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Military Advanced Education Honors Education Management Corporation Schools Military Advanced Education Honors Education Management Corporation Schools

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has selected schools throughout all four of Education Management Corporation’s (EDMC) education systems for inclusion and recognition in their 2012 Guide to America’s Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. http://www.kmimediagroup.com/topmil2012

Honorees are Argosy University, Phoenix, The Art Institute of Houston, The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and The Art Institute of Pittsburgh — Online Division, The Art Institute of Seattle, Brown Mackie Colleges and South University.

This is the second consecutive year MAE selected both Brown Mackie Colleges and The Art Institutes. Colleges and universities were selected to the list based on the various benefits they provide active-duty military members, veterans and their dependants.

“We are honored to once again be recognized by Military Advanced Education for providing curriculum and support programs that are devoted to serving military members,” Lt. General John (Jack) Bergman, EDMC Military Liaison, said. “EDMC institutions are uniquely suited to serve the needs of members of our nation’s military. The broad array of programs we offer provide active duty service members, reservists, veterans, military spouses and families the quality, flexibility, and convenience they seek through courses both on campus and online.”

According to MAE, the 2012 guide is more comprehensive than ever before. Selected schools have met rigorous criteria and have truly earned the designation of “military-friendly.” Among the attributes considered in evaluating this year’s schools for inclusion in the guide are: on-campus active duty/veteran assistance, the sophistication and effectiveness of its distance learning programs, Servicemember Opportunity Colleges (SOC) participation, and the number of American Council on Education (ACE) credits the school will accept.

More than 8 percent of EDMC students are active military or veterans. Of that group, 35 percent pursue their degrees through online programs. Depending on a student’s unique circumstances, online higher education can provide the flexibility of not having to be physically located on campus. Some programs even enable active military personnel to stay enrolled online while serving overseas and others may offer the opportunity to allow special start and stop accommodations that reflect the reality of soldiers and sailors finding themselves deployed in the middle of a course.

Military Advanced Education is the only magazine produced expressly for active duty/reserve servicemembers as well as members of the National Guard and veterans who are seeking to take advantage of the Department of Defense’s education benefits.

About Education Management

Education Management Corporation ( www.edmc.edu ) is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue, with a total of 107 locations in 32 U.S. states and Canada. We offer academic programs to our students through campus-based and online instruction, or through a combination of both. We are committed to offering quality academic programs and continuously strive to improve the learning experience for our students. Our educational institutions offer students the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees and certain specialized non-degree diplomas in a broad range of disciplines, including design, media arts, health sciences, psychology and behavioral sciences, culinary, fashion, business, education, legal and information technology.

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The Art Institutes to Open New School in Greater St. Louis Area The Art Institutes to Open New School in Greater St. Louis Area

The Art Institutes today announced the opening of a new school, The Art Institute of St. Louis, which will hold its first day of classes on July 9, 2012.

The Art Institute of St. Louis, the school system’s first location in Missouri, will occupy approximately 33,800 square feet of remodeled space at 1520 South Fifth Street, Suite 107 in St. Charles, a suburb of St. Louis. The school is enrolling students now.

“The Art Institutes system of schools is attracted to regions which share an enthusiasm for the creative arts, and greater St. Louis is no exception,” says John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes. “We see our expansion into Missouri as a great opportunity to provide an inspiring academic environment to students, while preparing them well for their chosen careers.”

Initially, The Art Institute of St. Louis will offer Bachelor of Arts degree programs in Culinary Management, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Digital Photography, Fashion Marketing, Graphic & Web Design, and Interior Design; and Associate of Applied Science degree programs in Culinary Arts, and Graphic & Web Design.

“We aspire to build our school as a leading provider of higher education in the creative arts,” says David Hofmann, newly appointed Campus Director of The Art Institute of St. Louis. “Our team is looking forward to educating students, enhancing their professional development, and connecting them with the many fine business and professional organizations in the greater St. Louis area.”

For more information about The Art Institute of St. Louis, call (855) 398-9281 or visit www.artinstitutes.edu/st-louis.

MEDIA: Click here to download the comprehensive launch press kit for The Art Institute of St. Louis.

The Art Institute of St. Louis is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools.

The Art Institute of St. Louis is approved to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 1469, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469, Phone: (573)751.2361, Toll-free: (800) 473-6757, Fax: (573) 751-6635, info@dhe.mo.gov.

The Art Institute of St. Louis is one of The Art Institutes ( www.artinstitutes.edu ), 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 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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Compelling Stories Caught on Film Impress Nationally-Renowned Photography Competition Judges Compelling Stories Caught on Film Impress Nationally-Renowned Photography Competition Judges

[PITTSBURGH, PA – July 17, 2012] – Aspiring photographers from around the country used their skills behind the lens to compete for tuition scholarships in The Art Institutes Storytellers Photography Competition. Now in its third year, the visual stories were judged by photojournalism luminaries such as Harry Benson, whose subjects have included The Beatles, every US President since Dwight D. Eisenhower, and members of the British royal family; Martha Rial, Pulitzer Prize winner and a 1981 graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an Associate of Specialized Technology degree in Photography; and Carol Guzy, three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and a 1980 graduate of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale with an Associate of Science degree in Photography.

