Posters line an ArtCenter hallway


We believe that learning environments should inspire creativity and have a meaningful impact on their surrounding community. 

From wooded acres in the San Rafael Hills to adaptive reuse in downtown Pasadena, ArtCenter’s two campuses provide future artists and designers with a wide array of creative learning opportunities enriched by the creative and academic resources within the surrounding communities and the greater Los Angeles area. 



Hillside Campus

Located on 165 wooded acres in Pasadena, this modernist steel-and-glass structure has been home to ArtCenter since 1976.

The dramatic exterior staircase at ArtCenter

South Campus

Established in 2004, this evolving complex includes a historic supersonic wind tunnel, a former post office facility and a renovated office building. 

ArtCenter DTLA front window

ArtCenter DTLA

In 2019, ArtCenter announced a new satellite location in downtown Los Angeles with plans to engage the local arts community through exhibitions, panels and workshops.

The undulating exterior of the Petersen Automotive Museum

ArtCenter at The Petersen Satellite Studio

Founded in 1994, the Petersen Automotive Museum was dramatically renovated in 2014 and now includes a 2,000-square-foot ArtCenter satellite studio.

ArtCenter Berlin

ArtCenter Berlin Satellite Studio

A dedicated public-facing space for ArtCenter makers in Berlin provides our students and alumni with one-of-a-kind opportunities.

Beyond Supersonic graphic

Beyond Supersonic

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of South Campus

ArtCenter transportation students present their final projects on the distinctive

See ArtCenter in action.

A photograph of the Broad museum from an unusual perspective

A hub of innovation and creative institutions, Los Angeles is one of the world's great art capitals.

With campus buildings designed by Modernist architect Craig Ellwood, the campus itself had a significant impact on me as a person and artist.

Carrie GraberBFA 97 Illustration