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Hello everyone!

        Yesterday I finished school at AI Pittsburgh and attended Portfolio Review and it got me thinking that I wanted to submit the photos of my setup and such here but there isn't an appropriate folder for things like that. So I took it upon myself to make one! Event Photos at AI is a folder for you to submit any important event that happened at an AI or was an AI function.

That said, now that I'm graduated from AI officially, I will be much more active and will begin updating the list of schools! Anyone needing to update their info, please comment below with everything and I will make the adjustments throughout this week. Expect the group to somewhat come back to life in the coming weeks, barring me getting a job offer. Thanks for being patient and good luck to all of you with classes and so on!
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Group Info

Welcome to the first official Ai Group! A group for all Art Institute related members on DA to come together. Here at the Ai-community we aim to bring together Ai students, alumni, and faculty from around the world. This community creates an environment for its users to share their art work, portfolios and animations for a trained critique. Get professional help from alumni about courses, class work, tips, and even industry advice. This community’s goal is to create an environment for Ai artist to continue their artistic growth, and develop a network around the world.
Founded 11 Years ago
May 7, 2010


Group Focus
Art Insitute Community

199 Members
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School Listing

Please send a note to the group with your info to be added on the list!

School by Location: BC | CA | CO | FL | GA |MN| OL | PA | TN | UT | WA

British Columbia


Dip 3D Modeling | Student: Oct 2010 -


--San Diego--

:iconartof-ravnbee: artof-ravnbee
BA Graphic Design| Student: 2010- current

--San Francisco--

Media Art and Animation | Alumni: Oct 2005 - Jun 2009

Game Art Design| Alumni: 2005 - 2008

Game Art Design | Alumni: Oct 2005 - Jun 2009

BA Animation | Alumni: Oct 2005 - Jun 2009

Media Arts and Animation | Student: Jun 2009 - Present

--Los Angeles--

:icondrinkteaordie: DrinkTeaOrDie
BA Media Arts & Animation|Student: 2008 - Present



:icongentlelarke: ~MahoHaku
BA Animation | Student: Summer 2010 - present

BA Animation | ?

BA Animation | Alumni: Aug 2008 - June 2013

BA Animation | Alumni: Aug 2008 - Dec 2011

BA Animation | Alumni: 2005 - 2008

BA Animation | Alumni: 2008 -Sep 2012

AA Graphic Design | Alumni: 2008 - 2011

BA Animation | Alumni: Mar 2005 - Sep 2009

BA Animation | Student: ? - Present

BA Animation | Alumni: Jul 2008 - March 2013

BA Animation | Alumni: Jun 2007 - March 2011

BA Animation | Student: 2008 - June 2010

BA Animation | Alumni: 2007 - 2011

BA Animation | Student: ? - 2011

BA Graphic Design | Alumni: 2007 - Dec 2011

AAS Web Design & Interactive Media | Student: Feb 2013 - Present


--Fort Lauderdale--

BS Illustration | Student: 2009 - Present

BA Media Arts & Animation | Student: 2007 - 2011

BA Media Arts & Animation | Student: 2007 - 2011

BA Media Arts & Animation | Student: ?? - Present

BA Digital Photography | Student: April 2010 - Present

BA in Media Arts and Animation/Game Art & Design | Graduated June 2009

BA Media Arts and Animation | Student: ??
BA Media Arts & Animation | Student: 2010 - Present



BFA Game Design | Student: ? - Present


BFA Photography | Student: 2009-Present


--Pittsburgh - Online Division--

BA Game Design | Student Feb 2011 -

BA Computer Animation | Student: 2001 - 2005

BA Media Arts & Animation | Student: 2008 - Present


--Pittsburgh --

:iconhailt0theking: Hailt0TheKing
BA Media Arts & Animation| Student:2008 - Present



BA Animation | Student: July 2010 - Present


--Salt Lake City--

BS Game Design | Student Apr 2010 - Present

Media Arts and Animation | Student - ??



:iconaftertaster7: aftertaster7
??| Student 2011-2014

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For anyone who is not on this list, please send a note to the group.



We are the first established Ai-community here on DA. Here are a collection of Ai students, alumni, and faculty joined together from around the world. The connections you build in school are ones you remember through your life, and with an every growing student body, we want to bring these connections together in one location.

Our goal is to create a community for the growth of Ai students, alumni, and faculty. Art is something you can never master; it required continuous practice in order to grow. Here at the Ai-community we aim to help with just that. By sharing tips, experiences, and critiques each artist will be able to grow in their own way.

