Within the world of Arts and Education, there is a meeting, a school, which teaches young and aspiring artists all of the tips and tricks, methods and tools for creating some of the best art the world has ever seen. This school is called the Academy of Art University and it is located in San Francisco, California.
This school was originally founded in 1929 as an advertising art school where students would learn to make the cartoons and posters for the advertisements of the time. It was founded initially by Richard S. Stephens who was a painter and lead magazine editor.
In 1951 Stephens passed leadership of the University to his son of the same name until 1992 when his daughter took hold of the reigns, leading the school to further success, participating in the bi-annual New York Fashion Week event since 2005.
The Academy of Art university School of Fashion held its 21st runway showcase this last year in September of 2017 and many of the students had amazing pieces to show. A total of ten recent graduates were on the floor to debut five womenswear pieces as well as two menswear pieces.
The diversity of the students themselves lends a great deal of appeal to the whole show, from mainland China to a small town in coastal Maine, not to mention several students from some rather faraway places as well.
The amazing arrangement of ideas from such a broad spectrum of design techniques were amazingly presented, all of their hours of hard work on top of their down to the last minute fixes were some of the most amazing pieces to date, truly stunning the audience present.
The Academy of Art University received their regional accreditation in 2007 by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Academy of Art University has always maintained a standard admissions policy for any and all applicants who meet the basic criteria for admission.
The Academy of Art University teaches a disciplined approach to the implementation of both the most essential and basic techniques as well as the more advances tools and tricks to develop critical thinking on the spot.