The Academy of Art University is more than a school for the performing arts, it’s a school that produces great talent that can be felt in a variety of ways. Just like any other higher-learning institution, Academy of Art University has team sports, has student programs, has housing and has a team of wonderful instructors. There are more than 280 full-time teachers here as well as up to 1,154 part-time teachers. In addition to that, this school has well-over 12,000 students. Since its birth in 1929, Academy of Art University has produced a long list of talented individuals, and these individuals have gone on to stellar careers in the arts, in fashion and in the entertainment industry.
Last September marked the 21st consecutive time that this for-profit school has attended the eclectic New York Fashion Week. For anyone who has a taste for extravagant fashion, this is where you need to be. Some of the biggest names in Hollywood attend this event every year as well as industry-insiders. New York’s Skylight Clarkson Center was jam-packed with people and with activity. Academy of Art University put on a great show as always thanks to its multiple fashion lines. Some of the school’s former-graduates displayed their stuff under the bright lights, including Eden Slezin, Hailun Zhou, Dina Marie Lam and others. Of course, the show went-off without a hitch and Ms. J. Alexander from “America’s Next Top Model” was present in the crowd.
Academy of Art University has also produced an Oscar-Nominated Alumni that has worked on many blockbuster films such as Sully, Kung Skull Island, Get Out, Blade Runner 2045, War for the Planet of the Apes, The Baby Boss and Coco. What more could you ever ask from a performing arts type of school?