Academy of Art University

From Avatar to Independence Day to The X Men, these are just a few motion pictures that received the Academy of Art University’s touch from professionals who made there start at this art school based in San Francisco. Founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stephens, this private institution serves individuals who are interested in the creative arts field with an array of Associates, Bachelors, and Masters degrees in around twenty five subjects. This areas include acting, communications and media technologies, fine art, graphic design, motion pictures and television, etc.


With accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Careers, as well as the convenience of on campus and online courses, it is no wonder Academy of Art University was been a major influence in organizations such as, Chanel, Google, Microsoft, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures…and this is just a few on the list with alumni associations. Classes are also supported by some of the best professionals in the field who possess extensive experience and knowledge. Imagine getting trained by Adam Whitney Savage who is the creator of Myth Busters or Terryl Whitlatch, illustrator and principal creature designer for Star Wars Episode I!


Academy of Art University’s most recent influence can be seen through its very own graduate Jan Philip Cramer, who had the honor of adding his expertise to The Avengers: Infinity War movie! Cramer accredits his training at Academy of Art University with setting the academic foundation to help his dreams come true. He is also grateful for the strong mentorship received from professionals at the top of their game in the animation and visual effects sector. In addition to his collaborations with The Avengers: Infinity War, Cramer’s artistic touch can be felt in several recognized films both past and present. With Academy of Art University’s influence still pulsing in his vines there is no doubt Cramer will continue flying high, creating visual excellence for the world to enjoy.