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

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


The Art Institute of California-Sacramento, 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-Sacramento 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 from 2012 to 2022).

A focused education from The Art Institute of California-Sacramento 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-Sacramento 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


When it comes to deciding where to pursue a creative education, location matters. And location is what makes The Art Institute of California-Sacramento an appealing choice. The weather, the recreation, and quality of life make Sacramento a great place to live, study, and work.

Greater Sacramento has been cited as one of the five most livable regions in America. A former gold rush town, Sacramento is now the fourth largest city in California. In addition to state government, the city is a major transportation and commerce hub linking the East with California's coastal cities. It is also a major cultural center, with playhouses, ballet, concert venues, and two professional basketball teams.

The Sacramento Second Saturday Art Walk provides a unique opportunity to view original art and meet the artists who create it. Among the city's museums, the most notable might be the Crocker Art Museum, the oldest public art museum west of the Mississippi. In addition, Sacramento isn't far from some of the most beautiful parks and other natural resources in the world, including Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe.

It's also close enough to San Francisco, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world, where cable cars, incredible cuisine, an array of museums, and world-famous attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge and Chinatown await. The city offers a seemingly endless list of attractions: the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill, Haight-Ashbury, and more.

The Bay Area also offers a wealth of sports action. The San Francisco Giants play baseball at AT&T Park, and the NFL's 49ers play at Candlestick Park. Across the bay there's the Oakland A's, the Raiders, and the Golden State Warriors. Hockey can be found in San Jose with the NHL's Sharks. And the NBA's Sacramento Kings play basketball at the Sleep Train Arena.

Students at The Art Institute of California-Sacramento can work toward a creative career while being within easy reach of some of the world's most popular attractions.

Location & Contact

The Art Institute of California-Sacramento
2850 Gateway Oaks Drive
Suite #100
Sacramento, CA 95833
United States
PHONE: 1.916.830.6320 or 1.800.477.1957
FAX: 1.916.830.6344


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

Academic Facilities

The Art Institute of California-Sacramento 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-Sacramento, a campus of Argosy University
2850 Gateway Oaks Drive
Suite #100
Sacramento, CA 95833
PHONE:  1.916.830.6320 or 1.800.477.1957
FAX:  1.916.830.6344


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