Academy of Art College

The Academy of Art University, established in San Francisco in 1929, by Richard S. Stephens, was originally opened to teach Advertising Art. After a few years, a faculty of distinguished practicing art and design professionals was assembled and the school's philosophy was formulated; hire established professionals to teach future professionals.

In 1933, the curriculum was expanded to include Fashion Illustration and again in 1936, with a Fine Art Department. The Academy of Art University prepares aspiring artists and designers for professional careers in the art world by providing practical training and intellectual stimulation.

The undergraduate Interior Architecture and Design Program is accredited by FIDER, the Foundation for Interior Design Education and Research. The Academy has more than twenty convenient San Francisco locations, stretching from the heart of the financial district, to famous Pier 39.

The Academy’s facilities reflect its commitment to training students for careers in art and design; not only do students have access to some of the most advanced facilities in the nation, but the Academy continually invests in new equipment to ensure that the college remains on the cutting edge of technology. By learning on industry-standard equipment, students gain valuable professional techniques that make them highly employable.

The Academy’s Fine Art Sculpture Center is a 58,000-square-foot facility that houses state-of-the-art studios for figure, ceramic, neon-illumination, bronze, metal fabrication, and mold-making sculpture. Students also have use of an off-site bronze-casting facility.

Since its establishment as a professional art school in 1929, the Academy of Art College has been providing students in the Bay area with courses in art and design-courses taught by professional artists, in keeping with the highest academic standards. Students learn not only how to perfect their craft, but how to do so in order to contribute to the community in which they live and work.

While students at the college clearly spend the majority of their time honing their artistic skills in their respective areas of interest, the college is committed to making sure that developing artists have a solid foundation of practical skills.

For this reason, students have the option of using the college's writing lab, study hall, and ESL programs. In addition to its various undergraduate and graduate programs, the Academy of Art College also offers non-degree programs in portfolio development and personal enrichment.

The State of California’s Council has approved the college for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education to grant the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA). The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Many of the other programs at the Academy have received additional accrediting.

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