Academy of Art University

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Basic Information

Address: 79 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone Number: 800-544-2787
President: Dr. Elisa Stephens

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Academy of Art University
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Additional Information

Accreditation: CIDA, CTC, NAAB, NASAD, WSCUC,
Founded: 1929
Degrees Offered: Associate, Bachelor, Masters, Certification
School Setting:

Urban Campus

Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Disability Services:

In alignment with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the department of Classroom Services ensures equal access to university curriculum, programs, and facilities for students with disabilities by facilitating reasonable accommodations, providing support services, and collaborating with the greater community to meet students’ individual needs.

Mission Statement:

The Academy has over thirty facilities that house classrooms, studios, galleries, and residence halls. The students, who are admitted through an open-enrollment policy, aspire to earn A.A., B.A., B.S., B.F.A., B.Arch. (currently in candidacy status), M.A., M.F.A., or M.Arch. degrees in 30 areas of study; as well as continuing art education and certificate programs for those wishing to tailor programs to meet their specific goals; pre-college art experience programs for high school students; and teacher grants. Classes are available in Acting, Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Architectural Design, Architecture, Art Education, Art History, Art Teaching Credential, Automotive Design, Fashion, Fashion Costume Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Fine Art, Game Design, Game Programming, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design (Transportation & Product Design), Interior Architecture & Design, Jewelry & Metal Arts, Landscape Architecture, Motion Pictures & Television, Multimedia Communications, Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media, Photography, Studio Production for Advertising & Design, Visual Development, Web Design & New Media, and Writing for Film, Television & Digital Media. Students can study on-site in San Francisco or through the Academy's flexible online programs (in most areas of study).