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Academic Programs

Master of Fine Arts in Advertising

Available 100% Online: The School of Advertising's curriculum reflects the professional aspects of the industry by integrating technology with visual communication. Our students work both collaboratively and individually, and develop a competitive portfolio that demonstrates a mastery of advertising principles.

Along the way, our students learn from the best in the industry. We draw our instructors, guest lecturers and advisory board members from award-winning ad agencies. Our courses are designed by industry professionals so that students learn the skills that are in demand. Recent Academy of Art University Advertising students have won more awards than those at any other school.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Advertising

Available 100% Online: The School of Advertising's curriculum reflects the professional aspects of the industry by integrating technology with visual communication. Our students work both collaboratively and individually, and develop a competitive portfolio that demonstrates a mastery of advertising principles.

Along the way, our students learn from the best in the industry. We draw our instructors, guest lecturers and advisory board members from award-winning ad agencies. Our courses are designed by industry professionals so that students learn the skills that are in demand. Recent Academy of Art University Advertising students have won more awards than those at any other school.


Associate's in Advertising

Available 100% Online: The School of Advertising's curriculum reflects the professional aspects of the industry by integrating technology with visual communication. Our students work both collaboratively and individually, and develop a competitive portfolio that demonstrates a mastery of advertising principles.

Along the way, our students learn from the best in the industry. We draw our instructors, guest lecturers and advisory board members from award-winning ad agencies. Our courses are designed by industry professionals so that students learn the skills that are in demand. Recent Academy of Art University Advertising students have won more awards than those at any other school.


Certificate in Advertising

Available 100% Online: The School of Advertising's curriculum reflects the professional aspects of the industry by integrating technology with visual communication. Our students work both collaboratively and individually, and develop a competitive portfolio that demonstrates a mastery of advertising principles.

Along the way, our students learn from the best in the industry. We draw our instructors, guest lecturers and advisory board members from award-winning ad agencies. Our courses are designed by industry professionals so that students learn the skills that are in demand. Recent Academy of Art University Advertising students have won more awards than those at any other school.


Master of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects

Available 100% Online: The School of Animation & Visual Effects combines traditional and digital skills to satisfy students' creativity and prepare them for careers in the industry. Our curriculum provides students with a foundation in art, design, technology and concept development - all essential skills for those working in the standard phases of animation as storyboard artists, visual developers, concept artists and visual effects animators.

We draw our instructors, guest lecturers and advisory board members from award winners and world-leading production facilities. Our curriculum is designed by board members and industry professionals so that students learn the skills that are in demand today. Our graduates go on to be recruited by the best animation companies.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Animation and Visual Effects

Available 100% Online: The School of Animation & Visual Effects combines traditional and digital skills to satisfy students' creativity and prepare them for careers in the industry. Our curriculum provides students with a foundation in art, design, technology and concept development - all essential skills for those working in the standard phases of animation as storyboard artists, visual developers, concept artists and visual effects animators.

We draw our instructors, guest lecturers and advisory board members from award winners and world-leading production facilities. Our curriculum is designed by board members and industry professionals so that students learn the skills that are in demand today. Our graduates go on to be recruited by the best animation companies.


Associate's in Animation and Visual Effects

Available 100% Online: The School of Animation & Visual Effects combines traditional and digital skills to satisfy students' creativity and prepare them for careers in the industry. Our curriculum provides students with a foundation in art, design, technology and concept development - all essential skills for those working in the standard phases of animation as storyboard artists, visual developers, concept artists and visual effects animators.

We draw our instructors, guest lecturers and advisory board members from award winners and world-leading production facilities. Our curriculum is designed by board members and industry professionals so that students learn the skills that are in demand today. Our graduates go on to be recruited by the best animation companies.


Certificate in Animation and Visual Effects

Available 100% Online: The School of Animation & Visual Effects combines traditional and digital skills to satisfy students' creativity and prepare them for careers in the industry. Our curriculum provides students with a foundation in art, design, technology and concept development - all essential skills for those working in the standard phases of animation as storyboard artists, visual developers, concept artists and visual effects animators.

