Academy of Art University offers A.A., B.A., B.F.A., B.Arch, M.A., M.F.A., and M.Arch degrees and certificates in 26 programs including: Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Art Teaching Credential, Fashion, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Fine Art, Game Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Digital Media, Photography, Studio Production for Advertising & New Media, Visual Development, Web Design & New Media, and Writing for Television, Film & New Media. Continuing Art Education and Certificate programs are also available for those wishing to tailor a program to meet their specific goals. Classes can be taken in San Francisco or online.
Flexible Online Learning
Academy of Art University's accredited online degree programs offer the same high level, hands-on education as our San Francisco campus. The Academy's professional instructors have created flexible, cutting-edge online classes to help students achieve their art and design dreams.
Priming for the Perfect Career
Students study in a professional environment from day one at Academy of Art University with instructors who are working professionals at the top of their industry. The Academy's career services team works tirelessly to assist students in career development. Graduates go on to work at big name companies like Pixar, Disney, LucasArts, Sony, Yahoo, Gensler, Apple, Red Envelope, Escada, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen and many more.
Every year, the Academy goes above and beyond to connect students with industry giants in their fields. Industry leaders are flown in to view student work during the school's annual Spring Show. Twice a year, School of Fashion students showcase collections at the Mercedes-Benz fashion shows in New York. Academy of Art is the only school invited to this prestigious event. Advertising students win record-breaking numbers of awards including ADDYs, ANDYs and Clios, catching the attention of top firms. Alumni go on to do great things.