The Academy of Art University is an art school in San Francisco, California, United States of America. It is a private institution, and the largest of it’s nature in the United States It’s student base is made up of 12,000+ students; 8,000 of which are undergraduates. It is an accredited University, according to the Western Association of of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
This school is an incredibly prestigious one, as it has attracted a long list of notable alumni. For instance, former Disney Channel actress, Raven Simone and ‘The Hills’ actress Lauren Conrad. The Academy of Art University also competes in NCAA II sports, and the ‘Urban Knights’ have done incredibly well in both Cross Country and Track and Field competitions. Perhaps the school’s most notable achievement, however, is their bi-annual participation in New York Fashion Week or NYFW.
The most recent debut of the school’s fashion clout was this September, at NYFW and the school’s 21st runway showcase. Ten recent Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) and Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) students had designs and collaborations on display. Because the Academy of Art University has a diverse enrollment, the designs from its School of Fashion reflect this diversity. Critics noted that even though several designs came out of the school, all of them had starkly different looks. Students from California, China, Maine, and Mexico all represented their heritage in their runway designs; coupled with the urban attitude of San Francisco, where they currently live.
Many of the Academy of Art University’s student’s designs also challenged traditional gender roles in the fashion world and beyond that realm. San Francisco is an incredibly progressive city, and their designs reflect this, even if they originally hail from all corners of the globe. Critics also note that while these students are unknown now, their designs are good enough that they won’t be for long. Finally, it is concluded that the Academy of Art University’s showing at the September 9th New York Fashion Week was an incredibly strong one for the school, as well as promising for the young designers and students that partook as well.


Bridget Scarr is a woman who believes in magic and believes that taking time for yourself is a necessity for success. Her ideas and creations have allowed her to work in the television and film industry for over 15 years. Bridget’s background is as diverse as the productions she has helped to develop. With drama, animation, virtual reality, factual entertainment, and lifestyle programming under her belt she is a force. As an entrepreneur Bridget Scarr sees the opportunities she is able to create with programming at Colibri Studios.


Bridget leads the content development, strategy and partnerships at Colibri Studios in London, United Kingdom. Her ideas of where this medium can go are endless and she works with the best within the industry to make these ideas come to life. Virtual reality programing is by far one that makes Bridget very excited at the possibilities. She has a firm belief that this form of media can be used as a tool in creating a whole new way of learning and teaching for all.


A deeply spiritual soul Bridget Scarr starts each of her days with a deep meditation where she finds her balance and centers herself. It is this that makes her creative energy flow until she makes it a point to leave work by lunch and spend that time with her partner and child. During the afternoon she continues work while allowing herself to be creative and restful. It’s again a balancing act that has worked for her.


Bridget did not come to any of this easily. Her last company that she worked tirelessly at had a very unpleasant end. She unfortunately had to see the side of people that can end careers quickly. It was her resolve to not allow this to break her and the love of her family that allowed this phoenix to rise from the ashes. Her partner and newborn son would be the shining light to lead her back to her path.


The depth of thought that Bridget Scarr puts into the projects she is a part of will definitely change Technology. From working with museums for a more personal perspective of art and history. Bridget is looking to make her films a richer and more personal experience while relaying history.


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