The Academy of Art University has been in the lime light of fashion week, twenty one times in a row! Skylight Clarkson Square has was the 2017 host of Fashion Week. Fashion Week is where new talent is displayed and discovered. This says something about the talent that comes out of the Academy of Art University.
The designers coming out to the Academy of Art University come from a wide variety of backgrounds. Students from China to Maine and a few places in between displayed a variety of ideas that stunned the audience. All of the students work from years of learning and projects was quickly displayed in fifteen short minutes, featuring two men’s wear collections and five women’s collections.
Students who attend the Academy of Art University benefit from and are educated by 283 full time teachers and over a thousand part time staff. It is the largest privately owned school in the United States, and started as an advertising art college. The school takes up a large portion of San Francisco’s real estate with campuses located in the South Market District and on New Montgomery Street.
In 1992, Elsa Stephens took over the lead from her father, Richard S. Stephens who was the founder of the school. The school offers associates, bachelors and master degrees. They have also made some courses available to their students online. The school does it’s best to stay on top of trends and technology in order to give it’s students the best possible learning experience.
Students are accepted to the program at the school regardless of the strength of their portfolio. A strong desire to develop their artistic abilities is the main requirement for those that are ready to learn. Students are taught by professional artists at the institution. The Academy of Art University was founded on the belief that students, with effort, hard work, and taught by professionals could develop their talents to become professionals themselves.
The Academy of Art University fosters innovation and encourages their students to be on the forefront. Their state of the art facilities and teachers provide a quality education for their graduates. Many of their students have been hired by Apple, Pixar, Nike and Zynga.