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Distinguished Alumni Share Stories of Success at Bangkok Open House

The room was packed with students and alumni at a recent open house and panel discussion about Academy of Art University in Bangkok, Thailand.  Open house attendees interested in learning more about the school’s programs were treated to presentations from well-known alumni and Academy representatives who additionally reviewed portfolios and gave helpful feedback.

The panel shared their experiences and perspective and spoke about the knowledge they acquired at the Academy and how they’ve continued on to use those skills to be successful professionals.  Saifa Setabutr, now an executive producer in the television and movie industry, worked briefly as an actor after he graduated from the Academy.  Saifa has directed and produced numerous projects, including the famous television series Detective Game Show.

Academy alumni Saifa Setabutr, Chalisa Viravan, Wisarut Wisuthakul, and Karn Boondarick

Academy alumnus Wisarut Wisuthakul spoke about how he has used the skills he perfected at the Academy of Art University’s Interior Architecture & Design program to bring a unique interior design perspective to a variety of projects both in the U.S. and internationally.  Karn Boondarick is an alumnus who, in addition to teaching at Bangkok University & Turakitbandit University, works as the exhibit design director at Lubid Studio Co, Ltd, the design firm he founded with other Academy of Art University alumni.  Bangkok stylist Chalisa Viravan is another alumna who lent her expertise to the distinguished panel and helped review attendee portfolios.

Chalisa Viravan answers questions after the presentation

The event gave attendees, parents and friends a chance to learn about the Academy’s incredible programs while networking with others with similar interests in art and design.  The alumni were happy to give back to the university that helped shape their successful careers.  

Academy representative Apawan Subphaso was thrilled with the success of the event, “It was an incredible opportunity for people interested in the Academy’s programs to learn more about the high-quality education offered at the Academy and to hear from alumni who have gone on to great success in their careers as artists and designers.”


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