Adobe Features Academy of Art in Success Stories Case Study

San Francisco, CA, March 3, 2021 Multimedia and creativity software company Adobe Systems has recognized Academy of Art University to be “Where students go to design a future.”

In a case study, Adobe takes a closer look at the Academy’s online program and the role that the Adobe Creative Cloud apps—available for all students, instructors, and staff alike—play in preparing students for successful careers.

The Academy’s online learning program is credited for a successful continuation of the school year despite the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. First established in 2004, the program was launched at a time when the prevailing belief was that art and design cannot be taught online. 

“At the beginning, everyone said it couldn’t be done, but our students’ success and the quality of their work proves otherwise,” said Jason Shaeffer, Vice President of Online Education. “We earned full regional accreditation, and our directors have created incredible online programs and are excited and engaged in their constant evolution and improvement.”

Helping reach this goal are the industry-standard tools provided by the Academy, such as the Adobe Creative Cloud apps, which have been used for many years both online and on-site. For most of the departments,  such as the School of Advertising, these apps are at the core of the curriculum. 

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From day one, students start learning how to use Adobe Creative Cloud apps—they’re foundational to everything we do… Our partnership with Adobe means that students automatically have access to the apps when they enroll, which removes a huge roadblock and gets them off on the right foot.”

Fred McHale, School of Advertising Co-Director 

Read the full Adobe Case Study on Academy of Art University here.

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