Academy of Art University’s Network Building Focus
Academy of Art University displayed art from its Annual Spring Show this year at 2225 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco. The school offers this opportunity to graduating students because the event is attended by alumni, family, friends, and people from the industry. All of these people could contribute to the social-networking pool of the graduate. Advertising is a field in which a professional will reach a level of knowing most other players in the industry, and so it is important for a student to develop relationships as soon as possible.
San Francisco is a community known for art, and Academy of Art University has been a part of that community since 1929. The school’s founder, Richard S. Stephens, was passionate about helping art students achieve. To that end, he created a community of teachers that were themselves creatives who were active participants in the art economy. Because of this, a student is exposed to human links to the industry from the very first day that she or he attends class. Not only can the student gain vicarious experience in the professional world from teachers, he or she can also look forward to the chance to join a community of alumni who have put art education to work.
The university is founded on the principle that students don’t need a portfolio to study. All a student needs is dedication to learning the craft. With tenacity, any art student should be able to learn from a professional.
Today, Academy of Art University offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 40 different areas of study. Students can learn to be photographers, designers, and moviemakers. Many forms of art and marketing contribute to the extended network of the school as represented at the Annual Spring Show. Important industry leaders such as Industrial Light & Magic and Double Negative visit the show, demonstrating the quality of reputation that the school has earned.