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art institute of california - los angeles

The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles is an educational institution for career preparation in the visual and culinary arts. The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles is a member of The Art Institutes system.

The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles offers the following degree programs: Associate of Science degrees in Culinary Arts, Graphic Design, Interactive Media Design, and Video Production; and Bachelor of Science degrees in Culinary Management, Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, and Interactive Media Design. The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles prepares students for entry-level positions in creative, challenging careers.

Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to continue to work uninterrupted toward their degrees. An impressive faculty of working professionals strives to strengthen students' skills and to cultivate their talents through well-designed curricula.

Programs are carefully defined with support and contributions from the professional community. Curricula are reviewed regularly to ensure they meet the needs of a changing marketplace to qualify graduates for entry-level positions in their chosen fields.

In 1997, The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles opened its location on 31st Street in the city of Santa Monica in 1997. The building's interior is designed with the creative student in mind. Light, spacious classrooms, studios, and labs offer a productive working atmosphere.

The mission of The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles is to be a leader in providing postsecondary education programs that will prepare students for careers in art, design, and culinary-related fields.

Graduates are trained for entry-level positions in their chosen fields through curricula that emphasize actual job skills needed in the field.

Curricula are taught by faculty who in many cases are, or have been, working professionals in an environment that encourages free expression, leadership, and responsible decision-making.

The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles believes in the worth and potential of each student and strives to provide quality programs and services that foster the development of that worth and potential.

The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles occupies approximately 107,000 square feet. In addition to classrooms, studios, laboratories, offices, a student lounge, a library, and an exhibition gallery, The Art Institute maintains an art supply store for the convenience of students. The year-round average class size for The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles is 22 or fewer students. Class size, however, will not exceed 35 students in lab sessions or 40 students in lecture sessions. Equipment provided at The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles is specific to the program of study. This includes, but is not limited to, projectors, editing decks, PC and Macintosh computers, printers, and fully-equipped kitchens.

Los Angeles (L.A.), the arts and entertainment capital of the world, is the second most populous city of the U.S. Founded in 1781 by the Spanish, L.A. subsequently experienced both Mexican and American rule. In the late 1800s, Easterners came to settle in the area's vast, unspoiled terrain and enjoy its temperate climate, with an average annual temperature of 74 degrees. Spurred by the growth in agriculture, oil production, and the creation of a deep-water port, the economy of the city expanded rapidly, as did its population.

Immigrants have brought to L.A. a rich diversity of food, fashion, architecture, entertainment, languages, world views, and religions that are showcased in the largest number of community and ethnic festivals in the nation. L.A. is home to a myriad of museums and galleries, including The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, and The Norton Simon Museum. Music and theater may be enjoyed under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl or the Greek Theatre, or inside at the Music Center or Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

The history of this city also is reflected in popular destinations such as Watts Towers, the La Brea Tar Pits, and Little Tokyo. Fame and celebrity abound at The Hollywood Wax Museum, Hollywood Boulevard's "Walk of Fame," and Mann's Chinese Theater.

L.A. continues to be an economic powerhouse. The Port of Los Angeles has the highest volume in the country, contributing to the city's status as the largest trade center in the U.S. and the 15th largest economy in the world. The city continues to grow; the County of Los Angeles leads the nation in manufacturing, producing more than ten percent of the nation's aircraft and women's apparel.

As L.A. is home to industry giants such as Disney/Capital Cities, ABC, CBS Television City, Paramount, Columbia, and Universal Studios, it's not surprising that the majority of projected new jobs in the city are in the technological and creative areas of the entertainment field.

The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles has received approval to operate from the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education for both Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science degree programs. The Art Institute of California — Los Angeles is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). ACICS is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as nationally recognized accrediting agencies. ACICS can be reached at 750 First Street, NE, Suite 980, Washington, DC 20002.

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Santa Monica, CA 90405
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