if Summer/then ArtCenter

Summertime is a great time to take a class or start a degree program. 


Continuing Education


ArtCenter at Night (ACN)—ArtCenter College of Design’s continuing education program—offers more than 150 courses and workshops in design and the visual arts. 

Taught by practicing artists and designers who have the expertise to help you achieve your goals, most classes take place at the College’s South Campus, conveniently located near the Metro Gold Line.

New courses this Summer include Designing for Textiles, The Art of UI and Cinema in the Round. Returning favorites include Intermediate Product Design, Surrealist Pen and Ink and Design 360, the latter a perfect way to sample many of the disciplines offered at the College. 

Register now. Classes start May 15. 

Degree Programs 


Summer may not be the obvious time to begin a full-time BFA or BS degree program, but it’s a great time to start at ArtCenter. 

Becoming a student at ArtCenter means joining a diverse group of individuals who share a desire to develop their creative potential. Our faculty of distinctive professionals will work with you to find your own voice and direction, mentoring and guiding you toward a creative career. 

During the Summer term, the College admits students into our undergraduate degree programs in Illustration, Graphic Design, Product Design and Transportation Design. Entry is also available for Fall and Spring.

We encourage you to explore our degree programs, learn about our application process and schedule an appointment to meet with an Admissions counselor.

Semester begins May 10.


Image: Ellen Surrey installation in progress for the Land of Enchantment exhibition in the Hutto-Patterson Exhibition Hall at ArtCenter's South Campus. Ellen is a Los Angeles based illustrator and designer who earned her degree from ArtCenter in 2014. Her primary sources of inspiration come from old Hollywood, mid-century design and vintage treasures. She finds beauty in the past and incorporates it into something contemporary. While most illustrators these days do their work in Photoshop, she likes to do most of her work traditionally. She primarily works in gouache, a medium she loves because of its flexibility and history in illustration. Her clients include AMMO Books, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Google and The Wall Street Journal.

paint brushes in a jar

Summer is the perfect time for ArtCenter.