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01.30.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on THE ART INSTITUTE SET TO HOST OPEN HOUSE

THE ART INSTITUTE SET TO HOST OPEN HOUSE

(SAN BERNARDINO-, Calif.) – Do you have an eye for interior design, a talent for the media arts, a taste for the culinary arts or are you fashion savvy? An Art Institutes education may be just what you are looking for.

An Open House to explore a creative arts education is being held at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire on February 2, 2008. Check in is at the student entrance at 9:30 a.m., with orientation starting at 10 a.m. at 630 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino.

Attendees will be invited to learn more about the school’s programs, discuss educational goals, tour the facilities, learn about tuition scholarship opportunities and gain a first-hand look at how an Art Institutes creative education can be the preparation for an exciting career.

“The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is inviting those interested in a creative arts education to learn more about our school and what it has to offer,” said Byron Chung, president of The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire.

“Right now is the time for high school seniors to be looking at universities and the programs they offer,” Chung said. “For example, we are the only Culinary Arts and Interior Design College in the Inland Empire.”

It’s not too late to attend The Art Institute. Spring Quarter begins March 31 with classes offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students. To learn more about The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire’s Open House event, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/Admissions/OpenHouse.aspx?prid=OH_0208_001_pr or For details, or a tour of the campus, call (909) 915-2100.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 40 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.
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01.02.2008 The Art Institute Comments Off on ART INSTITUTE INSTRUCTOR GARNERS 4th EMMY AWARD

ART INSTITUTE INSTRUCTOR GARNERS 4th EMMY AWARD

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) “It’s always great to get recognition for what you do,” says Michael Swanigan. The Media Arts & Animation instructor at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire was recently accorded his fourth “Daytime Entertainment Emmy Award” by the National Academy of Television Arts And Sciences.

Swanigan spent five fulltime months as a storyboard artist for the Emmy-winning “Tutenstein,” currently airing nationally on the Discovery Kids channel. “Let’s see,” he reflects, “there were 250 pages to the animated script, and three drawing panels per page. So, I did around 750 drawings.” Seven hundred and fifty drawings, and he says it without flinching. “I love what I do.”

The animation specialist received his first Emmy as Storyboard Artist/Layouts for “The Simpson’s” in 1990. This was followed by a second Emmy as Director/Storyboards of the TV series “Voltron,” and then again as producer of a 26-episode series, “The Mask.” “No, you certainly don’t get tired of receiving awards or being honored by your peers,” Swanigan offers. “I’ve been doing this for 20 years now, and every project is fresh and exciting.”

At The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire campus in San Bernardino, the Storyboarding For Animation teacher brings to the classroom not only two decades of hands-on professional experience, but a vast knowledge of nearly 20 computer programs for layout, illustration, design, special effects, editing and more.

Swanigan’s talents have graced numerous other major animated television series such as “G.I. Joe,” “X-Men,” “Superman,” “Spiderman,” “Woody Woodpecker,” “The Incredible Hulk” and “Fantastic Four.” And with his broad knowledge and extensive experience, he’s been asked to appear on nearly 20 DVD commentary tracks for such animated videos as “Ghostbusters,” “Dungeons and Dragons” and the complete Flash Gordon Collector’s Edition.

“Certainly I love what I’ve done for films and television,” he says, “but, you know, I love just as much what I do in the classroom. Introducing these eager students to the hands-on world and mechanics of animation, and seeing what they can ultimately do with it all is as thrilling and challenging to me as anything else I’ve ever done.”

Adds Santosh Oommen, academic director of Graphic Arts & Design and Animation, “Michael embodies what we look for in faculty members here at The Art Institute – an instructor who has proven himself in the real world as well as in the classroom.”

It’s not too late to start classes at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire. The Winter Quarter begins January 7, 2008. Classes are offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and re-entry students. For details call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 35 locations throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. For more information, call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/InlandEmpire.

12.13.2007 The Art Institute Comments Off on HELPING COLLEGE FRESHMEN ADJUST TO A NEW WAY OF LIFE

HELPING COLLEGE FRESHMEN ADJUST TO A NEW WAY OF LIFE

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) “It takes time. College-age students are very uncomfortable talking with a school staff member about troubles they may have never shared with anyone. With time, though, their fears and apprehensions drop away and together we can make progress toward improving their personal and academic lives,” says Art Institute of California – Inland Empire’s student counselor Lawanda Hall.

