24 months
1276 USD/credit 38280 USD/year
1218 USD/credit 36540 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Visual Development MA program at Academy of Art University provides professional development with advanced coursework in still life painting, figure drawing, character design, concept painting, layout design for animation, and other core skills of professional visual developers.


The School of Visual Development’s degree programs at Academy of Art University provide a dynamic education in the art of scene setting. 

Key Features

  • With an emphasis on animation, character design, concept paintings, and various other critical design disciplines, our degree programs are built to equip aspiring artists and designers with a comprehensive toolbox of marketable skills for a successful career in the Visual Development industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Figurative Concepts
  • Color Theory
  • History of Visual Development
  • Head Drawing
  • Clothed Figure Drawing
  • Perspective for Characters & Environment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form or online application.
  • $50 application fee.
  • Official transcripts from your undergraduate college or university showing completion of an undergraduate degree.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    38280 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1276 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    36540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1218 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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