We draw our instructors, guest lecturers and advisory board members from award winners and world-leading production facilities. Our curriculum is designed by board members and industry professionals so that students learn the skills that are in demand today. Our graduates go on to be recruited by the best animation companies.


Master of Architecture

Available 100% Online: The School of Architecture's online classes were developed to teach the process of designing and making visual and physical changes to our built environment to enhance its quality and our experience of it. Our classes also prepare students to contribute to the practice of architecture and urban design.

The Architecture program offers two fully-accredited degrees taught by experienced professionals. Additionally, students have the opportunity to learn from architects, artists, engineers and material specialists through our online class videos. The online Architecture program balances the intellectual, artistic and technical abilities necessary for professional practice.

Students are encouraged to engage both theory and practice, achieving a balance between conceptual thinking and practical problem solving. A holistic understanding of basic design principles, history, theory and technology is emphasized under the direction of a faculty of professional experts.


Master of Arts Education

Available 100% Online: The School of Art Education offers a comprehensive and versatile art education program. Our curriculum consists of courses in art education, studio art and design, art history and liberal arts. Art education courses are rich with content, have specific applications to teaching in art classrooms and combine theory and practice. Fieldwork, an integral part of most art education courses, provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable real-life experience and establish connections with art education professionals in settings such as schools, museums and community centers.

Graduates are well prepared for many career opportunities in art education. Students develop art education theories and strategies for meeting student needs in a range of art education settings. They gain thorough knowledge of art and design content and acquire skills in reflective practice, curriculum writing and instruction. Throughout the program, each student creates a professional teaching portfolio, an essential tool for applying to any art education position.


Master of Fine Arts in Computer Arts


Giving students comprehensive knowledge in print, web and motion graphic design, our program makes them the go-to computer art authority. Knowing it all has never been more important or more profitable.

  • The school won the prestigious SIGGRAPH International Student Interactive Media Competition three years in a row.
  • Graduates are hired at top companies including: CNN.com, CNET, Red Envelope and Creative Habitat.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Computer Arts


Giving students comprehensive knowledge in print, web and motion graphic design, our program makes them the go-to computer art authority. Knowing it all has never been more important or more profitable.

  • The school won the prestigious SIGGRAPH International Student Interactive Media Competition three years in a row.
  • Graduates are hired at top companies including: CNN.com, CNET, Red Envelope and Creative Habitat.

Associate's in Computer Arts


Giving students comprehensive knowledge in print, web and motion graphic design, our program makes them the go-to computer art authority. Knowing it all has never been more important or more profitable.

  • The school won the prestigious SIGGRAPH International Student Interactive Media Competition three years in a row.
  • Graduates are hired at top companies including: CNN.com, CNET, Red Envelope and Creative Habitat.

Master of Fine Arts in Fashion

Available 100% Online: As the first fashion design college to show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Academy of Art University provides students with opportunities to shine for the top talents of the fashion world. Our program provides students with a global vision that combines the design excellence of traditional European fashion with the energy and technology of the modern fashion industry. Top industry professionals teach a curriculum that includes coursework in design, merchandising, textiles and knitwear, providing opportunities for graduates worldwide. Our students also develop the computer skills necessary to launch themselves into the industry upon graduating.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion

Available 100% Online: As the first fashion design college to show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Academy of Art University provides students with opportunities to shine for the top talents of the fashion world. Our program provides students with a global vision that combines the design excellence of traditional European fashion with the energy and technology of the modern fashion industry. Top industry professionals teach a curriculum that includes coursework in design, merchandising, textiles and knitwear, providing opportunities for graduates worldwide. Our students also develop the computer skills necessary to launch themselves into the industry upon graduating.


Associate's in Fashion

Available 100% Online: As the first fashion design college to show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Academy of Art University provides students with opportunities to shine for the top talents of the fashion world. Our program provides students with a global vision that combines the design excellence of traditional European fashion with the energy and technology of the modern fashion industry. Top industry professionals teach a curriculum that includes coursework in design, merchandising, textiles and knitwear, providing opportunities for graduates worldwide. Our students also develop the computer skills necessary to launch themselves into the industry upon graduating.


