The Art Institute of California—Orange County is a design, media arts, fashion and culinary college that provides a career-focused education.
The Art Institute of California—Orange County offers diploma, associate’s and bachelor’s degree programs. The college is located in the heart of Orange County’s South Coast Metro region and is ideally situated in close proximity to Orange County’s thriving business community, cultural attractions, shopping, entertainment, and its famous beaches.
In 2012, the eight Art Institute of California campuses (San Diego, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Inland Empire, Orange County, San Francisco, Sacramento, and Sunnyvale) combined to create a single college of art and design within the Argosy University system, known as The Art Institute of California—a college of Argosy University. As part of the transition, The Art Institute of California campuses changed their national accreditation to regional accreditation status. Argosy University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Colleges and Schools (985 Altantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, California, 94501, http://www.wascsenior.org/).