Campus President Byron Chung says, “The primary mission, focus and ultimate goal of The Art Institute is to assist students toward the successful achievement of a satisfying creative career in their chosen field.”

Chung adds, “Lawanda Hall’s skills as a licensed professional counselor helps our students meet life’s pressures inside and outside the classroom.”

“I’m excited,” Hall says. “I’ve counseled students for about seven years and I love helping them. I enjoy meeting and working with young people every single day.” Hall adds, “I am blessed to be able to help students work through issues that might have otherwise stopped them in their tracks.”

A licensed professional counselor, and Behavioral Health Provider, Hall has amassed valued experience working with college students, first as a director of disability services at Nashville, Tennessee’s Lipscomb University, then as a member of the faculty.

In the classroom Hall taught various aspects of abnormal psychology including such topics as bi-polar disorder, anxiety and personality disorders, depression and schizophrenia.

For nearly three years she headed her own private practice in Nashville aiding individuals, couples and families, working through such common, but potentially debilitating, issues as abuse, neglect, parenting, career goals, addiction, marriage and divorce.

Hall then was hired by Argosy University Nashville as assistant director of clinical training. In this capacity she coordinated all aspects of student development in the Master of Arts in Professional Counseling program.

In mid August, Hall and her husband moved to California. The administration of The Art Institute, with its rapidly growing student population, realized it was time to bring in a full-time student counselor, and that person is Lawanda Hall.

“There is a great deal for college students to deal with outside the classroom,” she says. “Adjustment to this new way of life, especially for freshman, is a real challenge. We conduct four quarterly workshops that explore what students are feeling and having to deal with.

“The first workshop covers stress and anxiety while the second will deal with healthy relationships. The third examines the best ways to balance school and play in personal lives. Our fourth workshop will center on depression and continuing anxiety issues. Each session runs about a half-hour to 45 minutes.”

These workshops serve additional issues as well. Hall explains, “Group workshops are the ideal setting for students who aren’t yet comfortable in one-on-one counseling sessions, but could really use the help. And, too, there may well be students who may not need individual work, but could benefit from sessions with their peers.”

At The Art Institute, Hall will serve as part of the student affairs team to promote events that foster health student development.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, in San Bernardino, offers degrees in creative careers such as Graphic Design, Interior Design, Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, Web Design, Interactive Media, Media Arts & Animation and Game Art & Design.

It’s not too late to attend The Art Institute. Winter Quarter begins January 7, with classes offered in the day, evening and on weekends for new and reentry students. For details, or a tour of the campus, call (909) 915-2100, or go on line to www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

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The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 35 locations throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

11.15.2007 The Art Institute Comments Off on BUILDING BRIDGES FOR SUCCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

BUILDING BRIDGES FOR SUCCESS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) It’s so common at this time of year: High school students are thinking about college. Maybe this year, maybe next, but it’s on both the student’s and the parent’s mind.

The basic question these students always have is, What’s it like?

Will they face more stress and worry than they’ve ever felt? Will they have any personal time to themselves? Are the classes so big they’ll be lost? What are the teachers like and what do they expect?

The best way to answer all this is to spend a day there. But, not all colleges or universities will let kids do that. Enter The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire in San Bernardino.

“We want students to know exactly what our programs are like, what the facility is and who teaches what,” says Director of Admissions Monica Jeffs. “Taking away any possible anxiety is what our Bridges To Success program is all about.”

Riverside and San Bernardino County high school administrators simply select one of their college-bound students interested in pursuing a career in design or media arts to experience a “day in the life” of an Art Institute student.

The visiting student will first join the Ambassador’s Club, a group of the university’s most academically successful student ambassadors and leaders, to be personally guided through the day’s program.

The student will take part in an introductory session, learning how admissions works, what financial aid opportunities are available to them and what career services are provided. They’ll then learn the best ways to gather information about classes and careers in a college environment.

He or she will meet the school’s faculty members and sit in on actual college classes in their field of interest. There’ll be study groups and workshops, too, plus a session to learn about the Art Institute’s scholarship programs where more than $150,000 in scholarships are awarded annually.

Then they cap the day off with a lunch provided by the school.

But, it’s not over yet. Lastly, attending high schoolers will be asked to prepare a report or presentation to take back and deliver to their own class.

