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The Art Institutes is a system of over 50 schools across North America. We provide hands-on education in the creative and applied arts by offering master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs as well as non-degree programs. For employers, we provide an important source of culinary, design, fashion and media arts professionals.

At The Art Institutes schools, our curriculum is carefully scrutinized and developed by industry professionals and prominent employers who tell us what skills are needed in the workplace. This means that your education is relevant, practical and hands-on. In fact, the classroom often mimics what you'll find on the job. Members of our faculty also continue to work professionally in the fields they are teaching*, so you'll have an opportunity to learn what's currently happening in your chosen field. In all of our programs, technology and media help you to realize your vision.

Every Art Institutes school has a Career Services department with staff dedicated to helping students market themselves and providing support services for students to use in pursuing employment opportunities in their chosen field. From helping you pursue part-time job opportunities while you are attending school to actively supporting soon-to-be graduates' job search, faculty and staff are committed to providing students with the support they need.

In 2012, the eight Art Institutes schools in California (located in San Diego, Santa Monica, N. Hollywood, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Sunnyvale) combined to create a single college of art and design within Argosy University, known as the College of Creative Arts and Design. As part of the transition, the Art Institutes schools in California relinquished their national accreditation and are now governed by the regional accreditation held by Argosy University. Argosy University is accredited by the Senior College and University Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org).

Argosy University’s College of Creative Arts and Design will continue its relationship with The Art Institutes system and will now merge its enthusiasm for education in the creative and applied arts with the history, tradition and passion of Argosy University's undergraduate and graduate-level programs.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Highlights

The Art Institute of New York City Takes Fashion from Classroom to Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week The Art Institute of New York City Takes Fashion from Classroom to Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

[LOS ANGELES, CA September 4, 2012] – The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, North America's largest system of culinary programs offered at more than 40 Art Institutes schools, announces the launch of The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour. The tour is inspired by Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, bringing cooking competitions to communities in Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

Culinary Arts students to battle it out with Food Truck favorites in four cities

The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour coincides with the third season of Food Network’s hit reality competition series The Great Food Truck Race, which can be seen on Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. through the September 30 finale. Culinary Arts students from The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes will be asked to battle local food truck favorites. The trucks will each be challenged to create a dish that includes the same ingredients. Celebrity chefs plus contestants from previous seasons of The Great Food Truck Race, The Lime Truck and Sky’s Gourmet Tacos, will be on-site to judge the matchups.

The tour will provide guests and aspiring student chefs with the ability to watch the competitions live, taste diverse cuisine from participating local food trucks and to take photos on-site with local celebrity chefs. A portion of each participating truck’s sales will benefit the local Art Institutes’ culinary scholarships.

“The food truck phenomenon is certainly a culinary industry trend we want to expose our students to as another way to pursue a fulfilling career in the industry,” said Chef Michael Nenes, assistant vice president of Culinary Arts for The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. “This tour will allow our students to put their skills to work beyond the classroom and showcase their knowledge of world cuisines in a once unconventional environment of a food truck, all while having fun with the local community.”

The tour will also showcase talented graduates from The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes who have garnered national recognition including Jesse Brockman, a 2009 alumnus of The Art Institute of California – Orange County with an Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts, who was a member of The Great Food Truck Race winning team last year with The Lime Truck.

The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour – Event Information
The community is invited to enjoy The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour experience at several venues. The truck will make an additional community appearance on the Huntington Beach Pier on September 15 and the cooking battles will be held at Art Institutes’ campuses at the following locations at no cost to attend:

Cooking Battle - September 5, 2012
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Cooking Battle - September 8, 2012
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Cooking Battle - September 13, 2012
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - Orange County, a campus of Argosy University
3601 W. Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Cooking Battle - September 22, 2012
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108

Follow the tour on Facebook at facebook.com/artinstitutes and Twitter at #AiFoodTruck.

About The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide 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 or Argosy University. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

About The Great Food Truck Race
Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race returns for a third season this summer, with host Tyler Florence presiding over the cross-country culinary road trip with a brand-new twist: no longer a competition between current food truck operators as in prior seasons, this high-stakes battle is between eight teams who desperately want to be in the food truck business - they have a dream, a concept and insane culinary skills. Each three-person team is provided a vehicle for the race, but only the grand prize winner gets to keep their food truck and a $50,000 cash prize to start their dream business. From mobile mini-pies and authentic Aussie grub to specialty waffles, each team's inspired cuisine and road strategy is put to the test in city-specific challenges that begin at a Long Beach, Calif. lighthouse and continue through the finale at the West Quoddy Lighthouse in Maine, the easternmost point of the United States. For even more Food Trucks, viewers can visit www.foodnetwork.com/foodtrucks all season long for exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, video recaps and weekly blog posts. Fans of The Great Food Truck Race can also check out their favorite food trucks from previous seasons with the newly launched Food Network On the Road app for iPhone® and iPad® available for free download on iTunes. Food Network's On the Road will provide fans with a curated selection from Food Network chefs, and from hot spots seen on hit shows like Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and Best Thing I Ever Ate. For more information about Food Network On the Road, visit http://www.foodnetwork.com/ontheroad.

