This is Sam Bear. Like many of you, he wasn’t entirely sure he was where he was supposed to be when he started out in Academy of Art University.
A year into his art school journey, he now feels a lot more confident and secure about being here. He shares with us his entire day in a nutshell, a slice of his Academy life as a School of Motion Pictures & Television student:
7:00AM – Commodore Dorms
Sam starts his day early–he gets up at 7 in the morning, prepares himself for the day, and gets ready for his class.
10:00AM – Sutter Street, SF
At 10AM, he gets on the Academy shuttle service that brings him from his dorm to his class. This service is actually free for students; all you have to do is bring your ID and hop on board!
11:00AM – Production Design Class
The Production Design class he attends is being taught by Instructor Boxell. In this class, they learn about the different components in a film’s production, such as costumes, props, set, etc. All the necessary basics in filmmaking, actually, which in fact is one of the reasons why he ultimately decided on going to the Academy.
“It’s really the perfect balance of theory and experience,” he said.
2:00PM – Townsend Street, SF
During break, he hangs out with his friends, like-minded individuals who are also into creative projects, thus making them perfect collaborators.
3:00PM – Directing Actors Class
Sam describes himself as naturally shy person, so on this day of the Directing Actors class, he was pleasantly surprised to find that it turned out to be his best session. “Even two weeks ago, when we were told by our instructor that we will all notice the difference in our last session how much we’ve improved, I didn’t believe her. Now I fully do.”
9:00PM – Commodore Dorm
After a long day in school, Sam hangs out in his dorm listening to music and hanging out with friends. Again, sharing cool projects with each other is a highlight of his day. “I know I am making lasting friendships with people I will collaborate with in the future, and that’s very meaningful to me.”
11:30PM – Commodore Dorms
As he turns down the lights, he answers his own question that he had when he first started out in the Academy: “Did I make the right decision in choosing to study at Academy of Art University? 100 percent yes.”
But you know what, this is his video premiere after all. So we’ll let Sam Bear show you instead.
We can’t wait for you to create and enjoy your own days in the life experienced within Academy of Art. Like Sam, though, we hope that you also take the first step to being here.
So be here.
You too can enjoy a day, or two, or your entire college life with us in Academy of Art University. Apply now to register for our spring semester. Request information from our admissions representatives on our various degrees and programs.