The Art Institutes Announce Winners of its Storytellers Photography Competition

Winners of the national competition were named for the high school senior and high school graduate categories. The grand prize winner in the high school senior category, Katrina Clevenger, earned a tuition scholarship of $10,000 per year for up to four years to attend The Art Institute of Indianapolis. In the high school graduate category, Jenifer Hooker earned a $10,000 tuition scholarship to study photography at The Art Institute of Phoenix.

Entrants were asked to submit six original photographs that tell a story on a theme “Storytelling Through the Lens,” along with a 500-800 word artist statement describing the entry. Each of the 39 participating Art Institutes schools offering photography programs selected local-level finalists to advance to the national level of the competition.

The submissions reflected a variety of techniques, from traditional black & white and color photography to Adobe creative suite image manipulation. For her grand prize-winning entry, Katrina Clevenger used black & white photography to tell an endearing story about her sister Kelli, who was born with Down syndrome. In the high school graduate category, Jenifer Hooker used vivid, full-color images to show the role photography has played and will continue to play in her life.

The aspiring photographers impressed the judges with their entries and fearlessness in tackling tough issues. "I think overall they’re very strong. I’ve judged for a few years now, and I’m really impressed with the subjects that they’re tackling,” said Carol Guzy. “They’re not afraid to take a look at these really tough issues that are part of our world.”

“I didn’t see any bad pictures. I think it’s a very high standard," added Harry Benson.

The second place winner in the high school senior category – earning a $5,000 per year scholarship (for up to four years) – is Asia Hagans, who plans to attend The Art Institute of San Antonio, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston. The third place winner in the high school senior category – earning a $2,500 per year scholarship (for up to four years) – is Sarah Cameron, who plans to attend The Art Institute of California - Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University.

“This year, the students’ entries demonstrated a level of creativity and talent that went above and beyond our expectations,” said John Mazzoni, president of The Art Institutes. “But Katrina’s and Jenifer’s entries really exemplified what it means to tell a visual story that is both compelling and memorable. We look forward to helping these students grow as creative professionals and reach their maximum potential.”

For more information on The Art Institutes Storytellers Photography Competition, please visit http://www.artinstitutes.edu/competitions/photography-storytellers.aspx .

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.

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The Art Institute of Philadelphia Granted Accreditation by Middle States Commission on Higher Education The Art Institute of Philadelphia Granted Accreditation by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

[PHILADELPHIA, PA August 14, 2012] – The Board of Trustees and President Michael DePrisco announced today that The Art Institute of Philadelphia has been granted initial accreditation by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

“This is a significant and defining chapter of The Art Institute of Philadelphia’s history,” said John Mazzoni, president of The Art Institutes. “The recognition of the Middle States Commission is an important validation of how we have woven academic rigor into our core mission of preparing graduates for careers,” he said. “The Art Institutes system of schools has always placed great importance on accreditation and its value for a student’s educational investment.” The Art Institute of Philadelphia also maintains programmatic accreditation with The Accrediting Commission of the American Culinary Federation (ACACF), the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA).

The accreditation process was managed by a steering committee comprised of Art Institute of Philadelphia faculty and staff under the leadership of Ms. Heather Ramsey, director of institutional effectiveness, and Cherie Haines, associate professor of General Education, with focus on collegiate mission, strategic planning and assessment of student learning outcomes.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia currently offers 12 bachelor of science degree programs, nine associate of science degree programs and four diploma programs, and serves 3,244 students, as of Fall 2011.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia offers bachelor of science degree programs in Advertising, Audio Production, Culinary Management, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Photography, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics and Web Design & Interactive Media. Associate of science degree programs are offered in Culinary Arts, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography, Visual Merchandising and Web Design & Interactive Media. Diploma programs are offered in Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, Web Design & Development and Fashion Retailing.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia is located at 1622 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. For more information, visit

www.artinstitutes.edu/philadelphia, email
aiphadm@aii.edu

or call 1.800.275.2474.

The Art Institute of Philadelphia is part 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 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. See

aiprograms.info

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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 Institutes and Americans for the Arts announce call for entries for Poster Design Competition The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts announce call for entries for Poster Design Competition

[PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Nov. 16, 2012] – The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education, announced today that entries for the 2013 Poster Design Competition will be accepted through January 31, 2013. Winners will earn up to a full tuition scholarship to study at one of the more than 50 Art Institutes schools.

