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About Graduate Education

Whether you are moving forward in your area of expertise, or looking to unlock your potential, Academy of Art University graduate programs are ready to help bring your skills to the next level and give you an edge in today’s job market.

Our graduate school works closely with each academic department to ensure that all graduate students have the information and services that they need in order to navigate successfully through the Master's programs.

Our mission is to nurture and challenge graduate students through advisement and support during their education and beyond. The graduate school provides a myriad of services such as continuing graduate student advisement and registration, directed study coordination, and midpoint and final review scheduling and preparation. 

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Online Graduate Education

The online program provides graduate students with the opportunity to receive the same high-level, cutting edge education as their in-class counterparts. Take all or a portion of your courses online and get the same credit as students onsite. Same content, more flexibility, more freedom.

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Art Teaching Credential

Academy of Art University is now offering a three semester Art Teaching Credential program accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC). Our program goes beyond "art for kids" by preparing our credential candidates to succeed in any classroom.


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