ArtCenter Online

At ArtCenter, we believe in building a path for lifelong learning — and that extends well beyond the traditional classroom environment. That means expanding the boundaries of an ArtCenter education to include classes and degree programs accessible to students from around the world in timeframes that work for their schedules.

We also believe in offering educational opportunities that meet learners where they live, quite literally. That’s why we’ve dedicated this space to our virtual offerings, including discussions with leading creatives and educators, courses to advance your creative practice, events that foster the exchange of ideas in art and design, and details about our new master's degrees offered 100% online.

There’s no shortage of exciting things happening at ArtCenter — and we want to make it easy to join us, no matter where you are in the world.

Online Classes

ArtCenter Extension

ArtCenter Extension

ArtCenter Extension courses, including a variety of online courses to suit your schedule and spark new interests. ACX offers inspiring courses for adults across 20 different fields in art and design to advance your creative practice.

Sample Online ACX Courses

  • ACX-626 Advertising for Creative Directors (AD4CDs)
  • ACX-079W Procreate Workshop
  • ACX-561W Protect, Sell and License
  • ACX-539W Still Life Painting Fast/Slow
  • ACX-623W Monetizing Art With Licensing

ArtCenter Extension Teens

Designed for students in grades 9–12, ACX Teens offers courses online and in person that mirror the unique art and design programs offered at ArtCenter.

Sample Online ACX Teens Courses

  • ACT-44-1 Creative Direction
  • ACT-34-1 Concept Design Basics
  • ACT-70-1 Character Design

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ACX course Comic Book Illustration and Graphic Novels teaches visual storytelling

ACX Teens course Spatial Experience Design teaches drafting and model making  

Online Degrees

Master of Design Programs

ArtCenter College of Design is proud to introduce two new Master of Design (MDes) degrees in Brand Design and Strategy and Interaction Design.

These degree programs—offered entirely online and completable in one year—are ideal for working professionals and offer an immersive, rigorous curriculum optimized for distance learning.

Classes are offered evenings and on weekends to accommodate students with work and family commitments.

Online Master of Design in Brand Design and Strategy Degree

In ArtCenter’s online Master of Design in Brand Design and Strategy program, you'll approach successful branding from the perspectives of graphic design, business and leadership. You’ll learn to turn intriguing ideas into compelling stories within a competitive global market that craves outstanding brand design.

Online Master of Design in Interaction Design Degree

With a master’s degree in interaction design, you'll pioneer UX techniques, innovate in new design fields and make your mark as a future-minded creator. This program is intended for interaction practitioners and working professionals with backgrounds in design or related fields who want to lead at the intersection of emerging technology, strategic digital system, service, and product design and innovation.

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Take your first step towards a graduate education in art and design.

Learn more about our two fully online Master of Design (MDes) degrees in Brand Design and Strategy and Interaction Design.

Zoë Glenn Hart-Wagstaff shines with online MDes Brand Design and Strategy degree

A. Puicón-Pérez boosts career with online MDes IxD master’s degree