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The Art Institute of Houston

4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027   |    1.713.623.2040

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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 creative education in a city with a rich cultural and historical heritage

Pursue your creative education in a city with a rich cultural and historical heritage

For nearly 50 years, The Art Institute of Houston has provided creative educations in this thriving city. Here, students have the opportunity to challenge their creativity in a region known for its strong business community and commitment to the arts.

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Courses Restaurant

Our facility includes Courses Restaurant, where diners may enjoy meals prepared by aspiring chefs under the direction of chef instructors. This hands-on experience plays an important role in the development of future culinary leaders. Our students gain this valuable experience through the helpfulness of our friends in the community.

The restaurant serves both lunch and dinner. We are also able to provide service for meetings and special events of up to 45 people.

Alcoholic beverages may not be brought to the restaurant, and alcohol is not served with meals.

Please call 713.353.3644 or e-mail Chef Stephen Griffin at sgriffin@aii.edu, if you would like to be included in our weekly e-mail broadcast describing upcoming dinner menus. We look forward to seeing you at Courses!

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News and events

The Art Institute of Houston Grads Screen Senior Films The Art Institute of Houston Grads Screen Senior Films

Recently, six June 2016 graduates from The Art Institute of Houston had the opportunity to showcase their senior films to a crowd of over 250 people.  It was standing room only and it was an extremely successful and inspiring event. All of the graduates earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production.

The grads and their films were:

Katrina Baker – “2 Psychos”

Robby Martinez – “Greed”

Mark Almaguer – “The Game”

Elizabeth McClung – “Life Is…”

Melissa Parker – “Grounded”

Latonia Thomas – “No Second Chances”


See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1366 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 Houston Sponsors Celebrity Dream Date and Experience Auction The Art Institute of Houston Sponsors Celebrity Dream Date and Experience Auction

On Thursday, May 26, 2016, Vrsi Houston nightclub hosted a Celebrity Dream Date and Experience Auction in honor of 2016 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year Candidate Danielle Kuban-Johnston. She is a cancer survivor and nurse practitioner at Texas Children's Cancer Center.

The Art Institute of Houston was a sponsor of the event. See more of the event here: 

http://abc13.com/society/celebrity-dream-date-and-experience-auction/1360573/

See http://aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Houston 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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Houston Grads and Student Earn AIGA Design Loop Mentorships Houston Grads and Student Earn AIGA Design Loop Mentorships

Two graduates and one student from The Art Institute of Houston were recently accepted into the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) Design Loop, a mentorship program where young designers are paired with seasoned vets looking for a way to give back to the design community.

Only ten slots are available and the competition to earn a mentorship is stiff. Congratulations to those who earned the AIGA Design Loop mentorships.

Learn more about the mentorship program here: http://houston.aiga.org/mentorship/

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Houston 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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Houston Instructor Interviewed Alongside Prosecutor Marcia Clark Houston Instructor Interviewed Alongside Prosecutor Marcia Clark

Amanda Russell, who teaches brand strategy and marketing at The Art Institute of Houston, was recently interviewed by Judy Goss on the “LA Talk Radio.” Her fellow guest on the show was Marcia Clark, head prosecutor in the O. J. Simpson murder case.

Russell hosts her own TV show and the interview was part of a series called “What Woman Want Radio.”  The Art Institute of Houston recently partnered with Russell for the “Women Raising the Standard Series.”

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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Reema Farra

Reema Farra

Interior Designer, McCoy Inc.

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Joe Pierzchajlo

Joe Pierzchajlo

Executive Chef, Green Plate Foods

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Ashley Rentfrow Jenabzadeh

Ashley Rentfrow Jenabzadeh

Assistant Buyer , Academy Sports and Outdoors

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Raquel Damico

Raquel Damico

Executive Chef, Ranch Market in Pondok Indah

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Ashley Ayres

Ashley Ayres

Graphic Designer, HILL

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