The Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California, is a school of art previously known as the Academy of Art College. The university is privately owned and was founded by Richard S. Stephens in 1929 as an Academy of Advertising Art. Currently, the institution has around two hundred and eighty-three full-time teachers with over one thousand one hundred and fifty part-time teaches and approximately twelve thousand six hundred students. The university is the largest privately owned art school in the States.
At Academy of Art University, they admit all students who are interested in joining and the admissions are always open. The university accreditor had concerns about the low graduation rates at the University at 2016 with only about seven percent of the students completing the course of the four years at the allocated time which the management seems to handle in the coming years. The main campus of the university is located at the New Montgomery Street, South of Market district.
The university showcased its wealth of talents in the New York Fashion Week a platform where new skills are always exposed to the limelight during its launch. Often such platforms are rare and hence getting an opportunity to be involved in such is an excellent opportunity for the industry of fashion. On September 9, 2017, Academy of Art University had a chance to present its talents at twenty-one times in a row in the concert at Skylight Clarkson Square where the style was the thing of the week. During the show, ten recent BFA and MFA graduates presented five women’s clothing and two men’s clothing together with two collaborations.
The designers came from different parts of the world ranging from China to coastal Maine and a few distant places which brought about different ideas and techniques giving tastes to the fashion trends. The audience present was impressed with the exceptional craftsmanship behind the designs. Among the attended guests was the legendary Ms. J Alexander of America’s Next Top Model as well as Sara Kozlowski who is the Director of Education and Professional Development at CFDA. The models fit well in their attires, and the future of fashion was well presented.
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