Academy of Art University, founded in 1929 by artists for artists, is the nation's largest accredited, private art and design university with over 17,000 students. Having state-of-the-art campuses online and in San Francisco, the Academy guides students to creative professional futures. Alumni currently work at top companies such as Pixar, NBC, Apple, Nike and more.
Academy of Art University offers accredited Associates (AA), Bachelors (BA, BFA) and Masters (MA, MFA, M.Arch) degrees, as well as certificate programs and continuing art education. Additionally, Academy of Art University's pre-college scholarship programs offer high school students the opportunity to explore their passion for art and design.
Classes are available in 18 areas:
- Animation & Visual Effects
- Art Education
- Fine Art
- Game Design
- Graphic Design
- Industrial Design
- Interior Architecture & Design
- Landscape Architecture
- Motion Pictures & Television
- Multimedia Communications
- Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media
- Web Design & New Media
Accredited member WASC, NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA – IAD), NAAB (M-ARCH).