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The Art Institute of California — Orange County prepares students for creative and challenging careers in design, fashion, media arts, and culinary arts. Our students are creative designers, animators, and gamers. No matter which career path you choose, now's the time to follow it into a creative career — starting with an education from The Art Institute of California — Orange County that can provide you with the tools you need to build the future you want.

SCHOLARSHIPS

The Art Institute of California — Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, is awarding up to $1,000,000 in tuition scholarships!

High School Senior Half-Tuition Scholarship Competition

High school seniors scheduled to graduate in 2014 may compete in The Art Institute of California — Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, High School Senior Half-Tuition Scholarship Competition.

  • Five winners will receive a half-tuition scholarship to his/her program of choice (approximately $47,000 for Bachelor's degree programs and approximately $28,000 for Associate of Science degree programs)
  • Twenty winners will be awarded a $20,000 tuition scholarship
  • Ten winners will be awarded a $15,000 tuition scholarship
  • Five winners will be awarded a $10,000 tuition scholarship

High School Graduate Scholarship Competition

If you are a U.S. high school graduate or equivalent by January 2014, you may enter The Art Institute of California — Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, High School Graduate Scholarship Competition.

  • Five winners will earn a $20,000 tuition scholarship to his/her program of choice
  • Five winners will earn a $15,000 tuition scholarship to his/her program of choice
  • Five winners will earn a $10,000 tuition scholarship to his/her program of choice

For the High School Senior Half-Tuition Scholarship Competition and the High School Graduate Scholarship Competition, these scholarships are applicable to Bachelor's degree programs and Associate of Science degree programs only and are NOT intended for Diploma programs offered at The Art Institute of California — Orange County. To be eligible, you must fulfill all General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and all of the Individual Entry Requirements of the program of your choice.

Design
Media Arts
Fashion
Culinary
Design

Ready to design your own future? A design degree from The Art Institute of California – Orange County can help you get there. By combining the talent that you already have with the skills taught at our schools, you'll be ready to turn your passion for design into something bigger than a hobby – a fulfilling career.

Graphic and Web Design (BS) / Advertising (BS) / Graphic Design (AS) / Web Design & Interactive Media (AS)

DESCRIPTION
  • The creativity of graphic designers can be seen almost anywhere you look, from books, magazines, and CDs to digital advertisements and innovative product packaging. Advertising professionals use these innovations—as well as traditional print and broadcast media—to impact our culture and economy, testing the boundaries of how technology can change the way we think and interact.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Submit at least four, but no more than nine, original design pieces. Submissions must include:
    • One poster design, created digitally or manually
    • One realistic illustration, created digitally or manually
    • One pen-ink or pencil drawing
    • One completely original magazine-type advertisement for a major company (include an original logo if you wish)
  • All written and/or drawn materials submitted must be typed (if applicable) and secured in a binder. All work must also be formatted as individual PDF files and submitted on a CD or DVD. Identify each individual file with your name (example: poster2Jsmith.pdf).
  • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form.

Industrial Design (BS)

DESCRIPTION
  • Everything we interact with—from furniture to appliances to computers—originated in the mind of an industrial designer. By combining aesthetics with ergonomics, usability, and sustainability, industrial designers improve products and create new ones to enhance our interaction with the world around us.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Submit at least four, but no more than ten, new product designs in 2D or 3D digital images, drawings, mechanical drawings, models or sculptures of original projects
  • Product design ideas could be a completely new product or simply a new design of an old product. Examples of a product could include a new car, toy, phone, electronic or consumer project. Submissions could also be a digital image of a sculpture or model designed from your original ideas and materials. All images must be submitted on 8.5" x 11" paper in a binder and on CD or DVD
  • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form

Interior Design (BS)

