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The Art Institute of Charlotte - a campus of South University
Your creative future begins in Charlotte

We prepare students for careers in design, fashion, media arts, and culinary

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The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University

Three LakePointe Plaza, Charlotte, NC 28217-4536   |    1.704.357.8020

Choose what you would like to study in Charlotte

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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Students need to meet all requirements. The Art Grant is not offered at all Art Institute schools and the grant amounts vary by location; check with the school you’re considering attending for exceptions and details.

Pursue your creative education in a region named one of the country’s fastest growing cities

The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University

The Art Institute of Charlotte, a campus of South University, is located in a youthful, growing city. Here, you'll learn in a region named one of the best in the country for singles and young people—a banking and cultural center that provides opportunities for internships and creative growth.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015
 Art Institutes Open House

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Artisan Restaurant

Artisan Restaurant is the student-run restaurant at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Charlotte. The restaurant serves as the dining lab for the school's culinary students, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the supervision of Chef Mark Martin and an experienced and credentialed faculty of chef instructors, students create bistro-style dishes in the kitchen and run all aspects of the dining room. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Artisan Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience.

For reservations and additional information, call 704.357.5900.

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