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Academy of Art University can help you discover your creative potential. Our academic programs are designed to equip aspiring artists and designers like you with a comprehensive toolbox of knowledge and marketable skills that you will use in your future career. We offer more than 129 accredited degree programs in the areas of art, design, music, acting, and writing for media. This includes degree types such as:
The Liberal Arts Program provides students with a holistic education covering the arts, humanities, and sciences. Courses highlight connections between the subject of study and the major fields of art and design, providing context to the larger world of art and design.Learn More
The Foundations curriculum heightens perception and understanding of visual structure through the study of drawing, modeling of form, value structure, perspective principles, color, and design theory.Learn More
We offer options for non-degree studies. Brush up on your art and design skills, study overseas, learn social media, or get a head start on college.
Our revolutionary online 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.Find out more
We want your first semester at Academy of Art University to be the best time of your life. We pay special attention to our new students, making sure that each one has additional support during their first months at the university.Learn More
Discover life at the Academy and find your artistic home in San Francisco. Get involved in your campus culture, connect with others and find support to help you succeed.