Academy of Art University – San Francisco’s Premier Art & Design School

The Academy of Art University, founded in 1929 by Richard Stephens, is one of the largest private art and design schools in the United States and has been affiliated with New York Fashion Week bi-annual runway shows since 2005.

The annual Spring Show at the Academy of Art University was held May 17th to June 9th 2018 and was THE showcase for graduating students. The first night included a Runway Experience for top fashion design students to get a feel for what it will be like working in the industry and to see what their designs evoke from an audience of industry veterans and community members. The show and display of creativity continued until the 9th of June, where top designs of students graduating with degrees offered in over 40 disciplines from over 20 departments were available for viewing.

Set in an urban campus with 17 housing facilities throughout San Fransisco, Academy of Art University students are immersed in the local culture and encouraged to both inspire and be inspired by the local community. The Academy offers Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees that are fully accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, the National Architecture Accrediting Board, and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. In addition to academics, Academy of Art University offers 16 NCAA Division II teams, and one of the most spectacular features of the Academy of Art University is its Automobile Museum, which houses about 200 vintage cars. This massive collection includes some the rarest and most valuable cars ever made and truly rounds out a visit to this exceptional art and design school.

Offering degrees online or on-campus, there are countless reasons to look into attending the Academy of Art University. Whether you or your child’s passion is acting, architecture, fashion, graphic design, interior design, web design, film and media, writing…or any other of a number of artistic pursuits, you will find the industry driven and thorough education required to find success at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.