1. Familiarize yourself with our programs of study

ArtCenter offers seven distinct graduate degree programs. It is important to understand our programs of study and how they align with your creative ambitions.

2. Review the application and portfolio requirements

Admission to each of ArtCenter’s graduate programs is department-specific. It is important to gain a strong understanding of the specific application requirements and portfolio requirements for the program in which you’re interested.

3. Connect with us

Schedule a time to deepen your knowledge of ArtCenter and our admissions process: Schedule an appointment (in-person or phone) with an Admissions counselor, come to one of our on-campus or live online events, or just call the Admissions Office with your questions.

4. Order official transcripts and applicable test scores

Transcripts and test scores (if applicable) are important components of your application, but they can take some time to get to us once ordered. We recommend ordering these official documents as soon as you know you are going to apply. If we receive them in advance of your application, we will hold them.

5. Submit your portfolio and an online application

Once your portfolio is ready, you can submit it through SlideRoom and complete an online application.

6. Complete your FAFSA

If you are a domestic student and you want to be considered for financial aid and scholarship, then you should complete your FAFSA. International students will be considered without the FAFSA.

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