DESCRIPTION
  • Good interior design involves more than just colors, textures, and patterns. It's form meets function. It's connecting people to the spaces where they live, work, learn, and play. And it's designing to ensure public safety and environmental standards
REQUIREMENTS
  • Design a coffee shop that includes:
    • A floor plan
    • A perspective sketch that shows how it will look when it is completed
    • A sample board with pictures of furniture, lighting fixtures, counters, wall covering, ceiling, and flooring
    • Features of the coffee shop such as a cash counter area to place and pick up orders, a counter area behind the order area for preparation of drinks and storage of supplies, an area for selling pastries and snacks, restrooms, and any other fun features that you feel would encourage customers to come visit this location
  • All materials submitted must be typed and secured in a binder as well as on CD or DVD. Materials presented in any other format will not be considered
  • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form
Media Arts

Technology has forever changed how we communicate and it continues to evolve and impact our lives. The constant is the need for people like you who have vision, talent, and a desire to develop and work with technology to improve lives.

Media Arts & Animation (BS) / Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (BS)

DESCRIPTION
  • The Visual Effects & Motion Graphics program helps you to learn how to use your creativity to produce attention-grabbing communication design for film, television, and the web. Visual effects are crucial for movie trailers, opening film credits, television commercials, animated network identities, and short promos.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Submit at least five, but no more than ten, pages from a current notebook
  • Submissions must include:
    • Two to three examples of drawings in various media that demonstrate solidity of form/volume, perspective, some fluency in line and some value rendering
    • A design product that utilizes color as a major component or a computer/digital project
  • All materials submitted must be secured in a binder. Any materials presented in any other format will not be considered. Materials may be photocopies or renderings of original artwork – scanned or digital content is acceptable. Do not submit original artwork, as entries will not be returned.
  • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form

Visual & Game Programming (BS)

DESCRIPTION
  • In Visual & Game Programming, you'll take courses in art, general studies, mathematics, science, computer engineering, and computer graphics. As you gain experience, you'll create modified prototype games in a group environment, learning how a whole team works together to create a project
REQUIREMENTS
  • Submit a design document that is five, but no more than ten, pages in length describing an original video game concept. Your document should be divided into three sections:
    • Section I should be a statement of the game's objective (how the player wins)
    • Section II should be a description of the game's background (the story)
    • Section III should be a comprehensive list of game play elements (how the player interacts with the game)
  • All materials submitted must be typed and secured in a binder as well as on CD or DVD. Materials presented in any other form will not be accepted
  • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form

Game Art & Design (BS)

DESCRIPTION
  • The video game industry invests millions of dollars competing for the attention of players looking for the next level of action and entertainment. All that competition means real opportunity for talented people who can create the games that capture imaginations.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Submit five observational/life drawings
  • Additionally, you must submit five pages from your sketchbook that best illustrate your talent
  • Label all pieces with your name, date completed, dimensions, and medium (if appropriate), and approximate time it took to complete. All work submitted must be on 8.5" x 11" paper and secured in a binder. In addition to the scholarship entry, this work will also serve as your Official Portfolio Submission for consideration for entry into the Game Art & Design program
  • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form

Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BS)

DESCRIPTION
  • Bring your vision to screens of every size. Digital filmmakers produce the next generation of content seen across the globe. Whether you are looking to shoot footage with HD cameras, or assemble it using linear editing software, our program puts you behind the lens and in control of the scene.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Create a short original script based on how you would Create Tomorrow
  • Create a video based on your script that is no longer than 5 minutes in length
  • Identify your video with your name in the title on a DVD
  • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form

Digital Photography (BS/AS)

DESCRIPTION
  • Photography professionals fill our world with the images that convey sheer beauty, raw emotion, and fluid action as they inform, entertain, persuade, and sometimes shock us. They're artists and journalists; they work in studios and on mountaintops; they constantly find innovate ways to tell stories, one frame at a time.
REQUIREMENTS
  • A portrait
  • Wildlife and nature
  • Black & White
  • Documentary or photojournalism
  • Photographs should be printed and submitted in a binder along with your typed materials. All work must also be formatted as individual PDF files and submitted on a CD or DVD. Identify each individual file with your name (example: photo2Jsmith.pdf)
  • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form
Fashion

Want to join the exciting and creative global fashion industry? Our fashion design and fashion management programs and courses help you understand the global trends and how to apply them to your own target market. Along the way, past and present designers will inspire you. Whether you want to create the fashion pieces that rock the runway or help to put together the show, our fashion degrees and programs can help.

