Academy of Art University

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Distinguishing Characteristics

School type Proprietary
Terms Semester
First year of program 2003-2004

Faculty & Classes

Full-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 99
Part-time instructional faculty that teach courses accessible online 444
Average online teaching experience 5 years
Faculty have at least 1 year online teaching experience 92%
Faculty have at least 2 years online teaching experience 80%
Faculty have at least 3 years online teaching experience 68%
Full-time faculty with doctorate 1
Part-time faculty with doctorate 6
Full-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 58
Part-time faculty whose highest degree is a bachelor's 197
School finances online instructor training Yes
Continuing online instruction education required No
Full-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 150
Part-time course development tech staff supporting faculty 35
Average class size 15
Maximum class size 30


Online bachelor's degree programs 20
Online courses 863
Five most popular majors
All majors
About the online bachelor's degree program (as submitted by school)

Our online degree programs in art and design provide the same great education we offer on campus. Academy of Art University’s fully accredited online degree programs give you the flexibility to take interactive classes taught by professional artists wherever you are located. Master your portfolio and make the most of your creative abilities by learning the skills and techniques used by industry experts. The Academy's accreditation assures the highest standard of education and instruction.

Integration With Campus

Can earn degree entirely online Yes
Possible in-person attendance requirements
Orientations No
Group projects/simulations No
Exams No
Classes include campus-based students Yes
Collaboration among online and campus-based students Neutral
Students enroll as online students Yes, online students take different classes than on campus students
Credits earned online equal earned on campus Yes
Faculty who teach online also teach on campus Majority
Same curricula for online and campus-based students All


Archived classes All
Classes can be received live None
Live online/on-campus classes after 5 p.m. N/A
Online chatrooms N/A
Web conferencing (webinars) Yes
Skype or other visual software N/A
New-student orientation Yes
Review and sign ethics statement Yes
Percentage of classes with lectures None
Number of times per month faculty evaluate student participation 1
Courses requiring students to work collaboratively with other students Minority
Class participation graded Yes
Exams Yes
Same exams are administered only once No
Exams have random question order Yes
Each user has unique exam login Yes
Number of settings in which in-person exams are administered Multiple geographically dispersed settings
Anti-plagiarism screening required for essay assignments Depends
Measures to instill academic integrity (as submitted by school)

Students are required to sign in to online courses with password so all online courses are password protected. Students required to read and sign a statement which addresses code of conduct, plagiarism, etc.; Departmental standards and guidelines are also provided to students; For writing courses, students are required to read and sign a statement regarding writing standards. There is proctoring of some exams that are taken onsite. Instructors provided training on how to handle plagiarism and academic dishonesty; faculty are also provided a protocol on how to address plagiarism.

List of Student Assessments Administered

Other assessment Yes
Description of other assessment First-year Student Survey

Graduation & Retention

Credits needed to graduate 132
Credits that must be earned through school 66
One-year retention rates
One-year retention rates
Limited time to complete degree No
Target time to earn final 25% of credits 2 years
Maximum time to earn final 25% of credits N/A
Graduation rates
Graduation rates

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