Degrees Offered Only On Campus

The following degrees can only be completed on campus:
Advanced Architectural Design          
Automotive Restoration          
Game Programming

Degrees Offered On Campus and Online


The following degrees can be completed entirely either on campus or online. Or you can mix it up. You can take some of your classes online and some on campus. Personal Enrichment Online Award of Completion
Major AA BA B.Arch** BFA BS MA M.Arch MAT*** MFA OAC*
Animation & Visual Effects            
Architectural Design                  
Art Education              
Art History                
Costume Design                
Fashion Journalism              
Fashion Styling                
Fine Art              
Game Development            
Game Programming                  
Graphic Design            
Industrial Design              
Interior Architecture & Design              
Jewelry & Metal Arts              
Landscape Architecture            
Motion Pictures & Television              
Multimedia Communications                
Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media            
Music Scoring & Composition                
Sound Design                
Studio Production for Advertising & Design                  
Visual Development              
Web Design & New Media              
Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media                
*OAC = Online Award of Completion
**Candidacy Status
***One semester of student teaching and fieldwork assignments in local Bay Area public schools must be completed at the Academy’s urban campus in San Francisco

Course Catalog

We encourage you to explore the limits of your creativity and create your own path to creative fulfillment. Many of our classes can be taken without any prior experience or knowledge; all that's required is a desire to learn and explore. If you’d like to take a class that has a prerequisite, please contact an admissions representative. Once you’ve demonstrated equivalent knowledge or completion of a similar course a representative will assist you with registration.

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Online Education

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Continuing Education

Enhance your skill set by focusing on select coursework. 

Pre-College Program

Programs designed to prepare high school students for life at a top-tier university. 

Study Abroad

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