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Academy of Art University

Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design university in the nation. Founded in 1929 by artists for artists, the Academy offers accredited AA, BA, BFA, B.Arch*, MA, MFA and M.Arch degree programs in 23 areas of study, as well as continuing art education, pre-college art experience programs and teacher grants. With state-of-the-art campuses online and in San Francisco, the Academy equips students for rewarding, creative professional futures.

Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD) and NAAB (B.Arch*, M.Arch).

*B.Arch is currently in candidacy status

Academy of Art University requires all students in undergraduate degree-seeking programs to have a high school degree or an equivalency.

And admission to the graduate programs requires official transcripts indicating at least the completion of a bachelor’s degree, submission of a portfolio of work (portfolio requirements vary by discipline), a statement of intent outlining graduate study goals, a resume and two letters of recommendation.

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Main Campus Location: 79 Montgomery Street San Francisco, California 94105

79 New Montgomery Street San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

Classes are available in 95 areas:


Master of Fine Arts in Acting

The School of Acting is rooted in process, technique and truthful storytelling. Students will develop characters, give truthful performances and hone their craft. In line with top acting school practices, our acting classes cover techniques for engaging inner life, accessing imagination, building the vocal instrument and the body, bringing subtext to life and the unique requirements for working on camera. Graduates will enter the field with the skills, tools and an acting resume required of today’s actors.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting

The School of Acting is rooted in process, technique and truthful storytelling. Students will develop characters, give truthful performances and hone their craft. In line with top acting school practices, our acting classes cover techniques for engaging inner life, accessing imagination, building the vocal instrument and the body, bringing subtext to life and the unique requirements for working on camera. Graduates will enter the field with the skills, tools and an acting resume required of today’s actors.

Associate of Arts in Acting

The School of Acting is rooted in process, technique and truthful storytelling. Students will develop characters, give truthful performances and hone their craft. In line with top acting school practices, our acting classes cover techniques for engaging inner life, accessing imagination, building the vocal instrument and the body, bringing subtext to life and the unique requirements for working on camera. Graduates will enter the field with the skills, tools and an acting resume required of today’s actors.

Continuing Art Education in Acting

The School of Acting is rooted in process, technique and truthful storytelling. Students will develop characters, give truthful performances and hone their craft. In line with top acting school practices, our acting classes cover techniques for engaging inner life, accessing imagination, building the vocal instrument and the body, bringing subtext to life and the unique requirements for working on camera. Graduates will enter the field with the skills, tools and an acting resume required of today’s actors.

Master of Fine Arts in Advertising

In the School of Advertising, students learn to utilize communication technologies and strategies to convey unique and engaging ideas that resonate in the hearts and minds of people.

In this one-of-a-kind Advertising school, students are taught how to solve tomorrow’s problems today. In the midst of pursuing marketing communication degrees, students learn the technical skills that support the art of advertising and are afforded opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Through several rigorous advertising courses, students become comfortable with uncertainty, accustomed to hard work, and through the process of good never being good enough, they eventually succeed and have a portfolio to prove it. Learning from accomplished advertising professionals, students are prepared for the real world of advertising.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising

In the School of Advertising, students learn to utilize communication technologies and strategies to convey unique and engaging ideas that resonate in the hearts and minds of people.

In this one-of-a-kind Advertising school, students are taught how to solve tomorrow’s problems today. In the midst of pursuing marketing communication degrees, students learn the technical skills that support the art of advertising and are afforded opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Through several rigorous advertising courses, students become comfortable with uncertainty, accustomed to hard work, and through the process of good never being good enough, they eventually succeed and have a portfolio to prove it. Learning from accomplished advertising professionals, students are prepared for the real world of advertising.

Associate in Arts in Advertising

In the School of Advertising, students learn to utilize communication technologies and strategies to convey unique and engaging ideas that resonate in the hearts and minds of people.

In this one-of-a-kind Advertising school, students are taught how to solve tomorrow’s problems today. In the midst of pursuing marketing communication degrees, students learn the technical skills that support the art of advertising and are afforded opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Through several rigorous advertising courses, students become comfortable with uncertainty, accustomed to hard work, and through the process of good never being good enough, they eventually succeed and have a portfolio to prove it. Learning from accomplished advertising professionals, students are prepared for the real world of advertising.

Certificate in Advertising

In the School of Advertising, students learn to utilize communication technologies and strategies to convey unique and engaging ideas that resonate in the hearts and minds of people.

In this one-of-a-kind Advertising school, students are taught how to solve tomorrow’s problems today. In the midst of pursuing marketing communication degrees, students learn the technical skills that support the art of advertising and are afforded opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Through several rigorous advertising courses, students become comfortable with uncertainty, accustomed to hard work, and through the process of good never being good enough, they eventually succeed and have a portfolio to prove it. Learning from accomplished advertising professionals, students are prepared for the real world of advertising.

Continuing Art Education in Advertising

In the School of Advertising, students learn to utilize communication technologies and strategies to convey unique and engaging ideas that resonate in the hearts and minds of people.

In this one-of-a-kind Advertising school, students are taught how to solve tomorrow’s problems today. In the midst of pursuing marketing communication degrees, students learn the technical skills that support the art of advertising and are afforded opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Through several rigorous advertising courses, students become comfortable with uncertainty, accustomed to hard work, and through the process of good never being good enough, they eventually succeed and have a portfolio to prove it. Learning from accomplished advertising professionals, students are prepared for the real world of advertising.

