UC San Diego Extension commends anyone who chooses to seek personal and professional enrichment through education, and so we are extending a special welcome offer to students affected by the unexpected closure of the Art Institute (a campus of Argosy University). We encourage you to continue your studies and continue pursuing your dreams. A detour does not have to affect your destination.
We have instituted a 20% discount for any of our applicable spring courses to anyone with an Art Institute transcript. The discount can be applied to multiple courses during the spring quarter. Our goal is to encourage you to continue building your portfolio and gaining knowledge in your chosen field of study. We hope you’ll allow us to help keep you moving forward.
Why UC San Diego Extension?
Flexibility. We offer dozens of professional certificate programs in a wide range of highly sought-after creative fields. You can choose courses from various programs without committing to a rigid curriculum or intensive application process.
Relevancy. Our University Extension program offers dynamic, portfolio-building courses and certificate programs in Photography, Graphic Design, UX, Front-end Web,Marketing and AutoCAD, among many other fields of study.
Expert seachers. Respected professionals currently working in their respective fields of study teach our courses and share a commitment to education.
Transfer credit. We offer a free evaluation of your coursework. Certain courses may be eligible as prerequisites to multiple certificates. There is no fee for transfer credits to be applied to UC San Diego Extension certificates, but certificate fees may apply. Official transcripts are not required unless students are applying units to a certificate.
Commitment. We opened our doors in 1966 with an entrepreneurial mindset, and today we offer education and professional training on UC San Diego’s campus, in regional classrooms, and around the world via online instruction.
Accreditation. UC San Diego is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). UC San Diego Extension — like all other UC San Diego schools, colleges and departments — is accredited by WASC through the University. All courses and certificate programs offered by UC San Diego Extension have been developed and administered in accordance with University Extension policy and the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California.
Get started. Our spring quarter classes begin April 1. If you need more time to consider our programs, please ask to be considered for our summer session.
Ready to Get Started?
To get started, fill out the form below and upload your Art Institute transcript. You may also use the message box to inquire about transferring credit toward your Extension program or speak with a program representative.