Academy of Art University

About

The Academy of Art University, also commonly referred to as the San Francisco Academy of Art or the Academy of Art Online, was created in 1929 as the “vanguard of innovation and creativity.”

Its mission includes inclusiveness, cultural awareness, creativity, discipline, skill, critical thinking, and global citizenry, amongst other qualities.i Students can pursue their education at the Academy of Art University online or on campus in areas across the arts.

Academy of Art University Tuition

The Academy of Art University charges one price for in-state, out-of-state, and online students.

In the 2016-2017 school year, undergraduate students paid an estimated $21,252 for tuition and fees. They paid an additional estimated $1,790 for books and supplies. Graduate students, meanwhile, paid an estimated $23,568 for tuition and an additional estimated $300 in fees.ii

Academy of Art University Locations

The Academy of Art University offers programs online and on campus in 21 areas, from art education to acting to motion pictures to writing for film. All of its on-campus programs are offered in San Francisco, California.iii

The school also has housing options for art students studying online or on campus. They allow students to live in artist communities and learn from each other both in and out of the digital or physical classroom.

Academy of Art University Programs

The Academy of Art University offers the majority of its programs online and on campus.

During the 2015-2016 school year, students most commonly earned degrees in the following areas:ii

  • At the associate’s degree level:
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
    • Graphic Design
    • Illustration
    • Photography
  • At the bachelor’s degree level:
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
    • Advertising
    • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
    • Game and Interactive Media Design
    • Illustration
    • Interior Design
    • Photography
  • At the master’s degree level:
    • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
    • Architecture
    • Communication and Media Studies
    • Advertising
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
    • Fashion/Apparel Design
    • Fine Arts and Art Studies
    • Illustration
    • Interior Design
    • Photography

Students can study these and numerous other subjects online. The Academy of Art University requirements for applying to and completing programs like these vary by program and degree level.

Academy of Art University Ranking

The Academy of Art University has had its students honored in various capacities, including at the Standing Ovations VI event, through a Design Fellows Program, and at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Its students have designed for North Face and won awards for volunteering in the San Francisco community.iv

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i academyart.edu/about-us | ii nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=108232 | iii academyart.edu/academics | iv academyart.edu/about-us/awards

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