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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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News and events

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Culinary Student One Step Closer to ‘Almost Famous’ The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Culinary Student One Step Closer to ‘Almost Famous’

(PITTSBURGH, PA January 2016) – The Art Institute of Pittsburgh student Vince Brady (Associate of Science in Culinary Arts degree program) is headed to the S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef Competition finals.

Brady secured a spot after outcooking seven other culinary students at the recent central regional contest in Chicago. His winning dish was Crispy Skinned Duck Breast and Braised Duck Ravioli with Sautéed Winter Root Vegetable and Beet Silk.

The finals will take place March 11-14 in Napa Valley. The winner of the three-day competition will get a one-year apprenticeship “under a reputable chef,” according to competition organizers.

Brady was mentored by Ai Pittsburgh Chef Joe Bello, who noted the student’s “creative spark.” “Vince had some great competition with fellow young chefs, but he remained calm and professional through it all,” Bello said. “He was a hard worker dedicated to perfection and spent countless hours detailing his plate. Working with Vince was fantastic. His energetic creativity was a pleasure to coach.”

Brady was featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. You can read the article and get his recipe here.

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, 420 Blvd. of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.  © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/35 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 Pittsburgh Chair Provides Insight on Design Trends for the Tribune-Review The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Chair Provides Insight on Design Trends for the Tribune-Review

(Pittsburgh, November 2015)  Kelly Spewock, Academic Department Chair for Interior Design at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh was featured in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review this weekend.  She provided insight on current interior design trends and how designers can assist clients in creating areas in their homes to support their daily activities.

A link to the article is below.

http://triblive.com/business/realestate/9468949-74/design-interior-space#axzz3stCaZXFX


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA  15219-1301© 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/49 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 Pittsburgh Students Compete in ACF Competition The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Students Compete in ACF Competition

(Pittsburgh, October 2015)  On October 26, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh hosted a meeting of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Culinary Federation (ACF) and held a student competition.  The competition, “Anything Goes,” asked entrants to prepare a vegan entrée. Two students at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh entered and placed.

Vincent Brady, a student in the Associate of Science in Culinary Arts degree program placed first with his cauliflower steak, and Cora Groom, a student in the Bachelor of Science in Culinary Management degree program took third place ribbon for her Vegan Curry with Fall Vegetables. 

For more information on the meeting, visit: https://www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Membership/Join/ACFI_Join/ACF/Membership/Join/ACFI_JOIN.aspx?ChapterChoice=PA061 

Below is a link to the ACF Facebook page which has photos from the event.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.962633417129436.1073741835.670478323011615&type=3


The Art Institute of Pittsburgh 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 Pittsburgh, 420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA  15219-1301© 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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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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