School of Visual Development Home Degrees Online Program Faculty Facilities News & Success Stories Spring Show Gainful Employment Information
Disclosures About WASC Accreditation

School of Visual Development

Professional Opportunities

Visual Development students begin their professional careers as Visual Development artists on day one. Starting with first semester class projects, students will begin developing an understanding of drawing and value based on industry standards. As they advance though the program they will learn to put it all together for a portfolio.

As students develop their talents and unique styles, they will have many opportunities to network with professionals in the industry and begin their professional futures:

Spring Show

With an exhibition of fresh and original work, Academy of Art University's Spring Show draws crowds of industry professionals each year. Visual Development students showcase their best work that demonstrates visual identity, character design, composition, final paintings, design functionality as well as their ability to create various characters and alter moods in stories.

Career & Entrepreneurial Services – Students prepare for entry into the professional work force by taking advantage of the Career & Entrepreneurial Development department’s onsite and online workshops. See more.

Industry Relationships & Events –Throughout each semester, the School of Visual Development participates in industry events and brings respected professionals in the Visual Development industry to campus. Students benefit from lectures and special events. Past presenters have included Pixar, Lucas Films, DreamWorks and more.

View Industry On Campus Videos:

View All Guest Lecture Videos: https://speakers.academyart.edu/content/guest-speakers.html

Graduates of the School of Visual Development can embark on careers such as:
  • Art Director
  • Background/Layout Designer
  • Character Designer
  • Concept Artist
  • Creature Designer
  • Environment Designer
  • Level Designer for Games
  • Maquette Sculptor
  • Model Packet Designer
  • Production Artist
  • Production Assistant
  • Production Designer
  • Prop Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Sketch Artist
  • Texture Artist
  • Texture Artist/ Prop Designer
  • Visual Development Artist
 
School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University School of Visual Development| Academy of Art University
Academy News » Academy’s Women's Basketball PacWest Conference Tournament Championship Repeat! » Adobe Features Academy of Art University in New Video » One Fine Art Graduate, Four San Francisco Murals