Investor Spotlight: Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham and Durham Make for Creative Collaborators

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, a campus of South University (Ai Raleigh-Durham), is proud to be a founding sponsor of Durham 2.0, and honored to be in the company of the area’s leaders, innovators and creators.

Ai Raleigh-Durham, which opened in 2008, is nestled in the historic American Tobacco Campus, resplendent with outdoor waterfalls, outdoor lounging and study nooks and an overall cool vibe. Given that backdrop, we can’t think of a better place for our creative warriors to call home.

The school offers associate and bachelor degree programs for creative careers in design, media arts, fashion and culinary. On a daily basis, students are busy creating works of art, be it preparing a delicate pastry, developing an exciting video game, setting an eye-catching window display or working on an interesting graphic identity.

And, with a year-round student body, faculty and staff of nearly 600, there is always something going on. Ai Raleigh-Durham students and faculty have won numerous awards and accolades. In fact, faculty members are often selected for local gallery exhibitions. The culinary team boasts awards in baking and pastry. Our students intern for local design firms while perfecting their craft. And, post- graduation, you will find many of our recently graduated students employed by the area’s top employers.

As Durham 2.0 members, we’d be delighted to give you a tour so that you can see firsthand all that The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham has to offer. Call 919-317-3150 to make arrangements or to discuss internship or career opportunities with our students.

The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham © 2016 The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is

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Speaking of the Art Institute…

Did you know they have a restaurant? Consider taking your colleagues or business associates to the District at 410 – the student run eatery located at the International Culinary School at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. The restaurant is located on the American Tobacco Campus and serves as an on-the-job training ground and dining lab for students of the Art Institute’s culinary program. The menu is updated throughout the year, giving the students a chance to explore many different cuisines as well as gain real-world experience in all aspects of restaurant management and food preparation – preparing them to be culinary professionals.

For reservations, please contact the District at 410 at 919-317-3200 or email at

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