Founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens, the Academy of Art University is a privately owned art school in the San Fransico area of California. Back then, it was known as the Academy of Advertising Arts. Stephens ran the school until 1959 when his son, Richard A. Stephens, took over. Once again in 1992, the school was passed over into new hands, this time Richard A. Stephens daughter took over, Elisa Stephens.
The school is known for its open admissions and is said to have a 100% acceptance rate. The Academy of Art University has 283 full-time staff members, and it also has 1154 part-time teachers. It is known to be one of the biggest private art and design schools there is with over 12,000 students.
The Academy of Art University is looking to show off their talent at the New York Fashion Week where they will be showcasing some of their newest collections. There with be a runway show where some of the newest designers of the school can show off their work. This is exciting for the students.
The Academy of Art University School of Fashion has selected multiple students and recent graduates to present their collections. This has been an ongoing trend since 2005. The Masters of Fine Arts degree program has picked out 17 designers that will show off 11 collections of womenswear and 2 collections of menswear.
Although presenting at Fashion Week is something that the school is used to, there is something new happening this year. For the first time ever, the School of Fashion will be hosting a 2 day event where the designers of the school can meet with fashion professionals to talk about their work. The fashion professionals are some of the best in the industry and they will be able to view the portfolios of the designers during these two days. New York Fashion Week is a very exciting time for the school. It can help a lot of students get their start.