Students must provide their own materials; they are not supplied and are not part of the tuition fee. Specific course descriptions will include materials required on the first day in addition to those listed here. Instructors will provide a complete list of required materials during the first class.

Estimated costs are included in course descriptions to give students a general idea of how much they might spend on materials. The ArtCenter Student Store carries most materials, but students can also purchase supplies at any art supply store.

First Class Materials Lists

Drawing and Painting

  • Drawing board, 20" x 26"
  • White bond paper, 18" x 24" (10 sheets)
  • Eagle drafting pencil
  • Charcoal pencils, 4B and 6B
  • Kneaded eraser
  • X-Acto knife

The ArtCenter Student Store, located at Hillside Campus, carries pre-bundled packages of the above materials available for $37.05, including the 20% discount and tax.

Basic Design

  • Tracing pad, 9" x 12"
  • Prismacolor pencil, black
  • Prismacolor pencil, medium gray
  • Notepad

All Other

  • Pencil and paper for taking notes