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…

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2018 Wrap-Up: 5 Academy of Art University Alumni Who Deserve a Shout-Out

Academy of Art University’s programs teach students the skills they need to succeed in their dream careers. Before we switch out our calendars for 2019, let’s turn back the clock and meet five of our…

The Personal Journey: Q&A with School of Photography Alumna

The Personal Journey: Q&A with School of Photography Alumna

Each year, Academy of Art University hosts its much-anticipated Spring Show, an event where more than 1,000 students from over 30 areas of study (including the School of Photography) proudly display…

MFA Photography Student Featured in Vogue Italia

MFA Photography Student JK Wong Featured in Vogue Italia

At 22 years old, JK Wong has been published in Vogue Italia 37 times. That’s just the beginning for the Academy of Art University School of Photography MFA student. Although she only picked up a…

Watch MFA Graphic Design Student Krishnapriya Dutta Gupta on Adobe Live

Watch MFA Graphic Design Student Krishnapriya Dutta Gupta on Adobe Live

We have some big news to share coming out of Academy of Art's School of Graphic Design! MFA Graphic Design student Krishnapriya Dutta Gupta (KP) is taking center stage on Adobe Live this week as she…

Ten Questions with Icelandic Urban Knight Jón Jóhannesson

Ten Questions with Icelandic Urban Knight Jón Jóhannesson

Iceland. It's becoming one of the most Instagram-worthy places to vacation for people around the world, offering picturesque views of volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, lava fields, and the Northern…

Hanna Abbi-Hanna Named Best Lead Animator at 2018 Annie Awards

Hanna Abi-Hanna Named Best Lead Animator at 2018 Annie Awards

On February 3, the 45th annual Annie Awards showcased some of the best of the past year's animation on the largest stage in Hollywood. With a total of 36 categories ranging from Best Animated Feature…