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The Art Institute of California – San Francisco is a part of Education Management Corporation's system of creative-arts-focused vocational institutions, The Art Institutes. The San Francisco campus offers degree programs in the following subjects: Advertising, Audio Production, Baking & Pastry, Computer Animation, Culinary Arts, Culinary Management, Digital Film & Video Production, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Marketing & Management, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design & Web Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, and Visual & Game Programming. EDMC, the parent organization of the Art Institute of California, was acquired by Goldman Sachs and Providence Equity Partners in June 2006.The Art Institute of California – San Francisco offers career-oriented education in the fields of design, culinary arts, media arts and fashion.HistoryIn 1997, The Art Institute of California – San Francisco opened its location on 1170 Market Street in the city of San Francisco, California. Originally the school centered on fashion-based education, but has now grown and expanded to other areas of study.CampusThe Art Institute of California – San Francisco is located in the Mid-Market area in San Francisco's Civic Center at 1170 Market Street. In early 2009, the school increased its size in a second building just across the Plaza in the 10UN Building at 1130 Market Street from the second floor to the entire building.This expansion coincided with the launch of The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of California – San Francisco. The culinary program is housed in the new, expanded location, and includes kitchens, lecture halls and a full service student-run restaurant that opened in early 2010. The 10UN facility also includes an audio studio, launched in 2009. The 10UN facility brings an additional to The Art Institute of California – San Francisco, bringing the campus to nearly on the United Nations Plaza.