Academy of Art University

Ready to dive into the world of acting, motion picture and television, or how about photography or industrial design? Academy of Art University offers students with creative aspirations the opportunity to build a foundation within these academic majors and so much more. Located in San Francisco, California, Academy of Art University is one of the largest privately owned design institutions in the United States for individuals to receive an associates, bachelors, or masters degree in the field of the arts both in class and online. Founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens who has a painter and magazine editor, Academy of Art University continues to uphold high standards for educational advancement, being accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, as well as upholding accreditation as a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

These educational standards can also be experienced through the facility of experienced individuals who utilize their years of arts advancement to support students via one on one engagement, interactive projects, and best practices to prepare students for what they may encounter while working within their designated fields. Instructors who have graced the classrooms of Academy of Art University are journalist and creator of the Discover Channel show “The Next Step” Richard Hart, and Tom Bertino, professional animator whose work can be seen in Star Wars, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, etc. Through its continual expertise, passion, and persistence Academy of Art University has gone on to lay the foundation for some of the individuals we see on various media outlets today, including alumni Deanne Fitzmaurice, photographer and winner of a 2005 Pulitzer Prize, Alexandria Von Bromssen, Runner-up on Project Runway Season 12, actress and singer Raven-SymonĂ©, etc.

The above mentioned individuals are just the icing on the cake. Academy of Art University’s influence can also be seen in the new Avengers: Infinity War movie via Jan Philip Cramer, who served as the animation supervisor for this film! Having graduated with a BFA from the School of Animation and Visual Effects in 2004, his work can also be seen in Avatar, Deadpool, etc.

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