Academy of Art University is one of the oldest art centers in the US, located in San Francisco California. Richard S. Stephens a painter and a magazine editor back then was the founder of the academy in 1929. It has been run by Stephen’s family ever since, whereby his son took over in 1951 and later his granddaughter Elisa Stephens took over in 1992.
Why the School Stands Out From the Rest
Academy of Art University has no barrier in admissions and only need one just to have a passion for learning and developing their skills as an artist. It also challenges students to be creative by collaborating as deeply as possible with the community around. The institution upholds the highest ethical standards in terms of personal and professional integrity. Learning from the best professionals who themselves are leading experts in design and art.
The academy is authorized by the following bodies: The California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, Senior College and University Commission among others. It also has a non-discrimination statement against any race, color, age, religion, and national or ethnic origin.
Academy’s School of Fashion at New York Fashion Week
The Academy has now graced the New York Fashion Week for twenty-one years in a row. The New York Fashion Week is a stage where talents and great names make their entry in the fashion world. This year the school held the 21st showcase on 9th September 2017 hosted at the Skylight Clarkson Square. It was in this edition that, 10 graduates took part in two menswear and five womenswear collections of which two were a partnership between them.
There was a lot of diversity at the show among the designers as far as from China and from across the globe. This presented the show with a range of numerous designs, ideas, and forms of inspirations which incorporated silhouettes and unique craftsmanship techniques. It was a big impression especially with the attendance of renowned America’s Next Top Model legend J. Alexander among others in the fashion industry. This was after many hours of class and workshop hours as well as internships and efforts to make it all for the 15 minutes allocated on the runway. The show was done in the presence of fellow fashion designers, potential career mentors, and the whole world via live stream. With this, the school showcased their dreams and visions as to the future of the fashion world.