Certificate in Fashion

Available 100% Online: As the first fashion design college to show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Academy of Art University provides students with opportunities to shine for the top talents of the fashion world. Our program provides students with a global vision that combines the design excellence of traditional European fashion with the energy and technology of the modern fashion industry. Top industry professionals teach a curriculum that includes coursework in design, merchandising, textiles and knitwear, providing opportunities for graduates worldwide. Our students also develop the computer skills necessary to launch themselves into the industry upon graduating.


Master of Fine Arts in Fine Art

Available 100% Online: The School of Fine Art is internationally renowned. Our program offers a top painting school, sculpture school and printmaking school all under one roof. The program encourages personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media while building technical expertise and professionalism.

The Academy offers the most prestigious faculty and most impressive resources of any fine arts program in the nation. Our classes are taught by successful, practicing artists who inspire our students' individual visions and nurture their technical mastery. The School of Fine Art has become an epicenter for both contemporary and traditional training in the development of fine artists.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fine Art

Available 100% Online: The School of Fine Art is internationally renowned. Our program offers a top painting school, sculpture school and printmaking school all under one roof. The program encourages personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media while building technical expertise and professionalism.

The Academy offers the most prestigious faculty and most impressive resources of any fine arts program in the nation. Our classes are taught by successful, practicing artists who inspire our students' individual visions and nurture their technical mastery. The School of Fine Art has become an epicenter for both contemporary and traditional training in the development of fine artists.


Associate's in Fine Art

Available 100% Online: The School of Fine Art is internationally renowned. Our program offers a top painting school, sculpture school and printmaking school all under one roof. The program encourages personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media while building technical expertise and professionalism.

The Academy offers the most prestigious faculty and most impressive resources of any fine arts program in the nation. Our classes are taught by successful, practicing artists who inspire our students' individual visions and nurture their technical mastery. The School of Fine Art has become an epicenter for both contemporary and traditional training in the development of fine artists.


Certificate in Fine Art

Available 100% Online: The School of Fine Art is internationally renowned. Our program offers a top painting school, sculpture school and printmaking school all under one roof. The program encourages personal interpretation and exploration in numerous media while building technical expertise and professionalism.

The Academy offers the most prestigious faculty and most impressive resources of any fine arts program in the nation. Our classes are taught by successful, practicing artists who inspire our students' individual visions and nurture their technical mastery. The School of Fine Art has become an epicenter for both contemporary and traditional training in the development of fine artists.


Master of Fine Arts in Game Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Game Design's classes are taught by industry professionals who are among the best in their respective fields. Our hands-on, interactive curriculum prepares each student for creative success. Graduates of our program will have a well-rounded education in the arts, particularly in fundamental game art principles such as game engine technology and both pre- production and production environments. Students will develop an exceptional portfolio that demonstrates skill in traditional drawing and painting as well as 3D modeling, texturing, animation, rigging and time management.

Courses introduce and build upon the foundations of traditional drawing, painting, and storytelling to broaden students' conceptual skills for video game production. Our curriculum emphasizes key techniques in 3D modeling, animation and lighting to prepare students for the challenges of innovative game mechanics and complex 3D technology. Using state-of-the-art game engines to prototype games, students gain hands-on experience with industry standards. Collaborative projects foster communication and organizational skills crucial to student success.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Game Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Game Design's classes are taught by industry professionals who are among the best in their respective fields. Our hands-on, interactive curriculum prepares each student for creative success. Graduates of our program will have a well-rounded education in the arts, particularly in fundamental game art principles such as game engine technology and both pre- production and production environments. Students will develop an exceptional portfolio that demonstrates skill in traditional drawing and painting as well as 3D modeling, texturing, animation, rigging and time management.

Courses introduce and build upon the foundations of traditional drawing, painting, and storytelling to broaden students' conceptual skills for video game production. Our curriculum emphasizes key techniques in 3D modeling, animation and lighting to prepare students for the challenges of innovative game mechanics and complex 3D technology. Using state-of-the-art game engines to prototype games, students gain hands-on experience with industry standards. Collaborative projects foster communication and organizational skills crucial to student success.


