It is my pleasure to welcome you to The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a member of The Art Institutes community. More than ever, now is an exciting time to pursue an education in the creative and applied arts.
With over 50 educational institutions in North America, The Art Institutes system of schools has been providing postsecondary education programs in design, media arts, fashion, and culinary arts for more than 35 years. At The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, you will find like-minded students, artists who think like you and are excited by the energy you bring. Many of our students come right out of high school, while some have tried different college programs and others are embarking on a career change. What draws these individuals to The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley is a passion for their art — as well as the desire to channel that passion into a career.
Here, you will join a community that is committed to providing you with a nurturing, stimulating environment where you are free to explore your imagination and creativity. We are proud of our professional faculty who are drawn from the industries they teach. They know what skills are needed to be competitive in the market and bring that knowledge to the classroom. This makes for a powerful opportunity to learn from professional artists in a hands-on environment while building your personal network and making lasting friendships.
We keep close watch on emerging trends and technology, so you will find computer labs with industry-relevant hardware and software, resource centers and libraries with program-specific materials, and many other professional tools to aid you in the pursuit of your education.
On behalf of the faculty and staff of The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, we are excited by your potential and enthusiasm for your art. We are committed to helping you chart the right course and help you embark on an exciting journey of learning and exploration. Along the way, may your goals and passion for art drive your motivation. By choosing what you love to do — by following your passion — you can't go wrong.
Interim Campus President
The Art Institute of California — Silicon Valley