Academy Weekly: Celebrating (Second) New Year, Semester Beginnings, and Red Carpet Wins

The holidays may be over, but it doesn’t have to mean that the fun does too. We’re holding down the fort here on the blog in that front, with this weekly roundup for your second week back in school.

In case you missed the Chinese New Year Parade last week, better luck next time. Until then, here are some cool pictures of the float created by your fellow Academy students in all its glory. It was also Valentine’s Day, and while we couldn’t send out flowers and chocolates to each and every one of you, rest assured that we do love our art school community, especially our dear reader.

And while the spring semester literally just started, we’re already gearing up for the Summer Study Abroad program. It’s going to be held in Florence, Italy in June this year, and it’s going to be an experience you wouldn’t want to miss. Check out the info session schedule here.

Meanwhile, as you’re beginning your journey as creative professionals, some of our alumni are already at it, and contributing to Oscar-winning productions in Hollywood! Never-ending congratulations to them! We’re very proud of you all. You can also check out the complete list of Oscar nominees that our alumni were involved in.

There was also plenty of love going around for the individual schools on our page. Check them out below:

The students take their car design ideas up in Part 3 a notch as they present to the Subaru executives for the midterms. We’re only at the half-way mark of this real-world collaboration video series. Keep your eyes peeled for more in the following weeks.

This week, we took a look at popular video games adapted into films—box office hit not guaranteed, and examined trends in portfolios. We also checked out what the Razzies Awards (ceremony for the “Best of the Worst” in film) is all about. Fun stuff, really.

Last but not the least, we’re working on giving you a much better experience on the blog. Your opinion matters, so help us out by answering this quick survey! Tell us what you’d like to see more of in the blog, and we’ll do our best to make it happen. Share it with your friends too—at the very least, they’ll now know that the Academy blog does exist.

Up This Week

We keep chugging on this week, and we hope you’ll chug right along with us. We’ve got important campus stuff, including the Online Open House, the call for applications for Resident Assistants, some tips and tricks on making the most out of college open houses for those of you just about to go to one, and so much more. 

We’ll be expecting you to come and stick around like usual, yeah? Oh, and again, don’t forget to answer the short (it’s really short, we promise!) blog survey!

Be a part of Academy of Art University. Contact our admissions representatives to request information on our various art and design programs. Apply now to get started on your creative journey with us! We’re looking forward to having you on board.