We welcome veterans, those on active or reserve duty, and their families. At the Academy, we believe artists and soldiers share the same traits, passion, dedication, discipline, and vision. Our “No Barriers” admission policy opens the doors to all who believe in their artistic potential, regardless of their prior artistic experience.
As a member of the military and veteran community, you have needs that go beyond education; the Academy offers substantial resources to meet those needs. We have dedicated advisors for our military students who can answer all of your questions about finances, life at the Academy, and our educational offerings. To start your journey at the Academy, give us a call or schedule a meeting by clicking the button below.
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“I love so many things about the Academy. The first thing I love is that there are so many different departments that can come together to co-create things. On Thursdays, I go up to New Montgomery, where they have a space for veterans. You can print your homework out if you need to. They have pool tables. They have a lounge area with TV. Sometimes I go there to do my homework. It’s good to be around people who know you.”– Christiana Alvarez, BA Acting, Marine Corps
Academy of Art University is recognized as one of the 2022-2023 Military Friendly ® schools. The Military Friendly ® Schools list is created each year to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses by setting the standard for higher education institutions. Institutions earning the Military Friendly ® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey completed by the school. Academy of Art University is one of the 747 schools earning the designation out of more than 1,200 schools that participated in the 2021-2022 survey.