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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

"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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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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The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire Presentation with veteran concept artist Nathan Fowkes The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire Presentation with veteran concept artist Nathan Fowkes

(California, June 2015)  On June 27 renowned concept artist Nathan Fowkes presented a 2-1/2 hour workshop at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University.  Fowkes took participants on a behind-the-scenes look at the visual language of production design.   He explained how storytelling is brought to life through color, light and design. 

Nathan Fowkes is a veteran entertainment industry artist with credits on 11 animated feature films including: The Prince of Egypt, Spirit, several projects within the Shrek Universe, How to Train Your Dragon, The Legend of Puss in Boots and Rio 2.  He is also well-known as a teacher of drawing, painting, color and design.

Additionally, Fowkes consults for game design studios to enhance the quality of their theatrical presentation.  He has worked with numerous clients including Blizzard Entertainment, Infinity Ward, Disney Interactive, Riot Games, Ubisoft and Rovio.

His work can be seen at www.nathanfowkes.blogspot.com


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 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. 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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The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire Hosts Annual Fashion Show in Riverside The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire Hosts Annual Fashion Show in Riverside

(Inland Empire, June 2015)  The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, held its annual fashion show titled “Aspire: Imagining the Designs of Tomorrow” on Saturday, June 13, at the Main Street Pedestrian Mall in downtown Riverside.

The Aspire fashion show draws its namesake from the extraordinary drive that dwells within every fashion designer walking through the doors of The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire. The show serves as a platform for both graduating students and returning graduates, displaying their artistry, creativity and passion developed throughout their journey learning with the school. The show was a testament to the hard work put forth by these emerging student creators that are imagining the designs of tomorrow.

The campus raised more than $2,000 in ticket sales that will go toward student scholarships. 


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 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. 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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Two Art Institutes students are winners of the American Advertising Awards (AAF) Two Art Institutes students are winners of the American Advertising Awards (AAF)

(The Art Institutes, June 2015)  Two Art Institutes students are the recipients of the National Silver Student ADDY award.  The American Advertising Awards recognizes creative excellence in advertising.


Matthew Mann, a student at The Art Institute of Tucson in the Associate of Applied Science in Graphic Design program was selected for his entry, “Home Depot Billboards”.  His entry also won a Gold Student ADDY Award® from AAF Tucson and a Gold Student ADDY Award® in the AAF District 12 competition. 


Christopher Lopez, a student at The Art Institute of California Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University in the Bachelor of Science Graphic Design program was selected for his entry, “HAUS of Wonderland Illustration Campaign” He also won in the Gold Student Addy Award® from AAF Inland Empire.  

For a complete list of this year’s student ADDY winners from across the United States, click on the link below:

 http://winners.americanadvertisingawards.com/awards2015/page1/


Out Of Home, Campaign

Matthew Mann - The Art Institute of Tucson, a branch of The Art Institute of Phoenix

Home Depot Billboards


Illustration, Campaign

Christopher Lopez – The Art Institute California - Inland Empire, campus of Argosy University

HAUS of Wonderland Illustration Campaign


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 © 2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu

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The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire Hosted Studio Professional Panel The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire Hosted Studio Professional Panel

(Inland Empire, May 2015)  The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University hosted a Studio Professional Panel which featured prominent music industry professionals such as Paula Salvatore, Vice President of Capitol Studios,  Candace Stewart, Studio Manager at East West Studios, and Destiny Rael with Firehouse Recording Studios. 

Michel Nolan from the San Bernardino Sun attended the event, was given a campus tour, and enjoyed the panel discussion.    


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. 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. 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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