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The Art Institute of Seattle

2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121-1642   |    1.206.448.6600

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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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The Art Institute of Seattle is located on Seattle's waterfront, close to mountains and the ocean. Students enjoy easy access to the technology and creative companies that define the region—providing the opportunity to learn and grow through internships.

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Portfolio Restaurant

Portfolio restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Seattle, Portfolio Restaurant serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

At our full service restaurant, students prepare meals and serve patrons under the supervision of Chef Instructor David Wynne and Restaurant Manager Paul Charbonnier. Portfolio Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers an exciting dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Portfolio Restaurant at 206.239.2363.

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The Art Institute of Seattle Graduate in The Seattle Times The Art Institute of Seattle Graduate in The Seattle Times

(Seattle, December 2015) Mutsuko Soma, a 2003 graduate from The Art Institute of Seattle with a Culinary Arts Associate of Applied Arts degree, was featured in The Seattle Times regarding her handmade buckwheat soba noodles.

Mutsuko grew up in Japan, where her grandmother always made soba for the family. However, she soon realized that the high-quality soba flour in Japan often came from buckwheat grown in Washington. Mutsuko believes she is the only one on the West Coast serving the buckwheat noodles regularly at a restaurant.  Included below a link to the article that includes a video of Mutsuko making the fresh soba noodles at her Wallingford restaurant, Miyabi45th.

To read more:  http://www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine/seattle-chef-specializes-in-a-rarity-handmade-buckwheat-soba-noodles/ 


The Art Institute of Seattle 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 Seattle, 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA  98121-1642 © 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 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 Seattle Graduate featured in Seattle Met Magazine & Independent Designer Runway Show The Art Institute of Seattle Graduate featured in Seattle Met Magazine & Independent Designer Runway Show

(Seattle, September 2015) Rana Ottaviani, a Bellevue designer and a 2006 graduate from The Art Institute of Seattle in Interior Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, was featured in Seattle Met Magazine regarding her participation in Bellevue Fashion Week’s fourth-annual Independent Designer Runway Show  at the Bellevue Collection.

From designing kids’ toys to working as a set designer on TV commercials, Rana Ottaviani’s career spans many channels. The Turkish-born designer used her experience in various mediums to debut a womenswear collection that features modern, eclectic and expertly crafted garments with European and Northwest influences.

Daniel Ressa, a 2015 graduate from The Art Institute of Seattle in Fashion Design with an Associate of Applied Arts degree, also participated in the show.


The Art Institute of Seattle 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 Seattle, 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA  98121-1642 © 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 Seattle Fashion Design Student in The Seattle Times The Art Institute of Seattle Fashion Design Student in The Seattle Times

(Seattle, September 2015) Daniel Ressa, a student at The Art Institute of Seattle, was mentioned in The Seattle Times article, Indie stars: Local designers take center stage during Bellevue Fashion Week. The article is about the upcoming Independent Designer Runway Show (IDRS) that takes place September 23 as part of Bellevue Fashion Week.  Mr. Ressa graduated in 2015 with an Associate of Applied Arts in Fashion Design and is currently working towards a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Fashion Design degree. He was also “Fashion Designer of the Year” at The Art Institute of Seattle’s Runway District Fashion Show. 
http://www.seattletimes.com/shop-northwest/indie-stars-local-designers-take-center-stage-during-bellevue-fashion-week/


The Art Institute of Seattle 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 Seattle, 2323 Elliott Avenue, Seattle, WA  98121-1642 © 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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Callahan Carlin

Callahan Carlin

Junior Designer, Dawson Design Associates

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Gwynne Bevan Tuttle

Gwynne Bevan Tuttle

Merchandise Coordinator, Saks 5th Avenue

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Brian Brooks

Brian Brooks

Chef and Owner, Seattle’s Hunger Restaurant

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Jonathan Barta

Jonathan Barta

Photographer

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Jeffrey Veregge

Jeffrey Veregge

Senior Designer, Masterworks

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