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The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University

3601 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931   |    1.714.830.0200

NEW Bachelor’s Degree Program in Professional Writing for Creative Arts

Your first step toward a career in creating compelling stories and engaging content for an array of expanding fields—entertainment, gaming, social media, websites, advertising, business, and more.

NEW Bachelor's Degree Program in Marketing & Entertainment Management

An innovative curriculum to help prepare you for a career in managing and promoting entertainment and informational events for cultural venues, corporations, creative organizations, and more.

NEW Bachelor's Degree Program in Instructional Technology & Design

Make an impact where the future of education is taking shape: the digital realm. You can learn to create innovative experiences and effective strategies to engage, instruct, and train students of all ages.

Create your future beginning now.

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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Earn a grant up to $18,600 (up to 20% of your tuition).

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The Art Institute of California--Orange County - a campus of Argosy University

The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, is located in the heart of Orange County’s South Coast Metro Region. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn in a region that’s attracting aspiring creative artists who seek a beach and city lifestyle.

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5ifty Forks Restaurant

5ifty Forks is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—Orange County, 5ifty Forks 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 professionals, 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, 5ifty Forks is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact 5ifty Forks Restaurant at 714.338.1325 or email 5iftyForks@gmail.com.

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News and events

Orange County Culinary Kitchen Used to Teach Anaheim Ducks How to Prepare Healthy Meals Orange County Culinary Kitchen Used to Teach Anaheim Ducks How to Prepare Healthy Meals

On July 1, 2016, twenty new players for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team met in the professional kitchens at The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, to learn how to prepare nutritious meals in their own home kitchens.

They were taught by Executive Chef Joseph "Jo Jo" Doyle from the Honda Center—the location where the Ducks play. This is the second time that the team has sent their draftees to the school to learn how to cook healthy foods. Last year, hockey players from around the world were flown in to learn culinary techniques and healthy eating habits.

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Orange County Alum Wins Silver at 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Orange County Alum Wins Silver at 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Chase Madrid and his team at TBWA\Chiat\Day recently won Silver at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for their Nissan “Shoulder of Giants” commercial.

The Festival for Ceativity is a global event for those working in the creative communications and advertising fields and is one the world’s largest gatherings of advertising professionals, designers, digital innovators and marketers.

The seven-day festival is held yearly in Cannes, France and nearly 11,000 people from 90 countries attend.  

Chase earned a Bachelor of Science in Advertising from The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, in 2008.

Earlier in the year, the Nissan commercial was featured In Adweek as Ad of the Day: http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/ad-day-nissan-gets-props-praising-chevy-ford-and-dodge-truck-ad-169043

Forbes Magazine also wrote about the commercial’s groundbreaking concept: http://www.forbes.com/sites/dalebuss/2016/01/11/nissan-ad-for-new-titan-xd-pays-homage-to-big-threes-ground-breaking-pickup-trucks/ - 37a80b444d3f


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Orange County Faculty Member Mentors Culinary Team to First Place Finish Orange County Faculty Member Mentors Culinary Team to First Place Finish

Chef Jennifer Minichiello, adjunct faculty, Culinary at The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, and the high school students she mentors from Santa Ana Valley High School’s Culinary Academy, won first place in the national “Cooking Up Change” competition. The event was held in Washington, DC, where Chef Minichiello’s team presented to Congress and members of the James Beard Foundation.

“Cooking up Change” challenges high school culinary students across the country to create a healthy and delicious school lunch that meets national nutrition standards—on a tight budget. Using only ingredients and equipment commonly available for school food service, students create recipes that appeal to their peers and can easily be replicated on a large scale in real school kitchens.

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The Art Institute of California—Orange County Celebrates GLBT Book Month The Art Institute of California—Orange County Celebrates GLBT Book Month

The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, joined the American Library Association and hundreds of libraries across the nation in celebration of GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender) Book Month.

The school’s new librarian, Angelica Lyons, created a display featuring authors and books reflecting the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender (GLBT) experience. Titles included:
 
•  Alexander McQueen, Blood Beneath the Skin - Biography of contemporary, openly gay fashion designer who tragically committed suicide in 2010.
• David Hockney, Portraits - Openly gay pop-artist, painter, photographer, and printmaker. This book is a collection of his portraits of models, friends, family, and strangers.
•  Valentino - Coffee table style book focusing on the life and designs of openly gay designer Valentino.
•  Yves Saint Laurent - Coffee table Coffee table style book focusing on the life and designs of openly gay French designer Yves Saint Laurent.
•  Don We Now Our Gay Apparel - A book on the history of gay men’s fashion in the 20th century.
•  Gay Art - A compendium or queer artists of all orientations and their work, throughout history.
 
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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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Tanner Godarzi

Tanner Godarzi

Frontend developer,Vision Design

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Michael Allan  Craggn

Michael Allan Cragg

Owner and Executive Chef, Temecula Catering

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Autumn Rodriguez

Autumn Rodriguez

Social Media Coordinator, Trixxi Clothing

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Agnieszka Puchala

Agnieszka Puchala

Graphic Designer and Marketing Associate, Los Angeles (DCBID)

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Lauren Kramer

Lauren Kramer

Stereoscopic Artist, Walt Disney Animation Studio

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