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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, CA, that provides specialized education and training in a variety of art related fields. Academy of Art University offers at least ten different programs available to students, including degrees as high as a Master's degree. A list of the more popular programs offered for aspiring artists includes:

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

To help students and alumni succeed, Academy of Art University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Distance learning
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Students can use various means to gauge school performance. A school's graduation and loan default rates are among the strongest indicators of educational and career success. Academy of Art University has a yearly graduation rate of 34%, and a loan default rate of about 7%.

The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools has accredited the education provided by Academy of Art University for over sixteen straight years. To read more and get consumer disclosures, please visit academyart.edu.

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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%.