We believe that inspiration, innovation and authenticity are the true hallmarks of a creative, fulfilling career and life. Here, you'll gain the rich, intercultural and hands-on making experience needed to turn your passion into your profession in today’s thriving creative economy. Explore the many ways we are influencing change across diverse industries.
ArtCenter students graduate into a global network of 24,000 alumni with a toolkit to make — and create — a difference in a changing world by developing design solutions to today's most pressing problems and crafting experiences that live in tandem with social action. Our graduates leave prepared to land influential positions at top companies — and our track record speaks for itself.
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As artists and designers we should be promoting empathy. I believe art’s a great way to spread positive messagesGrace Lynne Haynes (BFA 17 Illustration)Visual Artist
I am dedicated and tenacious when it comes to my design process. The most impactful work derives from curiosity, knowledge, and the challenges along the way.Cristopher Gonzalez (BFA 20 Graphic Design) Designer, Apple
ArtCenter’s alumni working at the cutting edge of art, design and entertainment have established a worldwide legacy of creative excellence.
ArtCenter gave me the focused structure, network and resources I was looking for once I had decided to pursue my passion.Gizelle Hernandez (BFA 14 Photography and Imaging)Portrait Photographer and Director
My time at ArtCenter gave me the strong foundation I needed to succeed professionally.Jacki Li (BA 20 Entertainment Design) Background Designer, Marvel Animation
ArtCenter fostered a space that leveraged my professional experience in the film and design industries while providing me with the opportunity for growth.Rodney Edwards (BS 21 Interaction Design) User Experience Designer, Microsoft
ArtCenter is this magical place where you are continuously challenged and inspired to grow as a designer.Shannon Faltys (BS 21 Product Design) Junior Color, Materials and Finish Designer, Tesla
ArtCenter provided me with the perfect blend of technical photography classes and theoretical art history classes that helped me find my niche in this world.Kayla Kee (BFA 18 Fine Art) Photographer, J. Paul Getty Museum
Timberland came knocking, and I created about 10 to 12 different shoes with the learnings I had done with my internship at No.One Footwear and the skills I learned at ArtCenter.Ari Montanez (BS 18 Product Design) Footwear Designer, Humanrace
My peers and professors taught me that my perspective should be valued and not ignored.Vincent Than (MFA 20 Graphic Design) Art Director & Designer, Riot Games
I picked ArtCenter because the quality of work the students were putting out is exactly what I see myself doing. ArtCenter was an opportunity to meet people who could fuel my own work.Phillip Burrows (BS 19 Entertainment Design)Background Designer at Green Portal Productions, Rick & Morty
The best thing that I acquired from ArtCenter (besides meeting my soulmate) was adopting an intense, thorough work ethic.Alex Ibarra, BFA 16 FilmIntegrated Creative Producer, Google
ArtCenter goes beyond providing students an immersive and deeply creative, collaborative space by offering the resources you need to get your foot in the door after you graduate.Ainsley Dye (BFA 19 Entertainment Design)Storyboard Artist, Disney TV Animation
I want future students to know that they should be prepared to work diligently and passionately because they'll be getting one of the best design educations that only ArtCenter can provide.Eden Han (BFA 20 Creative Direction)Art Director, RPA
My ArtCenter education opened the possibilities for me to work in different automotive industries — such as aircraft, motorcycle and cars — and expand my design tools to become a human-centric designer.Katherina Dakwar (MS 20 Transportation Design) Visual UX Designer, Mercedes Benz
The dedicated professors and inspiring designers I met throughout my time at ArtCenter have opened countless opportunities for me to pursue my career in retail and furniture design.Amanda Sutanto (BS 20 Spatial Experience Design) Store Designer, Amazon
A global network of 24,000 alumni
Seventeen alumni chapters offer networking and cultural opportunities. Learn about exclusive alumni benefits, including access to campus facilities, event discounts, and special offers.
ArtCenter was the first art & design college designated a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) by the United Nations
At ArtCenter, our commitment to a diverse, equitable and inclusive learning environment is fundamental to our values and our curriculum.
Our graduating students’ final portfolios are exhibited for employers and the general public both digitally and in person at the Pasadena Civic Center three times a year.