|Institution Type:||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting:||Mid-size city|
|Highest Degree Offered:||Master's|
|Level of Institution:||Four or more years|
To provide the best art and design education experience through a multi-faceted program of transdisciplinary studies and real-world relevance.
To train top art and design professionals who will harness the power of their disciplines to become business and industry leaders capable of catalyzing positive change in the world.
For a while I thought Art Center was the place for me. Living in the Los Angeles area and knowing Pasadena as being arguably the most beautiful city in Los Angeles probably helped me reach this decision before even visiting the campus. The Art Center's Hillside campus is of course a reflection of the city's beauty. All of its facilities are perfect in every way. While visiting I learned that it was a commuter school (meaning basically everyone commutes from different areas to attend everyday). That didn't bother me at first but as the tour went on, it seemed to set the lonely, unsocial mood that I gathered from the rest of the campus. The worst part being the commuter attitude seemed to overtake the whole staff's personalities. Most of whom I met seemed withdrawn or borderline rude. It seemed as if I attended, I would be on my own to fend for myself. When looking for a college I look for personality; it should be an environment that promotes collaboration and social interaction.Read More