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Dates + Deadlines

Art Center reviews and accepts application on an ongoing basis for most undergraduate majors. We accept applications for the fall, spring and summer for most majors. However, currently we do not accept summer applications for Fine Art, Interaction Design, Entertainment Design, Film, or Photography + Imaging.

The ongoing nature of the reviews makes it difficult to determine at what point a class will become full. You can contact the Admissions Office for the status of room for any given term and we will inform you whether applications are still being accepted.

Advertising, Entertainment Design, Interaction Design, and Fine Art consider applications for the Fall and Spring terms only. Entertainment Design has a priority deadline of February 1 for fall, and October 1 for spring. In addition, once enrolled, Entertainment Design students take studio classes in the Fall and Spring terms only. They may take Humanities and Design Sciences classes in Summer Term.

If room is unavailable in the term for which a student is applying, the Admissions Committee will consider the application for the next consecutive available term, with the exception of Entertainment Design.

There are no formal deadlines for the undergraduate programs with the exception of Entertainment Design. The latter may have openings after the deadlines as well, and students can check the website or call admissions for an update on the status.

We do recommend that you consider submitting your application by the following priority dates. Donít be concerned if you arenít ready to apply or miss these dates as we have rolling admissions and will consider applications as long as we have room. However, we encourage students to plan ahead and apply early to avoid disappointment.

Undergraduate Priority Dates

  • Summer term: January 15
  • Fall term: February 15
  • Spring term: October 1
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