Statement of Accreditation Status
Academy of Art University

79 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States
Telephone: 
OPEID

The OPEID number is used by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) to identify schools that have Program Participation Agreements (PPA) for purposes of eligibility to participate in Federal Student Financial Assistance programs under Title IV.

007531
Current Accreditation Status

Accredited with Notice of Concern indicates that the institution, while it currently meets WASC Standards, is in danger of being found out of compliance with one or more Standards if current trends continue. It may also be issued if an institution is removed from sanction and the Commission wishes to emphasize the need for continuing progress. Formal Notice of Concern requires a special visit within four years to assess progress. If the Commission's concerns are not addressed by that time, a sanction is imposed.

Accredited with Notice of Concern
Most Recent Commission Action: 
Friday, February 17, 2017
First Accredited

Date the institution was first accredited by WSCUC.

2007
Undergraduate FTE: 
6,427
Graduate FTE: 
3,296
Financial Structure Type

Institutions within the WSCUC region are classified as Non-profit, For-profit or State-supported.

For-Profit
Sponsorship

Choices include: No related entity, Proprietary with Parent Board, Religious Control, Multi-institutional system, Other. For more information please see the Related Entities Policy.

No Related Entity
Academic Calendar

The period of time generally extending from September to June; usually equated to 2 semesters or trimesters, 3 quarters, or the period covered by a 4-1-4 calendar system.

Semester
Distributes Federal Financial Aid: 
 
