Pursue Your Passion

The Academy of Art University offers an exciting curriculum focused in twenty one areas of art and design including Illustration, Fashion, Photography, Motion Pictures & Television, and more. Since its inception in 2002, the online program has grown to a current student body of almost 10,000 students from all over the world. Our vibrant community of students offers a supportive and challenging environment to help you hone your creative talent and define your career path.

Where Artists Teach Artists

With a faculty of career artists, designers, and scholars, our students benefit from the best art school instruction to be found anywhere, and from our faculty's ability to draw from their experience and wisdom in order to help students turn their aspirations into successful career plans.

Make Art Your Career

The Academy helps you achieve your professional dreams by providing the tools and motivation to help you enrich the world with your artistic talent. Our curriculum offers coursework for all levels: college-level students can enroll in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, working professionals can learn a new skill through our "Award of Completion" programs and high school students can discover the world of art through our "Art Experience" programs.

Degrees Offered Online

Department MFA MA BFA BA AA Online Award of Completion
Animation & Visual Effects    
Architecture M.Arch B.ARCH*    
Art Education        
Art History        
Fine Art      
Game Design    
Graphic Design    
Industrial Design      
Interior Architecture & Design      
Jewelry & Metal Arts      
Landscape Architecture      
Motion Picture & Television      
Multimedia Communications        
Music Production & Sound Design
for Visual Media
Visual Development      
Web Design & New Media      

*Candidacy Status