Our History

Like the city it’s called home since 1929, Academy of Art University has always existed on the vanguard of innovation and creativity. The Academy and San Francisco have grown up together and served as mutual sources of inspiration and talent—take a look back at notable moments in the Academy’s history in San Francisco.

No-Barrier Admissions

All that’s required is a passion for learning and developing your skills as an artist.

A Community of Support

We challenge our students to reach their full creative potential in an atmosphere of support and deep collaboration.

Ethics in Art

We hold ourselves to—and strive to instill in our students—the highest ethical standards of personal and professional integrity.

Learn From Professionals

We believe that the best teachers are actual working creatives. Our faculty is comprised of art and design experts who maintain careers on the leading edge of industry trends.

An Urban Citizen

Informed by our home in San Francisco, we aim to give back to the culture in the spirit of generosity and compassion.

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School Info
Type: On-site
Program(s): Full-time
Medium(s) Taught: Drawing, Painting, Animation, Illustration, Architecture, Misc.
Instructor(s): Various
Tuition: $18,840 per year (2013 – 2014)
Financial Aid: Yes


Contact Info
Website: http://www.academyart.edu/
79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415.274.2200


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