Associate's in Game Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Game Design's classes are taught by industry professionals who are among the best in their respective fields. Our hands-on, interactive curriculum prepares each student for creative success. Graduates of our program will have a well-rounded education in the arts, particularly in fundamental game art principles such as game engine technology and both pre- production and production environments. Students will develop an exceptional portfolio that demonstrates skill in traditional drawing and painting as well as 3D modeling, texturing, animation, rigging and time management.

Courses introduce and build upon the foundations of traditional drawing, painting, and storytelling to broaden students' conceptual skills for video game production. Our curriculum emphasizes key techniques in 3D modeling, animation and lighting to prepare students for the challenges of innovative game mechanics and complex 3D technology. Using state-of-the-art game engines to prototype games, students gain hands-on experience with industry standards. Collaborative projects foster communication and organizational skills crucial to student success.


Master of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Graphic Design emphasizes conceptual development, strategic thinking, technique and presentation within an environment that stimulates innovation.

Our curriculum guides students as they develop finely tuned skills in the areas of typography, print media, packaging, branding and identity, web design and motion graphics. Our instructors are nationally recognized working professionals who challenge students to exceed industry standards. Students graduating from this program are well prepared to meet the rigorous challenges within the field of graphic design and are working in many of the world's most prestigious firms. The numerous awards bestowed on our students demonstrate our excellent approach to design and audience-based marketing strategies.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Graphic Design emphasizes conceptual development, strategic thinking, technique and presentation within an environment that stimulates innovation.

Our curriculum guides students as they develop finely tuned skills in the areas of typography, print media, packaging, branding and identity, web design and motion graphics. Our instructors are nationally recognized working professionals who challenge students to exceed industry standards. Students graduating from this program are well prepared to meet the rigorous challenges within the field of graphic design and are working in many of the world's most prestigious firms. The numerous awards bestowed on our students demonstrate our excellent approach to design and audience-based marketing strategies.


Associate's in Graphic Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Graphic Design emphasizes conceptual development, strategic thinking, technique and presentation within an environment that stimulates innovation.

Our curriculum guides students as they develop finely tuned skills in the areas of typography, print media, packaging, branding and identity, web design and motion graphics. Our instructors are nationally recognized working professionals who challenge students to exceed industry standards. Students graduating from this program are well prepared to meet the rigorous challenges within the field of graphic design and are working in many of the world's most prestigious firms. The numerous awards bestowed on our students demonstrate our excellent approach to design and audience-based marketing strategies.


Certificate in Graphic Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Graphic Design emphasizes conceptual development, strategic thinking, technique and presentation within an environment that stimulates innovation.

Our curriculum guides students as they develop finely tuned skills in the areas of typography, print media, packaging, branding and identity, web design and motion graphics. Our instructors are nationally recognized working professionals who challenge students to exceed industry standards. Students graduating from this program are well prepared to meet the rigorous challenges within the field of graphic design and are working in many of the world's most prestigious firms. The numerous awards bestowed on our students demonstrate our excellent approach to design and audience-based marketing strategies.


Master of Fine Arts in Illustration

Available 100% Online: The School of Illustration provides a strong curriculum taught by professionals, emphasizing the fundamentals that are required to excel in the commercial field. Students receive a balance of classical art skills and technical training in new media so they may develop portfolios for professional employment. Blending contemporary, digital and traditional techniques, the program takes advantage of the many opportunities available in the link between graphic design and illustration, providing a unique educational solution for new and timely careers in professional art.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration

Available 100% Online: The School of Illustration provides a strong curriculum taught by professionals, emphasizing the fundamentals that are required to excel in the commercial field. Students receive a balance of classical art skills and technical training in new media so they may develop portfolios for professional employment. Blending contemporary, digital and traditional techniques, the program takes advantage of the many opportunities available in the link between graphic design and illustration, providing a unique educational solution for new and timely careers in professional art.


Associate's in Illustration

Available 100% Online: The School of Illustration provides a strong curriculum taught by professionals, emphasizing the fundamentals that are required to excel in the commercial field. Students receive a balance of classical art skills and technical training in new media so they may develop portfolios for professional employment. Blending contemporary, digital and traditional techniques, the program takes advantage of the many opportunities available in the link between graphic design and illustration, providing a unique educational solution for new and timely careers in professional art.


