Academy of Art University
|Academy of Art University|
|Motto||Built by artists for artists|
|Location||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Campus||Urban and online|
|Colors||Black and Red|
|Athletics||NCAA Division II for cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, golf, tennis, track and field|
The Academy of Art University, formerly Academy of Art College, is a privately owned for-profit art school in San Francisco, California, USA. It was founded by Richard S. Stephens in 1929, and is now owned by the Stephens Institute. It has over 18,000 students, and claims to be the largest privately owned art and design school in the United States. It is one of the largest property owners in San Francisco.
Academy of Art University received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 2007. The school is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. In interior architecture and design, the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (taught or online) and Master of Fine Arts degree are both accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation. The Master of Architecture degree has since 2006 been accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
Alumni of the school include:
- Asencio, figurative painter
- Chris Milk, music video director
- Deanne Fitzmaurice, staff photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle, winner of a 2005 Pulitzer Prize
- Kara Laricks, fashion designer
- Lee Cheol-ha, film director
- Lauren Conrad, actress
- Heidi Montag, actress
Past and present staff of the school include:
- Diane Baker, actress
- Jan Yanehiro, television journalist
- Lindsey Yamasaki, basketball player at Stanford
- Terryl Whitlatch, illustrator
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