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Academy of Art's Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction Turns 24

October 30, 2019

Academy of Art University will host its 24th Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction on Saturday, November 9th at The Cannery in San Francisco, CA. This year’s auction will showcase a wide range of artworks from Academy’s top students and its faculty members.

Academy of Art University Tops the Rookies 2019 Global School Rankings

Oct 15, 2019

Academy of Art University, a San Francisco art school, is ranked as the Best Concept Art & Illustration School in the United States and Top 3 worldwide by the Rookies World School Rankings® for the second year in a row.

Emerging Designers’ Precision Tailored Collections Premiered to Fashion’s Elite at New York Fashion Week

September 16, 2019

MFA graduate designers from the Academy of Art University School of Fashion presented 9 visionary and elevated collections to a capacity crowd at the Skylight on Vesey on Sunday, September 8, 2019 as part of New York Fashion Week.

School of Fashion’s Graduation Fashion Show Draws in Nearly 2,000 Attendees

May 10 – May 11

The Academy of Art University School of Fashion hosted its annual exclusive graduation fashion show on May 11, 2019 in San Francisco, featuring top work from its womenswear, menswear, knitwear, and childrenswear B.F.A. fashion design graduates.

Academy of Art Launches Teach-Out Agreement for Art Institute Students

March 21, 2019

Academy of Art University now offers a teach-out articulation agreement for students affected by the sudden closure of the Art Institute colleges. This is on top of the previously established transfer articulation agreement, which allows former Ai students to complete their degrees at the Academy.

Academy of Art University Showcases VR Exhibit to Members of Congress

March 7, 2019

At the request of the US Office of Cultural Affairs, students and faculty from Academy of Art University recently presented an interactive virtual reality (VR) project to members of Congress and their guests in the House of Representatives Ways and Means Hearing Room in Washington D.C.

Joint Partnership with Langara College | Academy of Art University

February 13, 2019

San Francisco art school Academy of Art University partners with Langara College in Vancouver, BC to launch a creative industries school that will train students for careers in the technical and creative arts in gaming and film.

Academy of Art University Tops Best Online Art History Masters

January 15, 2019

Academy of Art University, a top rated art school in San Francisco, is ranked as one of the Best Online Masters in Art History in the United States for 2019 by the higher education research organization

Director of Fashion Journalism Talks Storytelling in the Fashion Industry with Grammarly

November 20, 2018

When it comes to Fashion Journalism and the world of publishing, Stephan Rabimov is a seasoned expert at the Academy of Art University. With 15 years of experience under his belt as both a writer and a mentor, Stephan credits his success to a learned ability to connect with diverse audiences. So, when Grammarly reached out to collaborate on their “Write the Future” campaign, he immediately said yes.

Academy of Art University Tops the Rookies '18 Global School Rankings

November 6, 2018

Academy of Art University, a San Francisco art school, is rated as the Best Digital Illustration School in America and a top 3D Motion Graphics School among 581 schools from 87 countries by the Rookies which has recently announced its 2018 rankings of the Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools in the World.

Graphic Design Students Win Prestigious Design Competition

November 8, 2018

Academy of Art University is thrilled to see two of its students from the School of Graphic Design chosen as winners of the 59th Annual Communications Arts Design Competition.

Academy of Art University’s 23rd Non-Profit Fine Art Auction

October 19, 2018

Academy of Art University will host its 23rd Annual Faculty + Alumni Fine Art Auction on Saturday, November 3rd at The Cannery in San Francisco, CA. This time-honored auction is dedicated to supporting the emerging artists, as half of the proceeds will go to the Academy’s Fine Art Scholarship for its top students, and the remaining funds will go directly to the artists.

Academy of Art University Showcases Top Student Art and Design Talent at 2018 Spring Show

May 15, 2018

Academy of Art University’s 2018 Spring Show officially opens on Thursday, May 17, 2018, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., to showcase the finest student work from the Academy’s emerging talents in all areas of art and design.

Academy of Art University Grad Showcases Animation Expertise in Avengers: Infinity War

May 10, 2018

With a 92% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an impressive 8.9/10 rating on IMBD, Avengers: Infinity War is shattering records left and right. According to Disney, the action-packed animated hit brought in an estimated $640.9 million dollars at the worldwide box office during opening weekend—battling its way to the top of the charts as the biggest worldwide opening weekend movie in history.

Academy of Art University to Host 2018 Graduation Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony

April 23, 2018

The School of Fashion at Academy of Art University will host its annual Graduation Fashion Show and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 26, 2018. The invitation-only event begins with select graduating students from the M.F.A. and B.F.A. programs presenting their work to industry professionals. The programs include: fashion design, textile design, knitwear design, 3D design and pattern making, costume design, journalism, styling, product development, visual merchandising, fashion merchandising, and fashion marketing. The fashion show portion of the event will include womenswear, menswear and childswear collections; several of the collections were created through collaboration by students within the fashion, knitwear and textile design programs.

Academy of Art University to Host Panel Discussion on Inclusive Design: Redefining the User Experience

April 17, 2018

On April 27, Academy of Art University will host a first of-its-kind panel discussion titled “Inclusive Design: Redefining the User Experience,” in the theatre at 79 New Montgomery Street from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Oculus Rift Founders to be Honored at Academy of Art University Annual Media Awards

May 11, 2016

Academy of Art University on Friday, May 13, will present the Visionary Award to Colum Selvin, General Manager of Oculus Rift, on behalf of Oculus Rift founders Brendan Iribe and Palmer Luckey, at the university’s annual Media Awards event.

Branding Campaign for SFFD 150th Anniversary

March 29, 2016

Academy of Art University today announced the branding campaign and official logo for the San Francisco Fire Department’s historic 150th Anniversary. The campaign was created by Academy graphic design students and will be an integral part of all SFFD anniversary events and programming held this year.

World-Renowned Architect Grover Dear Joins Academy of Art University as Executive Director of the School of Interior Architecture & Design

February 17, 2016

Academy of Art University is pleased to announce that Grover C. Dear Jr.—a 45-year veteran of the architectural profession who launched his career at I.M. Pei & Partners—has joined the faculty leadership as the new executive director of the School of Interior Architecture & Design.

Academy of Art University Students Present Quintessentially San Francisco Photography Exhibit at Newly Unveiled Gallery of Art at Fairmont San Francisco

December 21, 2015

Academy of Art University and Fairmont San Francisco have partnered to celebrate and showcase the work of young artists in the new Gallery of Art located on the Fairway level of the landmark hotel.

Academy of Art University Bachelor of Architecture Program Receives Accreditation

January 1, 2015

The School of Architecture at Academy of Art University today announced that its Bachelor of Architecture program has been granted accreditation from the National Architecture Accreditation Board (NAAB).

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