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The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire - a campus of Argosy University
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The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University

674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800   |    1.909.915.2100

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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 California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University

The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, is located in a region with a rich cultural history. Here, you&'ll learn in a city that's attracting aspiring creative artists who seek a metropolitan lifestyle.

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Seasons Restaurant

Seasons is a student-run restaurant that’s open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—Inland Empire, Seasons 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 George Tucker and Dining Room Operations Manager Gabriela Rodriguez, 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, Seasons is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Seasons Restaurant at 909.915.2170.

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News and events

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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Instructor Works on Film Project Instructor Works on Film Project

(Inland Empire, September 2015)  Stephen Bautista, graphic design instructor at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University is working on an independent Sci-Fi feature film called ALL THINGS and began its marketing campaign on the crowdfunding website Indiegogo. He is serving as production designer on the film, developing the entire look and feel of the film involving creature design, vehicle design and concept story paintings.

The writer, director and producer of the film is Rich Cook, who has worked in the film industry for more than 20 years producing visual effects for films such as Independence Day, Godzilla, Stargate SG-1, and multiple Star Trek films and TV series.


The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy 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 California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, 674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA  92408-2800 © 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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Culinary Student Wins Ticket to Young Chef Competition Hosted by Ment'or Culinary Student Wins Ticket to Young Chef Competition Hosted by Ment'or

(Inland Empire, September 2015)  Ment'or, a nonprofit organization devoted to inspiring culinary excellence in young professionals, hosted its 2nd Annual Young Chef Competition to help find up-and-coming culinary leaders and future ambassadors for the culinary arts. These public competitions took place in four different cities across the country. Young chefs were asked to demonstrate their technical skills and creativity in a spirited and challenging contest.


Students from The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University entered an essay competition to win a ticket to the event in Los Angeles in August. Farrah Hsu, a student in Culinary Management with a Bachelor of Science degree won a free ticket to the event which she attended with instructor Chef Liz Thompson.  After graduation, Farrah Hsu will return to her home in Taiwan to spend a year at the National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism and afterwards intends to return to Southern California and work for a cruise line.


The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy 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 California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, 674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA  92408-2800 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1 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 California – Inland Empire Field Trip to Seahorse Studios in Los Angeles The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire Field Trip to Seahorse Studios in Los Angeles

(Inland Empire, September 2015)  On September 1, Bob Bozonelos, an instructor at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, organized a field trip to Seahorse Studios, a full service recording studio located in downtown Los Angeles. 

Three audio production instructors, Brian Saia, Brendan Byrnes and Louis Lopez also attended the field trip along with 15 students from the Audio Production Bachelor of Science Program. The students were exposed to an educational first-hand experience on what’s involved in working at a successful full-service recording studio.


The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy 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 California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, 674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, CA  92408-2800 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/2564 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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Julio Ochoa

Julio Ochoa

User Interface Designer, Esri

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David Lewis

David Lewis

Line Cook , Crush & Brew

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Immanuel Morris

Immanuel Morris

Rotoscope Artist , Stereo D

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 Sergey Yoshimar Solorzano

Sergey Yoshimar Solorzano

Lead Designer , GFDM

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 Azhar Hai

Azhar Hai

Technology Manager, PSAV

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