Brendolyn Marie

Chasing Greatness: Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University is one of the most inspiring and sought-after schools in the U.S. Founded in the early 1920s by a painter named Richard Spencer, this school has built a rock-solid reputation as well as built a resume of success. Even though it’s a school for the arts, Academy of Art University is similar to other universities in the country. It has team sports, student organizations and special school events.

The Academy of Advertising Art and The Academy of Art College was two of the school’s previous names. This school has more accomplishments than it can count. In 2007, it received regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools & Colleges. Academy of Art University is also an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design.


Fashion, fashion and more fashion. This extraordinary institution is an exclusive member of the prestigious New York Fashion Week. Fashion designers, industry-insiders, and celebrities are always in full-attendance here and last year’s New York Fashion Week was no exception. Of course, Academy of Art University shined bright as it put on an exquisite show. Some of the school’s graduates got a chance to display their stuff in front of a packed house at New York’s Skylight Clarkson Square. “America’s Next Top Model,” Ms. J. Alexander, was in attendance. The school was represented by 10 MFA and BFA graduates. This includes designers Hailun Zhou, Eden Slezin, Dina Marie Lam and others.


For 2017, Academy of Art University stole the show at the 89th Annual Academy Awards. The school’s alumni was honored thanks to their brilliant work in movies such as Sully, Trolls, Deepwater Horizon, The Jungle Book, Hacksaw Ridge and Doctor Strange. In the end, if you have a passion for your craft, then you should definitely consider this remarkable school.