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The Art Institute of California—Sacramento - a campus of Argosy University
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The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University

2850 Gateway Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833   |    1.916.830.6320

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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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The Art Institute of California--Sacramento - a campus of Argosy University

The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University, is located in a diverse city that's home to numerous performing arts centers and museums. Here, you'll learn in a scenic community that mixes a small-town feel with the amenities of a large city.

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Muse Restaurant

Muse is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—Sacramento, Muse 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 chef professionals, 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, Muse is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Muse Restaurant at 916.830.6361.

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The Art Institute of California – Sacramento Interior Design Students Volunteer for W.E.A.V.E. The Art Institute of California – Sacramento Interior Design Students Volunteer for W.E.A.V.E.

(California, August 2015)  The Interior Design Bachelor of Science program at The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University, has had the honor working with W.E.A.V.E (Women Escaping A Violent Environment) organization in the past, and on August 4, the students volunteered their time in furnishing, decorating and merchandising seven new shelter apartments for the organization’s safe housing program. The furnishings were a donation from Lennar Homes, one of one of the nation's leading residential builders. Also supporting the project were members of the Sigma Chi fraternity from Sacramento State. 

W.E.A.V.E. is a non-profit organization headquartered in mid-town Sacramento. Their mission is to provide support and services to individuals who have experienced physical and/or emotional abuse, or have been victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking. 

Thanks goes to instructor Marosi White and to the entire Interior Design department for continuing to make an impact in the local community.


The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University 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 California – Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University, 2850 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite #100, Sacramento, CA  95833 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1377 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.


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4-Day Workshop with Francois Vecchio at The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University 4-Day Workshop with Francois Vecchio at The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University

(California, June 2015)  The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University hosted Old World Butchery Workshops in June with Francois Vecchio, who partnered with El Dorado Meat Collective, a local butchery collective.  More information is on the El Dorado website (http://eldoradomeatcollective.com/Classes.aspx).  A film crew from Good Day Sacramento filmed live shots at the campus.

Francois Vecchio has over 60 years in the meat industry and began his career in 1958, apprenticing in Switzerland, Italy and France.  After a lifetime of working in butchery shops, Francois provides hands-on apprentice workshops for students.  He shares the fundamentals of his knowledge with the next generation of butchers.


Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University, 2850 Gateway Oaks Drive, Suite #100, Sacramento, CA  95833 ©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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Rethinking Small Office Design: Creating a More Collaborative and Imaginative Workplace Rethinking Small Office Design: Creating a More Collaborative and Imaginative Workplace

In the age of wireless communication, telecommuting and global travel, a professional’s “office” has become more of a virtual world located anywhere from a hip coffee shop to a busy airport. This makes creating one’s stationary office as a place that is fun, stimulating and imaginative even more important.

Certified Interior Designer and Interior Design Faculty at The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, Sara Seward, highlights ways to accomplish a more collaborative environment that is replacing the look and bulk of the cubicle and provides a modern, architectural feeling.

For example, she recommends that offices feature more casual areas to gather for a quick meeting, juice bars to host social events, or lounging areas to relax. Also, keeping the design simple and using lighter, modern finishes can increase the feeling of open space.

Amy J. Aswell, who holds a Master’s in Interior Architecture and is also an instructor of interior design at The Art Institute of California – Sacramento, agrees, adding that if people are expected to work in small cubicles, “provide them with a ‘break away’ space that gives them an alternative area to work or hold impromptu meetings.”

Aswell notices a trend toward residential living room layouts for these break away areas, as well more home-like amenities being added such as lounge furniture.

For employees who want to dress up their office or cubicle, Academic Director of Interior Design at The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, Sandra Slade, has the following tips:

  • Hang one focal piece of artwork and add sculptural interest on a credenza or side table but avoid very strong or controversial subjects in your art
  • Family pictures are nice, but don't overdue it and limit yourself to a few
  • Adding a nice live plant or small tree offers a nice feng shui touch
  • Maintain professionalism in your color scheme by adding an accent wall of medium color paint or surround yourself with a soft neutral

When it comes to shared work spaces for independent consultants or small business owners, Slade acknowledges a freedom from corporate office décor guidelines but advises not to “go overboard” on personal expression.

“You will still want to appear professional,” she says, “and that can be accomplished by avoiding lots of distracting ‘toys’ on the desk and keeping the space orderly.

“Since your office may also be your conference space, allow for a comfortable upholstered guest office chair. You might also want to add a small side table with a sculptural piece for sophistication,” suggests Slade.

Seward concludes that the need for a typical office has been replaced with flexible environments that maximize the use of square footage along with what makes the staff comfortable. “No matter the space, it’s about allowing employees to work in whatever manner they need to stay productive.”

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The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes system is America's Leader in Creative Education providing 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.

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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Sacramento’s Comstock’s Magazine Featuring The Art Institute of California – Sacramento’s Very Own Pamela Chokan-Quetzal! Sacramento’s Comstock’s Magazine Featuring The Art Institute of California – Sacramento’s Very Own Pamela Chokan-Quetzal!

“The menu is basically a calling card for you, for your particular concept,” -Pamela Chokan-Quetzal

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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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Zachariah Moreno

Zachariah Moreno

Web Developer , State of California

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Olivia Dougherty

Olivia Dougherty

Cake Designer,Olivia’s Custom Cakes

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Mike Osborn

Mike Osborn

Executive pastry chef ,The Dancing Fox Winery and Bakery

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 Victoria Alvarez

Victoria Alvarez

Sous chef , Centro Cocina Mexicana

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 Marcus Flakes

Marcus Flakes

Owner and Operator , Marco’s Pepper GrillV

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