Scroll. There's more.
Portland is a city of nearly 600,000 people that features a vibrant music scene, endless outdoor recreation opportunities, trendy restaurants, and cultural amenities. Portland is a young and growing city close to Mount Hood—home of America's longest sea season. The surrounding area, including the Willamette River and the Columbia River Gorge is popular with bicyclists, wind surfers, snow boarders, skiers, ice climbers, and hikers.
This is a city where art, music, fashion, film and food are just as hip as the lifestyles of the creative individuals that make their home here.
Major employers include Daimler Trucks, Vestas Wind Systems, Keen, and Hi-Tec Sports. The area has become popular with athletic and footwear manufacturers, attracting Adidas, Nike, Columbia Sportswear, and Li Ning to the region.
In addition to its green reputation, the city has a thriving cultural scene that includes the Oregon Ballet Theatre, Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, and the Portland Youth Philharmonic.
The mission of The Art Institute of Portland is to prepare students for creative careers by providing a quality academic experience shaped by evolving technologies, the liberal arts and sciences, and the needs of the global marketplace. As a learning-centered institution, we focus on providing academic and administrative support for student success while maintaining a strong relationship with the professional communities we serve.
The Art Institute of Portland is located in the heart of Portland's creative Pearl District. The school opened in 1963 as Bassist College, later joining The Art Institute system of schools. Today it offers creative educations in design, media arts, culinary, and fashion.
The school is home to industry-related equipment and software that provides students with real-world experience. These include:
Many students choose to live in school-sponsored housing located within walking distance or a short shuttle ride to The Art Institute of Portland. The furnished apartments at Goose Hollow were created for college students in the Portland area—so your neighbors could be fellow creative students or anyone studying at a Portland school. The complex includes a designated study space, card operated laundry facilities, a weight room, an exercise room with treadmills and elliptical machines, and a parking garage. Students who live in school-sponsored housing are also invited to socials throughout the year.
To build relationships and gain experience in their areas of study, many students participate in special events and workshops, join student groups, and work in internships within the Portland area. The Art Institute of Portland offers the following services to help students during their time at the school:
Student groups include: