The Academy of Art University was founded in San Francisco in 1929 and has called the city home since its inception. The school prepares aspiring creative professionals for careers in design, communications and the arts. They offer both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Academy of Art University offers many intriguing areas of study including Art History, Jewelry & Metal Design, and the very popular Fashion program. Recently, several fashion students were able to exhibit their own designs on the runway.
On September 9. 2017 The School of Fashion at The Academy of Art University held its 21st runway fashion showcase at New York’s Fashion Week. The show is an incredible way to see a multitude of designers all in one sitting. This year ten BFA and MFA graduates debuted both womenswear and menswear collections. There was an incredible range of ideas, silhouettes and fabrics presented at the show This could be attributed to the diverse backgrounds of the participants. From China to California, the participants truly pulled ideas from their backgrounds and cultures. In addition to their backgrounds, participants were inspired by landscapes, prayer flags and their ancestors. Many of the participants have already completed prestigious internships and are considered the future of fashion.
The school is a truly innovate place. They believe in a no-barrier admissions policy, stating that passion is all that is required. Additionally the school believes that the best teachers are working, creative professionals who have actual experience in the fields they are teaching. Finally, The Academy of Art University believes in ethics when it comes to art and strives to instill this in all of their students.
If you are looking for a truly diverse place to grow as an artist, The Academy of Art University is the place to go. Their graduates represent 112 different countries. If you need to be further convinced to choose The Academy of Art University, look no further than their successful alumni. Their former students include a Pulitzer Prize winner, an Emmy winner and a storyboard artist for Fox’s King of the Hill.