Art Center College of Design - Bachelor's Degree

In 1947, the post-war boom in students caused the school to expand to a larger location in the building of the former Cumnock School for Girls in the Hancock Park neighborhood, while still maintaining a presence at its original downtown location. The school began granting Bachelor's and Master's degrees in arts in 1949, and was fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1955.

  • Average Tuition USD 63,252

School Description

ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers eleven undergraduate and six graduate degrees in a wide variety of art and design disciplines, as well as public programs for all ages and levels of experience.

Bachelor Programs

  • 1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103, United States

    Advertising

    USD 37,330 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Advertising. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advertising theory; marketing strategy; advertising design and production methods; campaign methods and techniques; and the principles of media management.

  • 1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103, United States

    Film Studies

    USD 37,330 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Film Studies. The program offers courses that focus on the study of visual arts; the history, development, theory, and critical analysis of film; and the principles of filmmaking and film production.

  • 1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103, United States

    Fine Arts

    USD 37,330 Tuition Fee

    This program offers a wide range of courses that focus on the study of art history; art theory and criticism; performing arts; 2D art; 3D art; digital art; photography, and architectural modelmaking.

  • 1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103, United States

    Graphic Design

    USD 37,330 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Graphic Design. The program offers courses that focus on the study of artistic and computer-based techniques; printmaking; concepts sketching; technical drawing; color theory; imaging; studio technique; still and life modeling; multimedia applications; and commercial art business operations.

  • 1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103, United States

    Media Production

    USD 37,330 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual, technical and practical knowledge of Media Production. The program offers courses that focus on the study of computer and telecommunications technologies and processes; the design and development of digital communications; marketing and distribution; digital communications regulation, law, and policy; digital media; documentary-making; film-making; and TV production.

  • 1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA 91103, United States

    Photography

    USD 37,330 Tuition Fee

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical knowledge of Photography. The program offers courses that focus on the fundamental technologies and techniques in digital and analogue photography through a mix of practical workshops, lectures and independent projects.

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Admission Requirements

  • Minimum GPA 2.50
  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 80
  • Minimum incoming IELTS 6.50
  • Minimum SAT 1123

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    Established in 1930

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    ArtCenter is the first design school to receive the United Nations' Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status, providing students with opportunities to create design-based solutions for humanitarian and nonprofit agencies around the world.

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          • Testimony
            1985-1988, Graphic Packaging

            A lifetime of friendships, fantastic inspiration, amazing teachers and a lifetime of creativity. Thank you Art Center Collage of Design. One day I hope to return to be a mentor myself.

          • Testimony
            1998-2002, Bachelor of Science

            I am forever proud of graduating from this relatively small, highly prestigious design school. Now, I say prestigious, not because rich kids come here (although there are many)...but because Art Center make it a point to push EVERYONE to their limits. There are also many top-notch industry-professionals teaching here, as well as extremely talented students from all over the world. It is both a competitive and inspiring environment to be in. When you find yourself graduating from here...you'll know for certain that you can take on anything life has to throw at you. That's what Art Center offers you.

          • Testimony
            2001-2002, Certificate

            I have had the great privilege of working with amazing legends from around the world and many of the greatest actually came out of Art Center. It was at Disney Studios where I worked with the most incredible talents from Art Center. Then I went to U. S. C. for Directing and that was the best school for directing in the nation. Coincidently, one of my instructors was also teaching at Art Center he had asked me to assist him. I jumped at the chance. It was incredible. While I was there I studied like a mad man in classes. Art Center is the place to be for Illustration and Graphic Design, Previs, Concept Design and Development which are uniquely different stages of the pipeline in process but many schools and small companies and game designers confuse as one. Art Center is one of the worlds best in what it does.