Established in 1929, the Academy of Art University prides itself on an inclusive admissions policy, complemented by a rigorous curriculum that requires students produce a portfolio of work, demonstrating mastery over their chosen specialty, in order to graduate.
Students from all over the world take the Academy’s classes online and at the school’s San Francisco campus, taught by a faculty of working professionals who have first-hand knowledge of the industry. A long time participant in Lectra’s education program, the Academy’s School of Fashion offers a broad scope of classes designed to prepare students for a successful career in fashion.
The university emphasizes the importance of teaching on the latest industry-standard technology and equipment, so that its students are ready to enter the workforce immediately upon graduation. In keeping with this philosophy, their curriculum includes a thorough grounding in Lectra’s design software, Kaledo.