real-world partnerships

Academy of Art’s Real-World Partnerships Give Students Hands-On Experience

Take a gander below at some of the most recent industry partnerships we’ve had—and the impressive quality of student work resulting from it.

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Creative Mind Podcast Episode 19: Phillip Kauffold Gets Real with Virtual Reality

Is virtual reality worth it? Philip Kauffold shares his optimism about the technology.

Studying Abroad—Online: Tips and Resources for Online International Students

For international students, distance is no longer an obstacle when it comes to pursuing your dream creative career. 


Creative Mind Podcast Episode 18: Rez Graham Walks the Game Talk

Building out a game, the code, the language is different for each use, but as Rez Graham explains in great detail on this episode of Creative Mind, game design starts with the story.


Academy of Art Alumni in the Art & Design Industry Today – Innovations & Initiatives

Academy of Art University graduates are making waves in their respective industries. Here are but some of them creatively pursuing their passions with their innovations and initiatives.


Creative Mind Podcast Episode 17: Illustrator Robert Revels on Making the Hustle

The one constant thing to keep in mind, and to always be ready to do, as this week’s guest, illustrator Robert Revels, goes into detail on, is hustle.

Creative Mind Podcast Episode 16: Real Talk with Stop Motion Animation Fabricator Gillian Hunt

On this episode of Creative Mind, Bobby Brill talks about the world of creating puppets, characters, scene design and model making with former alum Gillian Hunt as she walks us through her career in…


Creative Mind Podcast Episode 15: Eda Kaban

Eda Kaban was born and raised in Turkey with a great passion for drawing, reading, and monkey bars. She has traveled the globe wearing a backpack slightly larger than herself. Her travels brought…

Sameena Sitabkhan - Creative Mind Podcast Episode 14

Creative Mind Podcast Episode 14: Community Architecture with Sameena Sitabkhan

“Architecture is not something that operates on the space of only one site," says Sameena Sitabkhan, the Community Outreach Coordinator for the School of Architecture at Academy of Art University.……

Creative Mind - Episode 14 - Fred Newman

Creative Mind Podcast Episode 13: Fred Newman, Master Sound Effects Artist

Snap. Wham. Zoink. These mouth sounds are the basis for sound effects and sound design, and are just one of the tools that sound artist Fred Newman uses to create an auditory journey. What does…