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The Art Institutes Launches Food Truck Tour In Southern California The Art Institutes Launches Food Truck Tour In Southern California

[LOS ANGELES, CA September 4, 2012] – The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, North America's largest system of culinary programs offered at more than 40 Art Institutes schools, announces the launch of The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour. The tour is inspired by Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, bringing cooking competitions to communities in Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego.

Culinary Arts students to battle it out with Food Truck favorites in four cities

The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour coincides with the third season of Food Network’s hit reality competition series The Great Food Truck Race, which can be seen on Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. through the September 30 finale. Culinary Arts students from The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes will be asked to battle local food truck favorites. The trucks will each be challenged to create a dish that includes the same ingredients. Celebrity chefs plus contestants from previous seasons of The Great Food Truck Race, The Lime Truck and Sky’s Gourmet Tacos, will be on-site to judge the matchups.

The tour will provide guests and aspiring student chefs with the ability to watch the competitions live, taste diverse cuisine from participating local food trucks and to take photos on-site with local celebrity chefs. A portion of each participating truck’s sales will benefit the local Art Institutes’ culinary scholarships.

“The food truck phenomenon is certainly a culinary industry trend we want to expose our students to as another way to pursue a fulfilling career in the industry,” said Chef Michael Nenes, assistant vice president of Culinary Arts for The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. “This tour will allow our students to put their skills to work beyond the classroom and showcase their knowledge of world cuisines in a once unconventional environment of a food truck, all while having fun with the local community.”

The tour will also showcase talented graduates from The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes who have garnered national recognition including Jesse Brockman, a 2009 alumnus of The Art Institute of California – Orange County with an Associate of Science degree in Culinary Arts, who was a member of The Great Food Truck Race winning team last year with The Lime Truck.

The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour – Event Information
The community is invited to enjoy The Art Institutes (Ai) Food Truck Tour experience at several venues. The truck will make an additional community appearance on the Huntington Beach Pier on September 15 and the cooking battles will be held at Art Institutes’ campuses at the following locations at no cost to attend:

Cooking Battle - September 5, 2012
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Cooking Battle - September 8, 2012
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - Los Angeles, a campus of Argosy University
2900 31st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Cooking Battle - September 13, 2012
4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - Orange County, a campus of Argosy University
3601 W. Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Cooking Battle - September 22, 2012
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108

Follow the tour on Facebook at facebook.com/artinstitutes and Twitter at #AiFoodTruck.

About The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide 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 or Argosy University. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B; AC0165, AC0080; Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

About The Great Food Truck Race
Food Network's The Great Food Truck Race returns for a third season this summer, with host Tyler Florence presiding over the cross-country culinary road trip with a brand-new twist: no longer a competition between current food truck operators as in prior seasons, this high-stakes battle is between eight teams who desperately want to be in the food truck business - they have a dream, a concept and insane culinary skills. Each three-person team is provided a vehicle for the race, but only the grand prize winner gets to keep their food truck and a $50,000 cash prize to start their dream business. From mobile mini-pies and authentic Aussie grub to specialty waffles, each team's inspired cuisine and road strategy is put to the test in city-specific challenges that begin at a Long Beach, Calif. lighthouse and continue through the finale at the West Quoddy Lighthouse in Maine, the easternmost point of the United States. For even more Food Trucks, viewers can visit www.foodnetwork.com/foodtrucks all season long for exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, video recaps and weekly blog posts. Fans of The Great Food Truck Race can also check out their favorite food trucks from previous seasons with the newly launched Food Network On the Road app for iPhone® and iPad® available for free download on iTunes. Food Network's On the Road will provide fans with a curated selection from Food Network chefs, and from hot spots seen on hit shows like Diners Drive-Ins and Dives and Best Thing I Ever Ate. For more information about Food Network On the Road, visit http://www.foodnetwork.com/ontheroad.

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The Art Institute of Vancouver Ranked as a Top Video Game Design School in the US & Canada The Art Institute of Vancouver Ranked as a Top Video Game Design School in the US & Canada

(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, March 13, 2013) – The Princeton Review has announced their "Top Schools to Study Video Game Design for 2013," ranking The Art Institute of Vancouver, BC, Canada number nine on the top 15 of the list for undergraduate schools. This is The Art Institute of Vancouver’s fourth appearance on the list.

“It is an honor to be ranked again in the top 15 list by The Princeton Review,” said John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes system of schools. “Being ranked is an accomplishment we take very seriously as it is a testament to the quality of higher education our faculty and staff provide, the hard work of our students, and our commitment to remaining relevant in a gaming industry that constantly changes. It certainly shines a light on our dedication to helping students reach their educational goals.”

