The Art Institute of Portland

The Art Institute of Portland offers programs in Advertising, Design Management, Design Studies, Design Visualization, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Apparel Accessory Design, Apparel Design, Fashion Marketing, Digital Film & Video, Game Art & Design, Media Arts & Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Visual & Game Programming, Web Design & Interactive Media, Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, and Culinary Management.
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Cool vs. Cruel Competition

Are you a Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing & Management or Fashion Retail Management student at The Art Institutes who can design and create an evening wear, outerwear or suit garment that highlights modern cruelty-free alternatives to animal fur? Then perhaps you should consider entering Cool vs. Cruel 2009. In partnership with The Humane Society of the United States, this competition challenges fashion students attending The Art Institutes schools to re-interpret and improve four pre-determined haute couture garments by using fur-free fabrics and materials. To view this year’s runway designs, visit the Cool vs. Cruel Web site.

The Grand prize winner will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City for the awards ceremony and an all-expenses-paid five day internship with an acclaimed fashion designer involved in The Humane Society’s Fur-Free Campaign.

Designs and all other entry requirements should be submitted to the school’s Academic Director for Fashion by September 25, 2009.

The Fashion Department of each participating Art Institutes school will select one local first place winner whose design will go on to represent that school in the national competition. All local winners will be announced in October; national winners will be announced in November.

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AIPD 2010 - 2011 CALENDAR


9.3.10 September Holiday

9.6.10 Labor Day

11.25 & 11.26.10 Thanksgiving

12.23 & 12.24.10 Winter Holiday

12.31.10 New Years Eve


Summer 2010
7.12.2010 - 9.25.2010

Fall 2010
10.4.2010 - 12.18.2010

Winter 2011
1.10.2011 - 3.26.2011

Spring 2011
4.4.2011 - 6.18.2011

Summer 2011
7.11.2011 - 9.18.2011


Runway shots may be seen HERE

Backstage and pre-show shots may be seen HERE

Paparazzi and red carpet shots may be seen HERE