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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, Fashion, and Culinary 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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College Bound is an 11-week college experience for high school juniors and seniors to connect with others that share your interests while taking college level courses designed to help you grow, discover yourself, and create something awesome.

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Pursue your education in a young community known for its growing technology sector

Pursue your education in a young community known for its growing technology sector

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

Portland Student Moves on to Industrial Designers of Society of America Western District Conference Portland Student Moves on to Industrial Designers of Society of America Western District Conference

Dewayne Dale, who is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design at The Art Institute of Portland, recently participated in the IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) Oregon Student Merit Awards. Dewayne was chosen to move on to the Western District Conference in Colorado, which will be held later this year.

Dewayne is pictured in the maroon shirt.

See http://ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/68 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

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Portland Apparel Design Student is Finalist in “The Arts of Fashion International Fashion Student Competition” Portland Apparel Design Student is Finalist in “The Arts of Fashion International Fashion Student Competition”

Lee Richards, who is working toward a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Apparel Design at The Art Institute of Portland, is a finalist in “The Arts of Fashion International Fashion Student Competition,” sponsored by the Arts of Fashion Foundation. Lee is one of three people accepted from the entire United States.

He will spend the next few months creating his garments to try and earn one of four available internships with couture studios in Paris and India. Each internship is between four weeks and four months in length.

Learn more about the competition here: http://www.arts-of-fashion.org/AoFCompetition/2016/pages/+AoFCompetition2016.html

See 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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Fashion Alum Works on “Yeezy” Collection Fashion Alum Works on “Yeezy” Collection

Willyum Beck, who in 2011 earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from The Art Institute of Portland, worked on the “Yeezy” collection. Beck was recently featured in Portland Monthly Magazine.

Read the article here:

http://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2016/4/5/how-a-portland-stylist-helped-bring-kanye-west-s-fashion-visions-to-life

The Art Institute of Portland is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Portland, 1122 N.W. Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209-2911. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info 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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Faculty member publishes article through Cornell University’s arXiv Faculty member publishes article through Cornell University’s arXiv

Jonathan Nix, faculty member, Visual & Game Programming at The Art Institute of Portland, published an industry article through Cornell University's arXiv in February 2016.

The 14-page paper is titled "Applying Boolean discrete methods in the production of a real-valued probabilistic programming model.” In the paper, Nix explores the application of some notable Boolean methods, namely the Disjunctive Normal Form representation of logic table expansions. He applies them to a real-valued logic model that utilizes quantities on the range [0,1] to produce a probabilistic programming of a game character's logic in mathematical form.

Learn more about his paper by clicking here: http://arxiv.org/find/cs/1/au:+Nix_J/0/1/0/all/0/1

The Art Institute of Portland is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of Portland, 1122 N.W. Davis Street, Portland, OR 97209-2911. © 2016 The Art Institutes.  All rights reserved. Our email address is materialsreview@aii.edu.

See aiprograms.info 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

Read Matthew's story
Elias Jones

Elias Jones

Marketing Communications Manager,Surgical Instruments

Read Elias's story

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