Founded in San Francisco and family owned since 1929, it is the largest private art and design university in the nation.
We are first and foremost a professional school—a specialized place that helps you master your craft as you prepare for professional roles as artists and designers. Our hands-on, no-nonsense curriculum is taught by some of the finest minds working in today’s creative and innovative industries. They will help you develop your talent and acquire skills sought by the creative marketplace.
Academy of Art University received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 2007. The school is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. In interior architecture and design, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (taught or online) and Master of Fine Arts degree are both accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The Master of Architecture degree has, since January 1, 2006, been accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board while the Bachelor of Architecture program was granted as of January 1, 2015.
The school offers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in about twenty-five subjects. Some courses are offered online.
|Animation & Visual Effects||Architecture|
|Art Education||Art History|
|Communications & Media Technology||Fashion|
|Fine Art||Game Development|
|Industrial Design||Interior Architecture & Design|
|Jewelry & Metal Arts||Landscape Architecture|
|Motion Pictures & Television||Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media|
|Web Design & New Media||Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media|
|Program||Tuition fees ($USD) /per year|