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The Art Institute of Houston
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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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Candice Cuoco Speaks at The Art Institute of Houston Candice Cuoco Speaks at The Art Institute of Houston

Candice Cuoco, founder of the House of Cuoco, Season 14 finalist on Project Runway, and headliner for Houston’s “Runway Houston” fashion show, recently stopped by The Art Institute of Houston to share her experiences in the fashion industry.

Cuoco talked about her design philosophy of using leather to imitate the beauty, strength and timelessness of women.

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston, 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027. ©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 Houston Soon-to-be-Grad to Work for Chloe Dao The Art Institute of Houston Soon-to-be-Grad to Work for Chloe Dao

Nhi “Nancy” Nguyen, a current student at The Art Institute of Houston who is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, was recently offered a full time position with Chloe Dao. Dao was the winner of Project Runway Season 2, and Nancy is just back from premiering a collection at New York Fashion Week.

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston, 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/2764 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 Community Demonstrates Healthy Cooking The Art Institute of Houston Community Demonstrates Healthy Cooking

On February 25, 2016, members of The Art Institute of Houston participated in Parent Literacy Night at R.C. Martinez Elementary School, Houston Independent School District.

A goal of the evening was to show families how easy it can be to prepare healthy meals—and how simple it is to add vegetables into dishes.

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston, 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027. ©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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Fashion Student Kim Nguyen Wins 3rd Place in “Fashion My Future” Fashion Student Kim Nguyen Wins 3rd Place in “Fashion My Future”

On March 7, 2016, The Art Institute of Houston participated in “Fashion My Future,” a fashion career fair and design competition.  Student Kim Nguyen, who is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, was awarded 3rd place in the college division for her designs.

The Art Institute of Houston 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 Houston, 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/2764 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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