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The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University

10 United Nations Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94102-4928   |    1.415.865.0198

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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—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, is located in the Civic Center, an energetic area of the city that's home to a weekly farmer's market and an arts and crafts market.

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Bistro 10UN

Bistro 10UN is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, Bistro 10UN 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 Culinary Instructor Brian Shulse, 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, Bistro 10UN is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Bistro 10UN Restaurant at 916.830.6361.

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News and events

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 California – San Francisco Graduate Highlighted on Employer's Blog The Art Institute of California – San Francisco Graduate Highlighted on Employer's Blog

(San Francisco, October 2015)  Nitro, which develops commercial software for Portable Document Format (PDF) files and digital documents, posted a blog on their new intern, Eugene Aquiler. 

Eugene is a 2015 graduate from The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University in the Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Science degree program.  Eugene met Nitro’s Creative Director, Matthew Knudsen, through The Art Institute of California—San Francisco’s Industry Review Week, which is a showcase for Design students. This past June, Mr. Knudsen came to review portfolios from the graduating class and Eugene was offered an interview that same week.  Eugene also won the Best Portfolio award at his graduating showcase.

Below is the link to the write-up by Nitro, who hired Eugene for a full-time paid internship: http://blog.gonitro.com/2015/09/day-in-the-life-of-a-nitronaut-intern-series/

Nitro develops commercial software used to create, edit, sign, and secure Portable Document Format (PDF) files and digital documents. The Nitro ecosystem consists of Nitro Pro, Nitro Cloud, Nitro Reader, and a suite of document conversion sites. Nitro’s product family is intended for the professional market and although its desktop products are Windows-only, Nitro Cloud is compatible with any web browser on any machine. The Nitro PDF Reader is freeware for both personal and professional use.


The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, 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 – San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, 1170 Market Street, San Francisco, CA  94102-4928  © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/4022 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 California – San Francisco Culinary Director at Tractors & Truffles The Art Institute of California – San Francisco Culinary Director at Tractors & Truffles

(San Francisco, October 2015)  For the past five years Chef Mark Davis, culinary director at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, has been a guest chef for Tractors & Truffles, a farm-to-fork event in Fallon, Nevada.  The event is hosted by the local visitors bureau and serves 120 VIPs from the surrounding community, blending farmers and socialites, government officials and community leaders, in a sit down five-course dinner. Chef Davis also displayed his ice sculpture talent.


The 6th Annual Tractors and Truffles event was held on Saturday, September 26, and featured local Slanted Porch Restaurant owner and chef, Steve Hernandez. Throughout the day attendees were able to tour local farms, taste beer and a special cantaloupe cocktail, listen to music by Leftover Cuties, and finish off the day with a hand crafted dinner prepared by acclaimed chefs, including Davis.

“Many local farms, wineries and arts are featured in this farm-to-dinner event,” said Chef Davis. “The menu is specially made for the day and prepared to showcase the best of Fallon’s culinary treats.”


Here are some links to additional info on the event.

http://www.visitfallonnevada.com/tractorsandtruffles/ 

http://www.visitfallonnevada.com/tractorsandtruffles/lodging/quick-facts/


The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, 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 – San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, 1170 Market Street, San Francisco, CA  94102-4928  © 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 California – San Francisco Graduate in Pacific Daily News The Art Institute of California – San Francisco Graduate in Pacific Daily News

(San Francisco, September 2015)  Kim Diaz, a 2000 graduate from The Art Institute of California - San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, in the Bachelor of Science in Media Arts & Animation program, was profiled in Pacific Daily News regarding her position as the manager of recruitment and talent outreach at Pixar Animation Studios.  She oversees all hiring efforts in her new position.

Previously she served as a career advisor for The Art Institute of California – San Francisco and would advise students on their studies and find opportunities for graduates. The position helped lead her to Lucasfilm Entertainment and eventually Pixar.

“I found out that I fell in love with working with people. I never even thought that this was a possibility. I could do something where I can be around the creative, plus do something I love? For me, it’s the best of all worlds,” she says.

You can read her inspirational story below:  

http://www.guampdn.com/story/life/2015/09/29/chamorro-charge-pixar/72965862/ 


The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, 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 Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University.  The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University, 1170 Market Street, San Francisco, CA  94102-4928 © 2015 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.  

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/390 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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Maria Miranda

Maria Miranda

Design Associate ,E&J Gallo Winery

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Cynthia Robertson

Cynthia Robertson

Owner , Baking & Pastry,Cynthia’s Creations

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Kaitlin McKinlay

Kaitlin McKinlay

Technical Designer , DownEast Outfitters

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Irene M. Lepe

Irene M. Lepe

Animation and Concept Designing For Online Gaming company,Zynga

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 Otto A. Herrera

Otto A. Herrera

Technical Specialist , PSAV

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