Academy of Art University Student Work Gets Noticed at Macworld 2009

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Top Art School Captures Avid Audience at Macworld Expo

Top art school Academy of Art University drew crowds from top companies to its booth at this year's annual Macworld Expo, including Adobe, Verizon Wireless, Nikon, Google and AOL. Macworld is one of San Francisco's most eagerly anticipated events for everyone from business leaders to top designers to tech-junkies wanting to hear the latest news from Apple.

The Academy snagged prime real estate on the Macworld Expo floor next to Apple's space. Macworld Expo packed in more than 40,000 Mac enthusiasts and more than 500 exhibitors, giving the Academy's booth experienced major traffic.

Academy of Art University's Macworld 2009 booth is a cutting-edge, multimedia station where attendees had the exclusive opportunity to check out the latest dynamic student work from the film school, computer arts school, photography school, illustration school, architecture school, interior design school, fashion school, industrial design school, graphic design school, fine arts school, digital arts school, animation school, multimedia communications school and advertising school. Students from the Academy's online art school also had the opportunity to show their work to some of the biggest names in the industry.

Macworld Expo attendees were astounded by the boundless creativity and professional quality of Academy student work, much of which was created using Apple products. "Apple, Adobe and other vendors at Macworld continue to improve their products for the benefit of all designers, both student and professional," said Bob Rigel, director of computer arts and new media at Academy of Art University. "This state-of-the-art technology paired with the unlimited creative abilities of artists, designers and our students is what makes doing what we do both fun and amazing."

Located at the epicenter of culture and technology, Academy of Art University has its finger on the pulse of the latest innovations in technology and design. The majority of departments use almost entirely Macintosh computers and many Academy of Art University alumni have gone on to work for Apple as well as other exhibitors present at the expo.

Macworld Expo is the world's biggest Macintosh OS event, displaying products and services for professionals as well as for consumers. Macworld offers attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest developments and hottest products available.

Macworld isn't the only exposure Academy of Art University students have to top creative companies. Industry professionals from companies such as Pixar, Walt Disney Animation and Sony fly in every year to attend Academy of Art University's Annual Spring Show. The Spring Show, which takes place at the end of May, showcases the best work from all 14 of the Academy's programs.

About Academy Of Art University, San Francisco
With over 13,000 students, Academy of Art University is the nation's largest private art and design university. Established in 1929, the school offers accredited AA, BFA, M.Arch and MFA programs in 14 different majors, as well as continuing art education with classes in copywriting, fashion merchandising, interior design, new media, computer animation, sculpture, graphic design, cinematography, industrial design, digital photography and car design. Multimedia Communications is the school's newest major, offering BA and MA degrees. Students can also enroll in a flexible online degree program in art and design.

Academy of Art University is an accredited member of WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), NASAD, Council for Interior Design Accreditation (BFA-IAD) and NAAB (M-ARCH).

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