The New Trends In The Academy Of Art University

Last September, the Academy of Art University held its 21st Annual runway showcase. The designers were recent graduates from around the world with collections of all kinds. In the audience was Sara Kozlowski of CDFA and Ms. J Alexander of Top Model. This show was the culmination of months of hard work and late nights for these students.

 

About the Academy

 

The Academy of Art University is located in the heart of San Francisco. More than 90 of their students have been honored for advancements in their fields. There have been nearly 100 Oscar nods from their students and alum. They have programs in design, liberal arts, entertainment, and fine art. It is one of the largest privately owned Art Schools in the United States.

 

The Academy’s Roots

 

The Academy was founded in 1929 by Richard S. Stevens under the name of Academy of Advertising Art. Stevens was a painter and magazine editor. He led the university until 1951 when his son took over. The academy continued to be family when Stevens grandaughter took over in 1992. Elisa Stevens has since taken the academy to new heights including this runway show.

 

What the Academy Offers

 

Currently, the academy has over 18,000 students and is the largest accredited private art & design university in the nation. They have programs in Acting, Advertising, Architecture, Art History, Fashion, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Motion Pictures & Television, Photography, Web Design & more. Some of the alum includes actress Lauren Conrad and Heidi Montag, actress and singer Raven Symone, fashion designer Kara Laricks, and make-up artist Rick Baker who is best known for winning an academy award for his work on Maleficent.

 

The show was a huge success and included works from Jelly Shan, Ryan Yu, Cana Klebanoff, Saya Shen, Carlos Rodriguez, Diane Marie Lam, Eden Slezin, and Hailun Zhou. One thing is for sure, we expect great things from these designers in the future.

 

Betsy DeVos Has Been Into Reforms Since Long

Betsy DeVos is the billionaire who has been tapped by President Donald Trump to be the education secretary. She lives in Michigan and has been involved in reform here for decades.

Betsy DeVos is a former Republican Party chairwoman. She is also chair of the pro-school-choice advocacy group known as American Federation of Children. She is the guiding light to members who are in the movement to privatize public education. This can be done by creating programs and passing laws which require using of public funds that can contribute to paying for private school tuition through vouchers and such other similar programs.

Betsy DeVos has been the leading force behind this spreading of charter schools in Michigan. There are some groups who have praised this choice of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary as they feel that DeVos will work hard to grow new programs. These will allow parents more school choice.

Betsy DeVos is a believer. She wields powerful influence for the special interest in school education that she has championed. She seeks to provide the opportunity to all those who may not have it otherwise.

The DeVoses started the Great Lakes Education Project. This is an action committee that does the most aggressive lobbying for such kind of charter schools. This is why Michigan already has the largest number of charter schools in the nation.

As Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos will be helping to set standards, guide accountability as well as oversee research in a way that would benefit children. DeVos has a belief in charter schools that is unshakable. She pushes hard on providing schools of choice to parents.

Betsy DeVos has sent her kids to public schools. She is highly impressed with the education her kids have received there. She is well aware that her wealth allowed her to send her kids to any school of their choice. But this is not true with many others. Hence she wants to give this choice to other parents too.

She is well aware that paying off tuition fees may be a big task for some parents.

It is quite clear that Betsy DeVos is well aware of her privileges. But she wants to share these privileges with others in the form of an option. Education is highly important in order to prepare children to face the world tomorrow. This is why she is putting so much emphasis on charter schools, private schools and so on. In fact, her religious beliefs are also playing a role here!

According to Los Angeles Times