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The Art Institutes International Minnesota

15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402-3105   |    1.612.332.3361

"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 Institutes International Minnesota is located in an area known for healthy living, a strong business community,

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The Art Institutes International Minnesota offers students access to a thriving business community and an established arts community. Here, students learn in a region with four art museums, orchestras, and regional theaters that offer unending creative inspiration.

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Gourmet Gallery Restaurant

Gourmet Gallery Restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institutes International Minnesota, Gourmet Gallery Restaurant 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 Michael Autenrieth, 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, Gourmet Gallery Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Gourmet Gallery Restaurant at 612.656.6881.

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The Art Institutes International Minnesota Students Design Chairs for Local Non-Profit The Art Institutes International Minnesota Students Design Chairs for Local Non-Profit

(Minneapolis, MN, June 2015)  On June 15, three groups of Interior Design students at The Art Institutes International Minnesota, under the direction of Interior Design Faculty Korrin Lohmann, showcased their transformed furniture creations at Bridging’s Chairs for Flair event that took place at the Surly Brewing company.  This event features local artists that have selected furniture from Bridging’s warehouse and transformed them into pieces that are auctioned off to support Bridging, a nonprofit organization that provides quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.  


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institutes International Minnesota, 15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402-3105,  ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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Argosy University, Twin Cities and The Art Institutes International Minnesota Demonstrate Support for Students and Employees Serving in the National Guard and Reserve Argosy University, Twin Cities and The Art Institutes International Minnesota Demonstrate Support for Students and Employees Serving in the National Guard and Reserve

(EAGAN, MN May 22, 2015)  Argosy University, Twin Cities and The Art Institutes International Minnesota signed a statement of support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office that develops and maintains employer support for guard and reserve services. Dr. Scott Tjaden, President of Argosy University, Twin Cities and Jennifer Sorenson, President of The Art Institutes International Minnesota signed the pledge in a ceremony held at Argosy University, Twin Cities on May 21, joined by representatives from ESGR.


All Argosy University and Art Institutes schools in the United States signed the pledge, declaring their commitment to highlight the unique skills that service members bring to the workforce while supporting employment opportunities for guardsmen, reservists and veterans.


By signing the Statement of Support, these schools pledge to:

Fully recognize, honor and comply with the Uniformed Services Employment and Re-Employment Rights Act (USERRA).  

Provide managers and supervisors the tools they need to effectively manage those employees who serve in the guard and reserve. 

Appreciate the values, leadership and unique skills service members bring to the workforce and encourage opportunities to hire guardsmen, reservists and veterans.

Continually recognize and support our country’s service members and their families in peace, in crises and in war. 


 “Today supportive employers are critical to maintaining the strength and readiness of the nation’s Guard and Reserve units,” said Tom Bullock, Chief of Employer Outreach for ESGR. “The ESGR Statement of Support program is the cornerstone of ESGR’s efforts to gain and maintain employer support.”

The program will increase employer support by encouraging participating employers to act as advocates for employee participation in the military. “Argosy University, Twin Cities and The Art Institutes International Minnesota are setting a high standard for all employers and educational institutions to follow by providing support of veterans, many of whom currently serve in the National Guard and Reserve,” added Bullock.

For more information, contact Director of Military and Veterans Affairs, Barbara O’Reilly, at boreilly@edmc.edu or (651) 846-3374.


About Argosy University, Twin Cities

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Argosy University, Twin Cities, 1515 Central Parkway, Eagan, MN 55121. ©2015 Argosy University. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


About The Art Institutes International Minnesota

Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institutes International, 15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55402. ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


About ESGR

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve is a Department of Defense office established in 1972 to develop and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service. ESGR advocates relevant initiatives, recognizes outstanding support, increases awareness of applicable laws, and resolves conflict between service members and employers. Paramount to ESGR's mission is encouraging the employment of Guardsmen and Reservists who bring integrity, global perspective and proven leadership to the civilian workforce.  


More information about ESGR Employer Outreach is available at www.ESGR.mil or by contacting Tom Bullock, Chief, Employer Outreach, at (571) 372-0709, or by email at thomas.s.bullock6.civ@mail.mil.

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The Art Institutes International Minnesota Grad Wins Chicago's Cochon 555 The Art Institutes International Minnesota Grad Wins Chicago's Cochon 555

(Minnesota, May 2015)  The Art Institutes International Minnesota graduate, Nicole Pederson, won Chicago’s Cochon 555 competition on Sunday, April 26. The competition takes place in cities across the country, with each city’s winner going on to compete in the Grand Cochon on June 20 in Colorado. 


The Chicago event featured five local chefs, and each chef was given a heritage breed pig, with which they were challenged to produce multiple courses. Cochon 555 was originally created in 2008 in response to the lack of education around heritage breed pigs.


For the competition, Nicole created Eastern Thai Rice Sausage, Pork Belly Huaraches, Pickled Pig Part Pani Puri Poppers, Pork Loin Salad, Pork Au Feu and a pork Candy Bar. Nicole is a 2000 graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Culinary Arts and is currently a chef at Found.


For more info on Cochon 555, visit http://cochon555.com/ 


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institutes International Minnesota, 15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402-3105,  ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


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Chris Sasaki Presentation to Students on the New Pixar/Disney Film Chris Sasaki Presentation to Students on the New Pixar/Disney Film

(Minneapolis, MN, April 2015) Pixar character artist Chris Sasaki spoke with students at The Art Institutes International Minnesota on Wednesday, April 15.  Sasaki gave a presentation on his contributions to the new Pixar/Disney film Inside Out.  

 Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institutes International Minnesota, 15 South 9th Street, Minneapolis, MN  55402-3105,  ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.


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