Academy of Art University

  • Locations: San Francisco (CA)
  • School Type: Private, For-Profit
  • Accreditation: WSCUC ACICS
  • Graduation Rate: 45%
  • Online Programs: 158
  • Undergraduate Tuition: $23,412
  • Graduate Tuition: $26,292
29% of 38 students said they would recommend this school to others.
2.17 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

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

Bachelor's Degrees

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

Master's Degrees

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