About Academy of Art University
The Academy of Art University (formerly Academy of Art College), is a for-profit university which was founded in San Francisco, California in year 1929. The Academy of Art University was established as the Academy of Art Advertising.
The Academy of Art University offers both on-campus (traditional instructor-led) and distance education (online) degrees and certificate programs in its fine arts programs. The university offers Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts for undergraduate degree programs, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts and Master of Architecture for graduate degree programs, and certificate programs for personal enrichment.
The Academy of Art University offers degree and certificate programs in approximately 21 majors including acting, advertising, animation and visual effects, architecture, art history, fashion, fine art, graphic design, interior architecture and design, jewelry and metal arts, multimedia communications, photography, web design and new media, and so on.
Academy of Art University received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), one of the six major regional accreditation commissions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in May 2007. The Academy is also an institutional member of the Career College Association (CCA) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).