The Huffington Post at The Future of Fashion not long ago, ran a very complimentary article about the Academy of Art University, an 11,000 student private college in San Francisco.
The Academy of Art University offers a degree programs, all the way up to a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts, within acting, advertising, animation and visual effects, architecture, art education, art history, communications and media technologies, fashion, fine art, game development, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, interior architecture, jewelry and metal arts, landscape architecture, motion pictures and television, music production and sound design, photography, visual development, web design and writing for television and media.
And these degree programs are not merely for the traditional “starving artist.” Many graduates of the Academy of Arts University have opportunities to make a six-figure income and more.
Huffington Post’s Review of the Academy of Arts Fashion Show
It’s best if you read the article and also look at the Youtube Video at Academy of Arts New York Fashion Show but basically, the article featured the design inspirations of 10 recent BFA and MFA designers, and what they liked best in the fashion show they hosted in New York.
The designers, coming from as far away as China, represented a diverse and lively sense of fashion, and according to Graduate Director of Fashion at the Academy,
Jayne Foster, are likely to represent the fashion world in the near future.
Unlike many speciality certificate programs in the arts, the Academy of Art University has been operating since 1924 and is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as well as having certain programs accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation, and National Architectural Accrediting Board
The school even boasts a sports team, the Urban Knights, where both men and women compete under nine different sports as part of the NCAA’s Pacific West Conference.
The School is private and employs approximately 253 full-time and over 1,000 part-time instructors.