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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh

420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1301   |    1.412.263.6600

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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.

Recreational and Professional Development Course

Whether you want to explore the essentials of drawing, design a website for your business, master your DSLR camera or discover the decadence of chocolate, our noncredit courses are immersive and focused, so they’re perfect for curious – but busy – people like you.

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Over 90 years of educating creative professionals

Over 90 years of educating creative professionals

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has a rich history in our great city's creative and cultural community. Once you're here, you can feel the energy of our students and faculty — and of a city that's witnessed a renaissance in the past forty years.

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A Taste of Art

Our facility also includes the Taste of Art Restaurant, the dining lab for students in our culinary program. This restaurant is student-run and open to the public, and was rated "Best Kept Secret" in Pittsburgh Magazine's Best Restaurants in Pittsburgh Reader’s Poll. The menu reflects international cuisine; this month it might be Thai and the next time you visit you may experience Egyptian cuisine.

Under the supervision of Chef Shawn Culp and an experienced and credentialed faculty of chef instructors, students create bistro-style dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room.  From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Taste of Art is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons. 

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Pittsburgh Culinary Alums Provide ‘Innovative Mobile Catering’ Pittsburgh Culinary Alums Provide ‘Innovative Mobile Catering’

Tony Marinho and Jeff Hurff, who both in 2012 earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Culinary Management from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, were recently featured on KDKA TV for their food truck business “Innovative Mobile Catering.”

Marinho and Hurff originally started out with a traditional food truck, but after being asked to do a catering event for a client, they decided to make a change. They say that a catering food truck is a unique concept because they cook everything onsite—then serve it immediately to guests.

Marinho and Hurff use local, fresh ingredients whenever possible. They cater movie sets and outdoor weddings, among other events.

Read their full story here.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/36 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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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The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Fashion Show Spotlights 11 Designers The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Fashion Show Spotlights 11 Designers

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh’s fourth annual Graduate Fashion Show will take place on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Omni William Penn Hotel, downtown Pittsburgh.

The show features the work of 11 designers—a mix of graduating students and recent grads. Designs range from children’s clothing to evening attire and jewelry.

One of the designers presenting in the show had pieces modeled in the SMGlobal Catwalk show at New York Fashion Week. Gerald Love, who will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design, is giving a sneak peek at his collection at the Pittsburgh Downtown Community Development Corporation’s Mellon Square Design Fest Monday, June 13, 2016 from noon-1 p.m. 

Students in the school’s Event and Fashion Show Production class, led by instructor Suzanne Mauro, organized the runway show. Each designer will show 4-5 pieces, and guests have the opportunity to view portfolios created by graduates of the school’s fashion programs. Judges at the fashion show will include independent producer, writer, editor and stylist Reese Randall as well as representatives from Macy’s, Nordstrom and Rue 21. Awards will be given to the top collections.

To purchase tickets or for more information, visit https://aipittsburghfashion.splashthat.com/. To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department at (412) 263-6600.  

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

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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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Grad from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on 'Examining the Outsider’ Panel Grad from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh on 'Examining the Outsider’ Panel

Darnell Chambers, who in 2012 earned a Bachelor of Science in Web Design & Interactive Media from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, was recently part of a panel discussion. “Art Beat – Examining the Outside” focused on marginalized groups that could be seen as outsiders in American society and how art and the media reinforce or refute these opinions.

The event took place at Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and was held in conjunction with the exhibit, “Telling Tales: Stories and Legends in 19th-century American Art.” The subjects of some of the narrative paintings and sculpture are people who were outsiders in their time.

Panelists included Caitlin Bruce, an expert on graffiti and muralism who teaches at the University of Pittsburgh, and Dawn Weleski from Conflict Kitchen, a restaurant that serves cuisine from countries in conflict with the United States. The event was moderated by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Tony Norman.

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/47 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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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Cooking with Cicadas? A Positive Spin on the 17-Year Bug Cooking with Cicadas? A Positive Spin on the 17-Year Bug

Chef Phil Enck’s unique experience cooking with cicadas received special attention when he was invited to speak on the topic for Pittsburgh’s NPR affiliate, WESA. Chef Enck, a culinary instructor at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, shared tips and recipes that utilized cicadas.

Cicadas are insects that have hard, sleek shells topped with two bulb-like, red eyes. On average, they’re a little over 1.5 inches in length and they come out of the ground in 17-year cycles. 2016 marked the end of one of those cycles, and cicadas were covering trees and the ground in many areas of Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

See the article here, and learn how you can make Chef Enck’s Blackened Cicadas with Bacon over Cheese Grits recipe:

http://wesa.fm/post/cicadas-taste-great-grits-and-other-things-you-probably-didn-t-know-about-pas-perennial-pests#stream/0

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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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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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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Tim Ransom

Tim Ransom

Owner of The Firm, Visualthundermedia.com, MojoDat.com

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Chad Calcagno

Chad Calcagno

CTO and Post-Production Producer, AltarTV

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Kate Minton

Kate Minton

Owner and Operator , Highway Robbery Vintage

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Brittany M. Kerr

Brittany M. Kerr

Executive Chef , Blooming Beets Kitchen

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Sarah A. Glass

Sarah A. Glass

Designer, Systems Source Inc

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