Rolesort descending Name Title E-mail
Accreditation Liaison Officer Cathy Corcoran Vice President of Accreditation Compliance WSCUC ALO ccorcoran [at] academyart.edu
Board of Directors Chair Nancy Houston Chairman of the Board nancy.houston [at] cox.net
Chief Academic Officer Sue Rowley Chief Academic Officer srowley [at] academyart.edu
Chief Executive Officer Elisa Stephens President estephens [at] academyart.edu
Chief Financial Officer Martha Weeck Executive Vice President - Finance mweeck [at] academyart.edu
Director Institutional Research Jessie Eckardt Director of Institutional Research jeckardt [at] academyart.edu
OPEID Location Namesort descending City Location Type Status
00753107 410 Bush Street San Francisco Additional Active
00753108 540 Powell Street San Francisco Additional Active
00753103 601 Brannan San Francisco Additional Active
00753109 625 Polk Street San Francisco Additional Active
00753101 Academy of Art University San Francisco Additional Active
00753104 Academy of Art University San Francisco Additional Active
00753105 Academy of Art University San Francisco Additional Active
00753106 Academy of Art University San Francisco Additional Active
00753100 Academy of Art University San Francisco Main Campus Active
Degreesort descending Degree Level Year Implemented Modality
Acting Masters 2016 On-Site
Acting Associate 2011 On-Site
Acting Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Acting Masters 2011 On-Site
Advanced Architectural Design Masters 2015 Distance Education
Advanced Architectural Design Masters 2015 On-Site
Advertising Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Advertising Associate 1998 On-Site
Advertising Associate 2006 Distance Education
Advertising Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Advertising Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Advertising Masters 1977 On-Site
Advertising Masters 2006 Distance Education
Advertising and Branded Media Technology Masters 2016 On-Site
Advertising and Branded Media Technology Masters 2016 Distance Education
Animation and Visual Effects Non-degree 2004 On-Site
Animation and Visual Effects Associate 2004 On-Site
Animation and Visual Effects Associate 2006 Distance Education
Animation and Visual Effects Bachelors 2004 On-Site
Animation and Visual Effects Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Animation and Visual Effects Masters 2004 On-Site
Animation and Visual Effects Masters 2006 Distance Education
Animation and Visual Effects Masters 2016 On-Site
Animation and Visual Effects Masters 2016 Distance Education
Architectural Design Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Architectural Design Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Architecture Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Architecture Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Architecture Masters 2004 On-Site
Architecture Masters 2010 Distance Education
Art Education Bachelors 2010 On-Site
Art Education Masters 2010 On-Site
Art Education Bachelors 2010 Distance Education
Art Education Masters 2010 Distance Education
Art History Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Art History Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Art History Masters 2014 Distance Education
Art History Masters 2013 On-Site
Automotive Restoration Associate 2016 On-Site
Communications and Media Technologies Bachelors 2008 On-Site
Communications and Media Technologies Bachelors 2008 Distance Education
Communications and Media Technologies Masters 2008 On-Site
Communications and Media Technologies Masters 2009 Distance Education
Costume Design Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Costume Design Masters 2015 On-Site
Costume Design Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Costume Design Masters 2015 Distance Education
Costume Design Masters 2016 On-Site
Costume Design Masters 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Non-degree 1972 On-Site
Fashion Associate 1998 On-Site
Fashion Associate 2006 Distance Education
Fashion Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Fashion Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Fashion Masters 1977 On-Site
Fashion Masters 2006 Distance Education
Fashion Masters 2016 On-Site
Fashion Masters 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Journalism Associate 2013 Distance Education
Fashion Journalism Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
Fashion Journalism Masters 2013 Distance Education
Fashion Journalism Associate 2013 On-Site
Fashion Journalism Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Fashion Journalism Masters 2013 On-Site
Fashion Marketing Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Fashion Marketing Associate 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Marketing Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Marketing Associate 2016 On-Site
Fashion Marketing and Brand Management Masters 2016 On-Site
Fashion Marketing and Brand Management Masters 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Merchandising Masters 2016 On-Site
Fashion Merchandising Masters 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Merchandising Associate 2016 On-Site
Fashion Merchandising Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Fashion Merchandising Associate 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Merchandising Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Merchandising and Management Masters 2016 On-Site
Fashion Merchandising and Management Masters 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Product Development Masters 2016 On-Site
Fashion Product Development Masters 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Product Development Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Fashion Product Development Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Product Development Associate 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Product Development Associate 2016 On-Site
Fashion Styling Associate 2013 Distance Education
Fashion Styling Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
Fashion Styling Associate 2013 On-Site
Fashion Styling Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Fashion Visual Merchandising Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Fashion Visual Merchandising Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Fashion Visual Merchandising Associate 2017 On-Site
Fashion Visual Merchandising Associate 2017 Distance Education
Fine Art Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Fine Art Associate 1998 On-Site
Fine Art Associate 2006 Distance Education
Fine Art Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Fine Art Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Fine Art Masters 1977 On-Site
Fine Art Masters 2006 Distance Education
Fine Art Masters 2016 On-Site
Fine Art Masters 2016 Distance Education
Game Development Associate 2009 On-Site
Game Development Associate 2009 Distance Education
Game Development Bachelors 2009 On-Site
Game Development Bachelors 2009 Distance Education
Game Development Masters 2009 On-Site
