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The Art Institute of Portland

1122 N.W. Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209-2911   |    1.503.228.6528

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Our degree programs in the areas of Design, Media Arts, and Fashion help you focus your talents and explore what you’re passionate about. In our collaborative environment, our instructors will guide and mentor you as we help you build the skills you need to start your creative career.

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More than 50 years, The Art Institute of Portland has inspired creative people to push their ideas in a region known for arts and innovation.

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Sharp Restaurant

Sharp Restaurant is a student-run restaurant that's open to the public. Located at The International Culinary School at The Art Institute of Portland, Sharp Restaurant serves as the dining lab for students in the culinary program, offering a unique combination of real-world experience and instructional content.

Under the direction of professional chef instructors, culinary students nourish and delight patrons while taking the final steps on their path to becoming culinary professionals. From food ordering and preparation to guest seating and serving, Sharp Restaurant is a complete instructional environment for students that offers a quality dining experience to its patrons.

For reservations, please contact Sharp Restaurant at 503.228.6526 or email aipdsharprestaurant@aii.edu

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News and events

Design Grad Featured in Willamette Week for Work with Musicians Design Grad Featured in Willamette Week for Work with Musicians

Alexander Wright, who in 2012 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design from The Art Institute of Portland, was recently featured in Willamette Week for his work as a visual artist working with area hip hop musicians.

In his interview, Alexander credits his education with giving him the skills and confidence to succeed in his career. He now creates album covers, logos, and show flyers for rap musicians.

Read the article here:
http://www.wweek.com/music/2016/07/13/this-cleveland-high-school-alum-is-portlands-best-visual-hip-hop-artist/

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/66 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Portland is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Portland does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Portland’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Portland makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 


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Portland Fashion Student Featured in Portland Monthly Magazine Portland Fashion Student Featured in Portland Monthly Magazine

V (Vetsourahn) Thongrivong, who is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Apparel Design from The Art Institute of Portland, was recently featured in Portland Monthly Magazine as a Top Designer. She was also noted for her contribution to the local LGBTQ community.

Following the mass shooting in Orlando and as the City of Portland celebrated “Portland Pride,” Portland Monthly Magazine hosted its first-ever fashion show. V Thongrivon was featured as one of four “Notable Designers.”

V is a custom gown designer and proud activist for trans rights and awareness. Her love for theater and drama is reflected in her designs. She specializes in couture and custom garments, from gowns to tailored suits, extravagant costumes, and active wear. Looking ahead, V looks to use the NW Fierce Pageant as a platform for trans rights and awareness through fundraising and volunteer work. She hopes that one day everyone can have the same rights.

Read about her here:

http://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2016/6/13/portland-s-top-lgbtq-designers-take-to-the-catwalk-for-flare

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/60 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Portland is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Portland does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Portland’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Portland makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 


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Portland Instructor Myers Publishes The Meaning of Light Portland Instructor Myers Publishes The Meaning of Light

Matt Myers, an instructor at The Art Institute of Portland, recently published the book The Meaning of Light. The book provides an introduction to the art and craft of lighting for film, video, and still photography. It’s a concise book—only 53 pages—filled with examples of common approaches, theories, and technical elements of lighting.

Myers is an award-winning filmmaker who has worked on feature, network and documentary programs for Orion pictures, MTV, Discovery Channel, ESPN, FX Channel, PBS, CBS, NBC, and Animal Planet. He’s produced, directed and photographed corporate projects for Fortune 50 companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck, General Electric, Toyota, Alcoa, and Amax Coal. Myers also has extensive experience in commercial work, including political campaigns.

Myers is a Fulbright Scholar with a Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. In addition to his teaching at The Art Institute of Portland, he’s taught in undergraduate and graduate programs at universities in Indiana, Jordan, Dubai, England, Beijing and Scottsdale, Arizona.


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Student Wins Two First-Place Awards for Film “Shades of Red” Student Wins Two First-Place Awards for Film “Shades of Red”

Austin Fitzpatrick, who is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Effects & Motion Graphics at The Art Institute of Portland, recently debuted his short film titled “Shades of Red.”  

The film won first place in both the Northwest Regional Film Competition and the Youth International Film Festival. He plans to enter the film in the Ashland Student Film Festival, which takes place in October 2016.

Read more about Austin in the Portland Tribune:

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/311735-189264-local-students-capture-movie-stardom

http://www.opb.org/radio/article/international-youth-silent-film-festival-hollywood-theater/

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/75 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

The Art Institute of Portland is not responsible for the content or accuracy of any Web site linked to this Web site/newsletter. The links are provided for your information and convenience only. The Art Institute of Portland does not endorse, support or sponsor the content of any linked Web sites. If you access or use any third party Web sites linked to The Art Institute of Portland’s Web site, you do so at your own risk. The Art Institute of Portland makes no representation or warranty that any other Web site is free from viruses, worms or other software that may have a destructive nature. 


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Notable alumni

Learn more from some of our grads who’ve made a name for themselves as they talk about their education, their careers, what Creativity for Life means to them, and their advice for aspiring creative professionals.

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Ty Johnson

Ty Johnson

3D Modeler, Laika

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Stephanie Dong

Stephanie Dong

Owner and Apparel Designer, Oblique Studio

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Josh Lokan

Josh Lokan

Lead Marketing Animator, Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive

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Matthew Hurayt

Matthew Hurayt

Footwear Designer 1, Columbia Sportswear Company

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Elias Jones

Elias Jones

Marketing Communications Manager,Surgical Instruments

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