Certificate in Illustration

Available 100% Online: The School of Illustration provides a strong curriculum taught by professionals, emphasizing the fundamentals that are required to excel in the commercial field. Students receive a balance of classical art skills and technical training in new media so they may develop portfolios for professional employment. Blending contemporary, digital and traditional techniques, the program takes advantage of the many opportunities available in the link between graphic design and illustration, providing a unique educational solution for new and timely careers in professional art.


Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Industrial Design is ideal for prospective students who are interested in a career designing cars, toys, modern furniture or commercial products. Our students are trained by professional industrial designers who have shaped some of today's hottest products. Our faculty members come from the many award-winning Bay Area design studios, which offer internships year-round.

We place students in industry-leading firms and hire instructors who are practicing professionals and leaders in their respective fields. Our program exposes students and instructors to the design and business community by participating in and organizing events and workshops, and it provides students with the skills and techniques that enable them to excel in their profession.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Industrial Design is ideal for prospective students who are interested in a career designing cars, toys, modern furniture or commercial products. Our students are trained by professional industrial designers who have shaped some of today's hottest products. Our faculty members come from the many award-winning Bay Area design studios, which offer internships year-round.

We place students in industry-leading firms and hire instructors who are practicing professionals and leaders in their respective fields. Our program exposes students and instructors to the design and business community by participating in and organizing events and workshops, and it provides students with the skills and techniques that enable them to excel in their profession.


Associate's in Industrial Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Industrial Design is ideal for prospective students who are interested in a career designing cars, toys, modern furniture or commercial products. Our students are trained by professional industrial designers who have shaped some of today's hottest products. Our faculty members come from the many award-winning Bay Area design studios, which offer internships year-round.

We place students in industry-leading firms and hire instructors who are practicing professionals and leaders in their respective fields. Our program exposes students and instructors to the design and business community by participating in and organizing events and workshops, and it provides students with the skills and techniques that enable them to excel in their profession.


Certificate in Industrial Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Industrial Design is ideal for prospective students who are interested in a career designing cars, toys, modern furniture or commercial products. Our students are trained by professional industrial designers who have shaped some of today's hottest products. Our faculty members come from the many award-winning Bay Area design studios, which offer internships year-round.

We place students in industry-leading firms and hire instructors who are practicing professionals and leaders in their respective fields. Our program exposes students and instructors to the design and business community by participating in and organizing events and workshops, and it provides students with the skills and techniques that enable them to excel in their profession.


Master of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Interior Architecture & Design will help you build a successful interior design career. Our curriculum integrates theory, design and technology in tandem with the current standards of the industry. Our students develop the requisite intellectual, artistic and ethical abilities necessary for professional practice.

We encourage our students to master essential skills and techniques professionals need while still exploring and creating the designs of their dreams. Our program fosters innovative thinking about our inner and outer environment. Concern for spatial issues, design innovation and attention to detail are emphasized under the direction of a faculty of professionals.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Interior Architecture & Design will help you build a successful interior design career. Our curriculum integrates theory, design and technology in tandem with the current standards of the industry. Our students develop the requisite intellectual, artistic and ethical abilities necessary for professional practice.

We encourage our students to master essential skills and techniques professionals need while still exploring and creating the designs of their dreams. Our program fosters innovative thinking about our inner and outer environment. Concern for spatial issues, design innovation and attention to detail are emphasized under the direction of a faculty of professionals.


Associate's in Interior Architecture and Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Interior Architecture & Design will help you build a successful interior design career. Our curriculum integrates theory, design and technology in tandem with the current standards of the industry. Our students develop the requisite intellectual, artistic and ethical abilities necessary for professional practice.

We encourage our students to master essential skills and techniques professionals need while still exploring and creating the designs of their dreams. Our program fosters innovative thinking about our inner and outer environment. Concern for spatial issues, design innovation and attention to detail are emphasized under the direction of a faculty of professionals.


