Tags: Alumni,  Advertising,  Fashion,  Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media,  Photography

In this year-in-review video, check out the work our students and alumni created in 2017. They made Super Bowl commercials, won Emmys & Oscars, and worked on some of the hottest video games and blockbuster movies. When passion is applied relentlessly, work becomes obsession, and opportunities follow. What will your future look like?

Selected Highlights


Mark Cofer

Graduate of the School of Music Production & Sound Design for Visual Media (MFA 2014), Mark's credits in 2017 included composing music for hit films like Spiderman: Homecoming, The Magnificent Seven and Independence Day: Resurgence. So what did it take to transform this music lover into an accomplished Hollywood film composer?



Ghazaleh Khalifeh

A School of Fashion graduate who holds both BFA and MFA degrees from the Academy, Khalifeh has been selected to design graphics for millions of water bottles by the prestigious fashion organization the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and global brand LIFEWATR. And she's already earned numerous additional honors in her profession.



Scott Borrero

Scott Borrero, who studied in the School of Photography, was named the first-ever winner of AdoramaTV’s original reality photography competition web series, Top Photographer With Nigel Barker. Borrero credits his hard work ethic, his love of photography and the skills he learned at the Academy with helping him achieve success as a photographer and artist.



Jason Sperling

Jason Sperling received an MFA from the Academy's School of Advertising in 1998. Today he is senior vice president and chief of creative development for major agency RPA. This veteran ad phenom has achieved top industry honors, and is perhaps best known as the creative force behind the "Mac vs. PC" campaign, as well as his memorable 2017 Super Bowl commercial for Honda, "Yearbooks."


What Will Your Journey Be?