Welcome to The Art Institute of Silicon Valley
This Art Institute school is no longer accepting new students. Currently enrolled students can find out more about the programs in the Catalog.
Welcome to The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley, located in Santa Clara County, is one of several cities that make up the world’s premiere technology corridor, Silicon Valley. The region, now full of businesses known for their pioneering products, has long been a home for pioneers. In the late 1800s, the region provided wheat to other settlements along the West Coast. Wheat gave way to citrus orchards around the turn of the century. Then, after the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906, many businesses relocated into the Silicon Valley area, including canneries, steel mills, and engine manufacturing companies. Now the list of technology companies goes on and on, including AMD, Network Appliance and Yahoo!
Although the population of Silicon Valley proper is only 150,000, the population in the region is over 2 million. The city is bordered by the San Francisco Bay to the north, Mountain View to the west, Santa Clara and San Jose to the east and Cupertino to the south. It lies along the historic El Camino Real and Highway 101. For local transportation, the city is served by both Caltrain commuter rail and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority with both light rail and buses.