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Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, CA

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General Contact

Admissions Office

  • Phone: (415) 263-2219

Financial Aid Office

  • Phone: (415) 618-6190

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Academy of Art University is a private art school located in San Francisco, California, that provides specialized education and training in a variety of art related fields. More than ten different programs are offered at Academy of Art University, with a Master's degree being the highest level available. Some of the more popular programs being offered for aspiring artists includes:

  • Animation
  • Fashion Design
  • Cinematography And Film
  • Interior Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography

Student and special services are available at Academy of Art University, providing personal and academic assistance for students, which includes:

  • Distance learning
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Helping students find work after graduation

Student success after graduation may be determined by a number of factors, including graduation rate and loan default. At Academy of Art University, the graduation rate is around 34%, and the school has an average loan default rate of around 7%.

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools has accredited the program courses of Academy of Art University for over sixteen straight years. Please visit academyart.edu for more information on programs offered and consumer disclosures.

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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Find more information about available programs offered by Academy of Art University by clicking the request information button to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Communication Technology

Visual and Performing Arts

Computer and Information Sciences

Communications and Journalism

  • Communication, General (B, M)


Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average annual "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $28,600. There is also a $100 application fee for students applying to the school. The school's financial aid department offers additional information regarding types of aid, how to apply and more. Students may contact the school by calling (415) 618-6190. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact this school for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range is around $18,000-$22,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $770-$920 per unit
  • Required fees for full-time students: $300

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range for graduate students is around $21,000-$25,000 per year
  • Per unit charges are around $950 for part time students
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $300

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid60%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships40%$5,642
Receiving Student Loans55%$7,024

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 7%.