Master of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects

Students in the School of Animation & Visual Effects develop their technique, cultivate their personal style and build a compelling portfolio. The Academy is a creative hub, bursting with innovation in classic animation, storyboarding, 2D and 3D animation modeling, experimental animation, special effects and more.

Unlike any other animation college program in the nation, Academy of Art University’s School of Animation & Visual Effects offers hands-on experience, top-notch professional opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities. Students pursuing their creative future at this top animation university learn from instructors who are currently working as animators. Classes provide training in new and groundbreaking ideas in the animation world.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects

Students in the School of Animation & Visual Effects develop their technique, cultivate their personal style and build a compelling portfolio. The Academy is a creative hub, bursting with innovation in classic animation, storyboarding, 2D and 3D animation modeling, experimental animation, special effects and more.

Unlike any other animation college program in the nation, Academy of Art University’s School of Animation & Visual Effects offers hands-on experience, top-notch professional opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities. Students pursuing their creative future at this top animation university learn from instructors who are currently working as animators. Classes provide training in new and groundbreaking ideas in the animation world.

Associate in Arts in Animation and Visual Effects

Students in the School of Animation & Visual Effects develop their technique, cultivate their personal style and build a compelling portfolio. The Academy is a creative hub, bursting with innovation in classic animation, storyboarding, 2D and 3D animation modeling, experimental animation, special effects and more.

Unlike any other animation college program in the nation, Academy of Art University’s School of Animation & Visual Effects offers hands-on experience, top-notch professional opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities. Students pursuing their creative future at this top animation university learn from instructors who are currently working as animators. Classes provide training in new and groundbreaking ideas in the animation world.

Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects

Students in the School of Animation & Visual Effects develop their technique, cultivate their personal style and build a compelling portfolio. The Academy is a creative hub, bursting with innovation in classic animation, storyboarding, 2D and 3D animation modeling, experimental animation, special effects and more.

Unlike any other animation college program in the nation, Academy of Art University’s School of Animation & Visual Effects offers hands-on experience, top-notch professional opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities. Students pursuing their creative future at this top animation university learn from instructors who are currently working as animators. Classes provide training in new and groundbreaking ideas in the animation world.

Continuing Art Education in Animation and Visual Effects

Students in the School of Animation & Visual Effects develop their technique, cultivate their personal style and build a compelling portfolio. The Academy is a creative hub, bursting with innovation in classic animation, storyboarding, 2D and 3D animation modeling, experimental animation, special effects and more.

Unlike any other animation college program in the nation, Academy of Art University’s School of Animation & Visual Effects offers hands-on experience, top-notch professional opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities. Students pursuing their creative future at this top animation university learn from instructors who are currently working as animators. Classes provide training in new and groundbreaking ideas in the animation world.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture

The School of Architecture is dedicated to advancing the art of architecture. Students are encouraged to explore the visual, functional and compositional possibilities associated with design within our physical, natural and social environments. With an emphasis on design and guided by knowledgeable faculty, the School of Architecture seeks to endow students with valuable professional skills. Design Studios will address the development of sustainable buildings and communities. The academic programs at the Architecture school nurture creativity, support artistic vision and integrate critical thinking with technical information; thus, preparing students to become active and engaged leaders in the architectural profession.

Continuing Art Education in Architecture

The School of Architecture is dedicated to advancing the art of architecture. Students are encouraged to explore the visual, functional and compositional possibilities associated with design within our physical, natural and social environments. With an emphasis on design and guided by knowledgeable faculty, the School of Architecture seeks to endow students with valuable professional skills. Design Studios will address the development of sustainable buildings and communities. The academic programs at the Architecture school nurture creativity, support artistic vision and integrate critical thinking with technical information; thus, preparing students to become active and engaged leaders in the architectural profession.

Master of Architecture

The School of Architecture is dedicated to advancing the art of architecture. Students are encouraged to explore the visual, functional and compositional possibilities associated with design within our physical, natural and social environments. With an emphasis on design and guided by knowledgeable faculty, the School of Architecture seeks to endow students with valuable professional skills. Design Studios will address the development of sustainable buildings and communities. The academic programs at the Architecture school nurture creativity, support artistic vision and integrate critical thinking with technical information; thus, preparing students to become active and engaged leaders in the architectural profession.

Master of Arts in Art Education

Art Education degrees from Academy of Art University combine theory and practice to create a one-of-a-kind program. Through the Art Education curriculum, students learn to reflect on their learning process and apply these insights to future teaching lessons in a variety of venues. Students from the School of Art Education will graduate with a visual arts portfolio and a presentation journal of reflective practice and lesson plans.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education

Art Education degrees from Academy of Art University combine theory and practice to create a one-of-a-kind program. Through the Art Education curriculum, students learn to reflect on their learning process and apply these insights to future teaching lessons in a variety of venues. Students from the School of Art Education will graduate with a visual arts portfolio and a presentation journal of reflective practice and lesson plans.

Continuing Art Education

Art Education degrees from Academy of Art University combine theory and practice to create a one-of-a-kind program. Through the Art Education curriculum, students learn to reflect on their learning process and apply these insights to future teaching lessons in a variety of venues. Students from the School of Art Education will graduate with a visual arts portfolio and a presentation journal of reflective practice and lesson plans.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion

The School of Fashion provides students with a global vision and a faculty of professionals who instruct, inspire and mentor utilizing their technical and design expertise while also encouraging the development of individual style. Students gain practical hands-on experience in their courses enabling them to confidently enter career paths in Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Merchandising and Visual Merchandising.

