Academy of Art University
Today the connectUS delegation went to the Academy of Art University in the middle of San Francisco. We were warmly welcomed by Amber who guided us through the classrooms and departments.
It was very exciting to get an insight into the students‘ works in the fields of game devlopment, fashion design, animation as well as web design.
The university comprises of 40 buildings and facitilites throughout the city and has 16’000 enrolled students. The students are able to study either full-time or part time at the campus or even take their classes at home thanks to online courses. Although when students take online courses at the Academy of Arts it is in some fields still necessary to have access to certain studios or equipment.
The tour ended with a Q & A session where the students were able to get some deeper insights in their fields of interest.
In the afternoon the delegates were free to explore San Francisco and do some sightseeing with beautiful weather.