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Press Releases from The Art Institute of California - Orange County (20 total)

Teens with a Passion for Fashion Can Compete for the Chance to Earn Scholarships

High school seniors that see a fashion career in their futures have the chance to compete for a full-tuition scholarship to study Fashion Design or Fashion Marketing & Management at The Art Institute of California – Orange County. The Passion for Fashion Competition was created to encourage and reward young fashion talent. Two grand prize winners will be selected to receive a full tuition scholarship to study at a participating

American Red Cross Teams Up with High School Students to Provide Real World Job …

High school juniors, seniors and recent graduates interested in pursuing a creative education have the opportunity to roll up their sleeves to work with the American Red Cross at The Art Institute of California – Orange County 2009 Summer Studio Workshop. Students will work closely with the Red Cross to find out if they have what it takes for a future in design, fashion, media arts or culinary arts. From June

Rock the Runway Brought the Glamour of Rock to Over 2,500 Southern California Re …

On Saturday, May 2, over 2,500 people shared a day of glamour, rock and art with The Art Institute of California – Orange County. In just five short hours, guests of the second annual Rock the Runway event watched as students were awarded over $750,000 in tuition scholarships, heard two bands play hour-long sets, stood by as artists created a mural, ate gourmet hot dogs and mashed potato cocktails and

Art Institute Advertising Students Recognized at the Orange County Ad Awards

Kylie McAdam, an Advertising student at The Art Institute of California – Orange County, received the Best of Show award at the Orange County Ad Awards on Saturday, March 21. The Orange County Ad Awards are hosted by the OC Ad Federation to recognize the year’s best advertising from Orange County agencies. ”I feel very fortunate to have won Best of Show and Gold for the work I created for Orbis, a

Orange County Fashion Students Prepare for Their Runway Debut

Many aspiring designers dream of watching their clothing strut down the runway in front of a large crowd that includes leaders in the fashion industry. For a few fashion design students at The Art Institute of California – Orange County, that dream is coming true after only a few quarters of instruction. On Saturday, May 2, finalists in the Rock Icon scholarship competition will have the chance to have their designs

The Art Institute Wants to Make Getting an Education Rock

The Art Institute of California – Orange County is counting down the days until the second annual Rock the Runway by offering incoming students the chance to compete for a tuition scholarship. The Make your Education Rock Scholarship competition will award the first place winner with a tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of California-Orange County worth $5,000. The second place winner receives a $2,000 tuition scholarship while the third place

Hurley Challenges Art Institute Students to Design the Ultimate Survival Outfit

Students at The Art Institute of California – Orange County were asked what they would take with them for a month long trip to the island of Bali if they were only allowed to bring one outfit. Hurley has challenged the students to design a three piece outfit that can take a person from day to night, land to sea and beyond. Hurley, a leading youth brand rooted in skate, art,

High School Seniors Can Earn a Scholarship Worth Half Their Tuition

For the seventh consecutive year, The Art Institute of California – Orange County offers high school seniors the chance to compete for one of eleven half-tuition scholarships valued at up to $46,000. “With over 16 different degree programs available, students can explore the creative field that interests them,” said Melinda Lester, Dean of Academic Affairs. “The application submission requirements vary for each program but provide a good example of the type

Garden Grove Fashion Student Hopes to Make Her Way to New York Fashion Week

Misty Gross is an Orange County Finalist in The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition Misty Gross of Garden Grove was recently named The Art Institute of California – Orange County first place winner in The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Design category. The Garden Grove High School senior earned a $3,000 scholarship to study Fashion Design at The Art Institute of California – Orange County. The theme

High School Fashion Student Hopes to Make Her Way to New York Fashion Week

Laguna Niguel Teen is an Orange County Finalist in The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition Elizabeth Falacara of Laguna Niguel was recently named The Art Institute of California – Orange County first place winner in The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category. The Dana Hills High School senior earned a $3,000 scholarship to study Fashion Marketing & Management at The Art

