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10/02/2017
Application Deadline:
09/29/2017  | 

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Art Institutes

We're Going Non-profit*

The Art Institute of California—San Francisco, a campus of Argosy University is in the process of becoming a part of The Dream Center Foundation.
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Art Institutes

Hey, Recent Graduates

Here's everything you need to know to start your creative journey. Classes start October 2.
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COME TO OUR NEXT OPEN HOUSE, OCTOBER 21.

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.

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NEW Bachelor’s Degree Program in Software Development for Creative Technologies

Learn to conceive and create unique software and programming solutions for arts and entertainment, gaming, film, leisure, and business, with an emphasis on a dynamic user experience.

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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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Upcoming Events

Open House

October 21, 2017
9:30 AM to 1:00 PM

In here, everything is different.

Because different is everything.

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FUNDING YOUR EDUCATION

At The Art Institutes, financial aid is available to those who qualify. We’re here to help you understand what you need to know to fund your creative education. We want you to succeed, so we offer a number of financial aid options to assist you in meeting your financial needs.

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Latest Happenings

Arjay Villanueva Visual Design
Alumni Design Work on Display in Times Square

Design work by 2015 alum Arjay Villanueva, a graphic designer at THX, has made its way to New York City’s Times Square.

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Tom Gehrig Marketing
Instructor Receives Top International Award for Brand Development

Adjunct Instructor Tom Gehrig and his colleagues at Gehrig + Kelly Brand Development have been named 2017 Summit Creative Award® Silver winners in a prestigious, international competition.

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MOVE fashion show Fashion
San Francisco Fashion Students’ Work Showcased at MOVE Show

The Art Institute of California—San Francisco showcased its emerging fashion students at the MOVE fashion show.

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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 just 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.