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-- Angelo Rosa, Associate of Applied Science, Fashion Design, The Art Institute of New York City, 2014

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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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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.

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


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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

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Increase Garage Sale Profits With Some Marketing Basics Increase Garage Sale Profits With Some Marketing Basics

(ARA) - As the weather warms up, garage sales begin appearing all over the U.S. Garage sales are a great way to clean out clutter while making some extra dollars for home improvements, bills, vacations or even “retail therapy.”

Marcela Iannini, department chair of Advertising and Design & Media Management at Miami International University of Art & Design , says, “Garage sales are great opportunity to employ basic marketing principles in a fun way; a little innovation and creativity go a long way to maximize sales.”

“It’s important to start with the basics of marketing – the four P’s – price, product, promotion and place. In garage sales it works best to think of the product as the garage sale itself and the items to be sold as product lines or brands of that product,” adds Cheryl Pilchik, Advertising faculty at The Art Institute of Philadelphia.

Dr. Larry Stultz, department chair of Advertising and Web Design & Interactive Media at The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, agrees. “It is imperative to use the same thinking retailers use to maximize the visibility and sales opportunities for a garage sale.”

Below are some helpful suggestions from Iannini, Pilchik and Stultz on making the best of your garage sale:

  • Product and price : Product mix is important in retailing. You can either focus on one type of product (kids’ toys or garden tools, for instance) or a broad mix of products. Study sales in your neighborhood to see what works best. Check out the prices, too. You should consider not only the original cost, but also what others charge at sales like yours. Rather than use a lot of time individually pricing each item, consider grouping like items together on large tables, posting the same price for all items on that table – like retailers do.
  • Place (scheduling/location) : Think about a high-traffic area – retailers pay a premium for high-traffic locations. Perhaps you can team up with several neighbors and choose the house that has the most street visibility. Knowing your target market is paramount in timing your sale. Consider scheduling with other activities in your neighborhood – art shows or community events will help draw additional traffic.
  • Promotion (advertising/marketing) : A successful garage sale requires careful planning and promotion using proven advertising strategies to make your sale stand out. One successful strategy is choosing a theme related to the items to be sold and carrying out the theme in all aspects of the sale. For example, if most of the items to be sold are from the 1980s, you’d play 80s music, have everyone working at the sale dress in 80s style and use 80s elements in your flyers.

Whatever your theme, consider the following to promote your sale:

  1. Neighborhood signs and flyers, placed on local business, PTA and school/church bulletin boards – and where permitted, on street corners or in yards.
  2. Local newspaper listings and online listings like craigslist.org.
  3. A social networking fan page with an event for the garage sale inviting friends and family.
  4. Your own Facebook and Twitter pages to inform your “friends” and “followers” about your event.
  5. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest on the day of the sale to distribute special offers, share photos of items for sale or offer incentives for referring fans or customers.

Give your garage sale a facelift to keep it fresh and appealing. Borrowing effective strategies and tactics used in the merchandising and advertising industries to engage the customer and communicate with them on their terms will help to ensure your success.

To learn more about The Art Institutes schools, visit www.artinstitutes.edu.

EDITOR’S NOTE:

The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is 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. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. 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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Lights, Camera – Applause! How to Edit Great Videos at Home Lights, Camera – Applause! How to Edit Great Videos at Home

When you assemble family and friends to see the video of your latest vacation, do they groan or fall asleep before the end? Not this year! Here’s how to create an exciting video – right at home – that will make everyone sit up and watch.

Anthony Pires, academic director of Digital Filmmaking & Video Production at The Art Institute of Philadelphia, says, “The basic concepts of how to edit video are simple. First, move recorded video from the camera to your computer. Second, use a video editing program to pull out the scenes you want and rearrange them on a timeline. Then use the program to add transitions, effects, titles, narration, music and sound effects. Finally, save the edited content as a new video file.”

Start with Great Video Footage
Start by knowing your video camera. Practice and read the instructions so you are comfortable with its operation and features. There’s nothing worse than shooting your family at grandma’s birthday party or your child’s high school graduation only to find that the camera was not recording.

Second, make a plan. Know beforehand what story you want to tell and plan the shots you will need.

Third, make sure the footage is interesting and tells the story. “Use a variety of shots,” recommends Alex Buffalo, department chair of Digital Filmmaking & Video Production at The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design. “Start with a shot that establishes the location – a sign or recognizable landmark. Include close, medium and wide shots. Shoot from different angles and positions, such as high and low, or the front, side and back of the subject. Include some cutaway shots, such as others reacting to the activity in the main shot. And be sure to hold each shot for at least 10 seconds.”

Other tips include minimizing the use of pan and zoom (and pan slowly if at all), getting the best natural sound possible (and don’t narrate while you shoot!) and keeping the camera as still as possible, even using a tripod where you can.

Buffalo adds, “Check your plan during the shoot to make sure you get everything you’ll need to tell your story.”

Edit to Tell Your Story
Once you have your footage, you’re ready to edit. Video editing programs have become more sophisticated and more user friendly. Nadia Ramoutar, faculty member in Digital Filmmaking & Video Production at The Art Institute of Jacksonville, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, says, “Most computers come with a built-in video editing program. Go ahead and start with whatever is provided. You’ll often find Windows Movie Maker on PCs and iMovie on the Mac. Both software programs are frequently included at no extra charge with your computer purchase and are easy to use. If you are not happy with the software that comes with your computer, consider purchasing PowerDirector 10 for the PC or Final Cut Pro X for the Mac. They are easier to use than the professional-grade programs we teach at The Art Institutes schools, but offer plenty of power for most home users.”

The user’s guide for your editing program can tell you how to move the video from your camera to the computer. Select your scenes using the program’s cutting tool and arrange them in sequence on a timeline. Choose your transitions and any special effects from the library offered by your editing program. You’ll also have the opportunity to create a title screen and titles for some of your shots or sections. Music can be selected and narration recorded. And if the waves crashing doesn’t sound as crisp as you’d like it? Just add in a sound effect or two.

Once you’ve previewed and saved your video into its final form, you’re ready to share it. Show your video story on the big screen TV in your home, send DVDs to family and friends or post it to YouTube. The choice is yours!

To learn more about The Art Institutes schools, visit www.artinstitutes.edu.

The Art Institutes ( www.artinstitutes.edu ) is 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. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. The Art Institute of Tennessee — Nashville is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission . 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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