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As a practice-based art school, we believe in a disciplined approach that encourages students to develop their own styles, to blend talent, technical skills, creative aspirations and professional knowledge.

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Real-World Partnerships

Designing Subaru

The Academy experience is packed with opportunities to work and network with industry partners. This semester, teams from the Schools of Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Advertising, and Fashion work together with automobile manufacturer Subaru to create holistic experiences and products—from concept to pitch.

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Online Learning

Our revolutionary online art degree courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility. Study on your own time, at your own pace. Combine online and on-site classes.

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Financial Aid

Completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the first step in a student being considered for federal and state education aid programs.

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San Francisco Is Your Campus

Discover life at the Academy and find your artistic home in SF. Get involved in campus culture, connect with others, and find support to help you succeed.

We're the only higher arts education institution in the U.S. that has an NCAA athletics program.

Upcoming Events


thu07jul5:00 pm6:00 pmCampus Housing Webinar: Experience San Francisco5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

sat09jul11:00 am12:00 pmOnline Open House11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

thu14jul5:00 pm6:00 pmFinancial Aid Webinar5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST

sat16jul11:00 am12:00 pmOnline Education Webinar11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

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