The world of art as people know it has changed drastically in the past decade or so, partly thanks to the emergence of revolutionary techniques as part of the digital revolution. Aside from innovations in the field of modern art, we also have institutions like Academy of Art University to thank for remaining devoted to developing the skills of up-and-coming artists.

Located in San Francisco, California, Academy of Art University is a privately owned, for-profit institution that offers a wide selection of art courses for students. The ever-evolving academy is now one of the largest of its kind in the United States.
Its esteemed alumni include Olympian Mobolade Ajomale and actresses Lauren Conrad and Raven-Symoné. 2019 is a big year for Academy of Art University, as it marks the institution’s 90th anniversary.
At the very core of the institution is founder and fellow artist Richard S. Stephens. Before founding Academy of Art University, Richard was a painter and magazine editor. He assumed leadership of the school until his son, Richard A. Stephens, took over in 1951. Now, the school is headed by the founder’s granddaughter, Elisa Stephens.
From its humble beginnings in the early 20th century, Academy of Art University has expanded not only its walls and property but also its selection of courses and disciplines. Now, the institution has over 30 schools of discipline, a majority of which have over five degree programs. Through these courses, Academy of Art University helps develop the creativity and knack for the arts of its students.
One of the school’s claims to fame are its courses under the School of Graphic Design. These include AA Graphic Design, BFA Graphic Design, CERT Graphic Design, MA Graphic Design & Digital Media, and MFA Graphic Design.
Students who enroll in these courses are guided by mentors with years of experience in the industry. They have worked with brand-name companies and have developed strong relationships in the industry. Using Academy of Art University’s state-of-the-art facilities, students are tasked with creating a portfolio, which includes branding, motion design, packaging, and more. 
The learning institution continues to strive for innovation in each of its departments. From a roster of talented instructors to an ever-expanding campus, Academy of Art University has devoted itself to providing the best for its students. More than just a starting point for artists and creative workers, Academy of Art University also helps its students discover their hidden talent and potential.
The university does not only improve the design skills of its students, but it also helps them understand the concept of new-age ideas such as sustainability. This way, students are well-equipped once they go on to an agency of their choice.
In its 90 years of service to the creative community, Academy of Art University has never fallen short of providing proper knowledge and training. It will most likely surpass the bar it has set for itself in the coming years, so the upcoming generation of students has a lot to look forward to.