Real-World Partnerships

Our goal at Academy of Art University is student success—your success. We want you to get good jobs when you leave here, to get the most out of your career, and to live a purpose-filled life of your own choosing and making. One way we do this is by giving our students opportunities to get real-world work experience working with industry professionals, on real-world projects—all while earning your degree.

Kết quả xổ số miền bắc 60 ngàyIn addition to hands-on learning opportunities for our students, these unique partnerships provide partnering organizations the unique opportunity to collaborate with emerging designers.

School of Industrial Design + Students from various majors across the school


Kết quả xổ số miền bắc 60 ngàyEvery semester, students from Academy of Art University’s School of Industrial Design participate in Corporate Sponsored Projects. These interdisciplinary design projects bring students from diverse programs at the Academy together to collaborate with industry professionals. This type of work mirrors today’s professional work environment and gives students the skills needed to hit the ground running upon graduation. Past corporate sponsors include General Motors, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo & Maserati, NASA, and more.

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School of Animation and Visual Effects


StudioX is a student-run, faculty-mentored experience that emulates a real-world animation and VFX production environment. Students work with real clients, on real films and games, with real deadlines, and real problems to solve. The “X” in StudioX stands for the valuable eXperience students gain as they prepare for animation careers. Many students start collecting IMDb credits even before graduating, thanks to StudioX.

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“My experience in StudioX working together with students from other departments has changed everything for me. I found my confidence. I found my voice. I found myself.”
Kết quả xổ số miền bắc 60 ngày —Ranu Shukla, Animation & Visual Effects Student

School of Advertising + Students from various majors across the school

Young & Hungry

Kết quả xổ số miền bắc 60 ngàyYoung & Hungry (Y&H) is a student-run advertising agency you can take as a class. Y&H is modeled after a modern advertising agency and students work with real clients, with real deadlines at the dedicated agency style space in the Cannery Building at Fisherman’s Wharf. As a Y&H student, you gain professional experience working in your chosen agency role(s) as part of an interdisciplinary team that includes students from the Schools Fashion, Interior Architecture & Design, Advertising, Web Design & New Media, Photography, Illustration, Motion Pictures & Television, and more. Y&H’s wide range of real-world clients include Ubisoft and BMW, and social impact clients like Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity.

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General Motors
Walt Disney Animation Studios
Blizzard Entertainment
Habitat for Humanity


“Being part of collaborative projects at Academy of Art University helped me improve what I consider to be the basic foundation of professionalism: to be part of a team, to communicate well with my co-workers, to follow deadlines, and to be responsible for what I do in a professional working environment.”
—Bruna Berford, BFA Fine Art

School of Interior Architecture & Design

Five Keys Home Free Facility

Students from the School of Interior Architecture & Design collaborated with local nonprofit Five Keys Schools and Programs to design transitional housing for wrongfully convicted women who survived domestic violence. In this latest collab, Home Free and Five Keys worked with Academy students to provide stable housing as they re-enter society. Students spent the semester using their design skills for social good—transforming the apartment complex on Treasure Island into a tranquil, comforting place for 12 previously-incarcerated women as they begin their new lives on the outside.

Norman Rockwell VR Project

Recent Projects

New St. Mary Cathedral Design by Interior Design School Students Approved with $1M Budget
  • Landscape Architecture Students Envision an Urban Attraction in Campton Place
    Landscape Architecture Students Envision an Urban Attraction in Campton Place
  • Industrial Design School Exec Director and Students Inspire TV’s California by Design
    Industrial Design School Exec Director and Students Inspire TV’s California by Design
  • PARK(ing) Day Project - Landscape Architecture
    Landscape Architecture Students Build Parklet to Raise Awareness
  • SF Fleet Week 2019
    School of Motion Pictures & Television Documents History of Liberty Ship SS Jeremiah O’Brien
  • Sony XPERIA Film Fest
    Sony and Academy of Art Team Up Exclusively for XPERIA Film Fest
  • Students Create Branding for SF Fire Department's 150th Anniversary
    Graphic Design Students Create Branding for SF Fire Department's 150th Anniversary
  • SF Street Parks Growing With Student Support
    Landscape Architecture Students Designed San Francisco's Street Park, Ridge Lane
  • School of Motion Pictures & Television Students Create Spots for San Francisco Fire Department
  • Trinchero Family Estates
    Trinchero Family Estates & School of Graphic Design Collaborate
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    Start Your Career Now

    Kết quả xổ số miền bắc 60 ngàyYour dream is within reach. Follow your heart and get started on the career of your choice. Contact our admissions team to learn more about your career path and real-world corporate partnership project opportunities that align with your interests.

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    Industry Partners

    Tap into our pool of next-generation artists. Academy of Art University invites industry partners to connect with our students through corporate sponsored projects, guest speaker workshops & lectures, internships, portfolio reviews, and recruiting sessions.

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