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The Art Institute of California - San Diego, a campus of Argosy University is ...
Private for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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Net Price
$24,168/ year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,964/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,509/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,866/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,931/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,868/ year


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of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.32 responses
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.30 responses
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.30 responses
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The courses are great, they are set up to teach you as many facets of the industry as needed in real life situations. You learn to draw by hand, render by hand as well as computer programming. The professors are great! They are patient, kind, and really care about your success. They allow you to move at your own pace but critique you in a way that helps encourage you and gives you great ideas. Class styles are easy-going, most classes will have no more than about 15 students, so you get plenty of time with the teacher as a class and individually. Each course is set up well as you are working on one project for each class: for example in residential, you are designing a house for a specific client so over the course of the class you are creating concepts, schematics and diagramming, programming, space planning, editing and giving a final presentation of that project. Each class is 11 weeks long and each week a new part of the project is due. Very organized and smooth.
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In the interior design program you get a very broad range of coursework that really is industry relevant. I've learned photoshop, Revit, CAD, In design and other necessary programs. Each class size is small (anywhere from 2-15 students) and is set up as an overall project so you are able to perfect industry related skills by working on one project from beginning to end. There is no one-sided focus, you learn how to design for commercial, residential, hospitality, institutional, etc. The workload can be heavy at times, but mostly due to other classes, (for me personally, distance) and if you're working you really have to set aside time for homework. The curriculum is ever-changing to match changes in the industry and it is set up so that you progress at a good pace. They have a design lab where there are lots of donated samples as well as private computers and a larger printer and scanner just for interior design students. The internship program offers you the opportunity to work in jobs within your field, the only issue is that they mostly have internships in the San Diego area, so if you live outside of there, it can be difficult to get one.
The online courses are really fast, so if you're not dedicated you could fail. Online courses are completed in half the time of in-class courses (5.5 weeks) so assignment due dates are really sped up, usually being due on two days each week (like every Wed and Fri) But the teachers are professional and the way it works is easy to understand. You start with introductions, then as the class progresses, you turn in assignments both open for the class to see and critique and some that only the teacher sees and grades. You have to comment on at least two other students work each week offering necessary feedback as well as completing your assignments. It can be taxing because it moves so fast, but if you're organized and don't procrastinate, you'll do well.