The Princeton Review conducted a comprehensive survey with 150 colleges in the United States and Canada. The survey asked approximately 50 questions associated with the video game design courses offered at these schools, with topics ranging from the quality of academics to the institutions’ facilities. Other important factors taken into consideration by the surveyors were faculty credentials and career services. The company's full report on the 2013 list is accessible at http://www.princetonreview.com/game-design.aspx.

Marc Aubanel, Program Coordinator for Game Art & Design at The Art Institute of Vancouver, has been instrumental in shaping the school’s Princeton Review ranked gaming program. He was previously a Vice President and Executive Producer at Electronic Arts Canada (EA), where he worked on such video games as “FIFA” and “Need for Speed Underground.” “We pride ourselves in providing industry-relevant training where students can work on projects that have been internationally recognized,” Mr. Aubanel said. “In an industry worth billions, being ranked in the top 15 video game design schools speaks volumes for our program.”

“We salute the schools on our 2013 list for their commitment to this professional field. We hope our project will guide students considering careers in game design to schools best for them and on to companies at which they can apply their creative ideas and skills for the next generation of game players," said Robert Franek, Princeton Review's Senior VP/Publisher at The Princeton Review, in a statement made for the press release announcing the study’s results on March 12, 2013 http://www.princetonreview.com/game-design-press-release.aspx .

This year, The Princeton Review partnered with PC Gamer, a monthly magazine published by Future US, as its reporting partner on the project. PC Gamer has a special feature on the list in its May issue.

To learn more about The Art Institute of Vancouver, go to www.artinstitutes.edu/vancouver. To learn more about The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Bachelor of Science in Game Programming and Game Art & Design diploma programs, visit: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/vancouver/media-arts-602.aspx .

For more information on The Princeton Review’s rankings for the top 15 graduate and undergraduate programs for video game design in North America, visit: http://www.princetonreview.com/game-design.aspx.

About The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes ( www.artinstitutes.edu ) is a system of more than 50 educational institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University. OH Registration # 04-01-1698B, AC0165, AC0080, Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287, 3427, 3110, 2581. Since The Art Institutes is comprised of several institutions, 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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Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Students Use Fashion Creativity to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale Students Use Fashion Creativity to Support Breast Cancer Awareness

[FORT LAUDERDALE September 25, 2013] This year’s Not My Daughter… find a cure now! signature fashion fundraiser is receiving a fashion boost from students at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. As part of this year’s event entertainment, the students will produce and design garments for the fashion presentation showcasing designs specifically created for the event including women’s fashions and children’s wear. In addition, the students, who are all enrolled in the honors program in the Bachelor of Science in either Fashion Merchandising or Fashion Design programs, have designed one-of-a-kind scarves to be sold at the event to help with the fundraising efforts.

The fundraiser, which includes both a fashion show and shopping boutique luncheon, will be at the Marriott Heron Bay located at 11775 Heron Bay Boulevard in Coral Springs and benefits the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Tickets and information can be found at notmydaughterfindacurenow.com.

“Not My Daughter is thrilled to be featuring the work of aspiring fashion designers from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale at our luncheon this year. We can’t wait to see the imaginative, artistic designs created exclusively for Not My Daughter..find a cure now! on the children and models taking part in the program. We know the audience will be amazed by the incredible creations of these talented rising stars,” says Denyse Hostig, founder and chair of Not My Daughter…find a cure now!.

Chrisa Tatakis, who teaches the fashion honors classes at The Art institute of Fort Lauderdale, concurs, “The design students represent the next generation of designers with fresh and beautiful ideas for the future. The colorful, energetic vibe of the designs are inspired by the positive, hopeful message of Not My Daughter…find a cure now!”

The annual luncheon, now in its fourth year, attracts more than 500 attendees and 40 vendor boutiques, all raising funds for breast cancer awareness with proceeds benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure. This year’s day-long event will begin at 10 am when guests will have an opportunity to support the cause by purchasing items from the vendor boutiques, followed by the luncheon itself at noon. In addition to the fashion show, guests will enjoy a live musical performance by pop/country group The Lockets, along with contemporary music by DJ Cris Cruz. Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on raffle prizes and high-end silent auction items, as well as receive the famed event goodie bags. Tickets and information can be found at notmydaughterfindacurenow.com.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is located at 1799 S.E. 17th Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316. For information, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/fort-lauderdale, call 800.275.7603, or email aifladm@aii.edu. To request accommodations in connection with this event, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 800.275.7603.

The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale is one of The Art Institutes ( www.artinstitutes.edu ), a system of more than 50 schools located throughout North America. The Art Institutes schools provide an important source of education for design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. Licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education, License No. 1287. See aiprograms.info for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information.

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