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Study at Art Center College of Design

The Art Center College of Design is a private college located in Pasadena, California. It was established in 1930 as the Art Center School. Art Center is regarded as one of the leading colleges of art and design in the world. The college offers undergraduate and graduate programs in diverse areas of art and design. Many students of Art Center College of Design have gone on to become famous. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Dustin E. Arnold, graphic designer and art director; Clement Mok, graphic designer; Roger Avary, Academy Award-winning co-writer of Pulp Fiction; and Frank Nuovo, Chief of Design at Nokia. The campus hosts more than 20 student clubs and organizations.

Profile of Art Center College of DesignPasadena, California is home to Art Center. Pasadena is a medium-sized city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Art Center go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students commonly pursue studies in design, photography and commercial art, and fine arts.

Art Center Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Since a large share of students are from out-of-state, you can assume the school has broad appeal.

Student Enrolment

Art Center has 1,832 enrolled students . The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Art Center. The school reports its educational mission is:

"To provide the best art and design education experience through a multi-faceted program of transdisciplinary studies and real-world relevance. To train top art and design professionals who will harness the power of their disciplines to become business and industry leaders capable of catalyzing positive change in the world. "  

Art Center Programs and Degrees
General CategoryGeneral CategoryMost Common Majors
Design275illustration, graphic design, industrial design, design and visual communication
Photography and Commercial Art84film studies, commercial art, photography
Fine Arts38fine arts studies
Architecture and Planning7environmental design
Contact: Art CenterArt Center College of Design

1700 Lida St

Pasadena, California 91103

General Phone: (626) 396-2200


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