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There are problems to be solved. And futures to be formed.

The creative life isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s for those who believe in themselves enough to trust their instincts, leave their comfort zones, and push their talents to the limit. If you’re up for it, keep going.

Our Academics   Our Orange County Campus

NEW Bachelor's Degree Program in Professional Writing for Creative Arts

Your first step toward a career in creating compelling stories and engaging content for an array of expanding fields—entertainment, gaming, social media, websites, advertising, business, and more.

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NEW Bachelor's Degree Program in Marketing & Entertainment Management

An innovative curriculum to help prepare you for a career in managing and promoting entertainment and informational events for cultural venues, corporations, creative organizations, and more.

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NEW Bachelor's Degree Program in Instructional Technology & Design

Make an impact where the future of education is taking shape: the digital realm. You can learn to create innovative experiences and effective strategies to engage, instruct, and train students of all ages.

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Transfer students can earn a grant up to $7500 for bachelor’s degrees, $3500 for associate’s degrees.

We can help you navigate the steps to transferring to our creative community, where design, culinary, media arts, and fashion students prepare for their careers. You may be eligible to transfer your credits to The Art Institutes—and we offer important grants and scholarship opportunities for which you may qualify. Click below to read more about our transfer grant.

Any student who meets all admission requirements, and who earned at least 12 credits between the dates of 8/1/2015 and 8/31/2016 at another accredited institution that has ceased enrolling students, is eligible to receive this institutional grant. Other rules apply.

Go to Transfer Grant for full Information.

Upcoming Events

Quicksilver Tour

February 22, 2017

Special tour of Quicksilver for Ai students.

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Hollywood Rivera Studio Tours

March 1, 2017

Special tour of Hollywood Rivera Studio for Ai students.

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Open House

March 11, 2017
9:30 AM

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Latest Happenings

Orange County Culinary Instructor and Students Support Local Veterans This Holiday Season

Recently, Jennifer Minichiello, culinary instructor, The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, and a team of culinary students joined hundreds of volunteers and community restaurants at the Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System’s holiday event honoring veterans and active duty personnel.

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Orange County Student Sebastian Lemus Has Table Featured in Composure Magazine

Sebastian Lemus, who is working toward a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design at The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, recently built a coffee table for one of his classes.

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Culinary Student Kristine Futalan Helps to Create James Beard House Thanksgiving Meal

Kristine Futalan, who is working toward an Associate of Science in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of California—Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, was chosen as one of six culinary students to make 2016’s Thanksgiving dinner at the James Beard House in New York City.

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Pre-College Sessions for High School Students

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A hands-on head start.

High school juniors and seniors who have completed and submitted an application to an Art Institutes school can begin building a foundation of success before first term begins—at no charge—in our innovative College Bound program.* To find out more, visit

* Students who successfully complete a course will receive a certificate of completion. The 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.

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