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Online Art School

Academy of Art University, founded in 1929 in San Francisco, California, is the largest private school of art and design in the country, with over 18,000 students learning in state-of-the-art facilities. Now, you can take the best art and design school curriculum home with you.

Online Courses for Busy Lives

Academy of Art University offers online art classes to fit the busiest of schedules. Everyone from serious art students to part-time hobbyists can earn an art degree online or take a single class by enrolling in many flexible, innovative programs — all taught by successful artists who help make the most of your creative abilities. Accessible via Mac or PC, the Academy's online art classes encourage personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media, all the while helping you explore and develop your artistic expertise at one of the top art schools in America.

Inspiration, Online and Offline

Academy of Art University is proud that its online students and graduate art school students develop the skills and mindset to make a living — or make their lives richer — from the creative inspiration they find in the Academy's online curriculum. Whether you're in New York, Paris, London or Chicago, you can take a class or earn your art degree online with Academy of Art University. See a list of all online majors and programs.

Online Voices, Online Choices

The Academy's online courses offer everyone from the full-time to part-time student the ability to fine tune a class schedule to fit your schedule. The online art degree programs at Academy of Art University are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), including all online Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Fine Arts programs.

To find out more about student work and see the university's top online art and design curriculum, request an information packet, which includes "Our World, Your World," a colorful portfolio illustrating life at Academy of Art University, a course catalog, and a DVD highlighting outstanding student work.

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