Academy of Art University

School Description

Academy of Art University’s history dates back to 1929 when Richard S. Stephens, Art Director for Sunset Magazine and his wife Clara, founded the Académie of Advertising Art in a rented loft with just 45 students. In 1946, the Academy moved to a new location and also expanded its curriculum to include courses in Advertising and Commercial Art, Fashion Illustration, Cartooning, and Lettering & Layout. Over the years the Institute continued to expand; it introduced its first graduate program – a Master of Fine Arts – in 1977.

The Academy received an accreditation from NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design) in 1985. Today it has over 5,000 students enrolled in its campus and online programs through its departments of Acting; Advertising; Animation & Visual Effects; Architecture; Art Education; Art History; Fashion; Fine Art; Game Development; Graphic Design; Illustration; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture & Design; Jewelry & Metal Arts; Landscape Architecture; Motion Pictures & Television; Multimedia Communications; Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media; Photography; Visual Development; Web Design & New Media; and Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media.

Courses Offered

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  • 79 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States

    Advertising

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge of the principles of Advertising. The program offers courses that focus on the study of advertising theory; marketing strategy; adv more
    Tuition Fee: USD 18,840
  • 79 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States

    Animation

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and i more
    Tuition Fee: USD 18,840
  • 79 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States

    Animation

    This program is designed to equip students with the conceptual and practical skills of Animation. The program offers courses that focus on graphic design; digital animation; motion graphics; 3D visualization; game and i more
    Tuition Fee: USD 23,412
  • 79 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States

    Architecture

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectura more
    Tuition Fee: USD 23,412
  • 79 New Montgomery St, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States

    Architecture

    This program is designed to equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required to pursue a higher education or career in Architecture. The program offers courses that focus on the study of architectura more
    Tuition Fee: USD 18,840