Get prepared for sending your student to the premiere arts institution in the country.
An overview of what to expect for both you and your student.
Visit us and experience our world-class campus in San Francisco. See our galleries, state of the art facilities, and meet with representatives across departments.
From online to on-campus, graduate or undergraduate, or anything in-between, get to know the admissions process.
Tuition & Aid
Learn more about our payment plans and third party resources to help with aid packages.
Discover our communal and secure residence facilities.
Learn about our healthy and delicious meal plans.
From fine art to architecture, discover our fully accredited degrees in 26 creative disciplines.
Find deadlines, attend events, and find out when classes start and end.
Academy Resourse Center
Learn about tutoring, special equipment access, ESL services, and more—all available to your student.
Our art-centric library houses more than 50,000 design books, hundreds of thousands of digital images and films, and an extraordinary array of subject guides.
Online Student Academic Resources
Get academic help and information specifically for online students.
International Student Academic Resources
Get help with immigration, visas, and tax issues.
Graduate Student Academic Resources
Find help and information for graduate students.
Discover our NCAA-level sports teams and communities.
Clubs & Organizations
Over 40 clubs and organizations to make friends, develop skills, or just cut loose.
Fitness & Recreation
Explore our gymnasium, pool, yoga, health seminars, and more.
Learn more about our custom health insurance plan offered by United Healthcare.
Discover a wealth of equipment and spaces available for use.
A wealth of cultural opportunities await in San Francisco.
Learn how three generations of the Stephens family founded and built the Academy of Art University into one of the world's foremost institutions for higher arts education.
Fall 2014 Parent Orientation
Family and parents of new students are invited to attend one of the Parent Orientation events below. Please register for the event that works best for your schedule. The same content will be provided in both presentations.
What is the school’s accreditation?
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Get to know our world-class staff and see why we’re one of the top arts universities in the country.