Scholarships Available for Students Who Dream of a Creative Education

Two tuition scholarships will be awarded on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at The Art Institute of California – Orange County High school seniors with the dream of pursuing a creative education are eligible to compete in the “I Have a Dream” Scholarship competition. On January 19, one first place winner will receive a $3,000 tuition scholarship to The Art Institute of California – Orange County. A second place winner will be

Animation Instructor Receives Second Annual Faculty Sabbatical Award

For the second year in a row, The Art Institute of California - Orange County has awarded a member of its faculty a quarter-long sabbatical to pursue a passion, add to their body of knowledge and bring the information back to the school. Media Arts & Animation instructor Brian Smith was named the Spring 2009 recipient. His proposal was titled "The Urban Commuter, An Environmentally Safe Automobile for the Active Family

Paul Fornelli Named Academic Director of Two Media Programs at The Art Institute

Fornelli Oversees the Digital Photography and Web Design & Interactive Media Programs Paul Fornelli joined The Art Institute of California -- Orange County this fall as the academic department director for the Digital Photography and Web Design & Interactive Media programs. Fornelli joins The Art Institute after serving as the program director for the School of Design at Westwood College in Los Angeles. “Paul’s teaching background and his experience managing a department

Licensed Attorney Named Academic Director of Gaming Programs at Art Institute

Ian Klimon directs the Game Art & Design and Visual & Game Programming departments at The Art Institute of California – Orange County Hiring a licensed attorney to run the Game Art & Design and Visual & Game Programming departments at The Art Institute of California – Orange County may seem odd but despite his legal education, Ian Klimon has been working as a game developer for over 12 years. He received

Art Institute Graduates Hope to Start the New Year with Their Dream Job

This holiday season, Art Institute of California – Orange County graduates are hoping to here the magic phrase, “you’re hired” from their dream employer. On December 17, students will demonstrate the skill level they have attained through their degree program to over 150 potential employers. “The portfolio review show connects graduating students with top employers across several industries,” said Director of Career Services Jenny Gonzalez. “Both employers and students are able

The Art Institute Offers a Scholarship Competition for High School Seniors with …

High school seniors who dream of a career in the fashion industry can compete in The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition for the opportunity to earn a full tuition scholarship to study fashion at The Art Institute of California - Orange County. "Many students have raw talent and a full tuition scholarship could help them learn the skills they need to pursue a career in fashion," said Mary Ann Gale,

Art Institute of California – Orange County Fashion Student Named Finalist in …

Local student, Jessica Pinney, will represent The Art Institute of California – Orange County in The Humane Society of the United States’ fourth annual Cool vs. Cruel fashion design competition. The Cool vs. Cruel competition inspires design students enrolled in fashion design programs at Art Institutes schools across North America to produce fur-free, animal-friendly fashions by using their own creativity to replace animal fur. Pinney’s dress is comprised of 100

Art Institute Student Wins Fox Fashion Design Challenge

The Fox Re-Mix, Re-Design, Re-Construct Fashion Challenge wrapped just like a Project Runway episode -- with a dramatic runway show, intense deliberation by the judges and one person declared the challenge winner. Daniel Magaña, a second quarter fashion student at The Art Institute of California – Orange County, was declared the winner of this unique fashion challenge which required contestants to create at least two new Fox inspired looks by ripping,

Orange County Fashion Design Students Tackle Unique Design Challenge

Fashion Design students at The Art Institute of California – Orange County have been thrown into a challenge worthy of a Project Runway episode. At stake is a $500 fall back-to school wardrobe and the chance to earn a paid internship with Fox Girls. The Re-Mix, Re-Design and Re-Construct Fashion Challenge sponsored by Fox Head, Inc. requires students to create at least two complete head to toe looks by ripping, tearing,

The Art Institute Establishes Foundation Studies Department and Names New Academ …

The Art Institute of California – Orange County has established Foundation Studies as a department within Academic Affairs and named former Foundation Studies Lead Faculty Alan Burner as the academic director. “The Foundation Studies department is essentially the bridge between high school and an education at The Art Institute,” said Alan Burner, Foundation Studies Academic Department Director. “The program fosters student success by acclimating new students to The Art Institute

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