In an effort to maintain an ongoing high standard for excellence in education, choosing to conduct a challenge comes as no surprise to the the students and staff members of the Academy of Art University. Their 2018 challenge was in the field of fashion design, where it was overseen by a panel of professionals. The panel was made up of several alumni members to the Academy and moderated over by the Assistant Director of the School of Fashion. The theme of the challenge revolved around inclusive design. Members of the panel presented ideas that included overcoming obstacles in garments for the physically challenged, such as those individuals who spend a large portion of their day in wheelchairs.
The Academy of Art has always encouraged its students to follow their passion through a process of creative development. Originally launched as an academy for advertising art in 1929, the school has evolved to where it now offers programs in fine arts, design and entertainment as well as in the field of liberal arts. Based in San Francisco, the Academy of Art University currently employs a staff of 283 full-time teachers and more than 1.000 part-time teachers. It currently has an open admission policy with a 100 percent acceptance rate.
As a fully accredited school of higher learning, The Academy of Art University offers a wide range of degree and certificate programs. Their staff of professional educators maintain the school’s objective of disciplined teaching by combining creative talent with technical skills in order to help students develop their own unique artistic styles. The school’s educators also maintain careers that reflect the current trends within their chosen fields.
As a school that focuses on maintaining ethical integrity, the Academy of Art University continues to challenge students to do their best through various sponsored activities. Their recent challenge in the field of fashion design is in keeping with their philosophy for giving back to the community. The Academy’s fashion challenge to create inclusive designs that would work for people with disabilities, was in alignment with the school’s objective of showing community spirit through compassion and generosity.