At ArtCenter, we offer a specialized education that places students in intensive studio classes specific to their major from their first term of study. We require that students choose a major when they apply and that they submit a portfolio specific to that major (see Step 2 below). So it is important to understand our programs of study and how they align with your creative ambitions.
Schedule a time to deepen your knowledge of ArtCenter and our admissions process: Come to campus for a tour, schedule an appointment (in-person or phone) with an Admissions counselor, come to one of our monthly on-campus or live online events, or just call the Admissions Office with your questions. We’ll work with you to define next steps toward applying.
Based on the program to which you are interested in applying, there could be as many as three opportunities each year for you to enroll—Fall, Spring and Summer. Construct a timeline to apply that allows enough time to build your portfolio.
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.
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.