Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University, formerly known as the Academy of Art Colleges is private art school located in San Francisco, California. The university has a student body of 18,000, which includes roughly 12,000 undergraduate and 6,000 graduate students. It is the largest privately owned and operated art school in the United States.

The Acadamy of Art University offers associate, bachelor's and master's degrees in various fields of study and career-oriented art and design disciplines. Academy of Art University is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), one of the seven regional associations that accredit public and private colleges and schools in the United States. WSCUC is located at 985 Atlantic Avenue #100, Alameda, CA, 94501. Tel. 510.748.9001. It is also a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. In addition to campus-based programs, the Academy of Art University also offers various courses and degrees that can be completed online.

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General Information

Phone Number: (415) 274-2200
Address: 79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105
Institution Type: Private for-profit, 4-year or above
Size: 11,672 (7,652 undergraduate)
Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor's, Master's
Tuition $ 21,252
Online Degrees Offered: NO
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Website Address:

Majors and Degrees

Majors/Degrees AA/AS BS/BA MA/MS
Architecture and Related Services
Communication and Journalism
Communication Technologies and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Computer Information Sciences
Computer Graphics

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