:bulletblue:Ways we help grow:

:bulletpink:Post your demo reel to get feedback from other Alumni.
:bulletpink:Available stock photos and movies for drawing reference.
:bulletpink:Animation Critiques
:bulletpink:Program tip/tricks
:bulletpink:Industry advice
:bulletpink:Technique advice

:bulletblue:How to Join:

Send a Join request into the group, with a note saying your school, years attended, and major. If you have any questions or concerns, note the founder and or one of the contributors for help.

:bulletblue:Out Reach:
This group is new, with a continuous growing population. If you an Ai student, or alumni, go out to your connections, friends, and industry contact that may be on DA and invite them into the group. This group is focused on networking and artistic growth so the more people to aid the better.

:bulletblue:Art Submissions:

Right now, we have categories for specific art types. If the population get’s big enough we’ll consider up grading to a ‘super-group’ which will then all allow us to add categories in each section for alumni and students.
If you are a member you should have no problem submitting your work to these categories. If there are problems then please send a message to any administrator. We have categories to fill any type of art, but if there is one missing that you feel needs to be added, and then please let us know. So please, start submitting your work and help our group grow!
Please submit in the appropriate categories - Featured section will be selected by Admins however. Please do not submit there!




Latest Favourite Artists


Gallery Folders

Rat Poison by Hailt0TheKing
Trigger Happy Halloween Special Jerk-O-Lantern by Hailt0TheKing
Hunter's Kiss by MarionetteDolly
MiniNova New Costume Design Concept Flats by Hailt0TheKing
2d work
Kiss by YanguLaRoo
Dance by YanguLaRoo
Pa by YanguLaRoo
2017 Christmas Card by YanguLaRoo
3d Work
Dino Lego Creation by SlayersStronghold
Sweet Roll by SlayersStronghold
Dual Scythe Turntable by SlayersStronghold
Raiu Animation (trade) by YanguLaRoo
Rock Beat (animation) by YanguLaRoo
Cheyenne (animation) by YanguLaRoo
Traditional Work
Winter by Katarjana
FALL by Katarjana
Graduate work
Skrillex TurnAround by Raizel-V
Personal Business Card by artof-ravnbee
Photography stock reference
06-06-10 Butterfly Pavilion 4 by Nabikchan
06-06-10 Butterfly Pavilion 3 by Nabikchan
06-06-10 Butterfly Pavilion 2 by Nabikchan
06-06-10 Butterfly Pavilion 5 by Nabikchan
Independant-Personal Work
Bearly Working FLAT by Hailt0TheKing
UnBEARable Laughter by Hailt0TheKing
Gym Rat by Hailt0TheKing
Siberian Soldier by Hailt0TheKing
Porfolio Work
Isomara Character Customizer by SlayersStronghold
Atomic Earhart by DreamerWhit
P.K. by DreamerWhit
Camille Color Variants by DreamerWhit
800 Washington Ave by kwhammes
Gateway Arch by kwhammes
In Bloom by artof-ravnbee
sssssssnake by restinpeace120
Sketch Plus
Satyr Comp (1) by YanguLaRoo
Bonus Step by Hailt0TheKing
Event Photos at AI
Portfolio Review by Hailt0TheKing




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Theotakulover123 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015   Traditional Artist
Wooow all these artworks are super amazing! I am thinking of going to the art institute in Houston when i graduate :) right now i'm in 11th grade ^^
Well then keep up all the great work!
Oh and can people who are not a student join too? 
YanguLaRoo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello :3 I wanted to point out that Mahohaku (under the 'Colorado' portion of the attendees) graduated in December 2013. Also I'm currently going to Colorado's location, though I'm not listed... My info would be-

BA Animation | Student: Summer 2010 - present

Thank you~
Pixxstar Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm unsure if I should go to the Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati. The lawsuit scares me and I am afraid that the education isn't all that great. If anyone from a school could talk to me that would be fantastic.
JWthaMajestic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Well, I don't know whether to put this in a note, but I'm proud to say that I'm officially going to the Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati for a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Media Arts and animation, starting July 2014. :)
JWthaMajestic Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm not currently an AI student, but I plan to go there. I'm going to the Art Institute of Ohio - Cincinnati in 2014 to major in Media Arts. I plan on getting a Bachelor's Degree.
XSonics-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D cool, I'm glad I came across this group, I start classes monday! I just transferred to AI this week.  I'm from the online division classes :D.
JessicaSideways Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Congrats, so did you transfer from online to on campus or are you in online classes now?
XSonics-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm an online student :D so I'm just online :)
ChrisTeel72886 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm an online student also :) I started a few months ago and classes are going awesome!
Sappu Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very Nice, when applying we like to know your school, major, and years to be attending. It helps us to gain knowledge about the group and helps us focus on our improvements. I'll accept you, would you mind adding those details either here, or in the group notes section or main page? Thank You, and welcome
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