The Academy of Art University showcased their works for their 21st runway show since 2005. This is no easy feat as it’s rare to discover new talent over and over again. However, the Academy of Art University brings out more new talent with every runway they continue attending. This year for NYFW, there have been ten Academy of Art alumni showcasing five womenswear and two menswear collections. With talent from all over the world, the Academy of Art has an extensively diverse background of designers.

The Academy of Art University was founded in 1929 in the historical city of San Francisco. With their admissions process being inclusive of all people of different backgrounds, they set only one standard: be passionate about the art you do. They initially started out as a school that was for art advertising but later expanded their programs to include many types of art forms such as fashion.

Now the Academy of Art University is also a member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. However, while it may seem like the school only serves artistic purposes, students also go to the Academy of Art University to learn about entrepreneurship. This enables students to efficiently run their own businesses from the skills they’ve learned through the classes.

The school offers various degrees ranging from an Associate’s degree to a Bachelor’s degree to a Master’s degree depending on what the aim of the students is. They also offer many majors ranging from acting to game design; graphic design to interior architecture to media communication. Their majors are inclusive of most art forms and even newer media like game design. With a vast array of majors to choose from students can apply their talents and passions to the designated major of their choice.

What makes the Academy of Art University unique, is the fact that the school was founded on the basis that students should have access to art professionals who are willing to share their knowledge with students. From learning from seasoned professionals that prepares the students for their field at an advantage compared to other universities.