Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-San Diego

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

101 Faculty Members | 15:1 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

College of Creative Art and Design Mission Statement The College of Creative Arts and Design provides education in design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts that builds careers and has the potential to transform the lives of those who teach, learn and work at the college. We Teach. At the heart of the educational experience at the College of Creative Arts and Design is the concept of learning-centered instruction. The classroom is a blend of theory and application where a faculty member delivers theory and then works with students as they apply that theory. Students often collaborate as members of a team on a particular project. Instructors provide guidance and encouragement and model particular approaches to execute on the project and to underscore the theory in action. We Practice. The faculty of the College of Creative Arts and Design is comprised of outstanding artists, designers, chefs and others with expertise in our fields of study. The college provides the opportunity for these accomplished artists to bring their experiences from the world of work to the classroom and to work with students as they advance their skills and knowledge. We support and encourage our faculty to continue to practice professionally and to bring that experience to the classroom. We Grow Professionally. The College of Creative Arts and Design recognizes that it's most important resource is the people, especially our faculty, who work at our campuses. The college provides opportunity for professional development such as advanced study, regular in-service professional development, instructional development, and executive development so that we maintain an excellent workforce that is prepared for continuing growth of our fields of study and of the organization.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$18,742

Out of state

$18,742
Graduate

In state

No information

Out of state

No information

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
96%
Did not receive aid
4%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 68.0% $4,897
State/local grants 14.0% $3,886
Institutional grants 90.0% $2,740
Loans 81.0% $7,701

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
  • Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Fashion Merchandising
      • A program that prepares individuals to promote product lines/brands, and organize promotional campaigns, at the wholesale level to attract retailer interest, wholesale purchasing, and supply contracts. Includes instruction in wholesaling, wholesale advertising, selling, and customer relations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS AND SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Recording Arts Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to the production of sound recordings as finished products or as components of film/video, broadcast, live, or mixed media productions. Includes instruction in sound equipment operation and maintenance; music, dialogue, and sound effects recording; sound track editing; dubbing and mixing; sound engineering; tape, disk, and CD production; digital recording and transmission; amplification and modulation; and working with producers, editors, directors, artists, and production managers. See other colleges that offer this major
  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply HTML, XML, Javascript, graphics applications, and other authoring tools to the design, editing, and publishing (launching) of documents, images, graphics, sound, and multimedia products on the World Wide Web. Includes instruction in Internet theory, web page standards and policies, elements of web page design, user interfaces, vector tools, special effects, interactive and multimedia components, search engines, navigation, morphing, e-commerce tools, and emerging web technologies. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Computer Graphics
      • A program that focuses on the software, hardware, and mathematical tools used to represent, display, and manipulate topological, two-, and three-dimensional objects on a computer screen and that prepares individuals to function as computer graphics specialists. Includes instruction in graphics software and systems; digital multimedia; graphic design; graphics devices, processors, and standards; attributes and transformations; projections; surface identification and rendering; color theory and application; and applicable geometry and algorithms. See other colleges that offer this major
  • PERSONAL AND CULINARY SERVICES
    • Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
      • A program that prepares individuals to serve as professional bakers and pastry specialists in restaurants or other commercial baking establishments. Includes instruction in bread and pastry making, bread and pastry handling and storage, cake and pastry decorating, baking industry operations, product packaging and marketing operations, and counter display and service. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
      • A program that prepares individuals to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes instruction in recipe and menu planning, preparing and cooking of foods, supervising and training kitchen assistants, the management of food supplies and kitchen resources, aesthetics of food presentation, and familiarity or mastery of a wide variety of cuisines and culinary techniques. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
      • A program that prepares individuals to plan, supervise, and manage food and beverage preparation and service operations, restaurant facilities, and catering services. Includes instruction in food/beverage industry operations, cost control, purchasing and storage, business administration, logistics, personnel management, culinary arts, restaurant and menu planning, executive chef functions, event planning and management, health and safety, insurance, and applicable law and regulations. See other colleges that offer this major
  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
    • Commercial and Advertising Art
      • A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences via illustrations and other forms of digital or printed media. Includes instruction in concept design, layout, paste-up, and techniques such as engraving, etching, silkscreen, lithography, offset, drawing and cartooning, painting, collage, and computer graphics. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Commercial Photography
      • A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to use artistic techniques to effectively communicate ideas and information to business and consumer audiences, and recording events and people, via digital, film, still and video photography. Includes instruction in specialized camera and equipment operation and maintenance, applications to commercial and industrial needs, and photography business operations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional design of commercial fashions, apparel, and accessories, and the management of fashion development projects. Includes instruction in apparel design; accessory design; the design of men's', women's', and children's' wear; flat pattern design; computer-assisted design and manufacturing; concept planning; designing in specific materials; labor and cost analysis; history of fashion; fabric art and printing; and the principles of management and operations in the fashion industry. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Interior Design
      • A program in the applied visual arts that prepares individuals to apply artistic principles and techniques to the professional planning, designing, equipping, and furnishing of residential and commercial interior spaces. Includes instruction in computer applications, drafting, and graphic techniques; principles of interior lighting, acoustics, systems integration, and color coordination; furniture and furnishings; textiles and their finishing; the history of interior design and period styles; basic structural design; building codes and inspection regulations; and applications to office, hotel, factory, restaurant and housing design. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Graphic Design
      • A program that prepares individuals to apply artistic and computer techniques to the interpretation of technical and commercial concepts. Includes instruction in computer-assisted art and design, printmaking, concepts sketching, technical drawing, color theory, imaging, studio technique, still and life modeling, multimedia applications, communication skills and commercial art business operations. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
      • A program that focuses on the design, development, and programming of interactive media entertainment, including computer and video games, virtual environments, Internet applications, and other interactive media. Includes instruction in theory of games, turn-based games, real-time games, visual and interactive design, story development, animation, simulation, and programming. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Intermedia/Multimedia
      • A program that prepares individuals creatively and technically to express emotions, ideas, or inner visions in either two or three dimensions, through simultaneous use of a variety of materials and media. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$0
Graduate
No information
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
44%
Male Students
56%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Hispanic/Latino38.89%
  2. Caucasian30.26%
  3. Black12.29%
  4. Asian6.97%
  5. Not Specified6.15%
  6. Two Or More Ethnicities3.08%
  7. Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander1.77%
  8. American Indian/Alaska Native0.59%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

1,524

Undergraduate students

1,524

Attendance breakdown

Full time
79%
Part time
21%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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