Monthly Archives: December 2018

ADDYs Now Accepting Entries

The 2018/2019 ADDYs are now open and accepting entries through January 18, 2019.

As always, we will be sponsoring a select number of student entries. If you would like to have your work submitted and paid for the by the Academy please submit your work through our ADV Competition Entry Form no later than January 9, 2019.

More info about the ADDYs competition can be found here.

Important Announcement Regarding Adobe Creative Cloud Software

At this time we strongly recommend that students do not update to Adobe CC2019.

Because of Adobe’s licensing restrictions, the classroom computers will not be compatible with new file formats through Summer 2019.

If you have already updated, we recommend that you revert to Adobe CC2018.

Attention Strategists!

Take This Survey to Help Improve AAU Marketing

The Academy marketing department wants to hear from you! This quick survey should take no more than five minutes. 


Ideate Conference Tomorrow!

This is a friendly reminder that the annual Ideate event will be this Friday, December 7, 2018.The conference brings together students, industry leaders, and program alumni for a day of education, networking, and celebration. Ideate has been a successful launchpad for WNM students to make meaningful industry connections that will often lead to future internship or full-time job opportunities, and we are pleased to partner with The School of Advertising (ADV) for the fall 2018 event.


For those of you not involved with the Portfolio Reviews, there is still the opportunity to be a part of Ideate by participating in the following events:


Panel Discussion: Stories, Tips and Advice from Successful Alumni

Time: 12:30-2:00 PM

Location: 180 New Montgomery, 5th Floor Gallery


Tech Showcase: Check out student projects from the Physical Computing class

Time: 2:00-3:00 PM

Location: 180 New Montgomery Room 505


Red Giant Software Presentation: Learn about the latest motion graphics plug-ins and cutting-edge effects

Time: 3:30-5:00 PM

Location: 79 New Montgomery Theater


These events are open to all Academy of Art students, faculty, and staff, so make sure to take advantage of this great event! For additional information, follow this link:

Announcement Regarding Office Hours

With finals and the Ideate Conference approaching, our faculty’s office hours may be compromised. If you plan to stop by faculty offices this week (or next), please be sure to reach out and double check that he/she will be there. We recommend scheduling an appointment if you wish to guarantee a time to talk with your teacher. We hope to see you at our department events this week!