History and Achievements of the Academy of Art University

History and Achievements of the Academy of Art University

Avengers Infinity War got a pretty decent score through Rotten Tomatoes. It was rated almost a 9/10 and earned over $640 million world wide in box offices opening weekend. It has now claimed the title of histories biggest global opening weekend movie. Jan Philip Cramer, from the Academy of Art University had the prestigious opportunity to serve as an animation supervisor for this historic movie. He has also helped in movies like Avatar, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Spiderman: Homecoming. As a child Cramer always wanted to work in animation but never dreamed he would ever get a chance. He believes his teachers and other mentors deserve recognition for where he is today. He will be helping out in movies like Ant-Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel in the near future. This is just one of the successful stories from a graduate of the Academy of Art University. During 2017, several former graduates got recognized for their roles working in creation and production. Some even received Golden Globe nominations.

Located in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California, is the Academy of Art University. Opened in 1929 this college has always been at the front line for ambition and creativity. Richard S. Stephens and his wife Clara founded the Academy of Art University, it originally held only 45 students.

Richard Stephens turned over the school to his son Richard A. Stephens in 1951. Under the leadership of his son, the university received its permanent location in 1966, that could hold up to 5,000 students. That was also the year the university started offering a bachelor degree program and eventually started offering a graduate program. In the mid 80’s it became an accredited university by the National Association of School and Art Design.

In 1992, Elisa Stephens (grand-daughter of the founder) became the new president of the Academy of Art University. She brought in a new era of students wanting to learn about technology. The school has since grown to 14,000 students.