Academy of Art University

Spring Show 2021

Mo Zhan / Fine Art

Meet the Future of Art and Design

Academy of Art University’s annual Spring Show showcases the achievements of our graduating students—a diverse group of artists, designers, and creative problem-solvers prepared to demonstrate their skills, make career connections, and put their talent and training to work.

While a virtual space does not allow you to see the intimate details of each work, to smell the paint, to see the stitching in the fabric we invite you to visit the students’ pages.

Check Out the Interactive Globe


Discover Creative Potential

See the best of the best student work spanning all our 22 different schools, 72 areas of study, and 129 degree programs.

Featured Artists

Collaborative Projects

Interdepartmental and Group Works

At any given moment, dozens of collaborations are happening at the Academy. From corporate-sponsored courses with companies like Pixar, NASA, and General Motors, to small study groups meeting up to practice drawing, to an online group of students from different countries designing better headphones.

In each case, students learn to empathize with others, collaborate across disciplines, solve problems creatively, adapt to changing circumstances, and persist in the face of obstacles. These skills help prepare students to thrive in their future professions.


Foundations courses prepare first-year students to enter their accredited degree programs. They are not part of any degree or certificate, and Foundations is not a “School” at the Academy.

But the power of Foundations should not be overlooked. Students gain solid skills in drawing, painting, and sculpture—core skills that inform the work they will do in their degree programs, and in life.

Companies That Have Hired Our Graduates

Contact Us

For more information on these skilled artists and designers, call 415-618-8899, or email us