Academy of Art University

Area of Study

  • Advertising
  • Animation
  • Architecture
  • Art & Design Fundamentals
  • Art History
  • Audio Post-Production
  • Broadcasting
  • Design and Visual Arts
  • Fashion Design
  • Filmmaking
  • Fine Art
  • Game Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Jewelry design
  • Music Production
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Public Relations/Corporate communications
  • Web Design and new media

START YOUR FUTURE IN ART AND DESIGN at Academy of Art University. With world-class campuses online and in San Francisco, Academy of Art University equips artists and designers for rewarding professional futures.

Academy of Art University offers accredited Associates (AA), Bachelors (BA, BS, BFA, B.Arch*), and Masters (MA, MFA, M.Arch) degrees, an Art Teaching Credential, as well as certificate programs, continuing art education, and pre-college art experience programs.

Courses are available in 29 areas of study: Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Art Teaching Credential, Automotive Restoration, Costume Design, Fashion, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Fine Art, Game Development, Game Programming, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, Studio Production for Advertising & Design, Visual Development, Web Design & New Media, and Writing for Film, Television and Media.

Academy of Art University’s faculty of working professionals offers students valuable insight into the latest industry trends. With feedback and inspiration from instructors, students polish their work and engage in projects that foster creativity, collaboration, and artistic growth. The Academy’s state of-the-art facilities enable students to use the cutting-edge technology of their field, from world-class studio spaces to the latest in digital equipment. Graduates of the Academy work at companies such as Pixar, Nike, BMW, Adobe, Tesla, Missoni, and Apple among others.

Setting the benchmark for flexible learning, online programs at Academy of Art University engage students with a hands-on experience. Online students earn accredited degrees through classes promoting interaction with instructors and fellow students. Whether online or in San Francisco, students graduate with strong foundations in art and design, a compelling portfolio, and an individual style, ready to drive future industry trends.

To learn more about Academy of Art University or sign up for a tour, visit or call 888.680.8691 or 415.274.2200.

(*B.Arch is currently in candidacy status.)

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79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA

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