Art Center College of Design

1700 Lida St, Pasadena, CA

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Art Center College of Design, located in Pasadena, CA, is a nonprofit private art institution that offers interested students career training and education in the fields of art and design. Art Center College of Design offers several programs for students to choose from. Here are the programs with more popularity among aspiring artists:

  • Fine Arts and Art Studies
  • Industrial Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Cinematography And Film
  • Photography
  • Advertising

To help students and alumni succeed, Art Center College of Design may provide services including:

  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs

Students can use various means to evaluate school performance. A school's graduation and loan default rates are among the strongest indicators of educational and career success. Art Center College of Design has a yearly graduation rate of 54%, and a loan default rate of near 4%.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities has accredited the education provided by Art Center College of Design for over fifty-nine straight years. Get more information by visiting the school's official website, where you can see classes offered, financial aid & tuition, and disclosures.

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Find more information about available programs offered by Art Center College of Design by clicking the request information button to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Communication Technology

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering Technology

Visual and Performing Arts

*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at Art Center College of Design is -. To calculate a more personalized cost check out their cost calculator here. A fee of $50 is required from all applicants. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (626) 396-2215, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The tuition and financial aid figures listed show various costs that students may encounter at this school. The numbers may not be accurate due to changing factors in a given year, and are only intended to provide a guideline for students.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $43,000 per year
  • The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,600 to $1,900 per credit hour
  • Required fees for full-time students: $530

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $45,000 per year for graduate students
  • Part time students are estimated to pay about $1,700 to $2,000 per unit
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $530

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid72%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships66%$16,386
Receiving Student Loans58%$7,375

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