Art Center College of Design

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The Art Center College of Design is a private, design college in Pasadena, California. The school offers 15 different types of art and design degree programs. The following are some of the offered programs: industrial design, illustration, photography and imaging, graphic design, advertising, fine art, and environmental design. Working professionals often enroll at Art Center College of Design to learn new skills and enhance their portfolios.

Admission to the Art Center College of Design is competitive. Admitted students typically have good grades and specialized portfolios. Most students at this school have some work experience, but qualified high school students are encouraged to apply.

Most courses last 14 weeks, and talented students can complete a degree program in 3 years or less. Class sizes are small and the school has a 12:1 student-to-instructor ratio. As a result, all students receive more personalized attention from instructors.

General Information

Admission Office

1700 Lida Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 396-2373

Fax: (626) 795-0578



Contact: Kit Baron

Vice President, Admissions
Main Address

1700 Lida Street

Pasadena, CA 91103

(626) 396-2200

www.artcenter.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 1,504

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,504

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 60%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $28,962 $29,814 $31,576 $32,168 +1.87%
Books and Supplies $5,350 $5,510 $5,620 $4,000 -28.83%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $34,312 $35,324 $37,196 $36,168 -2.76%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $33,474
In-state Student Fees $500
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $33,474
Out-of-state Fees $500

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 33 57%
Grant or scholarship aid 24 41% $321,344 $13,389
• Federal grants 19 33% $79,456 $4,182
• Pell grants 19 33% $61,956 $3,261
• Other federal grants 16 28% $17,500 $1,094
State/local government grant or scholarships 10 17% $88,922 $8,892
Institutional grants or scholarships 11 19% $152,966 $13,906
Student loan aid 29 50% $375,291 $12,941
• Federal student loans 28 48% $148,556 $5,306
• Other student loans 12 21% $226,735 $18,895

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 336 28
Architecture and Related Services 16
Environmental Design/Architecture 16
Communication and Journalism Programs 10
Advertising 10
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 5
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 5
Visual and Performing Arts 305 28
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 8 6
Design and Applied Arts, Other 17
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 134
Graphic Design 58
Industrial and Product Design 78 5
Photography 27

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
Environmental Design B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Commercial Photography B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Film Production/Cinematography B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Industrial Design B
Interior Design B
Painting B
Photography B
Sculpture B

Communications & Journalism
Advertising B

Communications Technologies
Animation/Special Effects B
Graphic Communications B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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