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

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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--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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Orange County Fashion Program Mentioned in Locale Magazine Orange County Fashion Program Mentioned in Locale Magazine

The fashion programs at The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, were recently mentioned in Locale Magazine. Read the story here:

http://localemagazine.com/oc-fashion-week-presented-by-maserati-of-newport-beach/

The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, 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. The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, 3601 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of California—Orange County is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of California—Orange County does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of California—Orange County’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute California—Orange County makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 

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Fashion Student’s Dress Featured in O.C. Weekly Fashion Student’s Dress Featured in O.C. Weekly

Recently, student Cindy Khongle’s dress was featured in O.C. Weekly. Cindy is working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design at The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University.

The school partnered with the Orange County Fashion Council & hosting Day 4 of O.C. Fashion Week.  Read the story here: http://www.ocweekly.com/news/oc-fashion-week-continues-to-prove-its-potential-for-global-recognition-7049550

The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, 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. The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, 3601 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1663 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of California—Orange County is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of California—Orange County does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of California—Orange County’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute California—Orange County makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature.

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Video Production Students Collaborate with City of Santa Ana Video Production Students Collaborate with City of Santa Ana

The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, recently announced a long-term partnership with the City of Santa Ana. Video Production students worked on a “Buy Local” video campaign for the city manager’s office this month. The video will be released in May 2016.

Pictured is City of Santa Ana’s Communications Manager Alma Flores.

The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, 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. The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, 3601 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Fashion Alum Promoted at True Religion Fashion Alum Promoted at True Religion

Darci Walker, who in 2014 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, was recently promoted to Women’s Sportswear Designer at True Religion brand clothing. The company has nearly 900 branded boutiques and specialty stores in 50 countries on six continents.

The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, 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. The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, 3601 West Sunflower Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931. ©2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1663 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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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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