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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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Graduate Featured on Philly.com Graduate Featured on Philly.com

 (PHILADELPHIA, PA December 2015) - Brianna Bailey, a 2015 graduate from The Art Institute of Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design, participated in a competition to design Greater Overbrook String Band’s Captain’s costume for the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day. The competition and Bailey’s design process is highlighted on Philly.com. You can check out the story here.

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.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/546 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons The Art Institute of Michigan Teams Up with the Rachael Ray Show to Provide Cooking Lessons

The Art Institute of Michigan is teaming up with the Rachael Ray Show to provide cooking lessons to the students enrolled at Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program. During filming of the Rachael Ray Show’s Thanksgiving episode, on Monday, November 16, Ray unveiled a completely renovated kitchen for the students, complete with new appliances and a study space. To help Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program get the most out of this new kitchen, The Art Institute of Michigan is going to provide four lessons/demos on healthy eating and nutrition at the gym throughout the next year. 

Three culinary instructors from The Art Institute of Michigan appeared on the show to announce the gift of the cooking lessons, and the episode will air Wednesday, November 25. In the Detroit area, please tune into WDIV-TV at 2pm. For additional times and channels, visit http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/show-info/showtimes/.

For more information on Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, visit http://downtownyouthboxing.org/

Read more about the filming on Detroit Free Press:  http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2015/11/16/rachel-ray-laila-ali-downtown-detroit-boxing-gym/75905200/

The Art Institute of Michigan 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 Michigan, 28175 Cabot Drive, Novi, MI 48377. © 2015 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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The Art Institute of Philadelphia Student Featured on Billypenn.com The Art Institute of Philadelphia Student Featured on Billypenn.com

(Philadelphia, October 2015) Fashion students at The Art Institute of Philadelphia participated in a contest to design a captain’s costume for the leader of the Greater Overbrook String Band, Mummers New Year’s Day parade. Billypenn.com did a piece on the competition and the winning student, Briana Bailey.  Journalist, Anna Orso, interviewed Ai Philadelphia student Briana Bailey and instructor Karen Karuza, as well as Bill Razzano, captain of the Greater Overbrook String Band. 

Briana Bailey, a BS in Fashion Design student at The Art Institute of Philadelphia,is in the process of working with Al DelBuono, South Philly Mummers costumer, to bring her sketch to life. The Overbrook band captain will wear her design on New Years Day at the parade.

To read the full article:  https://billypenn.com/2015/10/27/millennial-mummers-how-the-traditional-philly-parade-is-recruiting-its-next-generation/

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 19103-5119 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/546 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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The Art Institute of Philadelphia Fashion Students Design Mummers Costumes The Art Institute of Philadelphia Fashion Students Design Mummers Costumes

(Philadelphia, October 2015) Each New Year’s Day, Philadelphia holds the Mummers Parade, a folk festival where local clubs compete in one of four categories: comics, fancies, string bands and fancy brigades. The parade features elaborate costumes and sets, and fashion students at The Art Institute of Philadelphia had the opportunity to design the Captain’s suit for the Greater Overbrook String Band. 

The Greater Overbrook String Band had the idea to partner with a local fashion design school to work on a two-part project: a design competition for the Captain’s suit and executing dancers’ costumes. In July, Captain “Wild Bill” Razzano of the Greater Overbrook String Band came to The Art Institute of Philadelphia in one of his past Captain suits to discuss the design competition with the students. The designs are kept secret until January 1, but the Captain’s suit is one-of-a-kind and made specifically for that Captain. 

Nine students entered, and Briana Bailey, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design Degree Program, won first prize. Her design will be produced by a professional manufacturer for Captain “Wild Bill” Razzano. Briana also received $100 from the Greater Overbrook String Band, and she and The Art Institute of Philadelphia will be noted in the international Mummers guide that will be sent out in 2016. The second and third prize winners received gift certificates, and the 9 participating students received a band t-shirt. The Advanced Draping Class is currently working on the dancers’ costumes. 

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 19103-5119 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/546 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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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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