What better way to learn exactly what college life at the Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is really like? These selected students don’t have to read it in a brochure, ask around to friends or spend the months just wondering. With the school’s Bridges to Success program, these students will actually know.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire offers the following degree programs: Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Culinary Management, Interactive Media Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation; and an Associate of Science Degree in Graphic Design, and Culinary Arts.

Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to continue to work uninterrupted toward their degree. It is not too late to join the winter class in January 7th. “If you are ready to start now, call the campus to schedule a private tour and we will do our best to help you begin your degree program, “ said Monica Jeffs, Director of Admissions.

Campus President Byron Chung says, “The primary mission, focus and ultimate goal of The Art Institute is to assist students toward the successful achievement of a satisfying career in their chosen field. To this end, we have brought together a dedicated group of individuals who are committed to providing students with career-oriented curricula – including the organizational, interpersonal, and theoretical, as well as, the practical skills needed to become a well trained entry-level job candidate in today’s competitive job market.”

For more information on The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire or the Bridges to Success program call Melissa Medina-Cosio at 909/915-2109 or toll free to 800/353-0812.

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The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 34 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. For more information, call The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire at (909) 915-2100 or visit www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

Photo caption:  Culinary students learn the fundamentals of the culinary arts before they pick up a knife.

11.08.2007 The Art Institute Comments Off on ‘PASSPORT TO A TASTY FUTURE’

‘PASSPORT TO A TASTY FUTURE’


(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) Beginning Saturday, November 10, and continuing one day a month through May 24, culinary students in the “Passport To A Tasty Future” program can learn from some of the nation’s top culinary professionals in a hands-on environment at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of
California – Inland Empire.

This pioneering program is a fresh, exciting way to introduce high school students to one of the most creative, challenging and rewarding fields in America – Culinary Arts.

And with a student limit of just 24 enrollees, there’s plenty of opportunity for a one-on-one learning experience.

The first session, November 10, begins with a Knife Cuts demonstration where students learn techniques from Julienne to Tourne cuts while focusing on repetition and consistency. They’ll explore methods of chopping, mincing and cutting of vegetables and proteins. Also that Saturday attendees will study proper food amounts for ideal plate presentations along with menu development.

The following month, on December 15, the class will learn a variety of important cooking methods such as sautéing, grilling, frying, braising and poaching, along with the importance of timing and heat distribution.

Then on January 26 students will apply those techniques to cooking vegetables, in the process learning about acid, alkaline and the use of salt in cooking procedures.

February 16 marks the introduction of starches to meals, learning how to apply the various cooking methods to the three different types of rice and potato cookery.

In March, on the 22nd, students concentrate on fish and other seafood, learning to steam and poach them while emphasizing the retention of nutrients as well as flavor.

Things get even more challenging the next month on the 19th when the class highlights regional cuisine, targeting ingredients and fusion cooking of North and South America.

The “Passport” sessions conclude May 24 with an expansive exploration of the cooking of Asia and Europe. The high school students will be shown the varying ingredients and cooking methods of these two widely differing cuisines.

The check-in for each session is at 9:30 a.m. with programs starting at 10 and ending at 1 p.m.

For information on openings for the “Passport To A Tasty Future” workshops contact the Coordinator in Charge, Mario Alcazar, at The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire, 630 East Brier Drive in San Bernardino, or call him at (800) 353-0812 ext. 2165. Interested parties may also e-mail him at malcazar@aii.edu..

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of the Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of more than 35 locations throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

For more information call (909) 915-2100 or go on line to www.ArtInstitutes.edu/InlandEmpire.

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Photo caption:  A beautiful roast beef entree is an example of the students work at The Art Institute of California Inland Empire.

11.06.2007 The Art Institute Comments Off on IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO CHANGE CAREERS

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO CHANGE CAREERS

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) You simply feel it’s time for a change. You’ve stagnated in your current job, or you know you have more to offer in life than the daily grind. Maybe you’ve retired, but have a passion and love for something you’ve never had time to pursue.

San Bernardino’s Art Institute of California – Inland Empire understands how you feel, and has set aside Saturday, November 17 for an Open House just for you.

Has cooking been one of your hidden passions? Have you loved fiddling with your various computer graphics programs in your spare time? Maybe you really enjoy redesigning your home from time to time.

