Living Arts College

Your Future In Creativity Starts Here

Financial Planning & Assistance

We work with you today
to plan for tomorrow.


An Investment That Pays

What does it cost to attend Living Arts College? Better question: What does it cost to become a highly trained studio arts Creativity Professional? Benefit from a college education that is far beyond the usual. Gain highly specialized skills in art director level design, technology, studio business and a big plus: Internet development.

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What does it cost to attend Living Arts College?

...A better question: What does it cost to become a highly trained studio arts Creativity Professional? The Creativity Professional here benefits from a college education that is far beyond the usual. Gain highly specialized skills in art director level design, technology, studio business and a big plus: Internet development. Cost of attendance at Living Arts is measured by value and scope of learned skills. Prepared to work hard? Then the Living Arts graduate has the potential for higher rewards. This means performing as a true professional at the level of EXTREME CREATIVITY. TIME IS PART OF THE INVESTMENT If accepted, your program will be focused on today's COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING ... a real-world approach to educational experience. Complete your program quickly at LOWER COST heading toward the job market sooner. Contact an Adviser today to schedule a Guided Interview and explore the opportunities at Living Arts College! Tip: Ask for a copy of our career prep guide: Living Arts College - Exercises in Extreme Creativity.

What makes Living Arts College different? Why try for Living Arts?

  • Hands-on experiences
  • Studio Production environment
  • Caring Industry experienced faculty that can give you the personal attention you need to succeed.
  • And so much more...
Living Arts builds better Creativity Professionals through competency based education.
Expect hands-on experiences in the studios and on location. An experienced, caring faculty leads students with deep emergence into Extreme Creativity. Plan to explore this and all of the added business and Internet development options available to each student.

Will Living Arts College help me with budget planning?

THE WORKING BUDGET YOU NEED College investment is about more than tuition. This is why your Advisor will connect you with the Living Arts Financial Planning Office. You'll have an option to set up a budget to project and plan your total college costs. Will you want help in finding part time, non-professional work during college? Do you hope to live on campus? Will this fit into your budget? How do you navigate a Financial Aid master plan? Again, your advisor will connect you with the support team at the Financial Planning Office.

What overall Financial Assistance is available?

FINANCIAL AID FOR US CITIZENS Living Arts supports candidates with planning who qualify for Federal Financial Aid grants and loans. The College is authorized to assist the qualified student in applying for Federal Financial Aid. The process usually follows after making application through Admissions. Your Admissions Officer will introduce you to a Financial Planner Officer. Your Financial Planner Officer, working with Admissions will schedule a meeting with you and family (or others) to prepare your attendance budget. The objective is to support your own goal, aiming to complete your education on time and on target. International and other students not eligible for Federal Financial Aid will find assistance below. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE SOLUTIONS FOR ALL QUALIFIED STUDENTS Living Arts College supports a community effort to fund tuition costs plus often overlooked personal living expenses while attending. Assistance to all qualified students includes:

  • US citizen application to Federal Financial Aid Grants and Direct Loans, following uniform guidelines prepared from Federal Financial Aid standards.
  • Living Arts Campus Awards most often based on family need and/or evidence of potential to succeed as a Creativity Professional.
  • Placement assistance for locating part time jobs in the campus area outside of a student's program.
The Student Services Office and the Financial Planning Office pprovide planning and advising plus financial application details related to the above. You will find a caring staff waiting to share their expertise with candidates. As a note of caution, Federal funding as well as campus awards often require the student or candidate to furnish information and complete documentation on a timely basis. This is a personal responsibility meaning College staff help may be limited if the individual does not follow through on his/her part. Maintaining communications is the best route.
  • Federal Pell Grants are awarded, calculated following the student completing the online FAFSA-Free Application for Student Aid. Find details online or contact your Advisor directly.
  • Direct Loans are made to qualifying students as well as PLUS loans made to qualifying parents of dependent students. Find all of the details working with Financial Assistance.
  • Campus Awards are made on the basis of demonstrated need as well as looking at passion and potential for success. Amounts vary by available funds at time of application.Finally, a creative solution may offer an answer if other options do not meet your goals. This may result in guiding you to a scholarship search, working and saving prior to start. Alas, there are no full scholarships available.

What options for additional Financial Assistance exist through Living Arts College?

YOUR SEARCH FOR A SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH MIGHT REWARD YOU It can be difficult to plan and find all the financial assistance to pursue your professional goals. We work with our candidates to help them find solutions to achieve their goals. Use our guide below to find the scholarship that might work for you. Scholarships and Awards are listed along with where-available links. Plan to spend some important hours conducting a scholarship search. CAMPUS AWARDS Living Arts funds select Campus Awards assisting tuition. Campus Awards are sourced from currently available funding at the College. As a result a best effort is early application to the College. Then work with your advisor who will connect you with the Financial Planning Office. Financial Planning administers all currently available Awards. Available awards for those who qualify include:

A.C.E.—ACHIEVING CREATIVE EXCELLENCE is designed to assist both new students and continuing students. Selection is based on 1) Available funding, 2) Need and/or, 3) Demonstrated potential as a Creativity Professional.
MY CREATIVITY GRANT can be a generous grant for those making a strong demonstration for passion and interest toward working in the studio arts.
OTHER AWARDS AS ANNOUNCED will be posted here. We suggest that you contact Financial Planning and/or watch for on-campus announcements for more information!