Certificate in Interior Architecture and Design

Available 100% Online: The School of Interior Architecture & Design will help you build a successful interior design career. Our curriculum integrates theory, design and technology in tandem with the current standards of the industry. Our students develop the requisite intellectual, artistic and ethical abilities necessary for professional practice.

We encourage our students to master essential skills and techniques professionals need while still exploring and creating the designs of their dreams. Our program fosters innovative thinking about our inner and outer environment. Concern for spatial issues, design innovation and attention to detail are emphasized under the direction of a faculty of professionals.


Master of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures and Television

Available 100% Online: The School of Motion Pictures & Television prepares students to enter this competitive industry with the experience necessary to produce artistic and professional moving images. The curriculum cultivates a mastery of form, content and structure as well as solid fundamentals in the integration of digital media.

The department's faculty of film and television professionals ensures that students graduate with intensive training in keeping with the ever-changing technology and trends in the industry. Filmmakers graduating from this program have studied multiple areas of production before eventually choosing one area of concentration. Their final projects are frequently screened at the Academy's annual Spring Show as well as industry festivals.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Motion Pictures and Television

Available 100% Online: The School of Motion Pictures & Television prepares students to enter this competitive industry with the experience necessary to produce artistic and professional moving images. The curriculum cultivates a mastery of form, content and structure as well as solid fundamentals in the integration of digital media.

The department's faculty of film and television professionals ensures that students graduate with intensive training in keeping with the ever-changing technology and trends in the industry. Filmmakers graduating from this program have studied multiple areas of production before eventually choosing one area of concentration. Their final projects are frequently screened at the Academy's annual Spring Show as well as industry festivals.


Associate's in Motion Pictures and Television

Available 100% Online: The School of Motion Pictures & Television prepares students to enter this competitive industry with the experience necessary to produce artistic and professional moving images. The curriculum cultivates a mastery of form, content and structure as well as solid fundamentals in the integration of digital media.

The department's faculty of film and television professionals ensures that students graduate with intensive training in keeping with the ever-changing technology and trends in the industry. Filmmakers graduating from this program have studied multiple areas of production before eventually choosing one area of concentration. Their final projects are frequently screened at the Academy's annual Spring Show as well as industry festivals.


Certificate in Motion Pictures and Television

Available 100% Online: The School of Motion Pictures & Television prepares students to enter this competitive industry with the experience necessary to produce artistic and professional moving images. The curriculum cultivates a mastery of form, content and structure as well as solid fundamentals in the integration of digital media.

The department's faculty of film and television professionals ensures that students graduate with intensive training in keeping with the ever-changing technology and trends in the industry. Filmmakers graduating from this program have studied multiple areas of production before eventually choosing one area of concentration. Their final projects are frequently screened at the Academy's annual Spring Show as well as industry festivals.


Master's in Multimedia Communications

Available 100% Online: The Academy of Art University's School of Multimedia Communications offers emphases in either short-form production or media specialty. Here you will learn the newest techniques and technologies in communications from award-winning professionals in broadcast and online media. In this program, students will write, shoot, edit and appear in broadcast-quality productions, applying the standards and professionalism of broadcasting to Web 2.0 delivery from YouTube to your own video site. You will create news reports and podcasts, webisodes and mobisodes, blogs and commercials.


Bachelor's in Multimedia Communications

Available 100% Online: The Academy of Art University's School of Multimedia Communications offers emphases in either short-form production or media specialty. Here you will learn the newest techniques and technologies in communications from award-winning professionals in broadcast and online media. In this program, students will write, shoot, edit and appear in broadcast-quality productions, applying the standards and professionalism of broadcasting to Web 2.0 delivery from YouTube to your own video site. You will create news reports and podcasts, webisodes and mobisodes, blogs and commercials.


Master of Fine Arts in Music for Visual Media

Available 100% Online: Creating music for film, television, video games or any other visual medium involves a unique combination of musical expertise and aesthetic sensibility. The Academy of Art University's Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media program offers training in traditional music as well as instruction in 21st-century production technologies. We offer courses in harmony, arranging, orchestration, scoring, music production techniques and music editing taught by working professionals.

