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The Art Institute of Houston

4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX 77027   |    1.713.623.2040

"I found what makes me happy, what I love, what makes me want to wake up every single day."

-- Angelo Rosa, Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of New York City, 2014

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

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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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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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The Art Institute of Austin Opens On-Campus Veteran Center The Art Institute of Austin Opens On-Campus Veteran Center

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, recently inaugurated its Veteran Resource Center. The purpose of the center is to provide veterans with  specialized services not only for VA benefits, but for all other benefits available to them in the state of Texas. The Veteran Center provides the student with one point of contact assisting them with their specific needs. “We are very proud to be able to provide a specialized area just for our veterans. We look forward to continuing to support our veteran students with specialized programs to help them in their educational career” says Monica Jeffs, campus president of The Art Institute of Austin.

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of 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 are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd., Austin, TX 78728 ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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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Military Advanced Education Honors Education Management Corporation Schools Military Advanced Education Honors Education Management Corporation Schools

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has selected schools throughout all four of Education Management Corporation’s (EDMC) education systems for inclusion and recognition in their 2012 Guide to America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. http://www.kmimediagroup.com/topmil2012

Honorees are Argosy University, Phoenix, The Art Institute of Houston, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division, The Art Institute of Seattle, Brown Mackie Colleges and South University.

This is the second consecutive year MAE selected both Brown Mackie Colleges and The Art Institutes. Colleges and universities were selected to the list based on the various benefits they provide active-duty military members, veterans and their dependants.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by Military Advanced Education for providing curriculum and support programs that are devoted to serving military members,” Lt. General John (Jack) Bergman, EDMC Military Liaison, said. “EDMC institutions are uniquely suited to serve the needs of members of our nation’s military. The broad array of programs we offer provide active duty service members, reservists, veterans, military spouses and families the quality, flexibility, and convenience they seek through courses both on campus and online.”

According to MAE, the 2012 guide is more comprehensive than ever before. Selected schools have met rigorous criteria and have truly earned the designation of “military-friendly.” Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s schools for inclusion in the guide are: on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the sophistication and effectiveness of its distance learning programs, Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, and the number of American Council on Education (ACE) credits the school will accept.

More than 8 percent of EDMC students are active military or veterans. Of that group, 35 percent pursue their degrees through online programs. Depending on a student’s unique circumstances, online higher education can provide the flexibility of not having to be physically located on campus. Some programs even enable active military personnel to stay enrolled online while serving overseas and others may offer the opportunity to allow special start and stop accommodations that reflect the reality of soldiers and sailors finding themselves deployed in the middle of a course.

Military Advanced Education is the only magazine produced expressly for active duty/reserve servicemembers as well as members of the National Guard and veterans who are seeking to take advantage of the Department of Defense’s education benefits.

About Education Management

Education Management Corporation ( www.edmc.edu ) is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue, with a total of 107 locations in 32 U.S. states and Canada. We offer academic programs to our students through campus-based and online instruction, or through a combination of both. We are committed to offering quality academic programs and continuously strive to improve the learning experience for our students. Our educational institutions offer students the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees and certain specialized non-degree diplomas in a broad range of disciplines, including design, media arts, health sciences, psychology and behavioral sciences, culinary, fashion, business, education, legal and information technology.

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Fashion Houston five: Moving Fashion Forward with The Art Institutes Fashion Houston five: Moving Fashion Forward with The Art Institutes

From interns, to designers, to scholarships, The Art Institute is a proud sponsor, partner and beneficiary of audi Fashion Houston five set to occur November 18 through 21 at the Wortham Theater Center.

“Fashion Houston five is the perfect example of how we at The Art Institute of Houston like to engage with the community,” said Susanne Behrens, president of The Art Institute of Houston. “Our students are getting real-world experience in fashion serving as interns backstage. They are busy dressing models, steaming garments, assisting with production and coordination, and helping to mitigate the exciting mayhem that can occur backstage at any fashion show.”

The Art Institute of Houston also has four designers sashaying their skills on the runway. There are three graduates of the Fashion Design bachelor’s degree program: Brecchia Demartini, Lee Yates and Paola Contreras; and one current student in the Fashion Retail & Marketing program, Clarence Lee.

“We are really taking it full-cycle,” said Jared Lang, founder of Fashion Houston. “We’re engaging The Art Institute of Houston’s students, showcasing graduate and student fashion skills, and then we’re providing scholarships from our proceeds to benefit two well-deserving students to continue to fuel their dreams.”

About Fashion Houston 5:

Iconic and emerging designers collide on the audi Fashion Houston five runway at the Wortham Theater Center for the freshest fashion experience in Texas.  Join us to celebrate Fashion Houston’s 5th year in star-studded style November 18-21, 2014 with some of the most sought after designers on the FH5 runway.  Aiming to position the energy capital of the world as a first-class fashion destination, Fashion Houston will host thousands nightly at runway shows and incredible after parties for the ultimate fashion and lifestyle experience.

About The Art Institute of Houston:

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 are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Houston is located at 4140 Southwest Freeway, Houston, Texas, 77027. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC. 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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Sugar Land Magazine: "Chyna Wheatley" Sugar Land Magazine: "Chyna Wheatley"

Sugarland Magazine featured an article on the winner of the 2014 Miss Sugar Land pageant, Chyna Wheatley, who is using her passion for art and creativity to help others suffering from domestic abuse through her organization, Hands to H.E.A.R.T. Wheatley is due to graduate from The Art Institute of Houston in December with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design and plans to use her degree to meld art and design to develop recovery shelters for those abused both mentally and physically.

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