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Academy of Art University offers over 129 art degree programs including Certificates, Associate degrees, Bachelor’s degrees, and Master’s degrees. Designed to equip aspiring artists and designers with a comprehensive toolbox of knowledge and marketable skills that you will use in your future career. In addition, we offer non-degree art programs, like the FREE Pre-College Art & Design Experience (PCADE) for high school students, and continuing education courses for adults. Our programs are available on our campus in San Francisco and online.
The Liberal Arts Program provides students with a holistic education covering the arts, humanities, and sciences. Courses highlight connections between the subject of study and the major fields of art and design, providing context to the larger world of art and design.Learn More
The Foundations curriculum heightens perception and understanding of visual structure through the study of drawing, modeling of form, value structure, perspective principles, color, and design theory.Learn More
We offer options for non-degree studies. Brush up on your art and design skills, study overseas, learn social media, or get a head start on college.
Our revolutionary online courses provide the same rigorous education that we offer on campus with greater flexibility. Study on your own time, at your own pace. Combine online and on-site classes.Find out more
Everything that I learned at the Academy really helped put me above the competition in the field that I’m in. It is the school that is going to push you to be the best artist that you can be. Every time I shoot, there’s something that I’m using.
It’s a community. Being an alumna of Academy of Art University, you always have that community with you.
The reason I chose the Academy was games and architecture. It’s very rare to find a school that does both.