Game Development Masters 2009 Distance Education
Game Development Masters 2016 On-Site
Game Development Masters 2016 Distance Education
Game Programming Bachelors 2015 On-Site
Game Programming Bachelors 2015 Distance Education
Graphic Design Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Graphic Design Associate 1998 On-Site
Graphic Design Associate 2006 Distance Education
Graphic Design Bachelors 1981 On-Site
Graphic Design Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Graphic Design Masters 1981 On-Site
Graphic Design Masters 2006 Distance Education
Graphic Design and Digital Media Masters 2016 On-Site
Graphic Design and Digital Media Masters 2016 Distance Education
Illustration Masters 2016 On-Site
Illustration Masters 2016 Distance Education
Illustration Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Illustration Associate 1998 On-Site
Illustration Associate 2006 Distance Education
Illustration Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Illustration Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Illustration Masters 1977 On-Site
Illustration Masters 2006 Distance Education
Industrial Design Masters 2016 On-Site
Industrial Design Masters 2016 Distance Education
Industrial Design Non-degree 1996 On-Site
Industrial Design Associate 1998 On-Site
Industrial Design Associate 2006 Distance Education
Industrial Design Bachelors 1996 On-Site
Industrial Design Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Industrial Design Masters 1993 On-Site
Industrial Design Masters 2006 Distance Education
Interior Architecture and Design Masters 2016 On-Site
Interior Architecture and Design Masters 2016 Distance Education
Interior Architecture and Design Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Interior Architecture and Design Associate 1998 On-Site
Interior Architecture and Design Associate 2006 Distance Education
Interior Architecture and Design Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Interior Architecture and Design Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Interior Architecture and Design Masters 1977 On-Site
Interior Architecture and Design Masters 2006 Distance Education
Jewelry and Metal Arts Masters 2016 On-Site
Jewelry and Metal Arts Masters 2016 Distance Education
Jewelry and Metal Arts Associate 2013 On-Site
Jewelry and Metal Arts Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Jewelry and Metal Arts Masters 2013 On-Site
Jewelry and Metal Arts Associate 2013 Distance Education
Jewelry and Metal Arts Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
Jewelry and Metal Arts Masters 2013 Distance Education
Landscape Architecture Masters 2012 Distance Education
Landscape Architecture Associate 2012 Distance Education
Landscape Architecture Masters 2016 On-Site
Landscape Architecture Masters 2016 Distance Education
Landscape Architecture Associate 2011 On-Site
Landscape Architecture Bachelors 2011 On-Site
Landscape Architecture Bachelors 2012 Distance Education
Landscape Architecture Masters 2011 On-Site
Master of Arts in Teaching (with Credential) Masters 2015 On-Site
Motion Pictures and Television Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Motion Pictures and Television Masters 1993 On-Site
Motion Pictures and Television Masters 2006 Distance Education
Motion Pictures and Television Non-degree 1996 On-Site
Motion Pictures and Television Associate 1998 On-Site
Motion Pictures and Television Associate 2006 Distance Education
Motion Pictures and Television Bachelors 1993 On-Site
Music Production Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Music Production Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Music Production Associate 2016 On-Site
Music Production Associate 2016 Distance Education
Music Scoring and Composition Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Music Scoring and Composition Masters 2016 On-Site
Music Scoring and Composition Masters 2016 Distance Education
Music Scoring and Composition Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Photography Masters 2016 On-Site
Photography Masters 2016 Distance Education
Photography Associate 1998 On-Site
Photography Associate 2006 Distance Education
Photography Bachelors 1966 On-Site
Photography Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Photography Masters 1977 On-Site
Photography Masters 2006 Distance Education
Photography Non-degree 1992 On-Site
Sound Design Associate 2016 Distance Education
Sound Design Masters 2016 On-Site
Sound Design Masters 2016 Distance Education
Sound Design Bachelors 2016 Distance Education
Sound Design Bachelors 2016 On-Site
Sound Design Associate 2016 On-Site
Studio Production for Advertising and Design Associate 2014 On-Site
Studio Production for Advertising and Design Associate 2014 Distance Education
Teaching Masters 2015 On-Site
Textile Design Bachelors 2017 On-Site
Textile Design Masters 2017 On-Site
Textile Design Associate 2017 On-Site
Visual Development Masters 2016 On-Site
Visual Development Masters 2016 Distance Education
Visual Development Associate 2013 On-Site
Visual Development Bachelors 2013 On-Site
Visual Development Masters 2013 On-Site
Visual Development Associate 2013 Distance Education
Visual Development Bachelors 2013 Distance Education
Visual Development Masters 2013 Distance Education
Web Design and New Media Masters 2016 On-Site
Web Design and New Media Masters 2016 Distance Education
Web Design and New Media Associate 1998 On-Site
Web Design and New Media Associate 2006 Distance Education
Web Design and New Media Bachelors 1994 On-Site
Web Design and New Media Bachelors 2006 Distance Education
Web Design and New Media Masters 1994 On-Site
Web Design and New Media Masters 2006 Distance Education
Web Design and New Media Non-degree 1996 On-Site
Writing and Directing for Film Masters 2016 On-Site
Writing and Directing for Film Masters 2016 Distance Education
Writing for Film Television and Digital Media Bachelors 2014 On-Site
Writing for Film Television and Digital Media Bachelors 2014 Distance Education
Writing for Film Television and Digital Media Masters 2014 On-Site
Writing for Film Television and Digital Media Masters 2014 Distance Education
Season Year Review Type
Spring 2018 Mid-Cycle Review

The Mid-Cycle Review (MCR) is a review of each institution near the midpoint of its period of accreditation, focusing particularly on student achievement. The Review is performed by WSCUC staff, and draws on evidence from an update of the institution’s Inventory of Educational Effectiveness Indicators and retention and graduation data, as well as any trends emerging from Annual Reports to surface any potential issues across the Standards. The overall purpose of the Mid-Cycle Review is to "identify problems with an institution's or program's continued compliance with agency standards" while "tak[ing] into account institutional or program strengths and stability" (U.S. Department of Education, §602.19(b)).

Spring 2018 Special Visit
Fall 2020 Offsite Review
Spring 2021 Accreditation Visit

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