Art Institute of Portland: The Art Institute of Portland is a popular school of choice for education in creative careers such as fashion design, interior design, photography, interactive and game design, and industrial design. In past, the "Ai" schools were colleges that offered primarily Associate's degrees, but these days they have extended their program offerings to Bachelor's Degree programs, given that a four-year degree has become almost a pre-requisite for employment in many fields. In addition to art and design courses, they are now also offering culinary arts courses.
Students who desire a career in a creative field will find Portland Oregon is a vibrant and inspirational place to attend courses at the Art Institute of Portland. We have a growing creative class, and Portland celebrates the Arts. The Portland Art Institute School is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Portland's Pearl District--one of the more popular (and expensive) Portland neighborhoods. While living right near the school in the Pearl District can be expensive for students, because it is centrally located, students will find an easy commute on Portland's Public transportation including the TriMet bus, light rail, and street car lines.
Career Outlook for Design Careers
Potential students may find the below links helpful in making decisions about whether a particular program of study and future career path makes sense.
Here is some additional information about the Portland Art Institute:
Application (PDF): http://www.artinstitutes.edu/portland/pdf/AdmissionsApp.pdf
Enrollment Agreement http://www.artinstitutes.edu/portland/pdf/EnrollmentAgreement.pdf
Readmissions Application (PDF): http://www.artinstitutes.edu/portland/pdf/Readmissions-Application.pdf
Academic Catalog (PDF): http://www.artinstitutes.edu/portland/pdf/Catalog.pdf
Student Life at Art Institute of Portland
Mission of Portland Art Institute (from ArtInstitutes.edu)
Art Institute of Portland Programs
Learn more about the various program offerings on their website at:
Portland Design Programs
Portland Fashion Design ProgramsApparel Design-Associate of Arts
Portland Media Arts Programs
Portland Culinary Arts ProgramsCulinary Arts-Associate of Arts
The following programs also offer a Sustainability Minor. Given our region's focus on green living and sustainability, it is no surprise that sustainable design has become important.
The college also offers a series of General Education courses that are required foundational classes to obtain a degree.
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