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Academy of Art University



Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-3410

For students interested in turning their creativity into a career, Academy of Art University, founded in 1929 by artists for artists can make that dream a reality. As the nation's largest accredited, private art and design university with over 18,000 students, AAU helps cultivate professional success for those with artistic talents. In fact, many of AAU's alumni go on to work at highly competitive organizations including Apple, Pixar, Nike, and others.

Students have the option of attending the campus in San Francisco, CA, which is home to many organizations and companies that celebrate innovation and creativity. Or, students may choose to take courses completely online from anywhere in the country. Whether campus-based or virtually, students can choose from among a number of program options including associate, bachelor's and master's degrees, as well as certificates and continuing education coursework. No matter which program one chooses, AAU provides a state-of-the-art education using the latest technologies, most current equipment, and courses are taught by professors who currently work or have extensive experience in their industry.

AAU offers over 30 different areas of academic emphasis from animation and visual effects to multimedia communications to music production and sound design.

Rolling admissions is available at AAU, meaning you can apply year-round and begin your studies in either the fall, spring, winter, or summer. Online programs take this flexibility even further by allowing students to take coursese according to a schedule that works for them.

AAU holds a number of accreditations to ensure that students receive a quality education that's widely accepted among future employers. These accreditations include WASC, NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA - IAD), and NAAB (M-ARCH). Financial aid is also available to those who qualify.

Learn more about Academy of Art University, and start exploring your passion for art and design.


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