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Academy of Art University

  • Locations: San Francisco (CA)
  • School Type: Private, For-Profit
  • Accreditation: WSCUC ACICS
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Online Programs: 156
  • Undergraduate Tuition: $23,412
  • Graduate Tuition: $26,292
28% of 39 students said they would recommend this school to others.
2.14 out of 5 stars
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What Students Say

I keep seeing really sucky comments about my college, how everyone says it’s a scam and teachers don’t actually provide any real learning information etc etc. They say everyone is set up for failure and that no one graduates because they want you to keep... Read More

Robyn, Class of 2023

AAU is overall a decent school. I’m doing part time online classes, and I have found the classes to be hit or miss. It’s like that for many universities, however. The majority of instructors have been helpful, especially in the foundational classes. The... Read More

Elizabeth, Class of 2023

Reading these reviews, I am thoroughly surprised with the experiences these people have had. I work full time for a stand-alone healthcare facility as the in-house interior architect. To further solidify my position, the masters degree made sense and... Read More

Corey, Class of 2023

Online Degrees at Academy of Art University

Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts in Advertising
  • Associate of Arts in Animation & Visual Effects
  • Associate of Arts in Fashion Journalism
  • Associate of Arts in Fashion Marketing
  • Associate of Arts in Fashion Merchandising
  • Associate of Arts in Fashion Product Development
  • Associate of Arts in Fashion Styling
  • Associate of Arts in Fine Art
  • Associate of Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Drawing and Painting
  • Associate of Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Printmaking
  • Associate of Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Sculpture
  • Associate of Arts in Game Development
  • Associate of Arts in Graphic Design
  • Associate of Arts in Illustration
  • Associate of Arts in Industrial Design
  • Associate of Arts in Interaction & UI/UX Design
  • Associate of Arts in Interior Architecture & Design
  • Associate of Arts in Jewelry & Metal Arts
  • Associate of Arts in Landscape Architecture
  • Associate of Arts in Motion Pictures & Television
  • Associate of Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Cinematography
  • Associate of Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Directing
  • Associate of Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Editing
  • Associate of Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Producing
  • Associate of Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Production Design
  • Associate of Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Screenwriting
  • Associate of Arts in Music Production
  • Associate of Arts in Photography
  • Associate of Arts in Sound Design
  • Associate of Arts in Studio Production for Advertising & Design
  • Associate of Arts in Visual Development

Bachelor's Degrees

  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communications & Media Technologies
  • Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Journalism
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in 2D Animation & Stop Motion
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in 3D Animation
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in 3D Modeling
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in Storyboarding
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in Visual Effects
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Costume Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Marketing
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Merchandising
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Product Development
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Styling
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Drawing and Painting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Printmaking
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Sculpture
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Development
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in 3D Modeling for Games
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in Concept Art for Games
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in Game Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration - Emphasis in Comics
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design - Emphasis in Transportation Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interaction & UI/UX Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture & Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Jewelry & Metal Arts
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Landscape Architecture
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures & Television
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Cinematography
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Directing
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Editing
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Producing
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Production Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures & Television - Emphasis in Screenwriting
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Production
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music Scoring & Composition
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sound Design
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Development
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media
  • Bachelor of Science in Game Programming

Master's Degrees

  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Art Education - Track 1
  • Master of Arts in Teaching - Art Education - Track 2
  • Master of Architecture - Track 1
  • Master of Architecture - Track 2
  • Master of Arts in Advertising
  • Master of Arts in Advertising & Branded Media Technology
  • Master of Arts in Animation & Visual Effects
  • Master of Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in 2D Animation & Stop Motion
  • Master of Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in 3D Animation
  • Master of Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in 3D Modeling
  • Master of Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in Visual Effects
  • Master of Arts in Art Education
  • Master of Arts in Art Education - Emphasis in Studio
  • Master of Arts in Art History
  • Master of Arts in Communications & Media Technologies
  • Master of Arts in Costume Design
  • Master of Arts in Fashion Art Direction
  • Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism
  • Master of Arts in Fashion Marketing
  • Master of Arts in Fashion Merchandising
  • Master of Arts in Fine Art
  • Master of Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Drawing and Painting
  • Master of Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Printmaking
  • Master of Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Sculpture
  • Master of Arts in Game Development
  • Master of Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in Career Interest in Character Modeling for Games
  • Master of Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in Concept Art for Games
  • Master of Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in Environment Modeling for Games
  • Master of Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in Game Design
  • Master of Arts in Graphic Design & Digital Media
  • Master of Arts in Illustration
  • Master of Arts in Industrial Design
  • Master of Arts in Interaction & UI/UX Design
  • Master of Arts in Interior Architecture & Design
  • Master of Arts in Jewelry & Metal Arts
  • Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Arts in Music Scoring & Composition
  • Master of Arts in Photography
  • Master of Arts in Sound Design
  • Master of Arts in Visual Development
  • Master of Arts in Visual Development - Emphasis in Entertainment Art
  • Master of Fine Arts in Advertising
  • Master of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects
  • Master of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in 2D Animation & Stop Motion
  • Master of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in 3D Animation
  • Master of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in 3D Modeling
  • Master of Fine Arts in Animation & Visual Effects - Emphasis in Visual Effects
  • Master of Fine Arts in Costume Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fashion Marketing & Brand Management
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fashion Merchandising & Management
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fashion Product Development
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Drawing & Painting
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Printmaking
  • Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art - Emphasis in Sculpture
  • Master of Fine Arts in Game Development
  • Master of Fine Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in Character Modeling for Games
  • Master of Fine Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in Concept Art for Games
  • Master of Fine Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in Environment Modeling for Games
  • Master of Fine Arts in Game Development - Emphasis in Career Interest in Game Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Illustration
  • Master of Fine Arts in Illustration - Emphasis in Comics
  • Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Interaction & UI/UX Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture & Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Jewelry & Metal Arts
  • Master of Fine Arts in Landscape Architecture
  • Master of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures & Television
  • Master of Fine Arts in Music Scoring & Composition
  • Master of Fine Arts in Photography
  • Master of Fine Arts in Sound Design
  • Master of Fine Arts in Visual Development
  • Master of Fine Arts in Visual Development - Emphasis in Entertainment Art
  • Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media