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, Tesla, Adobe, Apple, Blizzard, DreamWorks, Missoni, EA Games, 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 their collections at New York Fashion Week. Academy of Art University is the only school invited to this prestigious event. Advertising students win record-breaking numbers of awards including the ADDYs, ANDYs, and Clios, catching the attention of top firms.
Flexible online learning
Academy of Art University's accredited online degree programs offer the same high level, hands-on education as the San Francisco campus. The Academy's professional instructors have created flexible, cutting-edge online classes to help students achieve their art and design dreams.
Majors and Degrees Offered
The students, who are admitted through an open-enrollment policy, aspire to earn A.A., B.A., B.S., B.F.A., B.Arch. (currently in candidacy status), M.A., M.F.A., or M.Arch. degrees in 30 areas of study; as well as continuing art education and certificate programs for those wishing to tailor programs to meet their specific goals; pre-college art experience programs for high school students; and teacher grants. Classes are available in Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architectural Design, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Art Teaching Credential, Automotive Design, Fashion, Fashion Costume Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Fine Art, Game Design, Game Programming, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design (Transportation & Product 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 & Digital Media. Students can study on-site in San Francisco or through the Academy’s flexible online programs (in most areas of study).