Video Makes Life Easier for Prospective Academy of Art University Students

The excitement surrounding high school graduation is typically tempered by the concern over choosing a place for post-secondary study. One solution lies in trailing a current college student to experience the atmosphere the new graduate will encounter.

Sam Bear, a freshman filmmaking student at San Francisco’s Academy of Art University, created a blog post and video that look at a day of classes at the institution’s motion picture school.

Sam rides a morning shuttle for free by virtue of his student ID, taking in the city’s flare. He participates in two classes, whose different start times permit collaborations and study. His early class, Production Design, finds students focusing on components such as costumes, props and sets. Directing Actors class, his later meeting, finds him building both scenes and ties that will ideally become pivotal in his line of work.

Sam also shares his creative ideas at the many campus cafes around the city, which are designed as venues in which to share ideas and aspirations.

Please be sure to see Sam’s video (, wherein he shares more of his decidedly positive thoughts and feelings about the school. “Did I make the right decision in choosing to study at The Academy of Art University?” he asks at the conclusion. “One-hundred percent, yes.”

The Academy of Art University, founded in 1929, affords students the chance to pursue nine undergraduate and graduate degrees, an art teaching credential, continuing art education courses and certificate programs in 28 areas of study. Courses are offered on campus and online, and the campus facilities feature some of the most advanced equipment and technology available.

AAU’s 5,000 students are taught by professionals who hold significant credentials in major artistic industries. Their connections are vital to students as the latter prepare for creative careers.

Learn more about The Academy of Art University here