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Academy of Art University

Learning Art and Design in the Digital Age

Ten years ago, nobody fathomed that learning art and design online was possible. Now, with the convergence of art, technology and education in the digital century, online education is the way of the future. It is a global revolution in art and design, encompassing the newest, most innovative technology. Online education explores limitless possibilities and inspires students all over the world through emerging media.

Located in San Francisco’s technology epicenter, Academy of Art University is at the forefront of distance learning, utilizing the hottest technology to provide students with a world-class curriculum. The Academy researched over 80 online programs offered by other universities before creating a one-of-a-kind, built from the ground up, media rich online program.

Online education is for people who think outside of the box; people who crave a vicissitude in the way of achieving. It is for anyone with a thirst for knowledge, a passion for creativity and a dedication to their craft. To become successful in art and design, students must be prepared for a world that is dynamic, diverse, panoptic and ambitious. Through an intellectually challenging program, students are met with assignments and curriculum that are as prolific as they are.

All online Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Master of Fine Arts programs are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Programs offered online are Advertising, Animation & Visual Effects, Computer Arts, Digital Arts & Communications, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Architecture & Design, Motion Pictures & Television and Photography. The Academy also allows students the flexibility of taking classes both onsite and online.

The onsite San Francisco classes Academy of Art University are not dissimilar from the online classes. Both classes offer the same content-rich, highly focused curriculum – the only difference is that the online classes use the power of the Internet to foster communication, learning and skill acquisition. The Academy rebuilds over 100 online courses a year to stay ensure our online courses stay on top of industry trends.

Software created especially for online classes enables instructors to create a seminar-style “classroom” environment. Students have just as much contact with each other as they do with their instructors, making online classes an exciting and collaborative learning experience.

Online classes are asynchronous, meaning that there are no fixed meeting times. Students can post homework or discuss ideas whenever it is convenient. Instructors are available everyday and will make sure to answer any questions.

The dynamic learning environment is organized into modules and each module is presented in a series of webpages. Classes combine fascinating written materials, images and interactive and animated media. Students post their work online, either via digital photography, scanner or video.

With the power of technology, anyone can achieve his or her career goals and ambitions. Boundless possibilities in art and design take the imagination to soaring heights through online education!

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