American Academy of Art
|President||Richard H. Otto|
|Location||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Affiliations||Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology|
The American Academy of Art is an art school located in downtown Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1923 for the education of fine and commercial arts students. The American Academy of Art offers four-year, accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in web design, illustration, modeling, painting and others.
The American Academy of Art was founded in 1923 by Frank Young to train students for careers in commercial and fine art.
Enrollment is typically between 400 and 500 students. Annual tuition is currently $24,000+.
The Academy has curriculum for bachelor's degrees. Eight areas of study are offered for a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, all of which require 126 credit hours to graduate. These programs include:
- 3D modeling and animation
- Life drawing
- Multimedia/web design
- Oil painting
- Graphic design
- Watercolor painting
- Illustration / Digital illustration
The Academy requires all incoming freshmen to take both life drawing and art composition for the freshman year.
The Academy is accredited by:
- The Higher Learning Commission.
- The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).
- (The Academy is also a member of the North Central Association.)
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