You'll learn the language of music and how to apply it to the expanding world of visual media, exploring the symbiotic relationship between music and narrative and how music helps tell your story. Students will graduate with a demo reel to take to potential employers. Online students have the advantage of self-paced learning, flexible schedules, fewer class fees and clear presentation of materials, with the opportunity to review and master each concept before continuing to the next.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music for Visual Media

Available 100% Online: Creating music for film, television, video games or any other visual medium involves a unique combination of musical expertise and aesthetic sensibility. The Academy of Art University's Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media program offers training in traditional music as well as instruction in 21st-century production technologies. We offer courses in harmony, arranging, orchestration, scoring, music production techniques and music editing taught by working professionals.

You'll learn the language of music and how to apply it to the expanding world of visual media, exploring the symbiotic relationship between music and narrative and how music helps tell your story. Students will graduate with a demo reel to take to potential employers. Online students have the advantage of self-paced learning, flexible schedules, fewer class fees and clear presentation of materials, with the opportunity to review and master each concept before continuing to the next.


Associate's in Music for Visual Media

Available 100% Online: Creating music for film, television, video games or any other visual medium involves a unique combination of musical expertise and aesthetic sensibility. The Academy of Art University's Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media program offers training in traditional music as well as instruction in 21st-century production technologies. We offer courses in harmony, arranging, orchestration, scoring, music production techniques and music editing taught by working professionals.

You'll learn the language of music and how to apply it to the expanding world of visual media, exploring the symbiotic relationship between music and narrative and how music helps tell your story. Students will graduate with a demo reel to take to potential employers. Online students have the advantage of self-paced learning, flexible schedules, fewer class fees and clear presentation of materials, with the opportunity to review and master each concept before continuing to the next.


Master of Fine Arts in Photography

Available 100% Online: Today's photography industry is in demand of highly educated professionals who can combine technical proficiency with visual creativity. Our forward-reaching curriculum is designed to teach students the skills necessary to succeed in this field.

Through innovative curriculum, we encourage students to develop their individual styles and coach them to create powerful portfolios demonstrating their unique artistic visions. In addition to providing students with the necessary technical, conceptual and professional skills, we also support our students with excellent networking opportunities with industry professionals. Our instructors are active professionals chosen for their expertise and achievements, as well as their working knowledge of contemporary trends in the industry.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography

Available 100% Online: Today's photography industry is in demand of highly educated professionals who can combine technical proficiency with visual creativity. Our forward-reaching curriculum is designed to teach students the skills necessary to succeed in this field.

Through innovative curriculum, we encourage students to develop their individual styles and coach them to create powerful portfolios demonstrating their unique artistic visions. In addition to providing students with the necessary technical, conceptual and professional skills, we also support our students with excellent networking opportunities with industry professionals. Our instructors are active professionals chosen for their expertise and achievements, as well as their working knowledge of contemporary trends in the industry.


Associate's in Photography

Available 100% Online: Today's photography industry is in demand of highly educated professionals who can combine technical proficiency with visual creativity. Our forward-reaching curriculum is designed to teach students the skills necessary to succeed in this field.

Through innovative curriculum, we encourage students to develop their individual styles and coach them to create powerful portfolios demonstrating their unique artistic visions. In addition to providing students with the necessary technical, conceptual and professional skills, we also support our students with excellent networking opportunities with industry professionals. Our instructors are active professionals chosen for their expertise and achievements, as well as their working knowledge of contemporary trends in the industry.


Certificate in Photography

Available 100% Online: Today's photography industry is in demand of highly educated professionals who can combine technical proficiency with visual creativity. Our forward-reaching curriculum is designed to teach students the skills necessary to succeed in this field.

Through innovative curriculum, we encourage students to develop their individual styles and coach them to create powerful portfolios demonstrating their unique artistic visions. In addition to providing students with the necessary technical, conceptual and professional skills, we also support our students with excellent networking opportunities with industry professionals. Our instructors are active professionals chosen for their expertise and achievements, as well as their working knowledge of contemporary trends in the industry.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Landscape Architecture

Available 100% Online: Landscape Architecture is an art and a science, and it is projected to be one of the 50 best professions in the next decade. Learn to see the world in a new way and create landscapes that people love, landscapes that restore the earth's processes and systems. Join one of the newest landscape architecture school programs in the nation and be a pioneer in making the world a better, greener place.

