This is an extraordinary time to be an artist or designer. Creative individuals are uniquely positioned to make a difference by offering innovative perspectives and solutions to real-world issues. At ArtCenter College of Design, we believe a comprehensive art and design education is the foundation for success.
ArtCenter students are encouraged to expand beyond the boundaries of a traditional art and design education by participating in a wide range of learning experiences, including transdisciplinary studios that foster collaboration among faculty and students from various majors around topics of mutual interest; studios abroad, where students experience the world beyond the classroom; and Designmatters projects applying design solutions to social and humanitarian needs.
This richness and variety are at the heart of the ArtCenter experience, where the course of study has been reimagined to address the opportunities and demands of the contemporary world. An ArtCenter education inspires and prepares artists and designers to be the creative leaders of the future. The experience gained here will prove invaluable as our graduates pursue their personal and professional goals.
Creative directors influence all aspects of the way a company looks, sounds, feels and presents itself across all media platforms.
Bring stories to life for the entertainment industry through the design of novel characters and worlds.
Master visual and narrative filmmaking through individualized and immersive instruction in directing, writing, editing and cinematography.
Refine and define a compelling creative vision to become a fine artist capable of transforming our way of engaging with the world.
Develop creative skills and a desire to think critically about the world while identifying a major area of study.
Conquer design for space, motion, print and interaction by infusing words and images with life and meaning.
Combine drawing, painting and design to tell stories, convey ideas or create imagery for commercial applications and clients.
Design innovative, useful and delightful digital interactions—from mobile apps and websites to wearables, games and emerging technologies.
Master the art of creating resonant photographic images for a world with an insatiable need to be informed and engaged by visual storytelling.
Apply human-centered design to creating innovative consumer products, from the highly functional to the highly whimsical to the highly sustainable.
Design resonant spaces and spatial experiences that impact and inform the user's relationship to the built environment.
We’re here to answer your questions and serve as your mentors through the application process.
If you're looking to pursue a creative path but not sure where to start, you’re in the right place.
We’re not anticipating the future. We’re creating it.
ArtCenter has taught me that creative inspiration arises from a process of perpetual observation, critical inquiry and fearless experimentation.Connie BakshiSpatial Experience Design Student