The fashion industry is one of the most lucrative industries in the world. Every year, fashion lovers, models, and aspiring designers all come together to share their love of fashion and learn about the latest trends. New York Fashion Week is one of the most highly anticipated events in the world of fashion. On September 9th, 2017, The Academy of Art University held its 21st annual runway show in honor of fashion week. Ten recent graduates from the schools BFA and MFA programs each had the chance to place some of their best work in front of some of the worlds most successful designers.
Formerly Academy of Advertising Art, the Academy of Art University was founded by painter and magazine writer, Richard J. Stephens in 1929. In 1951, Stephens son took over, later passing the torch to his daughter, Elisa Stephens. Under her leadership, the school’s student body increased tremendously by 2012. Currently, there are more than 12,500 students enrolled at the university, who is one of the largest landowners in the San Fransisco area. The school offers more than twenty different degree programs at the associates, bachelors, and masters degree level.
Academy of Art University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and also holds their very own automobile museum. Featuring some of the worlds most valuable vintage rides, the Academy of Art University Automobile Museum has a collection valued at over $70 million. The museum serves as both a bridge to the past for automobile loves and a hands-on learning tool for students enrolled in the school’s industrial design program.
At the Academy of Art University, experienced artist act as mentors to help thriving artist reach their full potential. Whether you’re just starting out, or already on your way, they are completely committed to each students success. Their no barrier admissions policy makes it possible for anyone with a desire to succeed and willingness to learn a great candidate any one of their creative programs.