Renowned as one of the top fashion design schools in the nation, the School of Fashion provides students with unique opportunities to showcase their work to industry professionals and recruiters at the biannual fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Annual Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco is another opportunity afforded Academy of Art University fashion students and has been heralded as the “Fashion Week of San Francisco” by both local and national members of the fashion industry.

Associate in Arts in Fashion

The School of Fashion provides students with a global vision and a faculty of professionals who instruct, inspire and mentor utilizing their technical and design expertise while also encouraging the development of individual style. Students gain practical hands-on experience in their courses enabling them to confidently enter career paths in Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Merchandising and Visual Merchandising.

Renowned as one of the top fashion design schools in the nation, the School of Fashion provides students with unique opportunities to showcase their work to industry professionals and recruiters at the biannual fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Annual Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco is another opportunity afforded Academy of Art University fashion students and has been heralded as the “Fashion Week of San Francisco” by both local and national members of the fashion industry.

Certificate in Fashion

The School of Fashion provides students with a global vision and a faculty of professionals who instruct, inspire and mentor utilizing their technical and design expertise while also encouraging the development of individual style. Students gain practical hands-on experience in their courses enabling them to confidently enter career paths in Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Merchandising and Visual Merchandising.

Renowned as one of the top fashion design schools in the nation, the School of Fashion provides students with unique opportunities to showcase their work to industry professionals and recruiters at the biannual fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Annual Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco is another opportunity afforded Academy of Art University fashion students and has been heralded as the “Fashion Week of San Francisco” by both local and national members of the fashion industry.

Continuing Art Education in Fashion

The School of Fashion provides students with a global vision and a faculty of professionals who instruct, inspire and mentor utilizing their technical and design expertise while also encouraging the development of individual style. Students gain practical hands-on experience in their courses enabling them to confidently enter career paths in Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Merchandising and Visual Merchandising.

Renowned as one of the top fashion design schools in the nation, the School of Fashion provides students with unique opportunities to showcase their work to industry professionals and recruiters at the biannual fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Annual Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco is another opportunity afforded Academy of Art University fashion students and has been heralded as the “Fashion Week of San Francisco” by both local and national members of the fashion industry.

Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art

The School of Fine Art offers a top painting school, sculpture school and printmaking school all under one roof. The program encourages personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media while building technical expertise and professionalism.

The Academy offers the most prestigious faculty and most impressive resources of any fine arts program in the nation. Our classes are taught by successful, practicing artists who inspire our students’ individual visions and nurture their technical mastery. The School of Fine Art has become an epicenter for both contemporary and traditional training in the development of fine artists.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art

The School of Fine Art offers a top painting school, sculpture school and printmaking school all under one roof. The program encourages personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media while building technical expertise and professionalism.

The Academy offers the most prestigious faculty and most impressive resources of any fine arts program in the nation. Our classes are taught by successful, practicing artists who inspire our students’ individual visions and nurture their technical mastery. The School of Fine Art has become an epicenter for both contemporary and traditional training in the development of fine artists.

Associate in Arts in Fine Art

The School of Fine Art offers a top painting school, sculpture school and printmaking school all under one roof. The program encourages personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media while building technical expertise and professionalism.

The Academy offers the most prestigious faculty and most impressive resources of any fine arts program in the nation. Our classes are taught by successful, practicing artists who inspire our students’ individual visions and nurture their technical mastery. The School of Fine Art has become an epicenter for both contemporary and traditional training in the development of fine artists.

Certificate in Fine Art

The School of Fine Art offers a top painting school, sculpture school and printmaking school all under one roof. The program encourages personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media while building technical expertise and professionalism.

The Academy offers the most prestigious faculty and most impressive resources of any fine arts program in the nation. Our classes are taught by successful, practicing artists who inspire our students’ individual visions and nurture their technical mastery. The School of Fine Art has become an epicenter for both contemporary and traditional training in the development of fine artists.

Continuing Art Education in Fine Art

The School of Fine Art offers a top painting school, sculpture school and printmaking school all under one roof. The program encourages personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media while building technical expertise and professionalism.

The Academy offers the most prestigious faculty and most impressive resources of any fine arts program in the nation. Our classes are taught by successful, practicing artists who inspire our students’ individual visions and nurture their technical mastery. The School of Fine Art has become an epicenter for both contemporary and traditional training in the development of fine artists.

Master of Fine Arts in Game Design

One of the top video game design schools in the nation, Academy of Art University offers video game design programs led by industry professionals. The hands-on, interactive curriculum in the School of Game Design includes video game design courses that prepare each student for creative success.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Design

One of the top video game design schools in the nation, Academy of Art University offers video game design programs led by industry professionals. The hands-on, interactive curriculum in the School of Game Design includes video game design courses that prepare each student for creative success.

Associate in Arts in Game Design

One of the top video game design schools in the nation, Academy of Art University offers video game design programs led by industry professionals. The hands-on, interactive curriculum in the School of Game Design includes video game design courses that prepare each student for creative success.

Certificate in Game Design

One of the top video game design schools in the nation, Academy of Art University offers video game design programs led by industry professionals. The hands-on, interactive curriculum in the School of Game Design includes video game design courses that prepare each student for creative success.

