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Academy of Art University

Since 1929, artists and designers have called Academy of Art University their home. Founded in San Francisco and family owned, it is one of the largest private, accredited art and design schools in the nation. Our hands-on curriculum is taught by some of the finest minds working in today’s creative and innovative industries. Our inclusive admissions policy is rare among art schools. We’ve found our students’ potential doesn’t depend on their past elsewhere, but on their future with us. Find your place and your purpose at Academy of Art University, as you prepare for your professional career.



Non traditional/ Online/Vocational

Why you should attend?

Academy of Art University is approved for Military Tuition Assistance and Veterans GI Bill benefits. Our Military Scholarship may be provided to U.S. service members (Active Duty, Reserve, National guard, and Coast Guard) as an opportunity to start preparing for a career in art and design. Academy of Art University is authorized by the Department of Veterans Affairs' to certify students enrolled in our degree programs for benefits under: Chapter 30--Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty, Chapter 31--Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E), Chapter 33--Post 9/11 GI Bill, Chapter 35--Survivors and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA), Chapter 1606--Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve