Academy of Art University is the largest accredited private art and design school in the United States. The University was established in 1929 in San Francisco, where it still lies. With over 20+ schools, there is an option to conquer every artists’ dreams. Majors like Motion Pictures & Television and Fashion are however most popular. The Academy of Art’s Fashion program, was the first school invited to showcase students designs in both the Spring and Fall shows during New York Fashion Week.
When it comes to Fashion, the Academy of Art University programs are top notch. Stylist Stephanie Thomas decided to attend Academy of Art University due to her thirst for knowledge of the fashion industry. She is the founder of Cur8able, a disability fashion lifestyle website, providing viable clothing options for those with disabilities. Cur8able is a brand that was born out of necessity when Stephanie realized most brands did not cater to those with disabilities. Stephanie was born missing digits on her feet and hand. Through her education at the Academy of Art University, she was able to gain the appropriate knowledge of the Fashion Industry, and begin her entreprenuerial journey of changing so many lives. She is paving her own way in fashion as she fills a much needed void. Stephanie hopes to change at least one life a day, by changing her clients perception of themselves.
Students have attended Academy of Art University from over 100 countries around the world. As of 2002, many students have enjoyed attending the University through their online arts education program. There are also over 70 student and alumni art shows and gallery exhibitions in San Francisco annually.
Academy of Art University provides their students with an environment to learn the latest skills using the best technology, in order to be competitive upon graduation. Academy of Art instructors are credited with some of the finest minds in creative fields today, and are able to help students find their purpose. Stephanie Thomas was able to find her purpose through Academy of Art University, and you will to.
One small step for apps, one giant leap for the education system. Since schooling began, things have pretty much remained the same in classrooms. You have the teacher, a bunch of kids, and just as many chairs and desks all inside the same typical classrooms all around the world. The first combustible engine automobiles have been around for less than two hundred years. In that time, they went from a top speed not much faster than a horse, to speeds of over 300 miles per hour. We even have fully electric cars now. Schooling has been around for much longer than any combustible engine vehicle and yet, it has failed to improve even a fraction as much as a vehicle.
We have witnessed the use of technological advancements all throughout each and every field in our culture, but the education system has received the least. In comparison, the military has had much more innovation and improvement than our education system by far. There is, however, a group of people that have taken the initiative and assisted in providing a fantastic example of simplistic, yet effective innovation to our modern day educational system that has remained stagnant for centuries.
The small group of people are known as Sam Chaudhary and Liam Don. With their technological skills, they developed and launched ClassDojo in 2011. ClassDojo is a platform that facilitates communication between teachers and parents. With the ingenious application of modern technology to the classroom environment, ClassDojo has greatly improved the resources that teachers and parents have available when it comes to the highly important subject of children’s education.
ClassDojo is already being used by 90% of American school districts and is available in 35 different languages. This greatly improves communication between teachers and parents who speak different languages, creating a more positive educational culture. Through the application of ClassDojo’s technology, parents can now view their children’s statistics and progress that are available on the app at any time. The teachers can also use this app to take pictures and record video of the students to be able to send to the parents to provide more information.