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Calling all High School Seniors to Demonstrate Why “Life is Better With Art in It” in The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition 2011

Calling all High School Seniors to Demonstrate Why “Life is Better With Art in It” in The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts Poster Design Competition 2011

Eighth Annual Competition Asks High School Seniors to Demonstrate Why “Life is Better With Art in It” 


The Art Institutes and Americans for the Arts today announced they are seeking entries for their eighth annual Poster Design Competition. The Competition challenges entrants to submit a poster that addresses the theme, “Life is better with art in it.” The national winners will earn up to a full-tuition scholarship to one of The Art Institutes schools. 


In partnership with Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts, The Art Institutes annual Poster Design Competition provides design-minded students an opportunity to study at one of the more than 45 Art Institutes schools.


According to John Mazzoni, president of The Art Institutes, “The Poster Design Competition provides a venue for high school seniors to channel their design talents into an opportunity to earn a tuition scholarship.” With every year of the competition, Mr. Mazzoni says, “students’ entries become more creative and inspired.”


“The Poster Design Competition brings out and showcases a diverse pool of remarkably talented high school students,” says Robert L. Lynch, president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. “The entry pieces are not only vibrant and exciting, but also a great reminder of how much art can touch us in our everyday lives.”


The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of more than 45 education institutions located throughout North America. The Art Institutes system is America’s Leader in Creative Education providing 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.


Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, D.C. and New York City, it has a record of 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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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

for program duration, tuition, fees, and other costs, median debt, federal salary data, alumni success, and other important information.

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