Online Visual Development Degree

Earn your online visual development degree from Academy of Art University’s School of Visual Development. As an online student, you will have access to custom-built tools and resources, such as the Learning Management System (LMS). With this youthis,  so you you can develop the skills in composition, perspective, and character design to start a career creating elaborate scenes and characters for blockbuster films and video games.

You will learn from the same practicing industry professionals as the ones teaching on-site, as well as be able to participate in discussions with teachers and peers, so you can further improve your craft through critique and feedback. The Academy’s online community also allows you to expand your network by opening up avenues for collaboration, not only with fellow visual development students, but even from other majors.

Be part of our vibrant, creative community. Earn your online visual development degree at your own pace, in your own time.

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How Online Courses Work at the Academy

The Academy provides the coursework—including beautifully produced videos, narrated slideshows, digital documents, interviews with experts, livestreams and more. As you complete assignments, you simply upload your work to the Academy’s custom-designed Learning Management System (LMS) where it’s shared with your class, and your instructor can leave visual markups, video, written and recorded feedback.

Your Information Hub

Visual, interactive and dynamic. You will find all your classes, profiles, news, assignments, grades, ESL support, support, and more in the Learning Management System (LMS). All tailored to make your online education rich and engaging.

Your Collaborative Space

Freely exchange thoughts, post work, and provide or receive constructive feedback—just like you would in a campus environment. You and your peers support and push each other, creating long-lasting connections that live beyond the course. You may not be on campus, but you’re not alone.

Your Studio & Gallery

Submit your artwork for evaluation, and if you’d like, include audio, video, and/or written descriptions of the work, and instructors can provide detailed feedback in the same way.

Enrollment is Now Open

Next semester is just around the corner

Learn Online

Our revolutionary online courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility. Our online programs are purpose-built to deliver art and design courses. Study on your own time, at your own pace. Combine online and on-site classes.

“Taking classes online really benefited me as a student in allowing me to hone in on each of my skills and develop them before I got a job in the industry.”

Mark Cofer
MFA Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media / Film Composer

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