Academy of Art University, formerly known as College of Art University, is the heaven for art and fashion design lovers. Based in California, but it attracts students from around the world. According to a recent study, approximately 7% of students completed a four-year degree within the allotted time. Another survey by, National Center of Education Statistics, 31% of students completed a four-year degree within 150% of that time. This rate has been dropped to 3% for the part-time students. The best part is that more than 50% of the graduate students are female.
The institute led the foundation of future fashion trends. In the latest show of Future of Fashion, the institute represents the way of transforming current fashion trends into latest fashion models. Students from various backgrounds presented their designed clothes.
Joanna Jadallah, MFA Menswear designer born in Chicago, but brought up in Orange Country. The designer presented the design that was inspired by her ancestors that were forced to flee Palestine leaving all their belongings and everything behind. Her collection reflected the beauty of her culture and depicts her ancestor’s story. The designs were then value-added using lightweight wool, suiting fabrics and brocades.
A holistic group of designers and artist showcase their work in an intricate way in this fashion show. Some concepts reflected the everyday phenomenon of our lives like how light lead us from the darkness. Another great project is launched by Fine Art and Illustration students who are creating a new mural in Lower Pacific Heights.
The institute is the torch bearer for modern schools of art and fashion designing. It raised many Olympians like Mobolade Ajomale who is famous Canadian Olympic Sprinter, Asencio a figurative painter and list is still goes on. There is a huge list of medals and honors student earned for this institute. For 2015, indoor and outdoor track and field seasons, they had seven All-Americans honors and one NCAA individual champion in Jordan Edwards.
If you want to lead the fashion industry, then this institute is a great option for you. It not only provides education to local residents but its doors are open to students all around the world. There are options to learn and equip you with latest fashion tools via online courses.