ACX Tuition and Discounts

Thank you for your interest in enrolling in ArtCenter Extension! Here, you'll find information on ACX tuition, as well as discounts for teachers, alumni and more.

ACX Tuition for Courses

  • ACX studio courses: $415, per credit unit.
  • Humanities and Sciences courses: $240 per credit unit.
  • Transferable studio courses: range from $320-$415 per credit unit. These courses can transfer to one of ArtCenter’s full-time degree programs. See information about course transferability.
  • The cost of noncredit workshops and special course offerings varies. See individual course descriptions for fee information.

To hold your place in a course, you must complete the registration form and submit full payment. Scholarships are also available.

Though we strive to keep course tuition as low as possible, ACX must occasionally increase its course tuition to adjust for increases in operational costs. We notify enrolled ACX students of tuition increases as early as possible.

Federal and state financial aid programs are not applicable to ACX tuition.

A $20 fee will be charged for any returned checks.

ACX Discounts

ACX is pleased to offer discounts to ArtCenter alumni, members of the military and their families, teachers and students 62 and older.

To qualify for a discount, please complete a Discount Verification Form, and email to ACX, along with the required documentation (see below).

Online registration forms submitted prior to this verification process will be processed at the non-discounted course tuition rate. All discount requests are subject to verification.

Discounts do not apply to lab fees or late fees. Discounts cannot be combined with scholarships, or any other discounts or offers.

ArtCenter Alumni Discount: 50%

ArtCenter offers degree-earned alumni a tuition discount of 50 percent on courses offered through ACX. Please indicate your major and year of graduation on the registration form.

Military Discount: 25%

A tuition discount of 25 percent is available to active-duty, veterans and retired military service members, their spouses, registered domestic partners, and children over the age of 18.

To qualify, please present your Military ID, the Discount Verification Form with a completed registration form, in person, to the ACX office.

Senior Discount: 25%

A tuition discount of 25 percent is available for students 62 and older, with identification (driver’s license or other official documentation) that indicates date of birth.

Teacher Discount: 25%

Full-time, practicing teachers can receive a tuition discount of 25 percent. Teachers must provide proof of employment, such as a letter from your school district or principal verifying your current teaching status.

K–12 Art Teachers and Arts Providers: 50%

We offer professional development discounts on a selection of courses for K-12 art teachers and arts providers, by offering the following introductory courses at 50 percent off regular tuition. Expand your art teaching capabilities to include disciplines such as graphic design, product and transportation design, photography, web design and more.

Please provide proof of employment with a letter from your school district, principal or supervisor verifying your current employment status as a K–12 art teacher or arts provider.

ACX-007 Design 360
ACX-009 Introduction to Figure Drawing
ACX-116W Basics of Painting: Still-Life
ACX-115W Basics of Painting: Figure
ACX-020 Introduction to Painting
ACX-030 Introduction to Graphic Design
ACX-040 Introduction to Advertising
ACX-256 Introduction to Package Design
ACX-142 Basics of Digital Photography
ACX-151 Introduction to Filmmaking
ACX-380 Introduction to Illustration
ACX-101 Digital Design 1
ACX-200 Introduction to Interaction Design
ACX-086 Product Design: Basics
ACX-087 Product Design: Process
ACX-050 Introduction to Product and Transportation Design
ACX-038 Introduction to Communication Sketching
ACX-060 Introduction to Environmental Design
ACX-463 Introduction to Concept Design

Note: This discount does not apply to lab fees or late fees, which must be paid in full at the time of registration.

1098-T Statement

College and universities are required to issue a 1098-T Tuition Payments Statement for the purpose of determining a student’s eligibility for the Hope and Lifetime Learning education tax credits. If you would like to receive a 1098-T Tuition Statement, you must provide you Social Security Number when you register for courses. Your statement will be provided to you online via your ArtCenter Student Account.

Please consult an accountant to determine whether it is appropriate for you to file the 1098-T Statement with your taxes. For more information, visit