Campus & Housing Tours

Experience our urban campus in the heart of San Francisco with a guided tour.

  • Discover student galleries and exhibits
  • Explore industry standard facilities
  • Meet with campus reps for personalized tours
  • Learn about campus housing


Schedule Your Tour

Open Houses

Discover your creative potential at one of our Open Houses.

  • Meet academy alumni & get portfolio feedback (optional)
  • Learn about accredited degrees in one of our many areas of art & design, admissions, campus life & more
  • View demonstrations of flexible online classes
  • Attend financial aid workshops and meet with Financial Aid Representatives
  • Enroll in Pre-College Art Experience programs for high school students
  • Complete your application & registration with an Admissions Representative
Worldwide Open House Events
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Public Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Railway (MUNI) 

  • 1-415-673-6864, 1-415-923-6366 or
  • Provides a variety of transit systems throughout the city.


Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) 

  • 1-415-989-2278, 1-510-465-2278 or
  • A transit system that services Downtown Oakland, the East Bay, and Alameda County.



  • 1-800-660-4287, 1-650-817-1717 or
  • A commuter train service from San Francisco to San Mateo County, San Jose, and Santa Clara County.



  • 1-800-660-4287, 1-650-817-1717 or
  • San Mateo County District transit system that connects to SF Muni, BART, and Caltrain.


Golden Gate Transit 

  • 1-415-923-2000 or Buses and ferries that connect to SF Muni, BART, and Caltrain. AC Transit 511 (say "AC Transit") or
  • Alameda and Contra Costa District transit system that provides local buses in the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville), BART stations, and the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco.


Alameda/Oakland Ferry

Driving Directions

The directions below will help you navigate to our main Academy building at 79 New Montgomery St. in Downtown San Francisco.

From the South Bay (San Jose, Fremont, Palo Alto, Gilroy) Take Highway 101 North to the Bay Bridge, then take the 4th St. exit. Go straight one block and turn right on Mission St. and continue until you reach New Montgomery St.

From the East Bay (Oakland, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Concord, Sacramento) Take Highway 80 West across the Bay Bridge, then take Fremont St. exit. Turn left on Mission St. and continue until you reach New Montgomery St.

From the North Bay (Sausalito, Richmond, Vallejo, Marin, San Rafael) Take Highway 101-South across the Golden Gate Bridge, then take the Lombard St exit to Gough. Turn right on Gough St., then left on Market St. Continue on Market St., then turn right on New Montgomery St. until you reach Mission St.



Visit for a comprehensive list of San Francisco parking lots.

Where to Stay

Book a room with one of the below hotels for a special Academy of Art University rate.

Sir Francis Drake Hotel

Book online for special rates.

Cartwright Hotel

Call 1-415-421-2865 for a special rate.
Or book the rate directly online.

Request a Presentation for Your Classroom

As one of the premiere art institutions in the country, we thrive on building the global community of artists that support and encourage one another. Submit the form below to request a presentation in your classroom by one of our representatives.
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Get to Know Us

Get to know our world-class staff and see why we’re one of the top arts universities in the country.

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