The Art Institute has slated evening and weekend classes in Culinary Arts, Graphic Design and Interior Design for working adults who want to use those off-hours to gain experience and even a college degree, leaning toward forging new careers in fields they love.

It’s never too late to start over. The Institute’s award-winning faculty gladly shows you what you need to know, gives you every opportunity to utilize their cutting-edge facilities, and can even steer you toward establishing that new career you’ve had in the back of your mind for years.

The November 17 Open House will include a tour of the new state-of-the-art facility and provide a chance to meet with area professionals and faculty members in your own field of interest. You may also want to discuss the school’s many financial aid and scholarship opportunities and learn the admission requirements.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire can give you the chance of a lifetime to start a career you’ve just dreamed about. And the Saturday Open House is the perfect beginning. For details, just call the school at (909) 915-2100 or stop by at 630 East Brier Drive in San Bernardino.

Your new career awaits.

For more information about The Art Institute please call (909) 915-2100.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), with 34 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals. For more information, call The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire at (909) 915-2100 or visit www.artinstitutes.edu/inlandempire.

11.06.2007 The Art Institute Comments Off on ‘LIFE IS BETTER WITH ART IN IT’ THEME FOR POSTER CONTEST

‘LIFE IS BETTER WITH ART IN IT’ THEME FOR POSTER CONTEST


(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) For high school seniors with an interest in turning their love of art into a career, The Art Institutes is sponsoring a Poster Design Competition, a program which awards tuition scholarships of up to $25,000 to study graphic design at a participating Art Institute location, including The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire.

In partnership with the not-for-profit organization Americans for the Arts, The Art Institutes Poster Design Competition is an opportunity for talented young artists at the high school level to study graphic design, earn a degree and launch a professional career in the graphic design field.

Deadline for entries is February 8, 2008. Judging at the local level will take place by March 28, 2008. National winners will be notified by May 9, 2008. In all, approximately $100,000 in tuition scholarships will be awarded by The Arts Institutes.

According to Byron Chung, campus president, “For many high school students who love to draw and illustrate, the Poster Design Competition is a scholarship opportunity for prospective students to have a career in a field that they are passionate and excited about.” Now in its fifth year, The Art Institutes Poster Design Competition, “encourages and rewards exceptional young artistic talent and nurtures it in a formal, academic setting.” he says.

Robert Lynch, President and CEO of Americans for the Arts, says that “each year since Americans for the Arts has been working with the Art Institutes, we are amazed at the skill level of high school students who enter the competition. Their ability to channel their creativity and love of the visual arts reflects the importance that art plays in the lives of children of all ages.”

For information on how to enter the Poster Design Competition visit, www.artinstitutes.edu/poster or contact call Melissa Medina-Cosio at 909/915-2109 or toll free to 800/353-0812.

The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 35 locations throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it has a record of more than 45 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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Photo caption: The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire’s Summer Studio program created this poster to represent Inland Agency’s four programs in a unified message. The Summer Studio program gives students the opportunity to find out what its really like to work in the field of graphic arts. “High school seniors interact with clients, create a strategy and then create the campaign to implant the strategy all in a one-week session. We feel it really gives students a great feel for how the design world really works”, said Byron Chung, president of The Art Institute of California – Inland Empire.

11.06.2007 The Art Institute Comments Off on NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST SYSTEM OF CULINARY PROGRAMS, THE ART INSTITUTES, INTRODUCES NEW NAME AND CURRICULA

NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST SYSTEM OF CULINARY PROGRAMS, THE ART INSTITUTES, INTRODUCES NEW NAME AND CURRICULA

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes launches today with help from the Food Network

(PITTSBURGH, Penn.)   Today, Education Management LLC announced that the culinary programs offered at The Art Institutes system of schools will be renamed as The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. Based on the number of locations, the culinary programs offered by The Art Institutes schools represent North America’s largest system of culinary programs. The changes include the Inland Empire campus in San Bernardino, California.

The Art Institutes schools which offer culinary programs will be redesigning their course offerings to expand the international focus, introducing students to an increased number of world cuisines while continuing to emphasize fundamental culinary skills. The new look will be unveiled this Fall through a multi-faceted partnership with TV’s Food Network, including television advertisements, show sponsorships and a new Website highlighting The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes.

