Students enrolled full-time at the Pasadena Art Center - Dance Street CA must maintain a minimum of 12 units. On Friday of the first week, those who are not enrolled in at least 12 units will receive an ArtCenter Lite course, which will count for one of the two ArtCenter Lite (ACL) periods awarded to students. Those who have exhausted their two ACL terms will be charged for full-time tuition. Attendance and participation in class are essential for a quality educational experience, especially in courses that involve group work and peer criticism.
Therefore, class attendance and participation are important factors in determining grades. Students must attend all enrolled classes regularly and arrive on time, staying throughout the class period. ArtCenter does not allow students to attend classes they are not enrolled in, including field trips. If students are absent due to serious or ongoing medical or personal problems, they should contact the Center for Student Experience (CSE) as soon as possible, in addition to informing their instructor and department representative (president, director, or coordinator).The Art Center's Transdisciplinary Study (TDS) workshops combine final year students from different specializations in projects that require several areas of specialization.
These workshops have a Humanities and Design Sciences component and many are sponsored projects in which students develop specific business ideas and strategies for corporate sponsors. News & World Report and Business Week have featured Art Center among the best design schools in the world. Founded by a group of people who believed in the power of connecting art with industry, project-based learning is a key element of the Art Center's educational philosophy. It has been recognized for its rigorous curriculum, its links with industry, and its social impact initiatives. It is also the first design school to receive the status of a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization. The Art Center College of Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of applied and visual arts, as well as public programs for all ages and skill levels.
There is no specific age range for students at the Pasadena Art Center - Dance Street CA; however, all students must meet the minimum requirements for enrollment.