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RSVP: Wenying Liu’s Into Art: A Photographic Deconstruction on Exhibit

Event: Wenying Liu – Into Art: A Photographic DeconstructionOpening Reception: May 10, 2019, Friday Time: 4:30-7:30PMVenue: 79 New Montgomery

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Meet One of the Masterminds Behind Avengers: Endgame

There is one lesson in life that we have to learn: how to say goodbye. And this includes saying goodbye to our favorite characters as Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on Friday, April 26th.


Mid-Sem Hump Day: You Got This! Inspired Tips From Academy Alumni

We all need reminders. This short blog and video is to remind you to hang in there. You got this! There’s a reason you chose the path that you did and it’s your job now to stay on track in order…

On Exhibit: A Veteran’s Journey From a Life in War to Art

From Iran to Thailand to the United States. For others, this may seem like an itinerary for an epic adventure. For Russel Fadavi, this was an itinerary for survival.

Art School Pride: Academy of Art Alumni at the 2019 Oscars *UPDATE*

The golden statues have all been given out, and we're proud to report that three of the films in our nominations list below actually got to bring home (at least) one each! Congratulations again to…

School of Communications

Alumni Tips for a Career in Multimedia Communications

Multimedia communications provides exciting career opportunities to those with the ability to grab the attention of potential employers and make a great impression. As exemplified by two of Academy…

Mark Cofer - School of Music Production Alumni

School of Music Alumni Scores The Handmaid’s Tale Super Bowl Ad

The last time we heard of Mark Cofer (and it wasn't that too long ago, really), he was busy writing musical scores for major motion pictures and trailers for major Hollywood productions, like…

RJ Palmer for Detective Pikachu

Illustration Alumni RJ Palmer Draws for Detective Pikachu

What are the odds of getting hired for a major project by putting your work online? It's pretty good, apparently, going by School of Illustration alum RJ Palmer's story.  That's exactly how he landed…

Sonder by Soba Productions

Award-Winning Film by Animation School Alumni Uses Revolutionary Gaming Tech

2018 was quite the eventful year for Sonder, a film written and directed by Academy of Art University animation school alumnus and instructor Neth Nom.

Mareesa Sanchez: Animator Who Helped Build Ralph Who Broke the Internet

A successful animation career doesn’t bloom overnight. But with hard work, dedication, and a strong education, one can certainly grow. Academy of Art University alumna Mareesa Sanchez learned this…