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The Art Institute of Philadelphia

1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5119   |    1.215.567.7080

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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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For more than 40 years, The Art Institute of Philadelphia has inspired creative people in a reinvigorated region known for its strong historical ties.

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Petite Passion Restaurant

Petite Passion Restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Philadelphia, Petite Passion 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 professional chef instructors, culinary students spend 11 weeks nourishing and delighting patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Petite Passion Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Petite Passion Restaurant at 215.405.6766.

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News and events

Philly’s Up-and-Coming Designers Hit the Catwalk for Annual Student Fashion Show Philly’s Up-and-Coming Designers Hit the Catwalk for Annual Student Fashion Show

WHO/WHAT:
More than 35 of Philadelphia’s up-and-coming fashion designers will send their garments down the runway at The Art Institute of Philadelphia’s annual student fashion show. The show will feature more than 100 looks that represent a culmination of work from throughout the past year, including womenswear and menswear, from ready-to-wear to steampunk. Leah Delfiner, a 2010 grad with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design, will be honored with an award at the fashion show. Delfiner participated in Macy’s Fashion Incubator program and is the owner and designer of children’s clothing line Pretty Pretty Rebel.

WHERE:
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
1500 Walnut Street, Floor 17, Philadelphia

WHEN:
Friday, August 14
Cash Bar Opens: 6 pm
Doors Open: 6:30 pm
Show: 7 pm

TICKETS:
$25, available at http://www.kimmelcenter.org/

To request accommodations in connection with these events, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 215-567-7080.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia, 1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu. 

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The Art Institute of Philadelphia Named a "Local Favorite" by the Philadelphia Inquirer The Art Institute of Philadelphia Named a "Local Favorite" by the Philadelphia Inquirer

(Philadelphia, June 2015)  The Art Institute of Philadelphia was named a “Local Favorite” in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s 2015 Readers’ Choice poll, under the education section.  From March – May, more than 5,000 readers made nominations across 12 categories, and from April – May, readers cast more than 28,000 votes to determine the winners.  


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Philadelphia,  1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5119 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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The Art Institute of Philadelphia - STEAMpunk Fashion Show - June 21 The Art Institute of Philadelphia - STEAMpunk Fashion Show - June 21

(Philadelphia, June 21, 2015)  Victorian-era industrialization collides with couture for a STEAMpunk fashion show at the Morris Arboretum in Philadelphia, on Sunday, June 21. Fashion students at The Art Institute of Philadelphia created the original designs for the STEAMpunk Expo Fashion Show and are available after the event to speak with attendees about their garments and the design process. 


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of Philadelphia,  1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5119 ©2015 The Art Institutes. Our email address is csprogramadmin@edmc.edu.

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The Art Institute of Philadelphia Granted Accreditation by Middle States Commission on Higher Education The Art Institute of Philadelphia Granted Accreditation by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

[PHILADELPHIA, PA August 14, 2012] – The Board of Trustees and President Michael DePrisco announced today that The Art Institute of Philadelphia has been granted initial accreditation by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

“This is a significant and defining chapter of The Art Institute of Philadelphia’s history,” said John Mazzoni, president of The Art Institutes. “The recognition of the Middle States Commission is an important validation of how we have woven academic rigor into our core mission of preparing graduates for careers,” he said. “The Art Institutes system of schools has always placed great importance on accreditation and its value for a student’s educational investment.” The Art Institute of Philadelphia also maintains programmatic accreditation with The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation (ACACF), the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

The accreditation process was managed by a steering committee comprised of Art Institute of Philadelphia faculty and staff under the leadership of Ms. Heather Ramsey, director of institutional effectiveness, and Cherie Haines, associate professor of General Education, with focus on collegiate mission, strategic planning and assessment of student learning outcomes.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia currently offers 12 bachelor of science degree programs, nine associate of science degree programs and four diploma programs, and serves 3,244 students, as of Fall 2011.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers bachelor of science degree programs in Advertising, Audio Production, Culinary Management, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Photography, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics and Web Design & Interactive Media. Associate of science degree programs are offered in Culinary Arts, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Visual Merchandising and Web Design & Interactive Media. Diploma programs are offered in Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, Web Design & Development and Fashion Retailing.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia is located at 1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. For more information, visit

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The Art Institute of Philadelphia is part of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. See

aiprograms.info

for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information.

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Notable alumni

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Anthony J. Thompson

Anthony J. Thompson

Executive Director, iheartgo

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Jeremy Russell

Jeremy Russell

Digital Creative Director , Signature Brand Factory

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Alencia M. Smith

Alencia M. Smith

kitchen Manager , The Nutrition Group

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Sarah Finkelstein

Sarah Finkelstein

Junior Designer, Arch Insurance Group

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Rhapsody Hahn

Rhapsody Hahn

Product Design Engineer for Chrysler, Auburn Hills

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