“Students will be introduced to a world of culinary learning. Our programs will emphasize the fundamental art of cooking and food preparation to feed America’s appetite and the industry’s demand for international cuisine,” says Michael Nenes, MBA, CEC, CCE, assistant vice president of Culinary Arts for The Art Institutes. “Our presence in more than 30 North American markets ensures that aspiring culinary professionals will have access to education close to home, and our new partnership with the Food Network promises to help us build national awareness for the quality of the education our schools deliver.”

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes will also provide Web-based seminars and guest lectures, featuring an increased focus on a number of world cuisines and hands-on learning opportunities that augment internships and experiences in the schools’ student-run restaurants. Continuing in The Art Institutes’ 15-year tradition of educating future culinary professionals, students study under industry-experienced certified chefs.

About the Food Network relationship, the partnership with the Food Network is designed to enable The Art Institutes schools to leverage the network’s reach among an audience with specific interest in the culinary arts. In addition to a television campaign airing on the Food Network and Fine Living, components include:

1. The Art Institutes sponsorship of “Food Network Challenge,” “Chefography,” “Dinner in the Daytime” and the new “Two Dudes Catering.” “Two Dudes Catering” features two graduates of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook.

2. A new Web site, www.exploreculinary.com, which will provide important information about an education at The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes and unique opportunities such as the “Savor the City” sweepstakes featuring culinary experience prizes at five Art Institute locations early next year.

3. The Food Network will collaborate on The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition 2008, which culminates in a cook-off competition on May 17, 2008, at The Art Institute of Las Vegas. The national competition, in its ninth year, awards more than $250,000 in tuition scholarships to high school seniors interested in pursuing a culinary career. This year, the winner will receive a full-tuition scholarship to a participating Art Institutes school and serve as an “intern for a day” at the Food Network studios. Highlights of the national finals will air on Food Network and Fine Living. For more information on The Best Teen Chef Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/btc/

“Part of our mission at Food Network is to teach viewers how to cook. The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes sponsorship represents a natural partnership,” said Karen Grinthal, senior vice president of ad sales at Food Network. “Food Network viewers will gain awareness of an opportunity that speaks to their passions for food and for learning.”

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes offer bachelor’s, associate’s, certificates and diploma degree programs in the areas of Culinary Management, Culinary Arts, Baking, Pastry and Beverage Management. Degrees and areas of study vary by location.

To learn more about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary/ or www.exploreculinary.com or call (909) 915-2100.

About The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes
The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes is North America’s largest system of culinary programs with over 30 locations. Based on classical Escoffier, Asian and Latin culinary techniques, with an emphasis on progressive trends and practices, the schools’ curriculum is designed to develop and sharpen fundamental cooking techniques and professional skills and introduce a variety of international cuisines. Internships, student-run school restaurants, guest lectures and Web-based seminars, and study abroad programs help broaden the scope of learning for students. Program offerings vary at each school. Prospective students should check the course offerings at The Art Institute school they are interested in attending before enrolling. To learn more about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary or www.exploreculinary.com.

About Education Management LLC

The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management (www.edmc.com), with over 80,300 students as of Fall 2006, is among the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. Education Management has 80 primary locations in 26 states and two Canadian provinces. Education Management’s educational institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information technology, legal studies and business fields, culminating in the award of associate’s through doctoral degrees. Education Management has provided career-oriented education for over 40 years.

About The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of over 35 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. The Art Institutes schools offer a broad range of programs including: Audio Production, Computer Animation, Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Industrial Design Technology, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Photography, Restaurant Management and Video Production. Not all programs are offered at all schools.

11.06.2007 The Art Institute Comments Off on NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST SYSTEM OF CULINARY PROGRAMS, THE ART INSTITUTES, INTRODUCES NEW NAME AND CURRICULA

NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST SYSTEM OF CULINARY PROGRAMS, THE ART INSTITUTES, INTRODUCES NEW NAME AND CURRICULA

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes launches today with help from the Food Network

(PITTSBURGH, Penn.)   Today, Education Management LLC announced that the culinary programs offered at The Art Institutes system of schools will be renamed as The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. Based on the number of locations, the culinary programs offered by The Art Institutes schools represent North America’s largest system of culinary programs. The changes include the Inland Empire campus in San Bernardino, California.

The Art Institutes schools which offer culinary programs will be redesigning their course offerings to expand the international focus, introducing students to an increased number of world cuisines while continuing to emphasize fundamental culinary skills. The new look will be unveiled this Fall through a multi-faceted partnership with TV’s Food Network, including television advertisements, show sponsorships and a new Website highlighting The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes.

