Art Center College of Design

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1700 Lida St.
91103 Pasadena



Art Center College of Design has been a leader in art and design education for nearly 75 years. The College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines, as well as Public Programs offering design education to all ages and levels of experience. Fundamental to Art Center's core curricula is a commitment to social and cultural engagement and giving students the tools and skills with which to effect change and address real-world issues. Art Center is located in Pasadena, California, with classes held at its Hillside Campus and new South Campus in downtown Pasadena.


In order to guarantee Art Center maintains its position as an educational leader and its competitive edge, and the continuing excellence of its faculty and students, the College adheres to the following goals:  1) to enhance the overall quality of learning and life in the Art Center community; 2) to provide spaces that are conducive to new methods of instruction and evolving technologies; 3) to be environmentally sound; and 4) to set the highest standards in architecture and design.

To acheive these goals, Art Center has two campuses in the City of Pasadena, California.  Hillside Campus, located in the hills above the Rose Bowl, houses the College's degree programs and South Campus, located in the "Innovation Corridor" at the southern end of the City, is headquarters for the College's Public Programs.


Art Center’s cutting-edge facilities and resources at the Hillside Campus and South Campus provide students with a limitless array of creative learning options and opportunities. Black-and-white and color photography labs, film and photography stages, film-editing equipment, computer labs, professional recording studio, fabrication shops, printmaking labs, technical skill center, archetype press, “smart” classrooms, exhibition spaces, a comprehensive library and many other vital resources support and enhance the Art Center learning experience.

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