High school seniors and high school graduates challenged to design poster expressing competition’s theme: “You Can Create Tomorrow”

This year’s competition challenges high school seniors and high school graduates from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico to design a poster that best expresses the Competition’s theme “You Can Create Tomorrow.” Contestants will compete in two different categories: (i) high school senior or (ii) high school graduate/adult.

“The kind of talent and enthusiasm exhibited by these young artists assures us that they will indeed create a unique and better tomorrow,” said John Mazzoni, President of The Art Institutes. “We are honored to highlight their creativity and talent and to assist them in reaching their academic goals.”

“It is so vital to nurture the talents of aspiring artists,” said Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “We are proud to be a sponsor of this competition and look forward to seeing their vision expressed in their artwork.”

To see the full entry requirements and learn more about The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition, visit www.AiCompetitions.com/poster ,

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 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. 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.

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of more than 50 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.

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Announced in Nationwide Fur-Free Fashion Competition Announced in Nationwide Fur-Free Fashion Competition

(Dec. 14, 2012 Pittsburgh, PA) – The Humane Society of the United States and The Art Institutes announced Nicolle Bajgrowicz, a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at The Art Institute of California – Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, as the grand prize winner of the eighth annual Cool vs. Cruel Fashion Design Competition. As grand prize winner, Bajgrowicz will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and an expense-paid, week-long internship in New York City with celebrated fur-free designer Victoria Bartlett.

“The Cool vs. Cruel Fashion Design Competition encourages fashion students to make humane choices by educating them about problems in the fur trade, including mislabeling, environmental impacts and welfare concerns for the millions of raccoon dogs, foxes, and other animals killed every year for their fur,” said Michelle McDonald, fashion outreach manager of the fur-free campaign for The Humane Society of the United States.

In addition, four students from across the country in The Art Institutes’ Fashion programs received top honors. Evelyn Thompson, a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion & Retail Management program at The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, placed second and Vu Nguyen a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at The Art Institute of Seattle, placed third and will receive $750 and $500, respectively. Cheryl Vick, a student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design at The Art Institute of Houston, and Brehon Williams, a student in the Bachelor of Arts in Fashion & Retail Management program at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta, both received honorable mention.

Cool vs. Cruel challenges fashion students at The Art Institutes schools throughout North America to creatively reinterpret and replace animal fur on runway designs by Marc Jacobs, J. Mendel, BCBGMAXAZRIA and Jean-Paul Gaultier.

“We are proud to partner with The Humane Society of the United States in the Cool vs. Cruel Fashion Design Competition, which offers our students a fantastic opportunity to support an important cause and to show their creativity and skill in a national arena,” said John Pufahl, vice president of academic affairs, The Art Institutes.

The judging panel selecting the winners included designers John Bartlett, Victoria Bartlett, Anna Fortino, Leanne Hilgart, Nary Manivong, Elizabeth Olsen, PAPER magazine editor Mickey Boardman, founder and president of Donna Salyers’ Fabulous Furs Donna Salyers, writer and reporter Nell Alk and editor of TheDiscerningBrute.com Joshua Katcher.

“I have gone down many different paths to lead me to where I am today. I could not be happier with my decision to stop studying biology and follow my aspirations of being a fashion designer. This win means everything to me because I hope it gets the word out about cruelty-free clothing,” said Bajgrowicz. “As a designer I think this is the right and responsible way to design, and I hope many more young designers will make the decision to go cruelty-free.” Photos of the finalists and their designs are available upon request or can be viewed on The HSUS Fur-Free Campaign's Facebook page..

Learn more about the competition, view the original runway looks and find out about The Humane Society of the United States fur-free campaign at humanesociety.org/coolvscruel. To learn more about The Art Institutes, visit artinstitutes.edu.

Media Contacts :
The Art Institutes: Devra Pransky, 412.995.7685, dpransky@edmc.edu

The Humane Society of the United States: Kaitlin Sanderson, 301.721.6463,ksanderson@humanesociety.org

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 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. 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 information.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest animal protection organization, rated the most effective by its peers. Since 1954, The HSUS has been fighting for the protection of all animals through advocacy, education and hands-on programs. We rescue and care for tens of thousands of animals each year, but our primary mission is to prevent cruelty before it occurs. We're there for all animals, across America and around the world. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty – on the Web at humanesociety.org .

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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.

About Education Management (NASDAQ: EDMC)

Education Management Corporation ( www.edmc.edu ) is among the largest providers of private post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue, with a total of 110 locations in 32 U.S. states and Canada. We offer academic programs to our students through campus-based and online curriculum instruction, or a combination of both. We are committed to offering quality academic programs and continuously strive to improve the learning experience for our students. Our educational institutions offer students the opportunity to earn undergraduate and graduate degrees and certain specialized non-degree diplomas in a broad range of disciplines, including design, media arts, health sciences, psychology and behavioral sciences, culinary, fashion, business, education, legal and information technology.

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