What kind of Scholarships and Awards are available from sources outside of Living Arts College?

College Scholarships
A variety of scholarships throughout the country: http://www.college-scholarships.com/
Scholarship America: http://scholarshipamerica.org/index.php
Big Future: https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search
Chegg: http://www.chegg.com/scholarships
Cappex: https://www.cappex.com/scholarships/FastWeb Scholarships: http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships
FinAid: http://www.finaid.org/scholarships/www.scholarships.org
Walt Disney: www.scholarships4students.com/walt_disney_company_foundation_scholarship
North Carolina Student Incentive Grant: www.cfnc.org
Foundation for the Carolinas Scholarship: www.fftc.org/scholarships
Church’s Chicken Community Scholarship Program: www.scholarsapply.org
Coca-Cola Scholars: www.coca-colascholarsfoundation.org
Photography Dow Jones News Fund High School Journalism Workshops Writing, Photography and Multimedia Competition The National Young Arts Foundation: http://photography.youngarts.org/?gclid=CO3u1bKYjswCFVUkgQodQrwE2w The Ian Parry Scholarship: http://www.ianparry.org/apply/
http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/arts/photography.htm http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships/articles/photography-and-film-scholarships-and-internships https://colleges.niche.com/scholarships/interest/photography-2/ http://www.schoolsoup.com/scholarship-directory/academic-major/photography/ The Lucie Foundation (http://www.luciefoundation.org/) 550 North Larchmont Boulevard, Suite 100 Los Angeles, CA 90004 310-610-4385
Interior Design
ASID Foundation Legacy Scholarship for Undergraduates IFDA Student Member Scholarship IFDA Part Time Student Scholarship IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/arts/interior-design.htm
https://www.scholarships.com/financial-aid/college-scholarships/scholarships-by-major/design-scholarships/ ASID: http://www.asidfoundation.org/SCHOLARSHIPS.html IFDA: http://www.ifdaef.org/student-scholarships

Film (Filmmaking) Francis D. Lyon Scholarship for Film Student
University Film and Video Association
Carole Fielding Student Grants
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Student Academy Awards
Kodak: http://motion.kodak.com/motion/education/scholarships/index.htm National Young Arts Foundation: http://cinematicarts.youngarts.org/?gclid=CNyz6I-qjswCFYMdgQodVIoOJw Worldstudio/AIGA: http://www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship/

Warner Bros. Animation/Hanna-Barbera HonorshipThe Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation GrantUniversity Film and Video AssociationCarole Fielding Student Grants
ASIFA-Hollywood: http://scholarships.animationeducatorsforum.org/
Society of Illustrators: http://www.societyillustrators.org/Awards-and-Competitions/Student-Scholarship/Overview.aspx
The Randy Pausch Scholarship: http://www.interactive.org/foundation/scholarships.asp http://www.collegescholarships.org/scholarships/arts/animation.htm
http://colleges.fastweb.com/m-animation-interactive-video-graphics-and-special-effects Gaming/Game Design Randy Pausch Scholarship Fund: http://www.interactive.org/foundation/scholarships.asp Adobe Design Achievement Awards: http://www.adobeawards.com/us/ Aspiring Animation Professional Scholarship Program: http://www.animationcareerreview.com/animationcareerreviewcom-aspiring-animation-professional-scholarship-program ESA Foundation Scholarship Program: http://www.esafoundation.org/scholarship.asp
Media Design/New Media/Graphic Design WorldStudio/AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts): http://www.aiga.org/worldstudio-scholarship/ The Joel Cartun Scholarship: http://www.edsf.org/what_we_do/scholarships/cartun.html American Graphics Institute: https://www.agitraining.com/scholarships CBC Visual Arts: https://cbcfinc.academicworks.com/opportunities/320 eSchoolView Student Scholarship Program: https://www.eschoolview.com/Student-Scholarships.aspx


If accepted, complete your program quickly at lower cost and enter the job market sooner. See all the Creative Arts program details below.

Why Living Arts?

Hands-on experiences in the studios and on location. An experienced, caring faculty lead student immersion into Extreme Creativity.


College investment is about more than tuition.
With our Financial Planning Office you will set up a budget to project and plan your total college costs.


We support a team effort to fund tuition costs plus often overlooked personal living expenses while attending. Assistance available to all who qualify. Details below.


The road begins here.
We want to guide you through the process.



A time to explore your passion
in the world of Creativity! 

If you are in the North Carolina area and if your passion is working in the creativity arena, you will benefit from attending MY CREATIVITY, THE OPEN HOUSE. Campus location details and free registration are available at: www.livingartsgo.com

Eligibility for acceptance

Becoming eligible for acceptance to Living Arts begins with talking to an Advisor or completing an online application.

guided Interview

After speaking to an Advisor we will schedule an introduction in person or via video/phone. We'll begin exploring your potential for success.

