The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University


The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over fifty schools throughout North America dedicated to providing hands-on education in the creative and applied arts. The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire offers bachelor's and associate degree programs as well as non-degree programs for students interested in pursuing career opportunities from among tomorrow's 15 million jobs in creative fields like design, fashion, media arts and culinary (based on information from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for job growth between 2012 and 2022).

A focused education from The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire can help students turn their creative energy into a powerful tool that can make a difference in the world. Students are part of a collaborative and supportive community, where experienced instructors provide the guidance and skills needed to pursue a career in the creative economy.

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is also an important resource for creative industry leaders who value the opportunity provided students to learn by using professional-grade technology to build a portfolio of work to show potential employers after graduation.

Accreditation and Licensing


The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is located in San Bernardino, where students find all the advantages of a major city--culture, shopping, entertainment, creative energy, and opportunity--along with the pace and friendliness, safety, sense of community, and recreational opportunities of a smaller city. It's easy to navigate, fun to explore, and just a short drive from all the excitement and attractions of Los Angeles.

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire is a great place to get a creative education. The campus setting in this fast-growing city puts students in the middle of a dynamic area where the economy--and the creative community--are thriving.

As the largest city in the county, San Bernardino is the perfect location for aspiring creative artists who seek a metropolitan lifestyle, consistently pleasant weather, and an abundance of outdoor activities. Surfing, water sports, tennis, golf, jogging, mountain biking, and many other outdoor activities are readily available. Mountains, deserts, and the attractions in L.A. are just an hour or two away.

San Bernardino is also close enough to Los Angeles to put the arts and entertainment capital of the world within easy reach for students. 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. Students can enjoy music and theater under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl or the Greek Theatre, or inside at the Music Center or Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

L.A.'s iconic sights are all close at hand. Students can drive Sunset Boulevard and the Sunset Strip; visit the Comedy Store, the House of Blues, or Whisky A Go-Go; cruise through Beverly Hills, Pacific Palisades, and Malibu; stop at Grauman's Chinese Theater and walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame; take a studio tour; stroll the paved paths of Venice Beach; or walk the Santa Monica Pier.

L.A. continues to be an economic powerhouse. The city continues to grow; the County of Los Angeles leads the nation in manufacturing. 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.

The best of both worlds--a small-city lifestyle just a short excursion from L.A.--that's what's available for students at The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire
674 East Brier Drive.
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
United States
PHONE: 1.909.915.2100 or 1.800.353.0812
FAX: 1.909.915.2130


Advertising Bachelor of Science
Graphic & Web Design Bachelor of Science
Graphic Design Associate of Science
Interior Design Bachelor of Science
Media Arts
Audio Production Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Digital Filmmaking & Video Production Bachelor of Science
Digital Photography Bachelor of Science/Associate of Science
Game Art & Design Bachelor of Science
Media Arts & Animation Bachelor of Science
Web Design & Interactive Communications Diploma
Fashion & Retail Management Bachelor of Science
Fashion Marketing Associate of Science
Fashion Marketing & Management
Bachelor of Science
Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts
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.

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire provides a learning environment with professional-grade technology applicable to each student’s course of study. Students have the opportunity to build a portfolio of work that shows potential employers that they are trained to use the software, hardware, or equipment utilized within the industry. Depending upon the course of study, students are immersed in a creative environment—from classrooms to computer labs to studios—focused on relevant, hands-on education designed to prepare them for the real world. 


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.


Faculty members are hands-on creative professionals with proven experience as business leaders and innovators, hosting a learning environment similar to the career world students will face after graduation. Part instructor, part mentor, their mission is to help develop and transform creative potential into marketable skills. 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-Inland Empire, a campus of Argosy University
674 East Brier Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92408-2800
PHONE:  1.909.915.2100 or 1.800.353.0812
FAX:  1.909.915.2130


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