Calling All Artists: The Academy Of Art University Turns Artists Into Professional Artists

Annual Fashion Show by Academy of Art University



This fall, New York welcomed California’s Academy of Art University students for it’s annual fashion show. This year marked the 21st showcasing of graduate students including natives from California to Palestine. Pieces included both men and women’s fashion with some collaborative pieces presented to viewers (both live and via lifestream). The fashion world awaits the innovative pieces sure to be ahead in the next annual show.


City and Community



Academy of Art University is housed in San Francisco, California. The city is known for progressive and artistic culture where students are encouraged to consider the city from an artist’s vantage. While hosting an online program, the campus primarily houses residential students across the city in nearly 20 unique communities. This approach allows for an immersion experience unlike traditional campus housing while still allowing for the expected safety and accessibility of dormitory life.





Richard Stephens founded Academy of Art University with an inspiring goal. That is to provide quality education, taught by industry professionals (not academics) which prepares students to become professionals in the world of art and design. Primarily of interest was his progressive opinion that students should be accepted with or without an art portfolio. The university has since fostered professionalism, technologically informed programs, with hard work among the thriving community.



Programs of Study



The more than 18,000 students enjoy majors in 21 areas of study. Degrees offered through the nations largest private accredited art and design university range from Associates to Masters with graduates regularly being hired by top companies. Companies such as Nike, Apple, and Pixar are a few of those who have hired Academy of Art University graduates.




Interested students can apply online or in-person with the assistance of an Admissions Officer. Scholarships, Grants, VA funds are available for tuition. Federal loans, work study programs, in addition to tuition payment plans also make funding your art career possible for all budgets.