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Learn to create. Influence change. This is the mission of Art Center College of Design. For more than 80 years, we've achieved an international reputation for our rigorous, transdisciplinary curriculum, faculty of professionals, strong ties to industry and a commitment to socially responsible design. At Art Center, we prepare artists and designers to make a positive impact in their chosen fields—as well as the world at large.




Full-time faculty: 93, part-time faculty: 279, other staff members: 297.

Enrolled Students


Tuition Undergraduate

$17,990 per semester

Tuition Graduate

$19,013 per semester


Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design, Photography, Illustration and Advertising, Bachelor of Science degree, Master of Fine Arts degree and Master of Science degree.


The Art Center Design College offers $2799/semester in scholarship funds. Scholarships are awarded to students based on financial need and outstanding visual and academic ability. Full-tuition scholarships are available to students that demonstrate such need if such funds are available. All new and currently enrolled students are encouraged to apply for Art Center scholarships, which are awarded to a number of students.

Financial Aid

Generally 79% of students receive some kind of financial aid. In order to apply for financial aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which determines a student’s eligibility. Aid consists of a combination of individual grants, loans, scholarships, a work-study program and/or part-time employment.

Undergraduate Programs

Advertising, Fine Arts, Film, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Transportation, Product Design, Environmental Design and Entertainment Design.

Graduate Programs

Broadcast Cinema, Art, Media Design and Industrial Design.

Continuing Education

Art Center at Night (ACN) is a part-time continuing studies program that offers a variety of studio-based courses and project opportunities to help students build their portfolios prior to admission. In addition, ACN also offers a wide range of more challenging courses for existing design professionals.

On Campus Clubs

There are numerous ways for students to get involved on campus, such as participating in student clubs and organizations or volunteering with local groups.

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