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We offer guidance and support for transfer students.

We’ll help you navigate the steps of transferring to our creative, hands-on community. You may be eligible to transfer your credits to The Art Institutes—and we offer important grants and scholarship opportunities for which you may qualify. If you’re ready to immerse yourself in our rigorous classrooms and studios, we’re ready to support you every step of the way. Read on for all of the details.

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October 1, 2016

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October 8, 2016

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Top 5 Tips for Transfer Students
Top 5 Tips for Transfer Students

Transferring to a new school is an exciting time, but it can also be an overwhelming process. If you’re an Art Institutes transfer student, you have enough on your plate without having to stress over every last detail of the transfer process. That’s why we put together these Top 5 Tips for Transfer Students. Armed with the right information, all you have to do is get excited for the next phase of your student journey!

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Miami Grad Featured in “El Diario de las Americas”

Gia Viviana Dimicova, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from Miami International University of Art & Design, was recently featured in “El Diario de las Americas,” a major Spanish language daily newspaper. Gia was showcased for her event tribute and fundraiser benefiting the LGBTQ Center of Miami. Proceeds were directed to the Orlando nightclub shooting victims. Gia Viviana was also part of London Fashion Week earlier this year.

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Miami Faculty and Students Participate in Florida’s Supercon

Miami International University of Art & Design recently sponsored, exhibited, and participated in panels during this year’s Florida Supercon, one of the largest comic cons in the southeastern United States—with over 55,000 attendees.

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Meet Our Alumni

  • Benjamin Burle

    Interior Design , 2010

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    Benjamin Burle

    Benjamin Burle is working as an interior and landscape designer for residential and commercial properties in Miami and Key West, Florida. His typical work days include meetings at a design showroom, site visits to projects, and selecting planting materials at a nursery. Benjamin enjoys putting pencil to paper to conceptualize a project. “I enjoy being able to transform people’s lives by editing and designing special spaces,” he says.

    Benjamin’s design style is minimalist. He says that Burle Yates Design takes pride in creating projects that offer a high level of tranquility and sophistication in the subtropics. “I am most proud of being able to work with my talented mother and design partner, creating well designed space for our clients,” he adds. Benjamin is a recipient of the Stars on the Rise award from Design Center of the America. In January 2014, one of his projects was featured on the “Old Island Restoration House Tours.” He was also profiled in Miami Magazine in March 2013.

    Benjamin, who in 2010 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Miami International University of Art & Design, says that his instructors provided real-world advice that helped him in his career. He recommends that current interior design students never stop growing professionally. “Learn from others, especially those who have had great success in your profession, and try to implement any advice they may have that has worked for them. Stay true to your design vision.”

    See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/300 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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  • Jenny Mendoza

    Graphic & Web Design , 2008

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    Jenny Mendoza

    Jenny Mendoza is working as a senior graphic designer for Erin Condren Design in Los Angeles, CA. She’s part of the team responsible for creating designs for products and promotions. She also oversees website and marketing design for the company’s e-commerce site. “I love that work rarely feels like work, even if I’m pulling an all nighter or need to meet an important deadline. I genuinely love my job.”

    Jenny started with Erin Condren Design shortly after graduation—beginning at the bottom and working her way up. “I knew I found someplace special [and though] I graduated in the middle of a recession, I was determined to tough it out and I’m glad I did.” Jenny’s passion for creativity began as a child, and she’s thankful that her family encouraged her to foster her creativity. “All my siblings are engineers. And [I knew] I wanted to be an artist.”

    Jenny, who in 2008 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from Miami International University of Art & Design, had previously studied photography at The Art Institute of Philadelphia before switching to graphic design. She says that her education helped her to learn the technical side of being creative. “Being at an art [school] was just inspiring. It opens you up to learning about working with other artists and appreciating other aesthetics.”

    See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/296 for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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  • Marlon Munoz

    Visual Effects & Motion Graphics , 2008

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    Marlon Munoz

    Marlon Munoz is a manager and lead 3D and motion designer at SapientNitro, an agency that creates integrated messaging across brand communications and digital platforms. Based in Miami, Marlon manages and directs the 3D motion team and is responsible for creating all of the CG and motion content for the company’s clients worldwide.

    “Every project is different,” he says. “It’s how you take time to understand the request and come with a solution that will help the workflow.” Marlon explains that in addition to his work at SapientNitro, he is a freelancer and takes the time to keep up with evolving technology. In his current role, Marlon has won multiple awards and worked on interactive vending machines for a major beverage company. He’s also created augmented reality and virtual reality experiences.

    Marlon, who in 2008 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics from Miami International University of Art & Design, says that his education helped him to learn the principles of design and 3D. It also provided motion software knowledge that allowed him to transition into his career. Marlon adds that he continues to grow as an artist, having been recently featured in local galleries for his 3D/FX acrylic and brushed aluminum prints. “I’ve also been doing many 3D projection instillations—the latest was for Filmgate Interactive Conference – Tech Playground. I’m challenged by the opportunity to take my ideas and bring them to life.”

    See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/304 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Pre-College Sessions for High School Students

A hands-on head start.

High school juniors and seniors who have completed and submitted an application to an Art Institutes school can begin building a foundation of success before first term begins—at no charge—in our innovative College Bound program.* To find out more, visit AiCollegeBound.com.

* Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion. The College Bound courses are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into our academic program offerings or the offerings of any other institution. However as part of the course you will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio that you are able to request proficiency credit. Proficiency credit is awarded based on the proficiency credit policy defined in an institution’s academic catalog. The cost of the College Bound courses varies between $325 and $350. This cost is waived for any student that has an application and completed essay on file with the school. Check with the school you are interested in attending for exceptions and details, as not all programs are offered at all locations. Individual location participation is subject to change.

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