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Education Management LLC Announces the Opening of The Art Institutes International – Kansas City

Classes Begin in August 2008 at The Art Institutes’ First School Location in Kansas.

Kansas City, KS, June 28, 2008 --( Education Management LLC (EDMC) today announces the addition of The Art Institutes International – Kansas City to its Art Institutes system of schools. The school will be the first location of The Art Institutes in the state of Kansas.

With its first day of classes planned for August 21, 2008, The Art Institutes International – Kansas City, a branch of The Art Institute of Phoenix, will occupy approximately 32,000 square feet at 8208 Melrose Drive in Overland Park, Kansas. The school will begin enrolling students immediately.

“Kansas City is a natural market for The Art Institutes,” said John Mazzoni, president of The Art Institutes. “Our new location in Kansas will be a destination for residents in the Midwest to receive a quality education in culinary, design, and media arts, and we are looking forward to being an important partner in its educational community.”

Initially, The Art Institutes International – Kansas City will offer bachelor’s degree programs in Advertising, Culinary Arts, Digital Filmmaking & Video Production, Fashion Marketing, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Web Design & Interactive Media; and associate’s degree programs in Culinary Arts and Graphic Design.

"I am looking forward to growing our institution in the Kansas City area, to serve a broad audience of students and employers through our programs in the creative arts,” said Susanne Behrens, newly appointed president of The Art Institutes International – Kansas City.

For information on classes at The Art Institutes International – Kansas City, call (866) 530-8508 or visit the school’s website at


The Art Institutes International – Kansas City is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. The Kansas Board of Regents has approved The Art Institutes International – Kansas City to operate in the State of Kansas.

The parent company of The Art Institutes, Education Management LLC (, with approximately 96,000 students as of the fall of 2007, is among the largest providers of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. Education Management has 86 locations in 27 U.S. states and in Canada. 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.

Corporate Media Contact:
Jacquelyn P. Muller
Vice President – Public Relations
Education Management LLC
Office: (412) 995-7262
Mobile: (412) 606-9244

Kansas City Media Contact:
Scott Wagner
Fasone & Partners
Office: (816) 753-7272
Mobile: (816) 896-9305
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Education Management LLC
Jacquelyn P. Muller

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