“Students will be introduced to a world of culinary learning. Our programs will emphasize the fundamental art of cooking and food preparation to feed America’s appetite and the industry’s demand for international cuisine,” says Michael Nenes, MBA, CEC, CCE, assistant vice president of Culinary Arts for The Art Institutes. “Our presence in more than 30 North American markets ensures that aspiring culinary professionals will have access to education close to home, and our new partnership with the Food Network promises to help us build national awareness for the quality of the education our schools deliver.”

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes will also provide Web-based seminars and guest lectures, featuring an increased focus on a number of world cuisines and hands-on learning opportunities that augment internships and experiences in the schools’ student-run restaurants. Continuing in The Art Institutes’ 15-year tradition of educating future culinary professionals, students study under industry-experienced certified chefs.

About the Food Network relationship, the partnership with the Food Network is designed to enable The Art Institutes schools to leverage the network’s reach among an audience with specific interest in the culinary arts. In addition to a television campaign airing on the Food Network and Fine Living, components include:

1. The Art Institutes sponsorship of “Food Network Challenge,” “Chefography,” “Dinner in the Daytime” and the new “Two Dudes Catering.” “Two Dudes Catering” features two graduates of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook.

2. A new Web site, www.exploreculinary.com, which will provide important information about an education at The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes and unique opportunities such as the “Savor the City” sweepstakes featuring culinary experience prizes at five Art Institute locations early next year.

3. The Food Network will collaborate on The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition 2008, which culminates in a cook-off competition on May 17, 2008, at The Art Institute of Las Vegas. The national competition, in its ninth year, awards more than $250,000 in tuition scholarships to high school seniors interested in pursuing a culinary career. This year, the winner will receive a full-tuition scholarship to a participating Art Institutes school and serve as an “intern for a day” at the Food Network studios. Highlights of the national finals will air on Food Network and Fine Living. For more information on The Best Teen Chef Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/btc/

“Part of our mission at Food Network is to teach viewers how to cook. The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes sponsorship represents a natural partnership,” said Karen Grinthal, senior vice president of ad sales at Food Network. “Food Network viewers will gain awareness of an opportunity that speaks to their passions for food and for learning.”

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes offer bachelor’s, associate’s, certificates and diploma degree programs in the areas of Culinary Management, Culinary Arts, Baking, Pastry and Beverage Management. Degrees and areas of study vary by location.

To learn more about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary/ or www.exploreculinary.com or call (909) 915-2100.

About The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes
The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes is North America’s largest system of culinary programs with over 30 locations. Based on classical Escoffier, Asian and Latin culinary techniques, with an emphasis on progressive trends and practices, the schools’ curriculum is designed to develop and sharpen fundamental cooking techniques and professional skills and introduce a variety of international cuisines. Internships, student-run school restaurants, guest lectures and Web-based seminars, and study abroad programs help broaden the scope of learning for students. Program offerings vary at each school. Prospective students should check the course offerings at The Art Institute school they are interested in attending before enrolling. To learn more about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary or www.exploreculinary.com.

About Education Management LLC

The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management (www.edmc.com), with over 80,300 students as of Fall 2006, is among the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. Education Management has 80 primary locations in 26 states and two Canadian provinces. Education Management’s educational institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information technology, legal studies and business fields, culminating in the award of associate’s through doctoral degrees. Education Management has provided career-oriented education for over 40 years.

About The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of over 35 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. The Art Institutes schools offer a broad range of programs including: Audio Production, Computer Animation, Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Industrial Design Technology, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Photography, Restaurant Management and Video Production. Not all programs are offered at all schools.

11.06.2007 The Art Institute Comments Off on NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST SYSTEM OF CULINARY PROGRAMS, THE ART INSTITUTES, INTRODUCES NEW NAME AND CURRICULA

NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST SYSTEM OF CULINARY PROGRAMS, THE ART INSTITUTES, INTRODUCES NEW NAME AND CURRICULA

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes launches today with help from the Food Network

(PITTSBURGH, Penn.)   Today, Education Management LLC announced that the culinary programs offered at The Art Institutes system of schools will be renamed as The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes. Based on the number of locations, the culinary programs offered by The Art Institutes schools represent North America’s largest system of culinary programs. The changes include the Inland Empire campus in San Bernardino, California.

