Stephan Rabimov, founder and President of fashion content outlet DEPESHA, discussed the emergence of the undergraduate and graduate design programs at Academy of Art University. Reviewing the school`s recent show during New York Fashion Week, Rabimov argues that the college is emerging as a powerhouse of fashion education. In 2017, women`s fashion and menswear teams debuted a number of collections.
The school believes that the diversity of its student body makes for a rigorous experience that allows traditions to cross-pollinate and create an environment of true innovation. Debuting a collection is not for the faint of heart, as years and years of painstaking study and honing of one`s technique boil down to a 15-minute fashion show that will set the tone for the rest of a young designer`s career.
Academy of Art University is a private art school located in San Francisco. Although the school has its roots in commercial art training, it now offers a range of majors in the fine arts and media studies. The school has been participating in New York Fashion Week since 2005, a testament to the quality of its fashion program.
The college offers associates degrees for students who prefer career-oriented training, but also offers bachelor`s degrees and even graduate programs. In all, the school offers more than twenty-five majors, including fully accredited programs in Interior Design and Architecture. Among the school`s most successful alumni are designers, commercial artists, athletes, actors, and photographers.
Academy of Art University also operates a vintage car museum in San Francisco. The museum`s collection features some of the world`s rarest and most valuable cars. In addition, the university offers a full inter-mural sports program. The Academy of Arts Urban Knights play in the Pacific West Conference of the NCAA Division II. The school`s sports program is best known for its track and field teams, although it has graduated notable athletes in other sports.