Making Application

Living Arts has frequent program starts. The serious candidate will want to apply early. Read more below...


Do you have questions and want to find out if you have the potential for success at Living Arts College? Request info today!


Admissions: Learn More

Where do I begin?

The first step is scheduling a Guided Interview. Phone +1.919.488.8504 in the US to speak to an Advisor.

How do I apply?

Making application is easy. Living Arts College has frequent program starts. The serious candidate for program or course ACCEPTANCE will want to apply early. There are several reasons to do this, but among the more urgent are 1.) on-campus housing at SMARTSUITES often fills quickly and 2.) class schedules are set relative to the application date. Plan to connect early with an Advisor. If you plan to make ONLINE APPLICATION you can click here: http://www.living-arts-college.edu/apply/index.html

What if I am interested in applying today, but I still have a few questions and would like to speak to someone?

Great! That's always the next step. We want to speak with you also, learn more about your career goals and discuss if Living Arts College is a good fit for you. Do you have questions and want to find out if you have the potential for success at Living Arts College? Begin with any of these options:

  • Email an advisor at: admissions@living-arts-college.edu
  • Be sure to include your first and last name, your city and country. Include your phone number telling us if it is a mobile or home number.
  • If you want an expert advisor to phone you simply ask ..."phone me on (date and day of week) at (time, based on EST/New York time)".
  • Complete the "Request Info" form on the front of the college web site.
  • Phone us in the US at: +1 919 488 8504 at 9AM to 7PM EST (New York Time) Monday through Thursday or 9AM to 4PM Friday and Saturday.
  • If you are visiting the US, plan a campus visit. We are just 25 minutes from RDU—Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Our campus address is: 3000 Wakefield Crossing Drive, Raleigh, North Carolina 27614 USA

How do I know if I'm eligible for a program at Living Arts College?

Becoming eligible for acceptance to Living Arts usually begins with talking to an Advisor. Making a call to: +1.919.488.8504 or completing an online application will enable you to share your dreams and goals with an experienced Advisor. The Living Arts College Admissions advising team is qualified to help you explore your potential as a Creativity Professional. With almost 30 years of guiding graduates along career pathways, we're serious (and qualified) about creativity career planning. The steps that follow could prove valuable to you.

Phone +1.919.488.8504 in the US to speak to an Advisor... Ask questions and determine if you might benefit from taking the next step—participating in a Guided Interview. You'll learn that we conduct a scheduled Guided Interview in person or via Skype or phone. During the Guided Interview we'll begin a connection that includes exploring your potential for success in the studio arts. We'll look at your creative work (or lack of work), seek to understand your ambitions, dreams and experience. You will, of course, have questions and will want to find out just why so many graduates have found pathways to higher rewards as creativity professionals. We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you!

I would like to attend the Open House. Tell me more.

My Creativity —The Open House— A Time to Explore Your Passion for Creativity. If you are in the North Carolina area and if your passion is working in the creativity arena, you will benefit from attending MY CREATIVITY, THE OPEN HOUSE. Campus location details and free registration are available at: www.livingartsgo.com Be recognized for your creative potential with significant tuition assistance. Ask your Advisor about the My Creativity Grant. MY CREATIVITY—THE OPEN HOUSE is all about:
1 - Attend the SHOW ... and see the work and learn how students and graduates are becoming New Media creativity professionals. You'll receive valuable insight to breaking in at what is usually a highly competitive field.

2 - Experience MINI-WORKSHOPS for real-world, hands-on know-how. Find out how Living Arts is about getting to work with more advanced studio learning. Yes, there is a difference with studio-level learning vs. classroom theory sessions.

3 - Get rewarded learning WHO IS ACCEPTED to a higher level studio experience at Living Arts?

4 - Discover how your passion for creativity TRANSLATES to qualifying for FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE. The College provides access to both Federal grants and loan and/or campus awards for qualified students.
Go ahead and make your free registration at: www.livingartsgo.com

Housing & Location Information

Stay late to work in the studio. Your on campus  
home is just a few steps away at SmartSuites.


On Campus Housing in One of the Most Liveable Cities

An impressive on-campus housing option 
is available. 
Discover a convenient kind of housing experience. SMARTSUITES is on-campus and offers suites, each with 2, single person bedroom/study areas + bathroom, kitchen and living room space.
Includes shared, two bedroom suite at an all inclusive cost that includes HD TV panel with Dish Network, dishwasher, full size refrigerator, microwave, instant hot water system, and dining area with video monitoring and pass card entry.


You can learn about budgeting planning assistance that includes housing and living costs. Our Student Services office get involved to get your housing squared away.

 MAIN Campus Location

Central North Carolina is beautiful year-round, legendary for its blue skies, unforgettable sunsets, and abundant recreational hotspots.

Safety & Security

Raleigh is rated safer than several big-city regions. Nonetheless, the safety & wellness of our students is #1. The campus is monitored 24/7 for safety and security.

How To Visit
Our Campus

This is a hands-on experience in and outside the studios. Find the campus studios under a series of Monolithic clear span domes. Directions here.