Welcome to The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley.
The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley is an institution for career preparation in the art, design, media, and culinary-related fields. The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley is a member of The Art Institutes system of schools and is a branch location of the California Design College. Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to continue to work uninterrupted toward their degrees. An impressive faculty of working professionals strives to strengthen students' skills and to cultivate their talents through well-designed curricula. Programs are carefully defined with contributions from the professional community. Curricula are reviewed regularly to ensure they meet the needs of a changing marketplace to prepare graduates to seek entry-level positions in their chosen fields. The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley opened its location and began enrollment for classes in 2008. The building's interior is designed with the creative student in mind. Light, spacious classrooms, studios and labs, library, and a student operated restaurant supervised by professional faculty offer a productive working atmosphere.
Facilities & Equipment
The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley occupies approximately 53,000 square feet. In addition to classrooms, studios, laboratories, offices, student lounges, a library, and an exhibition gallery, The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley maintains an art supply store for the convenience of students. Equipment provided at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley is specific to the program of study. This includes but is not limited to projectors, editing decks, PC and Macintosh computers, printers, and equipped kitchens.
Class size will not exceed 35 students in lab sessions and 40 students in lecture sessions.
Each student will be able to acquire an understanding of the fundamental principles of equipment that he/she would be likely to encounter in an entry-level position in the field. Such equipment must be shared by students. Accordingly, The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley cannot guarantee students hands-on usage of equipment beyond that called for in the curricula. To complete the requirements of the program, each student may find it necessary to schedule use of the equipment outside the normal classroom hours. The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley is not responsible for loss or damage of student property, including artwork or tapes