ArtCenter College of Design

Learn to create. Influence change. Our mission is simple, but an education at ArtCenter College of Design is anything but. The epicenter of creativity and innovation, ArtCenter is the place where passionate designers and artists leverage the power of imagination to create change in ways big and small. Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter is a global leader in art and design education. With a current enrollment of just over 2,100 students (52% female and 48% male, representing more than 40 countries), the College has a student/faculty ratio of 9 to 1. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide array of industrial design, visual and applied arts disciplines, as well as a joint MS/MBA program with the Drucker School of Management and a minor in Social Innovation through the Designmatters program. In addition to its top-ranked academic programs, the College also serves residents of the Greater Los Angeles region through a highly regarded series of year-round educational programs for all ages and levels of experience. Throughout the Colleges long and storied history, ArtCenter alumni have had a profound impact on popular culture, the way we live and important issues in our society. ArtCenter is a private nonprofit fully accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Renowned for both its ties to industry and social impact initiatives, the College is the first design school to receive the United Nations' Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status.

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Private, Coed 1930 N/A Semester $80.8 million + 1700 Lida Street, Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 396-2200
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