Undergraduate Degrees at ArtCenter

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After ArtCenter

We’re not anticipating the future. We’re creating it.

At ArtCenter, students learn by doing in small studio classes led by a faculty of practicing artists and designers.

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 minors focused on Business, Creative Writing, Material Science, Research and Social Impact.

Undergraduate Degrees

ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate degrees—and a new First Year Immersion program—equipping students with the latest tools and techniques necessary to thrive in today’s creative landscape.

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Creative Direction

Creative directors influence all aspects of the way a company looks, sounds, feels and presents itself across all media platforms.


Entertainment Design

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.


Fine Art

Refine and define a compelling creative vision to become a fine artist capable of transforming our way of engaging with the world.

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First Year Immersion

Develop creative skills and a desire to think critically about the world while identifying a major area of study.


Graphic Design

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.

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Interaction Design

Design innovative, useful and delightful digital interactions—from mobile apps and websites to wearables, games and emerging technologies.

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Photography and Imaging

Master the art of creating resonant photographic images for a world with an insatiable need to be informed and engaged by visual storytelling.


Product Design

Apply human-centered design to creating innovative consumer products, from the highly functional to the highly whimsical to the highly sustainable.


Spatial Experience Design

Design resonant spaces and spatial experiences that impact and inform the user's relationship to the built environment.

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Transportation Design

Design and develop vehicles (including cars, trucks, motorcycles, boats and aircraft) and transportation systems of the future.

We have a focused and proven legacy of preparing students to become leaders in the industry and valuable assets to the creative economy.

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At A Glance

  • Undergraduate students: 1,912
  • Graduate students: 270
  • Full-time faculty: 128
  • Part-time faculty: 353
  • Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
  • Students who Receive Financial Aid: 79%
  • Average Class Size (Undergraduate): 9.5
  • Average Class Size (Graduate): 7.1
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Take the next step toward a career in art and design.