At the Academy of Art University, also known as the School of Fashion, they define fashion styling “as creating fashion and outfits based on an idea.” With this being the only accredited fashion styling degree in the United States, Academy graduates develop to be work life ready professionals with a real knack for business and versatility for what is such a fast-changing market. Associate director Flore Morton, states that there is no other university-level styling program to look at.
At the academy, it is understood that it takes so much for these students to pursue their dreams along with a lot of work. It is the responsibility of the staff and faculty to provide excellence in the things that the students will need most from their educational need to personal support to help the them reach their dreams. Most of the recent fashion graduates have had once in a life time opportunities to work alongside some of the industry’s most influential designers that the industry has to offer.
As a practice-based art school, The Academy of Art University believes in a disciplined approach that encourages their students to develop their own unique styles. Other than being a very hands-on school, they also offer the ability to learn online and they have several different financial aid options for their students. Not only offers an associate’s degree but they also offer a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in about 25 different subjects. In 2007 The Academy of Art University received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
As far as sports go, the team known as the Urban Knights compete as members of the Pacific West Conference in up to 14 Sports in the NCAA Division II. The 2014 and 2015 season the men’s cross-country team placed second and the woman’s team placed 4th at the Pacific West Conference Championships. They had seven All-American Honors and one NCAA individual champion during the 2015 indoor and outdoor track and field season.
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