Collaborate with Academy of Art University students from the Schools of Architecture, Interior Architecture & Design, Motion Pictures & Television, Fine Art & Sculpture and Graphic Design to create dynamic landscapes for the 21st century.


Master of Fine Arts in Visual Development

Available 100% Online: The Visual Development program offers students a solid grasp of all fundamental visual development principles and is designed to create a well-rounded education in the arts. Emphasis is placed on mastery of traditional, technical and conceptual abilities, as well as an emotional response, in all aspects of the visual development process. The program fosters a strong development of the individual's style as well as a wide range of methods to transform their traditional skills into those reflecting the breadth of the updated industry technology. Students will become skilled at the full range of tasks related to visual development from concept to post production enhancing their creativity, problem solving and professionalism.

Students will create unique portfolios that demonstrate not only a personal style, but also a wide range of styles. Emphasis is placed on creating a portfolio that demonstrates functionality of all design elements, perspective, composition, figure drawing, background and environment design, concept and storytelling, effective use of color to convey feeling and mood and mastery of technique, both traditional and digital. Industry standards, marketability and professional presentation are also stressed and will be evident in graduates' portfolios.


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Development

Available 100% Online: The Visual Development program offers students a solid grasp of all fundamental visual development principles and is designed to create a well-rounded education in the arts. Emphasis is placed on mastery of traditional, technical and conceptual abilities, as well as an emotional response, in all aspects of the visual development process. The program fosters a strong development of the individual's style as well as a wide range of methods to transform their traditional skills into those reflecting the breadth of the updated industry technology. Students will become skilled at the full range of tasks related to visual development from concept to post production enhancing their creativity, problem solving and professionalism.

Students will create unique portfolios that demonstrate not only a personal style, but also a wide range of styles. Emphasis is placed on creating a portfolio that demonstrates functionality of all design elements, perspective, composition, figure drawing, background and environment design, concept and storytelling, effective use of color to convey feeling and mood and mastery of technique, both traditional and digital. Industry standards, marketability and professional presentation are also stressed and will be evident in graduates' portfolios.


Associate in Arts in Visual Development

Available 100% Online: The Visual Development program offers students a solid grasp of all fundamental visual development principles and is designed to create a well-rounded education in the arts. Emphasis is placed on mastery of traditional, technical and conceptual abilities, as well as an emotional response, in all aspects of the visual development process. The program fosters a strong development of the individual's style as well as a wide range of methods to transform their traditional skills into those reflecting the breadth of the updated industry technology. Students will become skilled at the full range of tasks related to visual development from concept to post production enhancing their creativity, problem solving and professionalism.

Students will create unique portfolios that demonstrate not only a personal style, but also a wide range of styles. Emphasis is placed on creating a portfolio that demonstrates functionality of all design elements, perspective, composition, figure drawing, background and environment design, concept and storytelling, effective use of color to convey feeling and mood and mastery of technique, both traditional and digital. Industry standards, marketability and professional presentation are also stressed and will be evident in graduates' portfolios.


Continuing Art Education in Visual Development

Available 100% Online: The Visual Development program offers students a solid grasp of all fundamental visual development principles and is designed to create a well-rounded education in the arts. Emphasis is placed on mastery of traditional, technical and conceptual abilities, as well as an emotional response, in all aspects of the visual development process. The program fosters a strong development of the individual's style as well as a wide range of methods to transform their traditional skills into those reflecting the breadth of the updated industry technology. Students will become skilled at the full range of tasks related to visual development from concept to post production enhancing their creativity, problem solving and professionalism.

Students will create unique portfolios that demonstrate not only a personal style, but also a wide range of styles. Emphasis is placed on creating a portfolio that demonstrates functionality of all design elements, perspective, composition, figure drawing, background and environment design, concept and storytelling, effective use of color to convey feeling and mood and mastery of technique, both traditional and digital. Industry standards, marketability and professional presentation are also stressed and will be evident in graduates' portfolios.


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