Academy of Art University President Elisa Stephens Appointed to Smithsonian Institution’s National Board

ES headshot-2013Dr. Elisa Stephens, president of Academy of Art University, has been appointed to serve on the Smithsonian National Board beginning Oct. 1, 2014. Her appointment comes at the direction of the Smithsonian’s Board of Regents. “I am appreciative of this honor and opportunity to contribute to such an outstanding organization as the Smithsonian,” she said… Full Story »

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Pioneering Bay Area Journalist Belva Davis Receives Honorary Doctorate From Academy of Art University

Belva Davis, recipient of an honorary doctorate degree from the Academy of Art University in San FranciscoBelva Davis is a widely admired, award-winning journalist and successful author, but she is more than the sum of her considerable career achievements. From growing up in the housing projects of Oakland, Calif., she has gone on to groundbreaking work as the first African-American woman hired as a television news reporter on the West Coast… Full Story »

Spring Show 2014 Is Here!

ss14 graphicExplore a showcase of fresh work from graduates of the Academy of Art University at 2014 Spring Show, Monday, May 19, at 2225 Jerrold Avenue in San Francisco. Talented new alumni will be on their toes as they as they meet with hundreds of executives from top-tier companies who are actively recruiting for their firms… Full Story »

Day at the de Young: Students Capture Inspiration in Sketchbooks

drawing at de young[Carol Nunnelly] Creative inspiration comes to the artist in many forms. For a group of students from the Academy of Art University, inspiration came in the form of a visit during April to San Francisco’s de Young Museum, currently featuring an exhibition on the collaboration between the painter Georgia O’Keeffe and the photographer Alfred Stieglitz… Full Story »

On the Job at Stereo D: Academy Animation Alumni Excel in 3D Conversion

aau alums stereo d[Janet Hill] The rise in popularity of 3D movies around the world has led to an increase in jobs related to creating films in the stereo format. Stereo D, leader in 2D to 3D conversion, is home to a number of Academy of Art University graduates interested in working on big movies with worldwide appeal… Full Story »