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The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design

Parkside at Tampa Bay Park - 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150, Tampa, FL 33614-7086   |    1.813.873.2112

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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 Tutored Chef Restaurant

The Tutored Chef Restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Tampa, The Tutored Chef Restaurant 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 professional culinary instructors, 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, The Tutored Chef Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact The Tutored Chef Restaurant at 813.393.5395

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Photography Student’s Work Featured in Pro Wrestling Magazines Photography Student’s Work Featured in Pro Wrestling Magazines

Pam Winslow, a current student working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital Photography, recently had her work featured in two Pro Wrestling magazines. Pam attends The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design.

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, 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 Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, Parkside at Tampa Bay Park - 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150, Tampa, FL 33614-7086.  © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/1736 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 Tampa Serves Breakfast to Local Police The Art Institute of Tampa Serves Breakfast to Local Police

To show its appreciation for the Tampa Police Department—and in recognition of National Telecommunications Week—The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, recently made breakfast for members of the Tampa Police Department.

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, 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 Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, Parkside at Tampa Bay Park - 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150, Tampa, FL 33614-7086.  © 2016 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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Culinary Students Featured in Tampa Tribune Prior to Competing in Italy Culinary Students Featured in Tampa Tribune Prior to Competing in Italy

Kirsten Mathers and Devin Davis, two culinary artists from The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, were featured in The Tampa Tribune regarding their trip to Italy. There, they’ll compete in the Truffle Culinary Contest in Memory of Paolo Urbani. Mathers is working toward an Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts and Davis is working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Management.

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http://www.tbo.com/brandon/local-chefs-head-to-italy-for-truffle-competition-20160406/

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, 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 Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, Parkside at Tampa Bay Park - 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150, Tampa, FL 33614-7086.  © 2016 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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Two Culinary Students from The Art Institute of Tampa to Compete in Italy to Win Urbani Tartufi Truffle Contest Two Culinary Students from The Art Institute of Tampa to Compete in Italy to Win Urbani Tartufi Truffle Contest

Kirsten Mathers and Devin Davis invited to prestigious 2-week training in Italy, Scholarships to be awarded

Two culinary artists from The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, will soon travel to Italy to compete in a truffle-themed Culinary Contest in Memory of Paolo Urbani. The students are Kirsten Mathers, who is working toward an Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts and Devin Davis, who is working toward a Bachelor of Arts in Culinary Management.

The contest challenges culinary students from across North America, in teams of two, to create new and original ideas for dishes that feature truffles as their main ingredient.  The truffles are provided exclusively and directly by Urbani Tartufi.

The contest reflects the continuing commitment by Urbani Tartufi truffles to bring awareness to the culture of truffle and its ancient history. Urbani Tartufi is respected worldwide for representing the best in truffle sourcing and processing. Through this culinary competition, young chefs are provided the opportunity to develop and improve their professional skills while achieving sensory and emotional enrichment.

To reach the competition finals, 50 teams of students created two dishes—a “chef’s choice” (savory or sweet) and a main course. Recipes and photos of the finished dishes were submitted for consideration and judged based on principles of originality, creativity, and innovation. Each submission was scored on a 100-point scale. Of the 50 teams admitted to the contest, seven teams were chosen as finalists.

Mathers and Davis are one of seven finalist teams awarded scholarships by the Paolo Urbani Foundation to participate in a two-week, full immersion culinary course on Italian Cuisine at UDS (Università dei Sapori), in Perugia, Italy from March 30 – April 8. There, they’ll recreate their truffle-inspired recipes, which will be judged by a jury of chefs and professionals from the world of gastronomy. Three winning teams will be awarded first, second, and third prize. Additionally, Urbani Tartufi reserves the right to market the first place creation as one of its own, new products.

According to the Paolo Urbani Foundation, the competition is a statement of confidence and investment in the professional future of the students and a means to help them deepen their knowledge of a precious product as well as to continue to pass on the history of Paolo Urbani, his land, and his legacy.

In addition to the scholarship, winners also earn a trip to the “Truffle Experience at Urbani Tartufi,” which consists of an exclusive journey in the world of truffles. The experience begins in Umbria and culminates at the Accademia del Tartufo, the first school on truffles, where professional chefs will hand down their knowledge in the art of cooking truffles.

The Art Institute of Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design 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 Tampa, a branch of Miami International University of Art & Design, Parkside at Tampa Bay Park - 4401 North Himes Avenue, Suite 150, Tampa, FL 33614-7086.  © 2016 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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Joshua Zeff

Joshua Zeff

Graphic Designer, J&R Bicycles

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Hector G.  Robles

Hector G. Robles

Project Lead and Game Designer, Unknown.com Inc

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AJ Mangas

AJ Mangas

Line & Banquet Cook , Carlouel Yacht Club

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Allison Grayce Nold

Allison Grayce Nold

Interactive Art Director, Roger West Creative and Code

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Katie Skiba

Katie Skiba

3D Modeler , Media Lab 3D Studio

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