Academy of Art

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Academy of Art University is one the largest private, accredited art universities in the United States. Offering a unique classroom environment taught by working professionals, there are 40+ distinct areas of study to choose from. You can study online, virtual onsite through Zoom, and on-campus. Right now, we're still open for classes.

Deadline: Fall Classes Start on: September 1, 2022

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"With Academy of Art University's Online program, not only could I keep my fulltime job, but I could also reach my goal of a college degree. I can access the Academy's website from anywhere, even from work during a lunch break!"

MFA, Fine Art - Sculpture

Manon Gauthier

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Textile Design alumna


Academy of Art University has a very creative and inspiring environment due to its geographical location as well as talented and knowledgeable faculty and professors.

Learn 100% Online

As an early pioneer in online learning, our accredited online programs are designed to provide the same quality of education as what we offer on-campus students, but with greater flexibility. This is your chance to learn from expert instructors that will equip you with work-ready skills and help you succeed

  • Art Career Project named Academy of Art University a top 10 online art school in the country.
  • The Rookies rank Academy of Art University as the Best Digital Illustration School in the country and a Top 5 school in Creative Media and Entertainments in the world.
  • Hollywood Reporter ranks Academy of Art University as a top 10 visual effects school in the country.

Student Work

Since 1929, we have helped thousands of art and design students from all over the world realize their professional and creative ambitions.