Continuing Art Education in Game Design

One of the top video game design schools in the nation, Academy of Art University offers video game design programs led by industry professionals. The hands-on, interactive curriculum in the School of Game Design includes video game design courses that prepare each student for creative success.

Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

The School of Graphic Design embraces the entire range of visual communication, recognizing that design is a cultural force that spans consumer, commerce and social causes. The program provides a robust curriculum of conceptual problem solving, innovation, critical thinking and formal design as well as branding and marketing strategies.

Academy of Art University students have earned countless awards and distinctions confirming its reputation as a top graphic design school. World-renowned professionals prepare students for the careers of their dreams. As a graphic design student, you will begin your professional career on day one. Starting with first semester class projects, you will begin developing strategic thinking, problem solving and design skills.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

The School of Graphic Design embraces the entire range of visual communication, recognizing that design is a cultural force that spans consumer, commerce and social causes. The program provides a robust curriculum of conceptual problem solving, innovation, critical thinking and formal design as well as branding and marketing strategies.

Academy of Art University students have earned countless awards and distinctions confirming its reputation as a top graphic design school. World-renowned professionals prepare students for the careers of their dreams. As a graphic design student, you will begin your professional career on day one. Starting with first semester class projects, you will begin developing strategic thinking, problem solving and design skills.

Associate in Arts in Graphic Design

The School of Graphic Design embraces the entire range of visual communication, recognizing that design is a cultural force that spans consumer, commerce and social causes. The program provides a robust curriculum of conceptual problem solving, innovation, critical thinking and formal design as well as branding and marketing strategies.

Academy of Art University students have earned countless awards and distinctions confirming its reputation as a top graphic design school. World-renowned professionals prepare students for the careers of their dreams. As a graphic design student, you will begin your professional career on day one. Starting with first semester class projects, you will begin developing strategic thinking, problem solving and design skills.

Certificate in Graphic Design

The School of Graphic Design embraces the entire range of visual communication, recognizing that design is a cultural force that spans consumer, commerce and social causes. The program provides a robust curriculum of conceptual problem solving, innovation, critical thinking and formal design as well as branding and marketing strategies.

Academy of Art University students have earned countless awards and distinctions confirming its reputation as a top graphic design school. World-renowned professionals prepare students for the careers of their dreams. As a graphic design student, you will begin your professional career on day one. Starting with first semester class projects, you will begin developing strategic thinking, problem solving and design skills.

Continuing Art Education in Graphic Design

The School of Graphic Design embraces the entire range of visual communication, recognizing that design is a cultural force that spans consumer, commerce and social causes. The program provides a robust curriculum of conceptual problem solving, innovation, critical thinking and formal design as well as branding and marketing strategies.

Academy of Art University students have earned countless awards and distinctions confirming its reputation as a top graphic design school. World-renowned professionals prepare students for the careers of their dreams. As a graphic design student, you will begin your professional career on day one. Starting with first semester class projects, you will begin developing strategic thinking, problem solving and design skills.

Master of Fine Arts in Illustration

Academy of Art University offers an innovative curriculum that blends cutting-edge digital technology with classical training. The Illustration degree program provides a contemporary approach to traditional techniques with an emphasis in drawing, composition and storytelling.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration

Academy of Art University offers an innovative curriculum that blends cutting-edge digital technology with classical training. The Illustration degree program provides a contemporary approach to traditional techniques with an emphasis in drawing, composition and storytelling.

Associate in Arts in Illustration

Academy of Art University offers an innovative curriculum that blends cutting-edge digital technology with classical training. The Illustration degree program provides a contemporary approach to traditional techniques with an emphasis in drawing, composition and storytelling.

Certificate in Illustration

Academy of Art University offers an innovative curriculum that blends cutting-edge digital technology with classical training. The Illustration degree program provides a contemporary approach to traditional techniques with an emphasis in drawing, composition and storytelling.

Continuing Art Education in Illustration

Academy of Art University offers an innovative curriculum that blends cutting-edge digital technology with classical training. The Illustration degree program provides a contemporary approach to traditional techniques with an emphasis in drawing, composition and storytelling.

Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design

In line with top industrial design school practices, the School of Industrial Design provides an organized approach to problem solving with a solid foundation in sketching, knowledge of materials and processes, mechanics, ergonomics, digital rendering and hands-on experience with model making. Designers must balance business needs with functionality and aesthetics. The School of Industrial Design’s degree programs emphasize the balance of these requirements as students envision, create and test their designs.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design

In line with top industrial design school practices, the School of Industrial Design provides an organized approach to problem solving with a solid foundation in sketching, knowledge of materials and processes, mechanics, ergonomics, digital rendering and hands-on experience with model making. Designers must balance business needs with functionality and aesthetics. The School of Industrial Design’s degree programs emphasize the balance of these requirements as students envision, create and test their designs.

Associate in Arts in Industrial Design

In line with top industrial design school practices, the School of Industrial Design provides an organized approach to problem solving with a solid foundation in sketching, knowledge of materials and processes, mechanics, ergonomics, digital rendering and hands-on experience with model making. Designers must balance business needs with functionality and aesthetics. The School of Industrial Design’s degree programs emphasize the balance of these requirements as students envision, create and test their designs.

