Academy of Art University

private university Estd 1929
San Francisco, California, USA
Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University is a private university established in the year 1929. This for-profit university was earlier known as the Academy of Art College. It was set up as a School for Advertising Art by Richard S. Stephens. In the year 1933, the fashion illustration course was introduced, followed by the foundation of the Fine Art department in 1936. The graduate course was launched in 1977, and it was granted acceptance in 1983. This university is officially certified with the WASC Senior College, National Architectural Accrediting Board, and University Commission, and Council for Interior Design Accreditation.

The campus of this university has its location in the lively state of San Francisco, USA. The vivid campus offers many amenities to the students, such as resource centres, residential halls, dining facilities, and various student organisations. The university is the owner of the University Automobile Museum, which is home to over 200 vintage cars. The Department of Campus Safety was developed to ensure a secure educational environment for the students. There are a plethora of housing options provided by the university such as the Half Moon Lofts, the Coco Chanel, the Star, the Ansel Adams, the Commodore, and the John Singer Sargent Apartments.

Academy of Art University offers education in various fields, including acting, advertising, fashion, fine art, art history, education, industrial design, photography, graphic design, media, and interior design. The university accepts international students; presently, the university has 36% of international students, hailing from over 115 countries. It also offers many scholarships to the students, including PELL Grant, Federal Work-Study, SEOG, and Parent PLUS loans.

The alumni of this university are leading noteworthy careers in their respective fields. Asencio is a famous painter. Vicky Jenson is a film director. Chris Milk is a music video director. Heidi Montag is a popular actress. Raven-Symone is a singer and actress. Kara Lanricks is a notable designer. Rodrigo Prieto is a cinematographer. Rick Baker is an academy award-winning makeup artist. Margaux Avedisian is a comedian and a bitcoin entrepreneur. Lee Cheol-ha is an acclaimed film director. Deanne Fitzmaurice was a photographer who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in the year 2005. Bilal Lashari is a film director based in Pakistan. Jolene Marie is an Indonesian actress who was titled Miss International 2019.

Masters of Fine Arts in Graphic Design
  • Duration - 3.5 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : Accepted, TOEFL : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 11.5 Lakh (1st Year Tuition Fees)

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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Web Design & New Media
  • Duration - 4 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : Accepted, TOEFL : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 23 Lakh (1st Year Tuition Fees)

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Bachelor of Architecture
  • Duration - 5 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : Accepted, TOEFL : Accepted
  • Fees - INR 24.9 Lakh (1st Year Tuition Fees)

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Entry Criteria

MFA - 1 CourseIELTS - Accepted
TOEFL - Accepted
BE/Btech - 2 CoursesIELTS - Accepted
TOEFL - Accepted

Admission Requirement

Application feesNo Fees

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MFA - 1 Course3.5 YearsINR 11.5L
USD 15,714
BE/Btech - 2 Courses4 - 5 YearsINR 23L - 24.9L
USD 31,428 - 34,047