Fashion Design (BFA)

DESCRIPTION
  • Today's fashion industry is built on global influences, trends, and markets. And it adds up to a world of opportunities for creative people with the right blend of motivation and education. At The Art Institutes schools, you can learn both traditional and computer-generated design, patternmaking, and product sketching as you begin to shape your unique sense of style.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Create a finished, originally designed physical garment. The product may be any of the following:
    • Shirt; pants; dress; skirt; or suit, including blouse, pants, or skirt
    • A binder that includes a written summary of your overall concept
      • A review of influences on your entry, including fashion designers, music, television shows or movies; sketches, illustrations, photographs or digital images of your project as it evolved from concept to completion
      • A written summary of people you contacted for information about your project, including the advice they provided and its influence on you
      • A short essay (800 words or less) outlining why your fashion entry is unique/innovative and explaining your interest and motivation for a career in fashion
      • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form

Fashion Marketing & Management (BS/AS)

DESCRIPTION
  • The business side of fashion has a world of opportunities for people with a knack for creating something that's always in style: consumer demand. In our fashion management programs, you'll learn about the business and history of fashion—from retail marketing, manufacturing, and visual merchandising to consumer behavior, fashion cycles, store planning, and event production.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Submit a binder that includes the following:
    • A finished and original fashion marketing or fashion merchandising product or plan
    • A written description of your product or plan (1,000 words or less)
    • A short essay (800 words or less) addressing how your fashion creation will contribute to the advancement of the fashion industry, as well as what sparked your interest in the fashion industry
    • Entries may include a retail store concept, a marketing promotion, store layouts, a fashion business concept, a new concept for retail, an internet fashion concept, a catalogue retail concept, or industrial fashion/safety/consumer trend product
    • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form
Culinary

Visit your local grocery store or your favorite restaurant and it's clear that our tastes have evolved, embracing a wider range of cuisines and cultures, giving today's chef and restaurateurs more possibilities and opportunities to satisfy our increasingly adventurous palates.

Culinary Management (BS) / Hospitality Food & Beverage Management (BS) / Culinary Arts (AS) / Baking & Pastry (AS)

DESCRIPTION
  • Have you been searching for a cooking school where you can immerse yourself in a wide array of international influences? Do you want to learn innovative culinary techniques from a faculty of experienced chefs who share your passion for cooking? Well, your search for a culinary arts degree ends with The International Culinary schools at The Art Institutes, North America's largest system of culinary programs, offered at over 35 Art Institutes schools.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Submit a binder that includes the following:
    • A menu with descriptions for a three-course meal that consists of an appetizer, soup or salad, and a main course with a sauce, garnish, vegetable and starch
    • Detailed recipes of each course
    • A photograph of the meal
    • A paragraph on why you would like to be a culinary professional. All materials submitted must be typed and secured in a binder. Materials presented in any other format will not be considered
    • Review General Scholarship Competition Guidelines and complete Scholarship Competition Entry & Release Form

General Scholarship Competition Guidelines

General Scholarship Competition Guidelines for The Art Institute of California – Orange County Scholarship (Half-tuition), and High School Graduate Scholarship Competitions

DEADLINES
All entries must be postmarked by May 2, 2014. Winners will be notified by May 31, 2014 and will have until June 27, 2014 to accept the scholarship offer. Offers not accepted by this date will be rescinded.

