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The Art Institute of California
Orange County

The Art Institute of California-Orange County is a design, media arts and culinary arts school providing Bachelor's and Associate's degrees in Game Art & Design, Graphic Design, Advertising, Industrial Design, Interactive Media Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Animation, Visual & Game Programming and Culinary Arts. Located in the heart of Orange County's South Coast Metro region, The Art Institute is ideally situated in close proximity to Orange County's thriving business community, cultural attractions, shopping, entertainment and its famous beaches. The school is one of The Art Institutes,, with 30 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary professionals.

Contact: Kim Jones
714.830.0221, office


3601 W. Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, California 92704
888.549.3055 or 714.830.0200


Academic Programs
Each program is offered on a year-round basis, allowing students to continue to work uninterrupted toward their degrees. Academic programs are career-focused, preparing students for entry-level employment in their industry upon graduation.  The Art Institute enlists input and support from industry experts to develop and oversee the curriculum, providing validation and ongoing assessment of our industry and market-focused education.  Academic programs are developed based on potential and existing employment opportunities within the Southern California market.

 Advertising, B.S.

Culinary Arts, A.S.

Culinary Management, B.S.

Game Art & Design, B.S.
Graphic Design, A.S., B.S.
Industrial Design, B.S.

Interactive Media Design, A.S., B.S.
Interior Design, B.S.
Media Arts & Animation, B.S.
Visual & Game Programming, B.S.

Student/Instructor Ratio
20 to 1

Student Population
1,670 students enrolled for Fall 2006 Quarter.

Our faculty is comprised of industry professionals from the region-many of whom continue to work in the field-bringing a real-world perspective and industry knowledge into the classroom.

Licensing and Accreditation
The Art Institute of California-Orange County is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award bachelor's and associate's degrees. ACICS is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  The Art Institute of California-Orange County is granted approval by the Bureau of Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education as a California private postsecondary degree-granting institution.