Centered in the heart of San Francisco, The Academy of Art University is an urban campus that delivers graduate and undergraduate degrees, certificates and portfolio development programs in the fields of design, communications and the arts. With over 250,000 alumni across the world, the Academy of Art is dedicated to their mission of preparing aspiring professionals through all-inclusive, ethical, culturally supportive and collaborative education, offered by instructors who maintain careers on the cutting edge of creative industry trends.
On September 9th, 2017, the Academy of Art’s School of Fashion ran it’s 21st runway showcase for New York Fashion week, where fashion collections from around the globe are presented to buyers, press and the public. The School of Fashion’s BFA and MFA graduates stole the limelight as they debuted seven collections; two menswear and five womenswear, two of which were collaborations, and their collections were as impressive as they were diverse.
Each collection portrayed a universal message inspired from all walks of life, including architecture, lifestyle, religion and social movements, traditions, emotions and philosophy, and of course… their own photography and art. The alumni made use of alternative materials such as vinyl and PVC, rubber, and recycled fabrics in an effort to encourage sustainable manufacturing methods. Such a performance clarifies why The Academy of Art University is recognized as one of the top art schools in the country, and why collaboration with graduates are sought by established, as well as emerging, companies, artists and designers.
Interested in attending classes at the Academy of Art? Just go to academyart.edu and start your application. If you don’t live in San Francisco, that’s no obstacle. The Academy of Art offers online courses as well, where you’ll receive the same attentive support, hands-on learning and expert instructors, yet enjoy greater flexibility to pursue your degree on your own terms.