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Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105.
Web Site: www.academyart.edu

A free-standing art college.

Date of Initial Accreditation: 9/1/1985
Year of Most Recent Comprehensive Review: 2013
Academic Year of Next Scheduled Comprehensive Review: 2023-2024

Degree Granting, Non-Degree Granting, WASC-SCUC, For Profit, Private.

Contacts

Elisa Stephens, President
Telephone: (415) 618-6502
Facsimile: (415) 618-6294

Joe Vollaro, Executive Vice President for Financial Aid and Compliance
Telephone: (415) 618-6528
Facsimile: (415) 618-6273

Degree and Program Listing

Certificate-4 years: Advertising; Fashion; Fine Art (Sculpture); Graphic Design; Illustration; Interior Architecture and Design; Photography.

Associate of Arts-2 years: Advertising; Animation and Visual Effects; Fashion (Merchandising); Fine Art (Drawing and Painting, Sculpture); Game Development; Graphic Design; Illustration; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture and Design; Motion Pictures and Television; Photography; Web Design and New Media.

Associate of Arts (Distance Learning)-2 years: Advertising.

Bachelor of Fine Arts-4 years: Advertising; Animation and Visual Effects; Fashion (Fashion Design, Merchandising, Textile Design); Fine Art (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture); Game Development; Graphic Design; Illustration; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture and Design; Motion Pictures and Television; Photography (Documentary, Fine Art Photography); Web Design and New Media.

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Distance Learning)-4 years: Advertising.

Master of Arts-1 1/2 years: Art Education.

Master of Fine Arts-2 years: Advertising; Fashion; Fine Art (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture); Game Development; Graphic Design; Illustration; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture and Design; Motion Pictures and Television; Photography; Web Design and New Media.

Master of Fine Arts-2 to 3 years: Animation and Visual Effects.

Master of Fine Arts (Distance Learning)-2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years: Advertising.

Certificate-4 years: Animation and Visual Effects; Industrial Design; Motion Pictures and Television; Web Design and New Media.

Associate of Arts-2 years: Animation and Visual Effects (Visual Effects); Fashion (Knitwear Design, Technical Fashion Design, Textile Design, Visual Merchandising); Fashion Journalism; Fashion Marketing; Fashion Merchandising; Fashion Product Development; Fashion Styling; Fashion Visual Merchandising; Fine Art (Printmaking); Industrial Design (Transportation Design); Jewelry and Metal Arts; Knitwear Design; Motion Pictures and Television (Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting); Photography and Motion Capture Technologies; Studio Production for Advertising and Design; Textile Design; Visual Development.

Associate of Arts (Distance Learning)-2 years: Animation and Visual Effects (Visual Effects); Fashion (Merchandising, Technical Fashion Design, Visual Merchandising); Fashion Journalism; Fashion Marketing; Fashion Merchandising; Fashion Product Development; Fashion Styling; Fashion Visual Merchandising; Fine Art (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture); Game Development; Graphic Design; Illustration; Industrial Design (Transportation Design); Interior Architecture and Design; Jewelry and Metal Arts; Motion Pictures and Television (Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting); Photography; Photography and Motion Capture Technologies; Studio Production for Advertising and Design; Visual Development; Web Design and New Media.

Bachelor of Arts-4 years: Fashion Journalism.

Bachelor of Arts (Distance Learning)-4 years: Fashion Journalism.

Bachelor of Fine Arts-4 years: Animation and Visual Effects (2-D Animation and Stop Motion, 3-D Animation, 3-D Modeling, Storyboarding, Visual Effects); Art Education; Art History; Costume Design; Fashion (Knitwear Design, Patternmaking and 3-D Design, Visual Merchandising); Fashion Marketing; Fashion Merchandising; Fashion Product Development; Fashion Styling; Fashion Visual Merchandising; Footwear and Accessory Design; Illustration (Comics); Industrial Design (Transportation Design); Jewelry and Metal Arts; Knitwear Design; Motion Pictures and Television (Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting); Photography (Advertising/Photo Illustration); Photography and Motion Capture Technologies; Textile Design; Visual Development (Digital Art, General).

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Distance Learning)-4 years: Animation and Visual Effects (2-D Animation and Stop Motion, 3-D Animation, 3-D Modeling, Storyboarding, Visual Effects); Art Education; Art History; Costume Design; Fashion (Fashion Design, Merchandising, Visual Merchandising); Fashion Marketing; Fashion Merchandising; Fashion Product Development; Fashion Styling; Fashion Visual Merchandising; Fine Art (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture); Game Development; Graphic Design; Illustration (Comics); Industrial Design (Transportation Design); Interior Architecture and Design; Jewelry and Metal Arts; Motion Pictures and Television (Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design, Screenwriting); Photography (Advertising/Photo Illustration, Documentary, Fine Art Photography); Photography and Motion Capture Technologies; Visual Development (Digital Art, General); Web Design and New Media.

Art Teaching Credential-1 year (Post-Baccalaureate).

Art Teaching Credential (Distance Learning)-1 year (Post-Baccalaureate).

Master of Arts-2 years: Animation and Visual Effects (2-D Animation and Stop Motion, 3-D Animation, 3-D Modeling, Visual Effects); Art History; Costume Design; Fashion (Fashion Design); Fashion Journalism; Fine Art (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture); Footwear and Accessory Design; Game Development; Graphic Design; Illustration; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture and Design; Jewelry and Metal Arts; Photography; Photography and Motion Capture Technologies; Visual Development (Entertainment Art, General); Web Design and New Media.

Master of Arts (Distance Learning)-2 years: Animation and Visual Effects (2-D Animation and Stop Motion, 3-D Animation, 3-D Modeling, Visual Effects); Art Education (General); Art History; Costume Design; Fashion (Fashion Design); Fashion Journalism; Fine Art (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture); Game Development; Graphic Design; Illustration; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture and Design; Jewelry and Metal Arts; Photography; Photography and Motion Capture Technologies; Visual Development (Entertainment Art, General); Web Design and New Media.

Master of Arts-3 years: Art Education (Studio).

Master of Arts (Distance Learning)-3 years: Art Education (Studio).

Master of Fine Arts-2 years: Illustration (Comics); Jewelry and Metal Arts; Knitwear Design; Photography and Motion Capture Technologies; Textile Design; Visual Development (Entertainment Art, General).

Master of Fine Arts (Distance Learning)-2 years: Game Development; Illustration (Comics); Jewelry and Metal Arts; Photography and Motion Capture Technologies; Visual Development (Entertainment Art, General).

Master of Fine Arts-2 to 3 years: Animation and Visual Effects (2-D Animation and Stop Motion, 3-D Animation, 3-D Modeling, Visual Effects); Fashion (Fashion Design, Merchandising).

Master of Fine Arts (Distance Learning)-2 1/2 to 3 1/2 years: Animation and Visual Effects (2-D Animation and Stop Motion, 3-D Animation, 3-D Modeling, Visual Effects); Fashion (Fashion Design, Merchandising); Fine Art (Drawing and Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture); Graphic Design; Illustration; Industrial Design; Interior Architecture and Design; Motion Pictures and Television; Photography; Web Design and New Media.

Master of Fine Arts-3 years: Costume Design.

Master of Fine Arts (Distance Learning)-3 years: Costume Design.