||Academy of Art College which later came to be known as Academy of Arts University, is a proprietary private university owned by the Stephen Institute. It was founded in San Francisco, California in1929. The academy is the largest art and design school in the United State, accommodating more than 13,000 students. The Academy of Art University provides both on campus and distance education degrees and certificate programs in its fine arts programs. The Academy of Arts University has very talented athletic teams in men's basket ball, volleyball, golf, tennis, baseball, soccer, cross country and softball. The Academy received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in May 2007. The degree programs offered by the Academy are accredited nationally by the National Association of Schools of Arts and Design (NASAD). The Academy is also an institutional member of Career College Association and the Council Of Higher Education Accreditation. The on campus Bachelor of Fine Arts degree program in Interior Architecture & Design is accredited as a Professional Level Program by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.
The programs are Associate of Arts (AA), Bachelor of Arts (BA), and Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) for undergraduate degrees, Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Master of Architecture (M. Arch) for graduate degrees The Academy offers programs in 14 majors:
- Animation & Visual Effect,
- Architecture (M. Arch only),
- Computer Arts and New Media,
- Digital Arts and Communications (AA and BFA only),
- Fine Art,
- Graphic Design,
- Industrial Design,
- Interior Architecture & Design,
- Multimedia Communications,
- Motion Pictures & television
The students can apply online. The printed application has to be submitted along with a application fee of $100.
The academy offers housing for all the students. Housing is available both at the graduate and undergraduate students. Free academy shuttle is also available for those living close to the campus. The housings have excellent facilities with high speed free internet access. The residences are located close to the campus and in the prime locations of San Francisco. The students will also be offered unit type or room mate preferences. On campus dining is also available. The residences also have facilities like gym, swimming pool and recreational areas with big screen TV's, video games etc.
Academy of Arts University
79 New Montgomery Street
Fax: (415) 618 6287
Phone: (800) 544 2787