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The Art Institute of Phoenix

2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021-2859   |    1.602.331.7500

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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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College Bound is an 11-week college experience for high school juniors and seniors to connect with others that share your interests while taking college level courses designed to help you grow, discover yourself, and create something awesome.

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Pursue your education in Phoenix, a hub of the Southwest and the country’s 3rd fastest growing city

Pursue your education in Phoenix, a hub of the Southwest and the country’s 3rd fastest growing city

The Art Institute of Phoenix has provided creative educations for over 15 years. With strong old west, Native American, and Mexican influences, Phoenix offers sun-filled days and abundant nightlife.

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Gallery Café

Gallery Café is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix, Gallery Café 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 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, Gallery Café is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Gallery Café on Monday – Friday between 8 am and 4 pm at 602.331.7500. Email ncoughlin@aii.edu to be put on the menu mailing list.

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News and events

Phoenix Students, Faculty, and Staff Attend Phoenix Mercury Media Day Phoenix Students, Faculty, and Staff Attend Phoenix Mercury Media Day

On May 9, 2016, students, faculty, and staff from The Art Institute of Phoenix attended Phoenix Mercury Media Day. The school was recognized for transforming 20 of the Phoenix Mercury’s basketballs into artistic creations representing 20 key moments of the team’s history in the WNBA. The students, faculty, and staff were able to meet the Mercury players and get autographs as well as speak with the team and media about their basketball transformation projects.

 The Phoenix Mercury will be officially presenting the basketballs on May 20, 2016. The basketballs will be on display and later auctioned off to support charity.

 Read more about Media Day here: https://t.co/6tSFaSjtkv

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The Art Institute of Phoenix Hosts Congressional Art Show The Art Institute of Phoenix Hosts Congressional Art Show

On April 16, 2016, The Art Institute of Phoenix hosted Representative David Schweikert’s Congressional Art Show. The show consisted of hundreds of high school students’ artwork displayed around the campus. Friends and family gathered for refreshments and a short ceremony where Representative gave Schweikert awarded three scholarships to The Art Institute of Phoenix. 

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The Art Institute of Phoenix Holds Monday Funday The Art Institute of Phoenix Holds Monday Funday

The Art Institute of Phoenix held its first “Monday Funday” on April 25, 2016 from 11:30am-1pm on the school’s front lawn.

Over 100 students, faculty, and staff stopped in for free chili and cheese hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, drinks, a DJ, and the “Kona Ice” shaved ice truck.

Students joined in games of jumbo checkers, jumbo Connect 4, and corn hole.

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The Art Institute of Phoenix Culinary and Hospitality Summit On April 26 The Art Institute of Phoenix Culinary and Hospitality Summit On April 26

The Art Institute of Phoenix is hosting its first-ever Culinary and Hospitality Summit on April 26th from 4 - 6pm.

The school has invited culinary and hospitality industry professionals to attend, as well as leaders in the local Chamber of Commerce and educational organizations. This summit focuses on education and workforce readiness within the metro Phoenix culinary and hospitality industries.

The event will feature a panel of industry professionals including Chef Josh Curtis, Director of Culinary, The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Phoenix. Refreshments will be served.

To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department at 1.800.474.2479 or 602.331.7500.

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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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Kris Jonson

Kris Jonson

Art Director, Clear Channel Outdoor

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Jeremy Totel

Jeremy Totel

Creative Director and Owner, Pixel Eight LLC

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Adam Joseph Geissinger

Adam Joseph Geissinger

Manager , Moe’s Café

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Michelle Reyes

Michelle Reyes

Web Designer, Defero

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Jennifer Mastroianni

Jennifer Mastroianni

Brand Builder, Dillard’s

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