On September 9, 2017, at the Skylight Clarkston Square in New York, the Academy of Art University held their 21st runway show. With 10 recent Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts graduates showing their womenswear and Menswear collections to their peers, possible future career mentors, and the entire world. The audience included Ms. J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model and Sarah Kozlowski, Director of Education and Professional Development at the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Artists from all over the world include; Hailin Zhou of China with her vinyl and PVC designs; Eden Slezin of San Francisco with his vintage denim look; Carlos Rodriguez from Mexico City with an emphasis on embroidery; and Dina Marie Lam from Los Angeles, CA with her soft and luxurious fabrics; and many others.
The Academy of Art University is located in San Francisco, California. Schedule a guided tour to see student galleries and exhibits, met representatives, learn about housing and flexible online classes, and meet the alumni. In addition to galleries, The Academy of Art University offers sound stages and broadcasting studios, a green screen studio, many computer labs, a library, and specialized equipment including 3D printers, letterpress, and sewing machines.
The Academy of Art University offers degrees that allow you to follow your dreams and live your passion. Opened in 1929 as the Académie of Advertising Art, the Academy has grown immensely and has expanded their program offerings. Currently, they offer a Master of Art in Costume Design, Fine Art, Advertising, Animation, several degrees in Fashion, along with many other degrees to suit your needs. There are 30 areas of study, including acting, motion pictures, websites, film writing, graphic design, and art.
The Academy of Art University produces industry leaders. A few notable alumni include; Whitney Martin, storyboard artist for King of the Hill; Deanne Fitzmaurice, Pulitzer Prize winner in 2005 for her photo essay on an Iraqi child’s war-torn experiences; and Student Academy Awards winner, Alyce Tzue, for her animated short, Soar.