Academy of Art University is looking for dedicated students who want to become tomorrow’s art and design leaders. We seek innovators, storytellers, collaborators, problem solvers, dreamers, leaders—all are welcome here.

If you think Academy of Art University is the right place for you, the next step is to apply. You’ll find that the application process isn’t that difficult at all, especially when you’re well-informed. Prospective students who apply are assigned their own personal admissions representative. Your “rep” will assist you through the admissions process, and make sure that your application best reflects your abilities.

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Learn how to apply, get info about financial aid, find detailed information about tuition and fees, and get the facts about scholarships.

Key Semester Dates

 Summer 2021Fall 2021Spring 2022
Classes BeginJune 21Sept 2Feb 7
Classes EndAug 11Dec 18May 28

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Our Campus is Amazing!

Attend an open house event, schedule a campus tour, and find out where to stay and how to get around our urban campus in San Francisco.

Open Houses

Come see how the Academy can help you find your place and create your future. Join us for College Connection—open house events designed to kick-start your college career and make applying for college as worry-free as possible. Our admissions representatives help guide you to the degree program that aligns with your goals and interests. They also provide insights into the full Academy experience, including student life, managing your schedule, online course options, and our NCAA athletics program.


See if you qualify for financial aid. Learn about scholarships, important forms and dates, how to apply, the types of financial aid available at Academy of Art.

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