Academy of Art University aims to Defy the Ordinary and Create the Extraordinary. In our classrooms, throughout our state-of-the-art facilities, and in the community, we provide our students with exceptional learning opportunities to pursue fulfilling careers.
Artists, Designers, and Technologists are involved in every aspect of the human experience. From the products in your home, the website you’re shopping on, the interior of your favorite restaurant, the movies you watch, and beyond, there is always a need for creatives.
Want to know the best part? Our students learn from some of the best creative minds in their industry. You won’t find our students dreaming of getting involved, they actively engage in regular hands-on learning which appropriately prepares them for the working world.
What are you waiting for? Defy the ordinary with us and create an extraordinary future for yourself!
Connect with our admissions team. Tell us who you are and what makes you tick. We’ll send you detailed information about admissions, curriculum, financial aid options – everything you need to know to pursue the art and design career you’ve been dreaming of.
Deadline: Spring 2023 classes start February 6!
The professional career of Jan Philip Cramer is the stuff of legend. Since he earned his BFA from the School of Animation & VFX at Academy of Art University in 2004, he’s contributed to an impressive list of credits which include some of the highest-profile—and highest-grossing—feature films ever made. More importantly, beyond the money and fame, Cramer has created some of the greatest animation work in history. See for yourself in this video.