The Art Institutes schools which offer culinary programs will be redesigning their course offerings to expand the international focus, introducing students to an increased number of world cuisines while continuing to emphasize fundamental culinary skills. The new look will be unveiled this Fall through a multi-faceted partnership with TV’s Food Network, including television advertisements, show sponsorships and a new Website highlighting The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes.

“Students will be introduced to a world of culinary learning. Our programs will emphasize the fundamental art of cooking and food preparation to feed America’s appetite and the industry’s demand for international cuisine,” says Michael Nenes, MBA, CEC, CCE, assistant vice president of Culinary Arts for The Art Institutes. “Our presence in more than 30 North American markets ensures that aspiring culinary professionals will have access to education close to home, and our new partnership with the Food Network promises to help us build national awareness for the quality of the education our schools deliver.”

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes will also provide Web-based seminars and guest lectures, featuring an increased focus on a number of world cuisines and hands-on learning opportunities that augment internships and experiences in the schools’ student-run restaurants. Continuing in The Art Institutes’ 15-year tradition of educating future culinary professionals, students study under industry-experienced certified chefs.

About the Food Network relationship, the partnership with the Food Network is designed to enable The Art Institutes schools to leverage the network’s reach among an audience with specific interest in the culinary arts. In addition to a television campaign airing on the Food Network and Fine Living, components include:

1. The Art Institutes sponsorship of “Food Network Challenge,” “Chefography,” “Dinner in the Daytime” and the new “Two Dudes Catering.” “Two Dudes Catering” features two graduates of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Vinny Dotolo and Jon Shook.

2. A new Web site, www.exploreculinary.com, which will provide important information about an education at The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes and unique opportunities such as the “Savor the City” sweepstakes featuring culinary experience prizes at five Art Institute locations early next year.

3. The Food Network will collaborate on The Art Institutes Best Teen Chef Competition 2008, which culminates in a cook-off competition on May 17, 2008, at The Art Institute of Las Vegas. The national competition, in its ninth year, awards more than $250,000 in tuition scholarships to high school seniors interested in pursuing a culinary career. This year, the winner will receive a full-tuition scholarship to a participating Art Institutes school and serve as an “intern for a day” at the Food Network studios. Highlights of the national finals will air on Food Network and Fine Living. For more information on The Best Teen Chef Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/btc/

“Part of our mission at Food Network is to teach viewers how to cook. The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes sponsorship represents a natural partnership,” said Karen Grinthal, senior vice president of ad sales at Food Network. “Food Network viewers will gain awareness of an opportunity that speaks to their passions for food and for learning.”

The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes offer bachelor’s, associate’s, certificates and diploma degree programs in the areas of Culinary Management, Culinary Arts, Baking, Pastry and Beverage Management. Degrees and areas of study vary by location.

To learn more about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary/ or www.exploreculinary.com or call (909) 915-2100.

About The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes
The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes is North America’s largest system of culinary programs with over 30 locations. Based on classical Escoffier, Asian and Latin culinary techniques, with an emphasis on progressive trends and practices, the schools’ curriculum is designed to develop and sharpen fundamental cooking techniques and professional skills and introduce a variety of international cuisines. Internships, student-run school restaurants, guest lectures and Web-based seminars, and study abroad programs help broaden the scope of learning for students. Program offerings vary at each school. Prospective students should check the course offerings at The Art Institute school they are interested in attending before enrolling. To learn more about The International Culinary Schools at The Art Institutes, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/culinary or www.exploreculinary.com.

About Education Management LLC

The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management (www.edmc.com), with over 80,300 students as of Fall 2006, is among the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. Education Management has 80 primary locations in 26 states and two Canadian provinces. Education Management’s educational institutions offer a broad range of academic programs concentrated in the media arts, design, fashion, culinary arts, behavioral sciences, health sciences, education, information technology, legal studies and business fields, culminating in the award of associate’s through doctoral degrees. Education Management has provided career-oriented education for over 40 years.

About The Art Institutes
The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu) is a system of over 35 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals. The Art Institutes schools offer a broad range of programs including: Audio Production, Computer Animation, Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Industrial Design Technology, Web Design & Interactive Media, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Photography, Restaurant Management and Video Production. Not all programs are offered at all schools.