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Scenic Portland has 37,000 acres of park space and is known as a walker's paradise. This northwest city of 1.7 million people is also known for its world-class art exhibitions, cultural events, coffee houses, and brew pubs.

The Art Institute of Portland 1122 N.W. Davis Street Portland, OR 97209

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Advertising (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Advertising is a creative profession within the commercial realm. In the Advertising program, you'll study art direction, copywriting, and account supervision, and you'll learn both the creative and business side of advertising. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as account manager, copywriter, or assistant art director.

Apparel Accessory Design (BFA/AA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Apparel Accessory Design program starts with a foundation in art and general studies courses, helping you to gain an understanding of design elements such as color theory, sewing, materials, and trends. You'll progress on to designing accessories such as footwear, hats, jewelry, hosiery, eyewear, and umbrellas. When done with the program, you will be able to use color, textiles, stones, metal, and other materials to create a dynamic yet functional accessory, Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as fashion designers and accessory designers.

Apparel Design (BFA/AA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
From patternmaking and sketching to fabric selection and industry-related computer software, courses in Apparel Design prepare students for a career in the fashion industry. You'll create styles that stand out, maybe even the next big thing in fashion. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as designer, assistant fashion buyer, fashion designer, and seamstress.

Art of Cooking (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Art of Cooking program, you'll focus on cooking skills, baking, pastry, and American regional cuisine. You'll learn plating and presentation as you build upon your cooking experience. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as line cook or pantry cook.

Baking & Pastry (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Baking & Pastry program, you'll gain hands-on baking skills. Emphasis is placed on fundamental pastry and bread-baking techniques, in addition to all-purpose baking, desserts, cake decoration, and pastry arts. To complement your culinary techniques, you'll learn critical thinking and business essentials. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as line cook and pantry cook (garde manger).

Culinary Arts (AA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Culinary Arts program, you'll gain practical experience in the kitchen while studying the business of cost control, sanitation and safety, menu and beverage management, nutrition, and kitchen management. You'll learn to produce food quickly and in quantity while working with others.

Culinary Management (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Culinary Management program, you'll focus on communications, training, leadership, management, accounting, marketing, financial management, and employee relations. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as restaurant manager or catering manager in restaurants, hospitals, cruise ships, and banquet facilities.

Design Management (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Design Management program, you'll study studio design, general education, business, management and technology. You'll learn to work as a team member as you fine-tune both your creative and business skills. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as production assistant in a design studio or in-house creative department, marketing assistant for a corporation or interior design firm, or assistant traffic manager for an advertising agency or magazine.

Design Research (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Design Research program, you'll learn the fundamentals of research, business, and art, and understand how they integrate to enhance the design process. Students will focus on analyzing design trends, understanding design philosophies, and gathering research to provide support for new designs. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment in positions such as market researcher, account manager, or photographer's assistant.

Design Visualization (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Digital Film & Video (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Digital Film & Video program provides the basics to help aspiring videographers understand nuances of digital filmography. You'll gain knowledge of shooting, directing, and editing digital pieces using industry-related software and equipment. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as digital or film videographer.

Digital Image Management (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Fashion Marketing (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Fashion Marketing program, you'll fine-tune your fashion buying and marketing skills. The program prepares you to choose your own direction as you learn from fashion professionals and study merchandise presentation, visual merchandising, retailing, and buying. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as assistant fashion buyer, fashion merchandiser, retail store manager, or runway coordinator.

Fashion Retailing (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Game Art & Design (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Game Art & Design program, you'll learn the art and design skills needed to get into the gaming field. You'll use your talents to create applications used within the business, education, training, and entertainment industries. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as modelers, storyboard artists, animation artists, 3-D illustrators, digital artists, FX artists, video post-production artists, broadcast graphics designers, and game designers.

Graphic Design (AA/BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Graphic Design program, you'll study design, typography, and color theory. Industry-specific software is utilized to help you learn to create everything from logos and posters to packaging, Web sites, and corporate identity packages. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as advertising designer, computer artist, freelance artist, graphic designer, or layout artist.

Industrial Design (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
From the watches we wear to the cars we drive, industrial designers have a hand in nearly everything we use. In the Industrial Design program, you'll learn to balance aesthetics and engineering as you develop product to practicality using specialized software programs. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as car designer, furniture designer, product designer, special effects artist, or theme park designer.

Interior Design (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Interior Design program, you'll study the design, safety, and usability issues of creating the spaces that we live, work, and play within. Coursework focuses on space planning, traffic patterns, and the colors, surfaces, and furnishings that make surroundings comfortable and livable. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as draftsperson, facilities planner, interior designer/decorator, or space planner.

Media Arts & Animation (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In the Media Arts & Animation program, you'll develop a strong foundation in drawing, design, and illustration in order to produce traditional 2-D formats. Then you'll move into computer generated 3-D formats that make characters and objects come alive. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as animator, computer animator, digital media producer, special effects artist, background designer, computer artist, layout artist, or video game artist.

Photography & Design (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Visual & Game Programming (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
In Visual & Game Programming, you'll take courses in art, general studies, mathematics, science, computer engineering, and computer graphics. As you gain experience, you'll create modified prototype games in a group environment, learning how a whole team works together to create a product. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as digital artist, character animator, texture artist, and character modeler.

Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (BFA) Inquire Now! inquire now!
The Visual Effects & Motion Graphics program helps you to learn how to use your creativity to produce attention-grabbing communication design for film, television, and the Web. Visual effects are responsible for movie trailers, opening film credits, television commercials, animated network identities, and short promos. Graduates are prepared to seek entry-level employment such as production assistant, assistant designer, visual effect specialist, or broadcast design assistant.

Web Design & Development (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Web Design & Interactive Communications (D) Inquire Now! inquire now!
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Web Design & Interactive Media (BS) Inquire Now! inquire now!
Enter the fast-evolving field of Web design and interactive media. Our Web Design & Interactive Media Bachelor of Science Degree program is the right choice if you are looking to combine your individual artistic abilities with complex technological skills. This program was created to prepare you for careers involving the Internet with a focus on marketing and design. It integrates the elements of audio, video, still images, animation, text and data for the delivery of interactive content.

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