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An Introduction To The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools across North America. We provide hands-on education in the creative and applied arts by offering master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs as well as non-degree programs. For employers, we provide an important source of culinary, design, fashion and media arts professionals.

At The Art Institutes schools, our curriculum is carefully scrutinized and developed by industry professionals and prominent employers who tell us what skills are needed in the workplace. This means that your education is relevant, practical and hands-on. In fact, the classroom often mimics what you'll find on the job. Members of our faculty also continue to work professionally in the fields they are teaching*, so you'll have an opportunity to learn what's currently happening in your chosen field. In all of our programs, technology and media help you to realize your vision.

Every Art Institutes school has a Career Services department with staff dedicated to helping students market themselves and providing support services for students to use in pursuing employment opportunities in their chosen field. From helping you pursue part-time job opportunities while you are attending school to actively supporting soon-to-be graduates' job search, faculty and staff are committed to providing students with the support they need.

In 2012, the eight Art Institutes schools in California (located in San Diego, Santa Monica, N. Hollywood, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Sunnyvale) combined to create a single college of art and design within Argosy University, known as the College of Creative Arts and Design. As part of the transition, the Art Institutes schools in California relinquished their national accreditation and are now governed by the regional accreditation held by Argosy University. Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org).

Argosy University’s College of Creative Arts and Design will continue its relationship with The Art Institutes system and will now merge its enthusiasm for education in the creative and applied arts with the history, tradition and passion of Argosy University's undergraduate and graduate-level programs.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Highlights

Students and Recent Graduates from Art Institutes schools to Debut Spring/Summer 2017 Collections During New York Fashion Week Students and Recent Graduates from Art Institutes schools to Debut Spring/Summer 2017 Collections During New York Fashion Week

Nine budding fashion designers to experience pivotal career moments on New York City runway

 New York, NY, September 25, 2016 – For nine designers from The Art Institutes system of schools, New York Fashion Week is an opportunity to showcase the talent, determination, and creativity they each embody as reflected in their collections. This season’s theme is “Destinations.” The designers were challenged to take us on an inspirational journey of discovery and the collections that resulted will walk the runway of The Art Institutes Spring 2017 show.

These designers—both current students and recent graduates—understand that fashion is more than buzz-worthy apparel. It’s a process that involves designer selection, inspiration, sketching, fabric selection, garment construction, and endless revisions before a collection can be shown. Each designer has overcome challenges throughout the process and pushed their creative limits. Along the way, they’ve all proven that they have what it takes to design and present their garments on one of fashion’s most esteemed runways.  This marks the eighth season that The Art Institutes has partnered with New York Fashion Week to provide a career-defining moment for its promising designers. This talented group will debut their Spring/Summer 2017 collections on Thursday, September 8, at 8:00pm at The Arc, Skylight at Moynihan Station. 

Since their selection, the nine finalists have dedicated endless hours to their designs and worked closely with faculty mentors to finalize their collections. The designers are current students and graduates of Art Institutes locations in Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Vancouver.

Get a front row viewing of the show during the live stream runway event, 8:00 p.m. on September 8, 2016. Visit www.aifashionweek.com to watch online alongside viewers from across the globe. Additional information about the designers’ backgrounds and the inspiration for their collections is featured on The Art Institutes’ website , www.aifashionweek.com. Follow The Art Institutes On Facebook,  Twitter, Tumblr,  Instagram, and YouTube.  

 

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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. 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. Administrative Office: The Art Institutes, 210 Sixth Avenue, 33rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is: materialsreview@aii.edu

 

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Fern Mallis, Creator of New York Fashion Week, Speaks at Art Institute of Atlanta Fern Mallis, Creator of New York Fashion Week, Speaks at Art Institute of Atlanta

On August 3, 2016, Fern Mallis spoke to a standing room only audience at The Art Institute of Atlanta. Mallis discussed her early years at the Council of Fashion Designers of America and how she went on to create New York Fashion Week. Before the discussion, Mallis spent over an hour greeting guests and taking photos. 

 

During the lecture, Mallis shared details about herself and her career, and offered advice to students. She humbly discussed her many accomplishments and her belief in giving back to the community. Mallis also told stories about her famous designer friends, including Calvin Klein and Michael Kors.

 

Additionally, Mallis spoke about her book Fashion Lives, a hardcover coffee table book featuring some of the greatest American fashion designers.

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Sacramento Culinary Teams Compete in California State Fair Sacramento Culinary Teams Compete in California State Fair

On July 24, 2016, two teams of student chefs from The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University, faced-off at the California State Fair Culinary School Challenge. 

 

Brandon Ott and Chang Yang competed against Brian Hughes and Mary Records. All students are working toward an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of California—Sacramento. Each team was given a mystery ingredient and asked to prepare a 3-course meal in front of a live fair audience and a panel of qualified judges. 

 

The mystery ingredient was pineapple and team Brandon and Chang took home the victory. They prepared a seared steak with pasta entrée, fried tofu with dipping sauce appetizer, and blueberry peach cobbler for dessert.

 

Congratulations Brandon, Chang, Brian, Mary, and the entire school’s culinary program for a great show at the California State Fair.

 

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1372 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

 

 

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Chicago Fashion Alum Shows Collection at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue Chicago Fashion Alum Shows Collection at Neiman Marcus on Michigan Avenue

Alante Baugh, who in 2016 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Illinois Institute of Art—Chicago, recently debuted his fashion collection at Neiman Marcus department store on Chicago’s Michigan Avenue. Baugh was the winner of the top prize in the Driehaus Design Initiative Awards for Fashion Excellence, which led to the opportunity to showcase his designs in the famous department store.

 

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/231 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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