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Seeing our urban campus in the heart of San Francisco in person is an experience you don’t want to miss. It is also one of the best ways to preview what it’s like to be a student here. Our campus and housing tours have it all, including personalized information from our tour guides. We also hold open house events in cities across the nation for those who want to see what makes the Academy an ideal place to get an art and design degree.

2022 Graduation Fashion Show

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Ever dream of attending a real fashion show? Now’s your chance! Academy of Art University is hosting the Graduation Fashion Show—a VIP event that immerses its guests in the world of fashion and you’re on the invite list. This is your moment to be in the front row with artists, designers, and creatives watching up-and-coming fashion designers debut their art on the runway. And if this year is like every other soon you’ll see some of these designers at New York Fashion Week.

Spring Show 2022 Open House

Saturday, May 21, 2022

On Saturday, May 21st, Academy of Art University invites you to Spring Show 2022 Open House—a showcase of extraordinary student work in art, design, and technology. This is your opportunity to experience a school where your creativity can run wild.

Open Houses

Discover your creative potential at one of our Open Houses.

  • Meet academy alumni & get portfolio feedback (optional)
  • Learn about accredited degrees in one of our many areas of art & design, admissions, campus life & more
  • View demonstrations of flexible online classes
  • Attend financial aid workshops and meet with Financial Aid Representatives
  • Enroll in Pre-College Art Experience programs for high school students
  • Complete your application & registration with an Admissions Representative

Information Tours

Explore more about the Academy with a guided, virtual Information Tour.

  • Meet with our Admissions team for a personalized tour of your area of interest
  • Information Tour will be at your earliest convenience
  • Learn more about our student galleries, exhibits, industry standard facilities and campus housing
  • An Admissions Rep will be in touch to schedule it

Spring Show 2021

May 20, 2021 through June 14, 2021

Spring Show showcases the achievements of graduating students across 22 different schools at Academy of Art University. Explore all the attributes that make Academy of Art University special are on grand display at Spring Show. The art and design work of our graduating students is a reflection of our commitment to hands-on learning, industry participation, interdisciplinary collaboration, mentoring and networking opportunities, and real work experience.

How to Get Here

Whether you’re taking public transportation or driving, you can find directions to our campus below.

Public Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI)

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART)



Golden Gate Transit

  • Call 1-415-923-2000. Buses and ferries that connect to SF Muni, BART, and Caltrain.
  • AC Transit 511 (say “AC Transit”)
  • Alameda and Contra Costa District transit system that provides local buses in the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville), BART stations, and the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.

Alameda/Oakland Ferry

  • Call 1-510-272-1466. Ferry boat service between San Francisco and the East Bay.
Driving Directions

The directions below will help you navigate to our main Academy building at 79 New Montgomery St. in Downtown San Francisco. From the South Bay (San Jose, Fremont, Palo Alto, Gilroy) Take Highway 101 North to the Bay Bridge, then take the 4th St. exit. Go straight one block and turn right on Mission St. and continue until you reach New Montgomery St. From the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Concord, Sacramento) Take Highway 80 West across the Bay Bridge, then take Fremont St. exit. Turn left on Mission St. and continue until you reach New Montgomery St. From the North Bay (Sausalito, Richmond, Vallejo, Marin, San Rafael) Take Highway 101-South across the Golden Gate Bridge, then take the Lombard St exit to Gough. Turn right on Gough St., then left on Market St. Continue on Market St., then turn right on New Montgomery St. until you reach Mission St. For parking information, view a comprehensive list of San Francisco parking lots.

Where to Stay

Enjoy special discounts at two premiere hotels in the Bay Area.

Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco Book online for special rates.

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