The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University

The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University


The city of Hollywood has boundaries. They're perfectly visible on any map. Those looking to push boundaries, however, will find an opportunity much closer to home than the city limits. At The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, students are invited to rock the boat, defy convention, and challenge the status quo each and every day. For those who are ready to claim their place here, the big red "Ai" atop the Art Institute's building will light the way to a challenging, collaborative, creative education.

At The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, students can choose from bachelor's and associate's degree programs--as well as non-degree programs--in one of eight competitive areas of study: Visual Design, Interior & Product Design , Marketing, Animation & Effects, Film & Production, Gaming & Technology, Fashion, or Culinary. The experience is challenging, the lessons are hands-on, and the journey leads toward one specific destination: a career in the creative arts.

Along the way, talented instructors bring real world experience* to the classroom. And in those classrooms, students are greeted by tools, technology, and software not unlike the pros use. When it's all said and done, graduates can leave The Art Institute of California-Hollywood with more than a portfolio. They can also come away with the confidence it takes to turn their creative passion into a fulfilling career.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Accreditation and Licensing


The Art Institute of California-Hollywood is located in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District. This is a pedestrian-friendly urban village with direct access to L.A.'s subway system. Students can find a full array of amenities, including contemporary theaters, art galleries, parks, cafés and shops--it's a great environment to pursue a creative education.

The district features the largest concentration of music recording venues west of the Mississippi. The theater district has thirty-one theaters, including two new large venues that expand upon existing theaters, the NoHo Arts Center and the historic El Portal.

L.A. has more museums per capita than any other city in the world. The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the biggest of its kind in the western U.S. There's also Getty Center, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Santa Monica Museum of Art at Bergamot Station, and the art galleries lining Gallery Row.

Students can visit many iconic sites and attractions nearby. Cruise Sunset Boulevard and the Sunset Strip, stopping at well-known locations like the Comedy Store, the House of Blues, and Whisky A Go-Go, or drive through Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu. They can take a visit to Grauman's Chinese Theater and walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame looking for the names of their favorite stars, stroll the paved paths of Venice Beach and meet some colorful characters, take a studio tour, or walk the Santa Monica Pier.

Live sports events are also abundant--the L.A. Dodgers play at beautiful Chavez Ravine, and the Angels play at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Likewise, there are two local NHL teams--the L.A. Kings play at Staples Center while the Anaheim Ducks call Honda Center home. And both the Clippers and Lakers of the NBA play at Staples Center.

Since 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.

Location & Contact

5250 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
United States
PHONE:  1.818.299.5100 or 1.877.468.6232
FAX:  1.818.299.5150            


Advertising Bachelor of Science
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Science
Graphic Design Associate of Science
Industrial Design Bachelor of Science
Instructional Technology & Design Bachelor of Science
Interior Design Bachelor of Science*
Set & Exhibit Design Bachelor of Science
Media Arts
Audio Production Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Digital Cinema & Video Production Bachelor of Science
Digital Image Management Diploma
Digital Photography Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Science
Game Programming Bachelor of Science
Marketing & Entertainment Management Bachelor of Science
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Science
Professional Writing for Creative Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts
Software Development for Creative Technologies Bachelor of Science
Video Production Associate of Science
Visual & Game Programming Bachelor of Science
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Interactive Communication Diploma
Web Design & Interactive Media Associate of Science
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts/Associate of Science
Fashion Marketing Associate of Science
Fashion Marketing & Management Bachelor of Science
Fashion Retailing Diploma
Art of Cooking Diploma
Baking & Pastry Associate of Science/Diploma
Culinary Arts Associate of Science
Culinary Management Bachelor of Science
Hospitality Food & Beverage Management Bachelor of Science

Program availability and degree offerings are subject to change.
*Denotes available in evening/weekend format

Academic Facilities

Ask a student at The Art Institute of California-Hollywood what he or she learned in school today and there's no telling what the answer will be. In classrooms that feel more like studios, sound stages, kitchens, and laboratories, students aren't just taught from textbooks, but with tools--many of which are identical to what industry professionals use. It's all part of preparing students to hit the ground running once they graduate.


Actual tuition and housing costs will vary depending on program, number of credits enrolled, and living arrangements. Prospective students should contact a Student Financial Services professional at the school for details.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Students who require financial assistance should first complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and meet with a financial aid officer. Students may also apply for a number of scholarships focusing on their specific areas of career interest.


The instructors at The Art Institute of California-Hollywood tend to have something in common. Curious what it is? Just look at their résumés--their job histories outside the classroom. That's right, many of the faculty members here bring real-world experience* to the classroom. And that's what makes these instructors so special: their lessons are grounded in reality. It's the type of teaching that can help prepare students for their career before they even land that first job interview.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students should refer to the current academic catalog for full details regarding admission requirements and process.

Application and Information

To obtain an application, make arrangements for an interview, or tour the school, prospective students should contact:

The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University
5250 Lankershim Boulevard                                      
North Hollywood, CA 91601             
PHONE:  1.818.299.5100 or 1.877.468.6232            
FAX:  1.818.299.5150            

The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options vary by school and are subject to change. Not all online programs are available to residents of all U.S. states. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California-Hollywood, a campus of Argosy University, 5250 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, CA 91601. © 2016 The Art Institutes. All rights reserved. Our email address is

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