UArts Transfer Students

Welcome UArts transfer students! If you’ve been affected by the recent closure of your UArts campus, we have a place for you. Academy of Art University is offering students like you a path to graduation through our transfer and articulation agreements. You can transfer to the Academy regardless of how many credits you still need to graduate.

Transferring to the Academy also offers a fantastic opportunity for you to explore majors that might better align with your career goals.

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What The Academy Offers You

There are a few important things you should know about transferring to the Academy from a closed UArts campus:

  • There are NO portfolio requirements to transfer
  • There are NO test score or grade requirements to transfer
  • You do NOT have to be in San Francisco to study with us; we offer two distinct online modalities for attending the Academy remotely
  • We are a portfolio-focused university; you will graduate with a professional-level, career-ready portfolio of work
  • We offer industry collaboration opportunities that can give you a leg up when seeking employment in your chosen field
  • Our classes are taught by working professionals employed in the disciplines they teach
  • 14 STEM programs (25+ degrees) offer international students the opportunity to enroll in three years of Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduation
  • We have 13 NCCA Division II sports teams with walk-on opportunities

Don’t wait: Submit your fee-free application today  and join us at the Academy—on campus or online—for a creative education unlike any other.

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Online Education

Study At The Academy From Anywhere In The World

Studying art and design online at the Academy of Art University offers you the same hands-on education you’ll receive on campus, and you can do it from anywhere in the world and on your schedule. Online classes are taught by the same instructors who teach on campus—most are working professionals employed in the disciplines they teach.

Two Ways To Study Online

Our online programs are tailored to your needs and lifestyle choices. We offer both asynchronous (study on your schedule with no traditional classroom participation) or Zoom/virtual online classes where you participate in class at a set time “live” with other students who are on campus in San Francisco.

Traditional Online Courses
Asynchronous learning is all about flexibility. Asynchronous courses are a mix of video lecture content, written content, recorded audio, interactive slideshows, virtual libraries, exchanges across discussion boards or social media platforms, and hands-on work. You will complete one module a week and upload your work for critique.

Online Education

Virtual Online Courses (via Zoom)
You will attend our regularly scheduled on-campus courses from wherever you are in the world via Zoom in real time, learning alongside on-campus students. You will be a welcome participant in all classroom projects and team assignments. Best of all, your work will be critiqued by your classmates and instructors just as if you were an on-campus student.

UArts Undergraduate Program Title Academy of Art Equivalent Program
BFA Animation BFA Animation
BFA Art BFA Fine Arts
BFA Illustration BFA Illustration
BFA Creative Writing BFA Writing for Television Film & Digital Media
BFA Film BFA Motion Picture & Television
BFA Film & Animation BFA Animation
BFA Motion Picture & Television
BFA Fine Arts
Emphasis in Expanded Drawing & Print Media
Emphasis in Painting
Emphasis in Sculpture
BFA Fine Arts
Emphasis in Printmaking
Emphasis in Drawing & Painting
Emphasis in Sculpture
BFA Game Art BFA Game Art
BFA Game Art – Concept Art
BFA Visual Development
BFA Game Design
BFA Graphic Design BFA Graphic Design
BFA Illustration BFA Illustration
BFA Interaction Design BFA Interaction & Ui/UX Design
BFA Product Design BFA Industrial Design
BFA Screenwriting BFA Writing for Television Film & Digital Media
BFA Motion Picture & Television – Screenwriting
BFA Acting BFA Acting
BFA Directing Playwriting & Production BFA Motion Picture & Television
BS Music Business Entrepreneurship & Technology BFA Music Production
BFA Sound Design
BFA Scoring and Composition
UArts Graduate Program Title Academy of Art Equivalent Program
Educational Program Design MEd MA/MFA/MAT Art Education
Educational Technology MEd MA/MFA/MAT Art Education
Product Design MDes MA/MFA Industrial Design
Museum Studies MA MA Art History
Visual Arts MAT MA/MFA Fine Arts
MA/MFA Illustration
MA/MFA Visual Development

Industry Collaborations

The Academy partners with industry-leading companies, filmmakers, and manufacturers such as GM, Adidas, Jeep, Hasbro, Audi, Pininfarina, Jaguar, NASA, Camelbak, and Volvo, to offer our students exposure to working professionals and to create valuable networking opportunities.

In our cross-disciplinary collaborative classes, you’ll work on real-world, industry-supplied design briefs to create concepts for your industry sponsor. You’ll have the opportunity to work with corporate and agency professionals in small collaborative teams. These classes are designed to maximize individual recognition, build portfolios, and create employment opportunities for you and your fellow students.

Explore Past Collaborations

Students in our Studio X classes collaborated with the producer and director to create the visual effects for this Academy-Award-nominated film.

Students from our Industrial Design, Interior Design and Architecture, and Interaction & UI/UX Schools collaborated with Subaru to envision their 2030 vehicles.

Companies That Hire Our Students

Our students are hired by some of the biggest companies in the world.

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Company logo of Adidas
Company logo for Blizzard Entertainment
Company logo of Marvel
Company logo of NASA
Company logo of Pixar
Company logo of Apple
Company logo of General Motors
Company logo of Nike
Company logo of Dreamworks Animation SKG
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Company logo of Walt Disney Pictures
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