Academy of Art University

Prospective Students

Joy Zhou / Game Development

A note to future students from President Stephens

Dear Aspiring Artists and Designers,

Choosing the right college for you is an important decision. It’s not always easy, but finding your place can be amazingly gratifying. I applaud you for your efforts.

One sure-fire way to see if Academy of Art University is right for you, is to check out Spring Show 2021—our annual art and design exhibition featuring the best student work spanning 22 different degree programs.

I think you’ll discover a level of excellence reflected in the amazing student work that’s tough to ignore.

As any Academy student or graduate will tell you—art school changes everything. Academy students work harder than they ever thought they could. Our classes are rigorous—taught by some of the finest minds working in today’s creative industries.

But the hard work pays off. Our graduates produce music for Kendrick Lamar and Drake, help animate top grossing movies like The Avengers, and work for top companies like Nike, PIXAR, Audi, Vogue, SFMOMA, IBM, National Geographic, Disney, and many others. They are creative problems solvers, entrepreneurs, and game changers.

Join us! Now is the time to start your creative journey.

Dr. Elisa Stephens
Academy of Art University

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