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Art Institutes

Non-Profit = Even More

Even more affordable. Even more accessible. Even more invested.
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Art Institutes


Creative projects. College experience. Saturday classes offered year round for high school juniors and seniors.
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Art Institutes


New institutional scholarships and grants for eligible students, designed to put your education within reach.
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Tour the school and learn about our programs. And ask questions. Lots of questions. There's no better way to really get a feeling for what we're all about.


Upcoming Events

Ai California—Orange County Culinary Portfolio Showcase

March 21, 2018
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Graduating students from the Savory and Baking & Pastry programs will present. 

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Life Drawing Workshop

March 22, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Join us every Thursday!

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Open House

April 21, 2018
9:30 AM to 12:00 PM

In here, everything is different.
Because different is everything.

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At The Art Institutes, financial aid is available to those who qualify. We're here to help you understand everything you need to know to help fund your creative education. We're always working to make your education more affordable. In fact, this year, we've added three new institutional scholarship and grant opportunities to eligible students, including the chance to earn a tuition scholarship for up to 20% of the current tuition rate, up to $18,650.

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Latest Happenings

Ai Orange County digital photography student shoots at Darkest Hour premiere Film & Production
Photography Student Shoots Darkest Hour Film Premiere & Panel Discussion

Digital Photography student Madison Douglass recently photographed a Hollywood premiere and panel discussion for the film Darkest Hour.

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radio Fashion
Orange County Campus Featured on Radio for Fashion Week Collaboration

The Orange County campus was highlighted on KX 93.5FM for its ongoing collaboration with Orange County Fashion Week.

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Community News
Three Art Institutes Schools Participate in LA County Fair

The Art Institute of California—Orange County and two other Art Institutes schools recently took part in the opening weekend at the Los Angeles County Fair.

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Hands-on Workshops For Everyone

Get Creative

Try something new or develop your skills further. You can explore drawing, website development, photography and much, much more. Noncredit courses are immersive and focused.

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College Bound

College Bound
Campus Program
Saturday Classes Offered Year Round

Saturday morning for High School juniors and seniors has never been more engaging or inspiring.  Take a course, develop a portfolio which can be used to request proficiency credit* toward a degree at an Art Institutes school, which can save time and money.  Invite friends and family to a closing Showcase.

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College Bound Express
College Bound Express
Summer 2018

Join this immersive experience and you can complete a College Bound course in under two weeks.  Make this your summer to prove you’ve got what it takes and join your fellow creatives!  Open Lab times available all week followed by a Showcase.

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College Bound Online
Online Courses
Prefer Online? Don't Live Near Campus?

You and other High School juniors and seniors can challenge yourself in an online course, with all the same benefits as a campus-based course, including the opportunity to build a portfolio that you can use to request proficiency credit* toward a degree at an Art Institutes school, which can save time and money.

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* Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion. College Bound courses are non-credit bearing and do not transfer into our academic program offerings or the offerings of any other institution. However as part of the course you will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio that you are able to request proficiency credit. Proficiency credit is awarded based on the proficiency credit policy defined in an institution’s academic catalog. The cost of the College Bound courses varies between $325 and $350. This cost is waived for any student that has an application and completed essay on file with the school. Check with the school you are interested in attending for exceptions and details, as not all programs are offered at all locations. Individual location participation is subject to change. Online College Bound courses are not available to residents of the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Oregon.