There are a number of factors that contribute to making Academy of Art University an ideal place to start a career in art and design. Our urban campus—including our housing, dining, and academic facilities—creates a unique college experience in one of the most inspiring cities on earth. Student-run clubs and organizations, along with comprehensive student resources and support, will have you feeling right at home.

The University wants to do everything possible to help you stay active, happy, and engaged both inside and outside of your classes.  Here is a list of fun and exciting things to help you continue to grow as an artist and stay connected with the ArtU community.  If you have any suggestions to add, please send them to campuslife@academyart.edu.

 and stay in touch with your fellow students
  • Connect with your  to see what new is happening
  • Check out the ArtU series of 
  • Take virtual tours of some of the world’s top museums:
  • Participate in a weekly sketching project put out by 
  • Brush up on your classical music with performances from the  or the 
  • Take in some Opera from the  or the 
  • Stay nourished by trying out some 
  • Do you love musicals?  Watch your favorites with 
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    Living in SF

    Academy of Art University is an absolutely amazing place to be a college student. One of the world’s great creative capitals, San Francisco has been our home since 1929. There is inspiration at every turn. Our neighbors include giants in everything from advertising, animation, and architecture to communications, game development, and web design.

    Clubs & Organizations

    Everyone needs a break from the studio. With dozens of clubs and organizations to choose from, you are sure to find a new creative outlet and build lifelong relationships. Join students with similar interests to discuss ideas, promote your work, form collaborations, and share information.

    Resource Centers

    The Academy provides our students with the resources they need to succeed.

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