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About Public Programs

Art Center's Public Programs offer a wide range of art and design courses for individuals at every stage of their educational, professional or personal development.

Headquartered at South Campus and holding classes at both campuses, these programs feature a varied and evolving curriculum led by a dedicated faculty of professional artists and designers—many of whom are Art Center alumni themselves.

Art Center at Night (ACN), our part-time continuing studies program, offers a wide range of studio-based and academic classes taught by many of the same faculty who teach in the College's degree programs. ACN is for working adults seeking to acquire new skills or sharpen existing ones, students preparing portfolios for submission to Art Center's degree programs, and those looking to tap into and expand their creative abilities.

Saturday High, for teens in grades 9 through 12, helps students discover their creative voices and explore a rich art and design curriculum in a college environment.

Art Center for Kids nurtures creativity and fosters an understanding of the art and design process for children in grades 4 through 8. Innovative courses include everything from sculpture, photography and architecture to graphic design, film and digital media.

Our Summer Institute for Teachers is an intensive, five-day workshop for K-12 educators based on a proven and award-winning methodology called Design-Based Learning, which taps students' natural creativity to develop higher-level thinking and enhanced comprehension of the K-12 standards-based curriculum.