The Academy Resource Center (ARC) provides academic support and creative inspiration in a friendly, supportive environment that addresses students’ art and design, drawing, communication, and technical needs. We offer a range of educational support services to all current Academy of Art University students, for every major and most courses, online and onsite, both undergraduate and graduate.

For example, Language Support Labs provide individualized, language-based assistance to domestic and international students, both graduate and undergraduate, by appointment or drop-in. Tutors are ESL support professionals who specialize in course content for specific majors. 

Academy support faculty and tutors have been chosen for both their expertise and their passion for helping students. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these services to help them with their classes and assignments; however, they should also make use of other support options to avoid falling behind.

ARC support services should not be regarded as a substitute for attending class and are effective only in conjunction with continued weekly attendance and participation.

Additional Online Resources Available

The AAU Library has a variety of software and content tutorials available to all enrolled students, including:

  • Ebook Central: Links to more than 9,000 ebooks in 18 subject areas of the humanities
  • LUNA: Over 331,000 images available to search and download that directly support the AAU curriculum
  • Oxford Art Online: Encyclopedia of world art and art history
  • Material ConneXion: Custom library of material samples

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