute of Michigan, a branch of The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, is located in Novi, a city Movoto called the second best place to live in Michigan. In this small town community, students are open to create and innovate.

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Great Lakes Bistro Restaurant

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

Under the direction of Chef Steven Simpson, culinary students nourish and delight patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Great Lakes Bistro Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Great Lakes Bistro Restaurant at 248.675.3920.

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News and events

The Art Institute of Michigan Design Club Creates Mural The Art Institute of Michigan Design Club Creates Mural

(Michigan, December 2015)  The Art Institute of Michigan Design Club, known as the Design Collective, was invited to Granite City Brewery in Troy, Michigan to create a 30 foot mural to cover one entire wall of the restaurant. On November 16 and November 17, with paint and brushes in hand, students got to work from 10:30 p.m. each night until morning to create the masterpiece. The restaurant provided food to feed the students as they painted.  


The Art Institute of Michigan, A branch of The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago 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, A branch of The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago,  28125 Cabot Drive, Suite 120, 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 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 Michigan Places at SkillsUSA State Championships The Art Institute of Michigan Places at SkillsUSA State Championships

(Michigan, May 2015)  Culinary students from The Art Institute of Michigan, a branch of The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, participated in the SkillsUSA State Championships on March 28, 2015. Coached by Chef Dave Balla and Chef Dave Koshizawa, the students took wins in four categories:  Commercial Baking, Competitive Hot Food, Restaurant Service and Job Skill Demonstration.  Gold medal winners will participate in the National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of June. This is the sixth year the school has sent students to the national version of an international competition.


Commercial Baking

1st Place:  Lenea Nemire—Baking and Pastry, Diploma

2nd Place:  Sarah Van Etten—Baking and Pastry, Diploma

3rd Place:  Makenzi Leinhart—Baking and Pastry, Diploma

Coach:  Chef Dave Balla


Competitive Hot Food

1st Place:  Melannie Chard—Culinary Arts, Diploma

2nd Place:  Cory Wong— Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts

Coach:  Chef Dave Koshizawa

Restaurant Service

3rd Place:  Brandon Crawford—Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts

Coach:  Chef Dave Balla


Job Skill Demonstration A

1st Place:  Dominic McCord—Associate of Applied Science, Culinary Arts

Coach:  Chef Dave Balla


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Michigan, A branch of The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago,  28125 Cabot Drive, Suite 120, Novi, MI 48377  ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.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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Mint Lightens and Brightens Summer Dishes Mint Lightens and Brightens Summer Dishes

(June 2014)  The Kentucky Derby, held the first Saturday in May, may be responsible for making mint the king of summertime drinks. Along with big hats, the Derby is famous for its mint juleps, kicking off the warm weather season.


This year, mint is making its mark in the culinary scene in some new—and unexpected ways. From pesto to rice salads, mint adds a summery tone to dishes that’s unmatched by other herbs, according to Michael Zappone, Academic Department Director of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh.


Mint is used by chefs to add an additional level of flavor to dishes and drinks, according to Linda Marcinko, Culinary Academic Director at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of St. Louis.


“I think mint is great in summer because it brightens up so many dishes. It’s so good to use in sweet items as well as savory dishes,” she says. Marcinko enjoys utilizing mint in Thai beef and noodle salad and iced tea.


Having mint on hand is easy, too, because it’s a perennial herb that will come up each year in the garden.  According to Marcinko, “it is so easy to grow and so versatile.”


The unique flavor of mint may also be used to replace calorie-heavy ingredients in traditional dishes, according to Claire Menck, Chef Director of Culinary Arts at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Wisconsin.


Marcinko lightens up pesto by replacing the traditional basil with mint—and eliminating the cheese. Try her mint pesto, mint syrup, and rice salad to give your summer meals an extra minty kick.


Mint Pesto – Great with pasta or lamb chops

2 large bunches mint, trimmed of stems (just use the leaves)

1 bunch cilantro (can use some of the stems if they are not too thick)

6 cloves garlic, peeled

¾ cup walnuts

½ cup olive oil

¼ cup vegetable broth

Salt and pepper

Crushed red chilies, optional


Procedure:

Combine the mint leaves, cilantro, garlic and walnuts in place in the bowl of a food processor.

Pulse the mixture until it is roughly chopped.

With the machine running, slowly add the olive oil and vegetable stock. Process until smooth.

Season to taste with salt, pepper, and the Chile flakes.


Summer Rice Salad

4 cups cooked basmati rice

1 cup trimmed sugar snap peas, blanched

4 green onions, thinly sliced

1 small red bell pepper, diced

1 small jalapeño pepper, finely minced

½ cup pine nuts, lightly toasted

½ cup chopped mint leaves

½ cup olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste


Procedure:


Cut the blanched sugar snap peas in half, lengthwise.

Put the rice, peas, onions, red bell pepper, jalapeño, pine nuts, and mint leaves in a bowl. Toss together well.

Pour on the olive oil and stir to coat all ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Chill for about 2 hours before serving. Serves eight.

Mint Simple Syrup – Perfect with lemonade or mojitos

2 cups sugar

6 cups water

1 large bunch mint, roughly chopped


Procedure:

Combine the sugar and water in a medium-sized sauce pan. Stir to moisten the sugar. Add in the mint leaves.

Bringto a boil and boil for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the syrup sit until it is cool. Strain the syrup to remove the mint.

Store in the refrigerator until ready to use.


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The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Administrative office: 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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