Avengers: Infinity War is one of the biggest movies out currently. On opening weekend alone, the movie box office worldwide at an estimated $640.9 million dollars. Received a 92% rating from Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.9/10 on IMBD. This movie is working its way up the charts to becoming the biggest worldwide opening weekend movie in history. What does this have to do with the Academy of Art University? Well the head of animation at Digital Domain, Jan Philip Cramer, at the University was the animation supervisor the Avengers: Infinity War movie. Cramer has also contributed to other big movies such as Avatar, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool, and many others. This was a childhood dream come true, plus a true fit in the industry.
The Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design university in the United States. The school was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens and now offers a variety of accredited degree programs in over 30 different areas of study. On top of degree options there is a continuing art education, pre-college art experience programs, professional development options, certificates, and teachers grants.
Since the school is all about art and design you can imagine the school’s appearance is no different. The campus offers a unique blend of different types of architecture, cultural diversity, and technology, not to mention they are in San Francisco, California where individuality flourishes. To keep creativity at the forefront of the mind, the school keeps as much hands-on curriculum as they possibly can, and all professors are art and design experts who currently work in the industry themselves.
Over the years the Academy of Art University has earned many accreditations and awards. In 2007 they received the regional accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. They are also accredited as part of the institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. There are also some specific programs that are accredited by their appropriate boards. Not to mention their collection of 200 vintage cars valuing at over $70 million according to Forbes.