Certificate in Industrial Design

In line with top industrial design school practices, the School of Industrial Design provides an organized approach to problem solving with a solid foundation in sketching, knowledge of materials and processes, mechanics, ergonomics, digital rendering and hands-on experience with model making. Designers must balance business needs with functionality and aesthetics. The School of Industrial Design’s degree programs emphasize the balance of these requirements as students envision, create and test their designs.

Continuing Art Education in Industrial Design

In line with top industrial design school practices, the School of Industrial Design provides an organized approach to problem solving with a solid foundation in sketching, knowledge of materials and processes, mechanics, ergonomics, digital rendering and hands-on experience with model making. Designers must balance business needs with functionality and aesthetics. The School of Industrial Design’s degree programs emphasize the balance of these requirements as students envision, create and test their designs.

Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design

Academy of Art University is where you can get an edge in building a successful interior design career. We are known as one of the top interior design schools because the most respected professionals train our students.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design

Academy of Art University is where you can get an edge in building a successful interior design career. We are known as one of the top interior design schools because the most respected professionals train our students.

Associate in Arts in Interior Architecture and Design

Academy of Art University is where you can get an edge in building a successful interior design career. We are known as one of the top interior design schools because the most respected professionals train our students.

Certificate in Interior Architecture and Design

Academy of Art University is where you can get an edge in building a successful interior design career. We are known as one of the top interior design schools because the most respected professionals train our students.

Continuing Art Education in Interior Architecture and Design

Academy of Art University is where you can get an edge in building a successful interior design career. We are known as one of the top interior design schools because the most respected professionals train our students.

Master of Fine Arts in Landscape Architecture

San Francisco is home to one of the largest concentrations of Landscape Architects. Come learn from them.

Collaborate with Academy of Art University students from the Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture & Design, Motion Pictures & Television, Fine Art & Sculpture and Graphic Design to create dynamic landscapes for the 21st Century. Learn to see the world in a new way and create landscapes that people love, landscapes that restore the earth’s processes and systems.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Landscape Architecture

San Francisco is home to one of the largest concentrations of Landscape Architects. Come learn from them.

Collaborate with Academy of Art University students from the Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture & Design, Motion Pictures & Television, Fine Art & Sculpture and Graphic Design to create dynamic landscapes for the 21st Century. Learn to see the world in a new way and create landscapes that people love, landscapes that restore the earth’s processes and systems.

Associate in Arts in Landscape Architecture

San Francisco is home to one of the largest concentrations of Landscape Architects. Come learn from them.

Collaborate with Academy of Art University students from the Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture & Design, Motion Pictures & Television, Fine Art & Sculpture and Graphic Design to create dynamic landscapes for the 21st Century. Learn to see the world in a new way and create landscapes that people love, landscapes that restore the earth’s processes and systems.

Continuing Art Education in Landscape Architecture

San Francisco is home to one of the largest concentrations of Landscape Architects. Come learn from them.

Collaborate with Academy of Art University students from the Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture & Design, Motion Pictures & Television, Fine Art & Sculpture and Graphic Design to create dynamic landscapes for the 21st Century. Learn to see the world in a new way and create landscapes that people love, landscapes that restore the earth’s processes and systems.

Master of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures and Television

The School of Motion Pictures & Television fosters creativity and independence in filmmaking as an art with an emphasis on the practical aspects of filmmaking as a business. Our film program provides hands-on training in a collaborative framework. After gaining experience in a broad range of disciplines, students specialize in one or more areas to develop their demo reels.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures and Television

The School of Motion Pictures & Television fosters creativity and independence in filmmaking as an art with an emphasis on the practical aspects of filmmaking as a business. Our film program provides hands-on training in a collaborative framework. After gaining experience in a broad range of disciplines, students specialize in one or more areas to develop their demo reels.

Associate in Arts in Motion Pictures and Television

The School of Motion Pictures & Television fosters creativity and independence in filmmaking as an art with an emphasis on the practical aspects of filmmaking as a business. Our film program provides hands-on training in a collaborative framework. After gaining experience in a broad range of disciplines, students specialize in one or more areas to develop their demo reels.

Certificate in Motion Pictures and Television

The School of Motion Pictures & Television fosters creativity and independence in filmmaking as an art with an emphasis on the practical aspects of filmmaking as a business. Our film program provides hands-on training in a collaborative framework. After gaining experience in a broad range of disciplines, students specialize in one or more areas to develop their demo reels.

Continuing Art Education in Motion Pictures and Television

The School of Motion Pictures & Television fosters creativity and independence in filmmaking as an art with an emphasis on the practical aspects of filmmaking as a business. Our film program provides hands-on training in a collaborative framework. After gaining experience in a broad range of disciplines, students specialize in one or more areas to develop their demo reels.

Master of Arts in Multimedia Communications

Today’s multimedia journalist uses more tools and technology than ever. Video, sound, text and motion graphics are essential to great storytelling. The School of Multimedia Communications prepares students for the future with an emphasis on short-form production.

Gain hands-on experience with industry-standard, cutting-edge technology. Be a part of the future and learn to write, edit, shoot, podcast, produce, host, report and broadcast across all media.

Continuing Art Education in Multimedia Communications

Today’s multimedia journalist uses more tools and technology than ever. Video, sound, text and motion graphics are essential to great storytelling. The School of Multimedia Communications prepares students for the future with an emphasis on short-form production.

