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Art Center College of Design

Established: 1930
Type: Private
President: Richard Koshalek
Provost: Resigned - Nate Young (Chief Academic Officer)
Faculty: Fine Art Department: Laurence Dreiband (Chair), Mitchell Kane (Director), John Millei, Mason Cooley, Dave Hullfish Bailey, Laura Cooper, Soo Kim, Anthony Zepeda, Tom Knechtel, Tom LaDuke, Jean Rasenberger with notable Los Angeles visiting artists.
Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
Campus: Suburban
Website: www.artcenter.edu
Photo of Art Center during the night.

Art Center College of Design (commonly referred to as Art Center) is a private college located in Pasadena, California. It is one of the leading graphic and industrial design colleges in the world. The school logo is an orange circle, also known as the Art Center "Dot", which has been a part of the school identity since its beginning. Art Center is particularly known for its Transportation (Automobile) Design and Product Design programs. It also has notable photography, graphic design, advertising design, illustration, fine art and film programs, and a successful Entertainment Design track for Industrial Design and Illustration students. The school maintains two campuses in Pasadena; both are considered architecturally notable. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Artcentercollegeofdesignlogo. ... The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... A faculty is a division within a university. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Image File history File links Accdp1. ... Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... Pasadena is a city in Los Angeles County, California, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Graphics are often utilitarian and anonymous,[1] as these pictographs from the US National Park Service illustrate. ... Example of industrial design item - hanger chair Industrial design is an applied art whereby the aesthetics and usability of products may be improved for marketability and production. ... For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... Car redirects here. ... Photography [fәtɑgrәfi:],[foʊtɑgrәfi:] is the process of recording pictures by means of capturing light on a light-sensitive medium, such as a film or electronic sensor. ... Look up illustration in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Fine art refers to arts that are concerned with beauty or which appealed to taste (SOED 1991). ... This article is about motion pictures. ...

Art Center built its reputation as a vocational school, essentially, preparing returning GIs for work in the commercial arts fields. It has traditionally maintained a strong "real world" focus, emphasizing craftsmanship, technique, and professionalism while somewhat de-emphasizing theory. Instructors are working professionals, for the most part, and projects are intended to map to real-life assignments. A vocational school, providing vocational education and also as referred to as a trade school or career college, and school is operated for the express purpose of giving its students the skills needed to perform a certain job or jobs. ...

The challenge for schools like Art Center is maintaining a balance between talent and revenues. Tuition in 2007 was over $14,000 per term (with three terms per year in a trimester system), with no offering of room and board, plus the considerable costs of books, supplies, and other learning incidentals. There are currently plans to build on-campus housing.

While undergraduates can obtain a four-year Bachelor degree in about 2 years and 8 months (8 terms total), most students take a term off for independent study, part-time "lite" terms, or to complete industry internships, lengthening their stay to 3+ years. The accelerated learning environment stems from the college's trade school roots. Administrators and faculty want to mimic "real world" work scenarios as much as possible, in which there are no summer vacations.

Art Center is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges [1] and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design [2] and is affiliated with the United Nations, being the first design instition designated by the UN as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. ... National Association of Schools of Art and Design, known as NASAD for short, is an organisation of colleges, schools and universities. ...



Art Center was founded in 1930 in downtown Los Angeles as the Art Center School. During and after World War II, the Art Center ran a technical illustration program in conjunction with the California Institute of Technology. In 1947, the post-war boom in students caused the school to expand to a larger location in building of the former Cumnock School for Girls in the Hancock Park neighborhood, while still maintaining a presence at its original downtown location. The school began granting Bachelor's and Master's degrees in arts in 1949, and was fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 1955. In 1965, the school changed its name to the Art Center College of Design. The school expanded is programs, including a film program in 1973. The school moved to its trademark Hillside Campus in Pasadena in 1976. The school operated the Art Center Europe in Vevey, Switzerland for ten years starting in 1986. In 2003, the Art Center was granted Non-Governmental Organization status by the UN Department of Public Information. After mulling locations in Pasadena and downtown Los Angeles, Art Center opened the South Campus in Pasadena in 2004. Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech)[1] is a private, coeducational research university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hancock Park is a park in Miracle Mile, Los Angeles, California which is the location of the La Brea Tar Pits, the George C. Page Museum of La Brea Discoveries, and LACMA. Hybrid view in Google Maps. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... A masters degree is a postgraduate academic degree awarded after the completion of an academic program of one to six years in duration. ... Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools in the United States and foreign institutions of American origin. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Vevey is a small city in Switzerland, located in the canton Vaud, on the north shore of Lake Geneva not far from Lausanne. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NGO redirects here. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Art Center College of Design maintains two campuses in Pasadena: Hillside Campus and South Campus.

