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Welcome to The Art Institute of California—San Diego

The Art Institute of California - San Diego President Dr. AJ Antun

The Art Institute of California—San Diego

President: Dr. AJ Antun

Welcome to The Art Institute of California—San Diego, one of the crown jewels of The Art Institutes system of schools. Located in the heart of America’s Finest City, our campus is as vibrant and dynamic as the beautiful city of San Diego itself!

Our campus is home to a diverse and collaborative community of artists and innovators from all walks of life and all corners of the globe. Whether they are aspiring chefs, cutting-edge designers, or revolutionary leaders, our students contribute to a unique community of exceptional individuals on their way to their respective creative destinies.

Our dedicated staff and faculty help students unlock their creative potential by encouraging them to integrate their learning with real-world opportunities such as industry networking, professional competitions, and community service. As educators, we practice what we preach. We hold quarterly Portfolio Shows to increase graduate exposure to employers; we host industry competitions of student work; and we give back to the community. In 2016 alone, we have held five Portfolio Shows, including the San Diego host-campus for Behance; we hosted ACF-accredited culinary competitions; and we collaborated with the Girl Scouts San Diego and the Wounded Warriors Project to give back to our local community.

At The Art Institute of California—San Diego we want to teach our students that success has many different definitions but dedication, hard work, and perseverance do not. We look for a particular type of student: one who is willing to put forth the effort to become the best version of themselves. Someone who is willing to make mistakes on the road to perfection.

I would like to welcome you to get to know us better. And the only way to truly see if we are a fit for you is to experience our campus firsthand. We offer a variety of events and workshops—from personalized one-on-one campus tours to general Open Houses, from adult learning classes through our Get Creative program to college prep with our College Bound classes. We have a format that fits your needs. Let our friendly and welcoming staff help you explore your educational options.

We look forward to seeing you on our campus.

Warmest Regards,

AJ Antun