Gain hands-on experience with industry-standard, cutting-edge technology. Be a part of the future and learn to write, edit, shoot, podcast, produce, host, report and broadcast across all media.

Master of Fine Arts in Music Production and Sound Design for Visual Media

Creating music and sound for film, television, video games or any other visual medium involves a unique combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility. Academy of Art University’s School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media program offers a unique collaborative environment for music composition and sound production with an emphasis on industry-standard production technologies for the ever-expanding world of visual media.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Production and Sound Design for Visual Media

Creating music and sound for film, television, video games or any other visual medium involves a unique combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility. Academy of Art University’s School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media program offers a unique collaborative environment for music composition and sound production with an emphasis on industry-standard production technologies for the ever-expanding world of visual media.

Associate in Arts in Music Production and Sound Design for Visual Media

Creating music and sound for film, television, video games or any other visual medium involves a unique combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility. Academy of Art University’s School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media program offers a unique collaborative environment for music composition and sound production with an emphasis on industry-standard production technologies for the ever-expanding world of visual media.

Continuing Art Education in Music Production and Sound Design for Visual Media

Creating music and sound for film, television, video games or any other visual medium involves a unique combination of technical expertise and aesthetic sensibility. Academy of Art University’s School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media program offers a unique collaborative environment for music composition and sound production with an emphasis on industry-standard production technologies for the ever-expanding world of visual media.

Master of Fine Arts in Photography

Great photographers combine vision, style and technical proficiency to creatively illustrate ideas. The School of Photography takes a hands-on approach to teaching students the technique, aesthetics and conceptualization skills needed to create a cohesive body of work that demonstrates their personal signature in every image.

Academy of Art University photography courses are taught by working photographers. This gives students a real world perspective as they are guided in their investigations and development of Art for Commerce, Fine Art and Photojournalism/Documentary tracks of study.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography

Great photographers combine vision, style and technical proficiency to creatively illustrate ideas. The School of Photography takes a hands-on approach to teaching students the technique, aesthetics and conceptualization skills needed to create a cohesive body of work that demonstrates their personal signature in every image.

Academy of Art University photography courses are taught by working photographers. This gives students a real world perspective as they are guided in their investigations and development of Art for Commerce, Fine Art and Photojournalism/Documentary tracks of study.

Associate in Arts in Photography

Great photographers combine vision, style and technical proficiency to creatively illustrate ideas. The School of Photography takes a hands-on approach to teaching students the technique, aesthetics and conceptualization skills needed to create a cohesive body of work that demonstrates their personal signature in every image.

Academy of Art University photography courses are taught by working photographers. This gives students a real world perspective as they are guided in their investigations and development of Art for Commerce, Fine Art and Photojournalism/Documentary tracks of study.

Certificate in Photography

Great photographers combine vision, style and technical proficiency to creatively illustrate ideas. The School of Photography takes a hands-on approach to teaching students the technique, aesthetics and conceptualization skills needed to create a cohesive body of work that demonstrates their personal signature in every image.

Academy of Art University photography courses are taught by working photographers. This gives students a real world perspective as they are guided in their investigations and development of Art for Commerce, Fine Art and Photojournalism/Documentary tracks of study.

Continuing Art Education in Photography

Great photographers combine vision, style and technical proficiency to creatively illustrate ideas. The School of Photography takes a hands-on approach to teaching students the technique, aesthetics and conceptualization skills needed to create a cohesive body of work that demonstrates their personal signature in every image.

Academy of Art University photography courses are taught by working photographers. This gives students a real world perspective as they are guided in their investigations and development of Art for Commerce, Fine Art and Photojournalism/Documentary tracks of study.

Master of Fine Arts in Web Design and New Media

Academy of Art University’s School of Web Design & New Media is the intersection between traditional design and new technologies, where creativity meets innovation. In its depth and breadth, this program is unique among art and web design schools across the nation.

Students in the program are knowledgeable, strategic designers and thinkers who create cross-brand and cross-media experiences. They act as the vital bridge between design and back-end coding. They are nimble designers who work spontaneously to meet contemporary design challenges.

Web Design & New Media students are creative thinkers who remain relevant because they are taught to adapt and grow with change. The program is based on the premise that ideas aren’t valuable unless they can be executed.

Bachelor of Fine Art in Web Design and New Media

Academy of Art University’s School of Web Design & New Media is the intersection between traditional design and new technologies, where creativity meets innovation. In its depth and breadth, this program is unique among art and web design schools across the nation.

Students in the program are knowledgeable, strategic designers and thinkers who create cross-brand and cross-media experiences. They act as the vital bridge between design and back-end coding. They are nimble designers who work spontaneously to meet contemporary design challenges.

Web Design & New Media students are creative thinkers who remain relevant because they are taught to adapt and grow with change. The program is based on the premise that ideas aren’t valuable unless they can be executed.

Associate in Arts in Web Design and New Media

Academy of Art University’s School of Web Design & New Media is the intersection between traditional design and new technologies, where creativity meets innovation. In its depth and breadth, this program is unique among art and web design schools across the nation.

Students in the program are knowledgeable, strategic designers and thinkers who create cross-brand and cross-media experiences. They act as the vital bridge between design and back-end coding. They are nimble designers who work spontaneously to meet contemporary design challenges.

Web Design & New Media students are creative thinkers who remain relevant because they are taught to adapt and grow with change. The program is based on the premise that ideas aren’t valuable unless they can be executed.

