For over 16 years, art and design students from over 130 countries have earned their accredited, online art and design degrees from Academy of Art University. We are groundbreakers in online education—creating visual, engaging, effective and life-filled online courses that are an educational benchmark. We also create our own online tools specific to the needs of art and design students.
What Sets Us Apart
Created in-house by industry experts and exclusive to the Academy, the classes are a mix of lecture content, video, written content, recorded audio, interactive slideshows, and hands-on work. We built this from the ground-up and geared specifically towards art and design. We’re constantly innovating our curriculum created by instructional designers and industry professionals, as well as building new courses, reworking old ones, and adding features to our LMS based on student feedback.
Over 100 Academy of Art employees create and support online programs, dedicating more resources into production than any other. They work 24 hours a day to offer 900+ online courses spanning 35 online majors, using 1,500 instructional videos per semester to teach students from 50+ countries.
AAUHOO, a student-run Facebook group, has more than 6,000 members and welcomes you to join this thriving online community. Other channels and venues for student socialization and interaction include online social media & blogs; online library, music library, learning tutorials; career advice, support & mentor chats, one-on-one sessions with your director, on-demand demonstration videos, town hall meetings, VIP guest speaker series and archives, director Q&A, VIP guest speakers, live-streamed events & presentations, workshops, support, digital portfolio showcase, and much more.
How it Works
The Academy uses a number of formats to teach online courses—including beautifully produced videos, narrated slideshows, digital documents, interviews with experts, livestreams, and more. Simply upload complete assignments to the Academy’s custom-designed Learning Management System (LMS) where your instructor can provide visual markups, video, written, and recorded feedback
Your Info Hub
Visual, interactive, and dynamic. You will find all your classes, profiles, news, assignments, grades, ESL support, and more in the LMS. All tailored to make your online education rich and engaging.
Your Collaborative Space
Freely exchange thoughts, post work, and provide or receive constructive feedback—just like you would in a campus environment. You and your peers support and push each other, creating long-lasting connections that live beyond the course. You may not be on campus, but you’re not alone.
Your Studio & Gallery
Submit your artwork for evaluation, and if you’d like, include audio, video, and/or written descriptions of the work, and instructors can provide detailed feedback in the same way.