Academy of Art University is committed to the highest standards of achievement in art and design. Here’s a small sampling highlighting some recent accomplishments of our outstanding students, faculty, and alumni.

2019 Oscar Nominees

We’re excited about this year’s Oscar nominations, and especially by the number of our graduates and former students nominated! Click through to see the nominees.

2018 Oscar Winners & Nominations

The 2018 Oscars were dominated by diversity, and Academy grads and former students showed up in force. See our own nominees and winners.

Best Online Programs for art in the nation, The Art Career Project
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Partnership with NASA developing products to improve life in space.
Top 10 Best Photography Schools globally,

Discover Academy of Art University

Experience our urban campus in the heart of San Francisco with a guided tour.

From Student to Top Photographer

Fashion First

We are the first art university that has been invited to showcase student work at New York Fashion Week biannually.

See Fashion Shows

Maserati & Alfa Romeo

In 2018, students from the Schools of Industrial Design, Fashion, Web Design & New Media, Graphic Design partnered with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to reimagine the Maserati and Alfa Romeo automotive brands for the year 2030.


Denise Cherry, School of Interior Architecture & Design, was the principal designer of Facebook’s award-winning corporate HQ remodeling project.

The Art Career Project named Academy of Art University #3 Best online programs for art in the nation.

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