Fine Art Online

The Academy of Art University's School of Fine Art is internationally renowned. Our program 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.


Online Degrees

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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree

Our expansive fine arts curriculum provides students with the opportunity to specialize in their area of choice while also exploring their interests in other mediums. The curriculum offers non-figurative and figurative painting, drawing, printmaking, jewelry design, and more. We also have separate sculpture center with its own developed curriculum and designated faculty.

We provide students with the creative and technical skills needed to thrive in today's art world. Students will leave with professional level portfolios of well-crafted artwork, providing them with a solid foundation for careers aligned with fine arts. Courses are taught by a faculty of established artists and consist of lectures, rigorous studio work, critiques, and guest artists.

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree

Students in the Master of Fine Arts program will concentrate on painting, printmaking, or sculpture with a focus on technical and conceptual development. The program encourages interpretation and exploration of imagery in figurative or non-objective art or a combination of both. Our classes are taught by a faculty of professional artists and focus on combining technical mastery with personal vision.

Each student's independently conceived portfolio or body of work is critically appraised and subject to evaluation by a committee of faculty and professionals at the student's MFA Final Review.

Art Associate of Arts (AA) Degree

Students begin the program by learning the fundamentals—realism-based drawing and painting, design concepts, value, form, color and composition, and begin to develop a unique style and direction. The program encourages personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media while building technical expertise and professionalism. Students are taught to market their work and promote their talent. The resulting portfolio or body of work is exhibited in the Academy's spacious galleries. All courses are taught by a faculty of successful, practicing artists who inspire students' individual visions and nurture their technical mastery.

Classes

Not ready for a degree program? Explore our course catalog and take classes based around your interests and schedule. Enhance your knowledge, learn a new skill, or try out a new form of art.

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Online Programs

Engage with intimate online classes and demonstration videos. Interact with your community of online peers. The Academy of Art University has been educating artists online since 2002—join our community of fine artists online.
 

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Annamarie Nelson

Fine Art Online Coordinator

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