Hillside Campus

Designed by noted modernist architect Craig Ellwood, the Hillside Campus broke ground in November 1974. The trademark "bridge building" dramatically spanned an arroyo and roadway on 175 wooded acres in the hills above Pasadena. Opening in 1976, the building was expanded with the south wing, designed by former Ellwood associate James Tyler, which was constructed between 1989-91. The Hillside Campus houses classrooms and studio space, multiple computer labs, a model shop with traditional tools as well as rapid prototyping technologies (2 and 5-axis CNC, laser-cutting, FDM, and plaster printing) and painting facilities, a Color, Material, and Trends Exploration Lab (CMTEL), an (Auto) Interior Simulation Lab, photo and film stages and printing/editing facilities, as well as a student gallery and an external exhibit gallery, both open to the public. The Hillside Campus has been designated as a historic monument by the City of Pasadena. For Christian theological modernism, see Liberal Christianity and Modernism (Roman Catholicism). ... Craig Ellwood (April 22, 1922–May 30, 1992) was a influential Los Angeles-based modernist architect whose career spanned the early 1950s through the mid-1970s. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the edifice. ... Arroyo is a Spanish word that refers to a number of things: An arroyo is an intermittantly dry creek Places: Arroyo, is a municipality in Puerto Rico Arroyo Grande is a city located in San Luis Obispo County, California Arroyo Gardens-La Tina Ranch is a census-designated place located...

South Campus

The South Campus opened in 2004 in a former aircraft-testing facility built during World War II. Renovated by the Santa Monica-based firm Daly Genik Architects, it houses the graduate art program and studios, a print shop, a letterpress studio, and a full range of public programs (Art Center at Night, Art Center for Kids, Design-Based Learning Lab), as well as a unique 16,000-square-foot exhibition space known as the Wind Tunnel. The award-winning building received the first LEED rating in the city of Pasadena and its sustainable features include a "green" roof and sculptural skylights made of Texlon ETFE. The Wind Tunnel has hosted major events including the biannual Art Center Design Conference, like 2006's "Stories From The Source: Radical Craft"; large exhibitions such as "Supersonic: 1 Wind Tunnel, 8 Schools, 120 Artists," "Gardenlab," and "Open House: Architecture and Technology for Intelligent Living" (with Vitra Design Museum); and various community meetings and events. Although some within the Art Center community questioned the use of financial resources for the building, the creation of the South Campus has raised the college's public profile within the region and assisted Art Center's educational mission in providing much-needed space for its growing public programs and future expansion of the graduate programs. Student housing on an adjacent site is now in the planning stages. This article is about the beverage Leed. ... Pasadena may refer to: Cities in the United States: Pasadena, Texas Pasadena, California Pasadena, Maryland Cities in Canada: Pasadena, Newfoundland Other place names called Pasadena: Pasadena, South Australia, a suburb of Adelaide South Pasadena, California South Pasadena, Florida Pasadena Hills, Missouri Pasadena Park, Missouri Other: USS Pasadena (SSN-752), a... The Vitra Design Museum building by Frank O. Gehry, front view The Vitra Design Museum is an internationally renowned, privately owned museum for design in Weil am Rhein, Germany. ...

Notable alumni

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Notable teachers past and present (if not listed above)

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  1. ^ Biography from www.haraldbelker.com
  2. ^ Bio of Géza Lóczi
  3. ^ "Strother MacMinn, Design Instructor, 79", The New York Times, January 24, 1998. Retrieved on 2008-05-15. 

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See also

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External links

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