Certificate in Web Design and New Media

Academy of Art University’s School of Web Design & New Media is the intersection between traditional design and new technologies, where creativity meets innovation. In its depth and breadth, this program is unique among art and web design schools across the nation.

Students in the program are knowledgeable, strategic designers and thinkers who create cross-brand and cross-media experiences. They act as the vital bridge between design and back-end coding. They are nimble designers who work spontaneously to meet contemporary design challenges.

Web Design & New Media students are creative thinkers who remain relevant because they are taught to adapt and grow with change. The program is based on the premise that ideas aren’t valuable unless they can be executed.

Continuing Art Education in Web Design and New Media

Academy of Art University’s School of Web Design & New Media is the intersection between traditional design and new technologies, where creativity meets innovation. In its depth and breadth, this program is unique among art and web design schools across the nation.

Students in the program are knowledgeable, strategic designers and thinkers who create cross-brand and cross-media experiences. They act as the vital bridge between design and back-end coding. They are nimble designers who work spontaneously to meet contemporary design challenges.

Web Design & New Media students are creative thinkers who remain relevant because they are taught to adapt and grow with change. The program is based on the premise that ideas aren’t valuable unless they can be executed.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History

Academy of Art University’s Art History program is a one-of-a-kind experience, blending academic inquiry and practice with one of the most extensive studio art and design programs in the world. Throughout this comprehensive program, you will discover the power of art and be able to make a lasting contribution to the cultural landscape.

Academy of Art University celebrates the artistic traditions of the past and encourages emerging artists and scholars to situate themselves in this cultural continuum. Students completing their Art History degree will have the opportunity to develop their studio practice while gaining an in-depth knowledge of art history. Studio classes make up approximately half of the major’s curriculum and students will produce a portfolio of work within a specialized area of fine art as well as a written senior thesis.

Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry & Metal Arts

Enter a jewelry and metal arts school like no other, where the next generation designs and crafts unique objects, jewelry and prototypes for mass production. Through these creative jewelry and metal arts courses, students will find and cultivate their artistic voices as they create one-of-a-kind pieces utilizing techniques ranging from traditional jewelry design to the latest in digital 3D printing and laser cutting.

The School of Jewelry & Metal Arts degree program provides a hands-on environment in which students can develop their jewelry and metal design skills and concepts, plus collaborate with students from many different programs including the School of Fashion, School of Photography and School of Fine Art Sculpture, among others.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry & Metal Arts

Enter a jewelry and metal arts school like no other, where the next generation designs and crafts unique objects, jewelry and prototypes for mass production. Through these creative jewelry and metal arts courses, students will find and cultivate their artistic voices as they create one-of-a-kind pieces utilizing techniques ranging from traditional jewelry design to the latest in digital 3D printing and laser cutting.

The School of Jewelry & Metal Arts degree program provides a hands-on environment in which students can develop their jewelry and metal design skills and concepts, plus collaborate with students from many different programs including the School of Fashion, School of Photography and School of Fine Art Sculpture, among others.

Associate in Arts in Jewelry & Metal Arts

Enter a jewelry and metal arts school like no other, where the next generation designs and crafts unique objects, jewelry and prototypes for mass production. Through these creative jewelry and metal arts courses, students will find and cultivate their artistic voices as they create one-of-a-kind pieces utilizing techniques ranging from traditional jewelry design to the latest in digital 3D printing and laser cutting.

The School of Jewelry & Metal Arts degree program provides a hands-on environment in which students can develop their jewelry and metal design skills and concepts, plus collaborate with students from many different programs including the School of Fashion, School of Photography and School of Fine Art Sculpture, among others.

Continuing Art Education in Jewelry & Metal Arts

Enter a jewelry and metal arts school like no other, where the next generation designs and crafts unique objects, jewelry and prototypes for mass production. Through these creative jewelry and metal arts courses, students will find and cultivate their artistic voices as they create one-of-a-kind pieces utilizing techniques ranging from traditional jewelry design to the latest in digital 3D printing and laser cutting.

The School of Jewelry & Metal Arts degree program provides a hands-on environment in which students can develop their jewelry and metal design skills and concepts, plus collaborate with students from many different programs including the School of Fashion, School of Photography and School of Fine Art Sculpture, among others.

Master of Fine Arts in Visual Development

Visual Development artists communicate narrative, thematic and functional design ideas using visual media. Visual Development is key to envisioning complex scenes before the actor steps onto the set or before characters become animated on film or in game play. They are the visual storytellers who design and stage scenes from a script with effective camera choices that enhance the development and mood of the story.

Academy of Art University offers an innovative curriculum that emphasizes the skills needed to succeed in the growing field of Visual Development. A trained eye can see artistic potential in a blank page. A trained hand can turn that potential into reality. Come and learn from industry professionals and create a unique portfolio that demonstrates your personal style as a visual development artist.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Development

Visual Development artists communicate narrative, thematic and functional design ideas using visual media. Visual Development is key to envisioning complex scenes before the actor steps onto the set or before characters become animated on film or in game play. They are the visual storytellers who design and stage scenes from a script with effective camera choices that enhance the development and mood of the story.

Academy of Art University offers an innovative curriculum that emphasizes the skills needed to succeed in the growing field of Visual Development. A trained eye can see artistic potential in a blank page. A trained hand can turn that potential into reality. Come and learn from industry professionals and create a unique portfolio that demonstrates your personal style as a visual development artist.

