There are a number of factors that contribute to making Academy of Art University an ideal place to start a career in art and design. Our urban campus—including our housing, dining, and academic facilities—creates a unique college experience in one of the most inspiring cities on earth. Student-run clubs and organizations, along with comprehensive student resources and support, will have you feeling right at home.

The University wants to do everything possible to help you stay active, happy, and engaged both inside and outside of your classes.  Here is a list of fun and exciting things to help you continue to grow as an artist and stay connected with the ArtU community.  If you have any suggestions to add, please send them to

Student Life

Discover life at the Academy and find your artistic home in SF. Get involved in your campus culture, connect with others and find support to help you succeed.

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Living in SF

Academy of Art University is an absolutely amazing place to be a college student. One of the world’s great creative capitals, San Francisco has been our home since 1929. There is inspiration at every turn. Our neighbors include giants in everything from advertising, animation, and architecture to communications, game development, and web design.

Clubs & Organizations

Everyone needs a break from the studio. With dozens of clubs and organizations to choose from, you are sure to find a new creative outlet and build lifelong relationships. Join students with similar interests to discuss ideas, promote your work, form collaborations, and share information.

Resource Centers

The Academy provides our students with the resources they need to succeed.

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