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About ArtCenter

Learn to create. Influence change. This is our mission statement—and our answer to how art and design impact our global society. Part call-to-action. Part promise. All opportunity.

ArtCenter College of Design offers a new model for art and design education in the 21st century. Our visionary approach is based on the College’s conservatory-like approach to teaching and learning; a desire for rich, intercultural and transdisciplinary dialogue; and a mandate to provide students innovative learning and making spaces.



The College’s cutting-edge facilities span two campuses and four structures.

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ArtCenter’s alumni network is evidence of the College’s value and vision.

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Giving to ArtCenter is always about students.

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ArtCenter Exhibitions offers programming that fosters intercultural and cross-disciplinary dialogue.

Patti Podesta: American Gods