Dare To Be Different: The Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University is one of the most prestigious schools for the arts in the country. The school has been around since the 1920s, and it was founded by a painter named Richard S. Stephens. Throughout the years, the ownership of the school has been passed-down to other members of the Stephens family. Academy of Art University has a large student-base of over 12,000 students. In addition to that, the school has well-over 1,154 part-time teachers as well as more than 280 full-time teachers. Thanks to the school’s ability to evolve with the times, it now offers certificate programs, online courses, undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees and portfolio-development programs.

New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest and best spectacles in the fashion world. Hundreds of designers come here to display their stuff for the new year and thousands of people attend this event as spectators. Of Course, Academy of Art University was present, and it certainly represented itself to the fullest. Some of the school’s former-graduates got a chance to display their fashion lines in front of a jam-packed crowd. Some of the former-graduates were Eden Slezin, Dina Marie Lam, Saya Shen and Joanna Jadallah. “Each collection has a distinct spirit,” said Executive Director of Fashion Simon Ungless. Skylight Clarkson Square was rocking-and-rolling to all of the funky fashion attire and Ms. J. Alexander of “America’s Next Top Model” was present in the crowd.

Academy of Art University has a mission to prepare aspiring professionals for the fields of communications, of liberal arts and of design. Students will get a chance to learn from various professionals, to take part in community events and to take their game to the next level. All in all, this phenomenal school is changing the status quo because it’s leading by example.