The Art Institute Of Austin Expands Opportunities For Students In Creative Industries

The Art Institute Of Austin Expands Opportunities For Students In Creative Industries

- School Partners with Studio Enterprise and New Republic Studios to Expand "Last-Mile" Training for Students in Media Arts -Related Industries -


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AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Studio Enterprise, an education services company that uses education and training as a platform to impact the creative industries, is partnering with The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston and New Republic Studios (NRS) to offer college students opportunities that will expand their skills to bring them closer to employment in their chosen fields.

Studio Enterprise recently partnered with The Art Institute of Austin to provide student centric support through relevant educational and professional work opportunities before and after graduation in the creative sector.

This collaboration will provide the college students, with “last-mile” training to give them a leg up on entering the job market by providing NRS facilities, backlots and production assets for training programs, seminars, master classes, workshops, festivals and co-productions. The partnership will be an extension to the current media arts programs including training experiences and hands-on projects as well as mentoring, networking and internships, that can lead to better employment opportunities in the creative industries in Texas.

The Art Institute of Austin has served as an important source of creative professionals in the Austin community for more than a decade. It is one of The Art Institutes, a system of private, nonprofit schools located throughout the United States that extends back to 1921. The school offers diploma through bachelor’s degrees in design, media arts, culinary and fashion and has already successfully placed students and alumni into the NRS internship program. This new formal partnership will deepen this relationship and give way to more student opportunities built with, and for, The Art Institute of Austin.

NRS provides an innovative, multi-platform experience by allowing companies the opportunity to produce the best in content and technology. The creative campus unites film, TV, commercial, new media, altered reality/virtual reality and immersive media all under one roof. They strive to be a focal point of the content community in Texas with their philosophy that the sum is greater than the individual parts.

“We have enjoyed working with students of The Art Institute of Austin through our internship program for many years. They are well trained, talented and professional,” said Mindy Raymond, president of NRS. “We now look forward to a more robust schedule of events that will continue to place the students and NRS at the fulcrum of the film industry in Austin.”

“We are proud to expand opportunities for students through this partnership with Studio Enterprise and New Republic Studios,” said Dana Hagen, campus president of The Art Institute of Austin. “These two organizations will be critical in further providing programs, training and experiences that help students to land that all-important first job out of college.”

About The Art Institute of Austin
The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston provides a very special experience for its students and the city’s local arts scene. Austin is a city that strives to “keep it weird,” and in doing so, it is an arts magnet. Founded in 2008 and with more than 60,000 square feet of classroom, computer lab, library, kitchens and office space, the college offers degree programs in Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, Advertising, Graphic & Web Design, Web & Interactive Media, Design & Technical Graphics, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Audio Production, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Digital Photography, Game Art & Design, Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing & Management. The Art Institute of Austin is home to Ology, its student-run restaurant which is open to the public. The Art Institute of Austin is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The Art Institute of Houston. For more information about The Art Institute of Austin, please visit www.artinstitutes.edu/austin.  

The Art Institute of Austin, a branch of The Art Institute of Houston, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of private, non-profit schools throughout the United States. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. 101 W. Louis Henna Blvd, Austin, TX 78728. © 2019. The Art Institutes. All rights reserved.

About Studio Enterprise
Studio Enterprise is a vertically integrated education services company focused on student centric models of education and training as a platform to impact the creative economy. Studio Enterprise partners with colleges and universities in support of their vision by expanding market reach and supporting their students transition from the classroom to industry.

About New Republic Studios
New Republic Studios (NRS) is a creative campus that sits on 200 acres along a mile of Colorado River. The studio hosts film, television, commercial, music videos, AR/VR and immersive media productions. With three sound stages, fully equipped mill workshop, multiple production offices and a diverse landscape, NRS is at the forefront of content creation and media production for the state of Texas and beyond.

SOURCE Studio Enterprise; The Art Institute of Austin

The Art Institute Of Austin Expands Opportunities For Students In Creative Industries