American Academy of Art - Bachelor's Degree

The American Academy of Art is an institute focused on developing students to reach their full potential in arts and roll out their careers as successful artists. The institute equips students with skills to enable them to achieve their potential while leading in the global community.

  • Average Tuition USD 41,974

School Description

The institute was established in 1923 with an aim to create professional artists. It was founded through the efforts of Frank Young, who was an internationally recognized authority in advertising design, with the determination to train young minds in the field of commercial and fine art. Some of the excellent artists the college has produced are: Jason Seiler (Portrait Artist and Illustrator), Jill Thompson (Comic book creator/ illustrator) and others.

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  • Minimum incoming TOEFL iBT 61


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    Established in 1923


    Presently, the academy offers seven Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs: Illustration, Design, 3-D modeling/animation, Multimedia/web design, Life drawing, Painting with specializations in oil painting and watercolor painting and Photograph

    The Location

    332 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604-4302, United States

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      • Testimony
        1974-1977, Associate Degree

        There are many very good art schools in America, but if you live near Chicago, or anywhere in the Midwest there's only one truly great art school to consider, my alma mater, the American Academy of Art. I've had, a 36 year long successful career as an Illustrator/ Designer/ Creative Director/ and Product Developer all thanks to the foundation I got from this school. The instructors were amazing and wonderful! It was the best decision I have ever made and I give them a giant THANK YOU! Keep up the great work AAA !

      • Testimony

        There are many good art schools in America, but if you live within, say, 300 miles of Chicago, there's only one school to consider, my alma mater, the American Academy of Art. I've had, and continue to have, a long, successful career as a cartoonist and it started at AAA. Check 'em out.