Associate in Arts in Visual Development

Visual Development artists communicate narrative, thematic and functional design ideas using visual media. Visual Development is key to envisioning complex scenes before the actor steps onto the set or before characters become animated on film or in game play. They are the visual storytellers who design and stage scenes from a script with effective camera choices that enhance the development and mood of the story.

Academy of Art University offers an innovative curriculum that emphasizes the skills needed to succeed in the growing field of Visual Development. A trained eye can see artistic potential in a blank page. A trained hand can turn that potential into reality. Come and learn from industry professionals and create a unique portfolio that demonstrates your personal style as a visual development artist.

Continuing Art Education in Visual Development

Visual Development artists communicate narrative, thematic and functional design ideas using visual media. Visual Development is key to envisioning complex scenes before the actor steps onto the set or before characters become animated on film or in game play. They are the visual storytellers who design and stage scenes from a script with effective camera choices that enhance the development and mood of the story.

Academy of Art University offers an innovative curriculum that emphasizes the skills needed to succeed in the growing field of Visual Development. A trained eye can see artistic potential in a blank page. A trained hand can turn that potential into reality. Come and learn from industry professionals and create a unique portfolio that demonstrates your personal style as a visual development artist.

Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Communications

Today’s multimedia journalist uses more tools and technology than ever. Video, sound, text and motion graphics are essential to great storytelling. The School of Multimedia Communications prepares students for the future with an emphasis on short-form production.

Gain hands-on experience with industry-standard, cutting-edge technology. Be a part of the future and learn to write, edit, shoot, podcast, produce, host, report and broadcast across all media.

Master of Arts in Art History

Academy of Art University’s Art History program is a one-of-a-kind experience, blending academic inquiry and practice with one of the most extensive studio art and design programs in the world. Throughout this comprehensive program, you will discover the power of art and be able to make a lasting contribution to the cultural landscape.

Academy of Art University celebrates the artistic traditions of the past and encourages emerging artists and scholars to situate themselves in this cultural continuum. Students completing their Art History degree will have the opportunity to develop their studio practice while gaining an in-depth knowledge of art history. Studio classes make up approximately half of the major’s curriculum and students will produce a portfolio of work within a specialized area of fine art as well as a written senior thesis.

Associate of Arts in Fashion Styling

Fashion Styling is creating fashion imagery that delivers the message of the designer or brand. Fashion Styling students at Academy of Art University will develop a styling portfolio and gain hands-on experience developing concepts and assembling compelling outfits for photo shoots. Fashion culture, working with models, photographers and make-up artists are emphasized throughout the program. Graduates of the program will be fully trained to style, produce and art direct for print or online fashion magazines, ad campaigns, commercials, catalogs, designers’ look books, fashion shows, fashion videos and personal clients.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Styling

Fashion Styling is creating fashion imagery that delivers the message of the designer or brand. Fashion Styling students at Academy of Art University will develop a styling portfolio and gain hands-on experience developing concepts and assembling compelling outfits for photo shoots. Fashion culture, working with models, photographers and make-up artists are emphasized throughout the program. Graduates of the program will be fully trained to style, produce and art direct for print or online fashion magazines, ad campaigns, commercials, catalogs, designers’ look books, fashion shows, fashion videos and personal clients.

Associate in Arts in Fashion Journalism

Fashion Journalism encompasses every aspect of fashion media, from traditional print platforms to the growing world of online journalism and social media. Fashion Journalism students at Academy of Art University will develop a journalism portfolio and gain hands-on interviewing and reporting experience as they write fashion news and feature stories, profiles, perform fashion magazine editing, production and blogging. Emphasis is placed on the new technologies of modern journalism, with opportunities to contribute to FashionSchoolDaily.com and the Academy of Art University newspaper, allowing their work to be seen by industry professionals as well as fellow students. Graduates of the Fashion Journalism program will be fully trained to report, write and edit fashion editorial pieces for magazines, newspapers, websites, in house retail fashion sites and public relations outlets.

Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Journalism

Fashion Journalism encompasses every aspect of fashion media, from traditional print platforms to the growing world of online journalism and social media. Fashion Journalism students at Academy of Art University will develop a journalism portfolio and gain hands-on interviewing and reporting experience as they write fashion news and feature stories, profiles, perform fashion magazine editing, production and blogging. Emphasis is placed on the new technologies of modern journalism, with opportunities to contribute to FashionSchoolDaily.com and the Academy of Art University newspaper, allowing their work to be seen by industry professionals as well as fellow students. Graduates of the Fashion Journalism program will be fully trained to report, write and edit fashion editorial pieces for magazines, newspapers, websites, in house retail fashion sites and public relations outlets.

Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism

Fashion Journalism encompasses every aspect of fashion media, from traditional print platforms to the growing world of online journalism and social media. Fashion Journalism students at Academy of Art University will develop a journalism portfolio and gain hands-on interviewing and reporting experience as they write fashion news and feature stories, profiles, perform fashion magazine editing, production and blogging. Emphasis is placed on the new technologies of modern journalism, with opportunities to contribute to FashionSchoolDaily.com and the Academy of Art University newspaper, allowing their work to be seen by industry professionals as well as fellow students. Graduates of the Fashion Journalism program will be fully trained to report, write and edit fashion editorial pieces for magazines, newspapers, websites, in house retail fashion sites and public relations outlets.

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