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A focused education from an Art Institutes school can help students evolve from the creative thinkers they are into the creative professionals they want to be. Students are part of a collaborative, supportive community, where experienced instructors provide the guidance and skills to pursue a career in the creative economy.
In addition, Academic Advisors help students choose a field to study, schedule classes, and discuss academic progress. Our Career Services staff work with students to prepare for their future, including job searches, interviewing skills, resume writing, and networking, all designed to help them secure entry-level jobs in their chosen fields.
Facilities and Resources
The Art Institute of Portland provides a learning environment with professional-grade technology applicable to each student’s course of study. Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work that shows potential employers they are trained to use the software, hardware, or equipment utilized within the industry. Depending upon the course of study, students are immersed in a creative environment—from classrooms to computer labs to studios—focused on relevant, hands-on education designed to prepare students for the real world.
Financial Aid / Tuition
Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students who require financial assistance should first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov and meet with a financial aid officer. Students may also apply for a number of scholarships focusing on their specific areas of career interest.
Prospective students should refer to the current academic catalog for full details regarding admission requirements and process.
Accreditation & Licensing
The Art Institute of Portland is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Accreditation of an institution of higher education by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities indicates that it meets or exceeds criteria for the assessment of institutional quality evaluated through a peer review process. An accredited college or university is one which has available the necessary resources to achieve its stated purposes through appropriate educational programs, is substantially doing so, and gives reasonable evidence that it will continue to do so in the foreseeable future. Institutional integrity is also addressed through accreditation. Accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities is not partial but applies to the institution as a whole. As such, it is not a guarantee of every course or program offered, or the competence of individual graduates. Rather, it provides reasonable assurance about the quality of opportunities available to students who attend the institution.
Inquiries regarding an institution's accredited status by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities should be directed to the administrative staff of the institution. Individuals may also contact: Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities 8060 165th Avenue N.E., Suite 100, Redmond, Washington 98052; phone: 425-558-4224; www.nwccu.org.
The Interior Design program leading to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503; www.accredit-id.org.