ENTRY PREPARATION

  • Complete the Scholarship Competition Entry & Release form and indicate the program of study for which you are applying.
  • Fulfill all individual program entry requirements for your indicated program of study.
  • Write a 250-word essay indicating your goals and motivation for a scholarship. All essays must be typed with your name and program title (Graphic Design, Media Arts & Animation, etc.) indicated on the title page.
  • Label all prints and other supporting materials with your name and medium used (where appropriate).
  • Submit a resumé stating your educational background, extracurricular activities, hobbies, work experience, community involvement, artistic accomplishments, and/or any related awards.
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation from an arts-related instructor or academic/career advisor. The letter must be an original version and printed on official letterhead.
  • Submit a current official high school transcript and/or official college transcripts

All entry materials must be submitted in one package, postmarked by May 2, 2014 and mailed to:

Scholarship Committee
The Art Institute of California ― Orange County
3601 West Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA 92704-7931 USA

JUDGING
Judges will include The Art Institute of California ― Orange County faculty, under the direction of the Academic Affairs Department and the Academic Department Director of the entrant's program of study.

OBLIGATIONS OF THE WINNER
Scholarship winners must complete the 21- month program within 24 months or the 36- month program within 39 months. Scholarship recipients must maintain satisfactory academic progress. Scholarships will be suspended during academic quarters in which the student's cumulative grade point average falls below 2.5. Winners must begin their course of study no later than November 2014.

ENTRY MATERIALS
All slides, prints, and other entry materials submitted for consideration become the property of The Art Institute of California ― Orange County upon receipt. The Art Institute of California ― Orange County is not responsible for loss, damage, or return of materials. Finalists and/or winners must be prepared to submit their original work upon request. Entrants will be asked to sign a release form permitting The Art Institute of California ― Orange County to use the work for promotional purposes.

OTHER CONDITIONS
The tuition scholarship is awarded in the form of a tuition credit and is not redeemable for cash. Tuition scholarships are non-transferable. The tuition scholarship may not be used to finance optional programs sponsored by The Art Institute of California ― Orange County. The tuition scholarship covers academic tuition only and may not be applied against fees, housing, living expenses, or program supplies, and may not be transferred between affiliate schools of The Art Institutes. Scholarship money awarded will be prorated during the length of the student's degree program. Scholarship recipient(s) must not interrupt their studies; interruption of studies will result in a loss of the scholarship. In the event education is terminated, the scholarship becomes null and void. Failed courses or courses dropped after the drop/add period that must be repeated will be charged at the current per credit hour rate.

Additional restrictions and requirements may apply.

The Art Institute of California – Orange County

The Art Institute of California – Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, is a culinary, design, fashion, and media arts school offering programs in:

  • Advertising (BS)
  • Art of Cooking (D)
  • Baking & Pastry (D/AS)
  • Culinary Arts (AS)
  • Culinary Management (BS)
  • Digital Filmmaking & Video Production (BS)
  • Digital Image Management (D)
  • Digital Photography (AS/BS)
  • Fashion Design (BFA)
  • Fashion Marketing (AS)
  • Fashion Marketing & Management (BS)
  • Fashion Retailing (D)
  • Game Art & Design (BS)
  • Graphic & Web Design (Graphic Design or Web Design Concentrations) (BS)
  • Graphic Design (AS)
  • Hospitality Food & Beverage Management (BS)
  • Industrial Design (BS)
  • Interior Design (BS)
  • Media Arts & Animation (BS)
  • Visual & Game Programming (BS)
  • Visual Effects & Motion Graphics (BS)
  • Web Design & Interactive Communications (D)
  • Web Design & Interactive Media (AS)

Located in the heart of Orange County's South Coast Metro Region, The Art Institute of California – Orange County, a campus of Argosy University, is ideally situated in close proximity to Orange County's thriving business community, cultural attractions, shopping, entertainment, and its famous beaches.

To learn more about The Art Institute of California – Orange County, visit artinstitutes.edu/orange-county

OTHER OPTIONS
Do not plan to finance your education by anticipating a scholarship. You may want to apply for financial assistance either through The Art Institute of California — Orange County or federal and state governments. Additionally, many local and national service clubs, civic groups, and organizations, such as DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) and VICA (Valley Industry and Commerce Association) sponsor scholarships. Contact these organizations for details and application guidelines.