About ArtCenter

Founded in 1930 and located in Pasadena, California, ArtCenter College of Design is a global leader in art and design education. ArtCenter offers 11 undergraduate and seven graduate degrees in a wide variety of industrial design disciplines as well as visual and applied arts.


South Campus

South Campus is situated in downtown Pasadena and conveniently located next to the METRO Gold Line, which connects downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena and the greater San Gabriel Valley.

A 100,000-square-foot former supersonic wind tunnel, South Campus' 950 building was redesigned by architect Kevin Daly and opened in 2004. It is home to the College's extension programs; Archetype Press, a unique letterpress printing facility; and its graduate Art and Media Design Practices programs. Students can purchase sandwiches, beverages, and snacks in the micro-market available on the second floor of the 950 building.

A former U.S. Postal Service facility, South Campus' 870 building was recently redesigned by Darin Johnstone Architecture into the College's home for its undergraduate Fine Art and Illustration programs. The building opened in 2014 and includes classrooms, individual art studios, a print shop, exhibition spaces and a sculpture yard.

South Campus’ 1111 building opened its doors to ArtCenter students in 2015. A former office building, it is home to the College’s Advertising and Graphic Design programs, and continues to transform into a hub of modern classrooms and administrative offices located at the terminus of the historic Arroyo Seco Parkway, the symbolic gateway to Pasadena.


Hillside Campus

Located on 175 wooded acres in the foothills above the Rose Bowl, ArtCenter's Hillside Campus has been home to ArtCenter since 1976. The main building, designated a local historic monument by the City of Pasadena, is a dramatic steel-and-glass bridge structure designed by Craig Ellwood Associates.

Hillside is home to many of the College's undergraduate programs, as well as its graduate Environmental Design, Film, Industrial Design and Transportation Systems and Design programs.