The Academy of Art University Alumni Association encompasses a dynamic community of over 25,000 artists, designers and visual communicators around the globe. Membership in the Alumni Association is FREE to all graduates of the Academy and provides networking opportunities both for its members and industry professionals.

    Looking for a new Career opportunity? Check out the latest additions to the AAU Job Board:

    Visit for details.


    Noise Pop Industries is looking for a Designer:

    Designer wanted to provide our team with materials, websites and creative designs for variety of events and products.  San Francisco, California


    Easyl is looking for an art instructor: 

    our mission is to inspire a creative culture. We think art is under appreciated and under patronized. San Francisco, California


    TBS Construction, INC is looking for an Interior Designer:

    We create captivating atmospheres to go beyond our clients’ organizational, financial, environmental, and cultural goals.  Santa Clara, CA


    Colgate University is looking for a Junior Designer. 

    The Junior Designer assists with the digital and print design as well as production for the Colgate University Communications department.  Hamilton, New York


    Robert K. Futterman & Associates, LLC is looking for a Marketing Specialist, Investment Sales:  Responsible for the day-to-day marketing needs of our Investment Sales brokerage team in support of new business pursuits and servicing client business.  New York, New York

    Alumni Spotlight


    MFA Fashion Alumni, Vicken Derderian has just shown his new collection in LA Fashion Week and is on today's cover of California Apparel News.  See it here:



    Do This For Your Career Now – Wed., Oct. 12th



    Mina Roy, Experienced UI Artist at 1st Playable Productions & ArtU Illustration Alum
    Coraly Rosario, UX Designer at Beyond Games & ArtU Game Development Alum





    Cannery Galleries Courtyard 4th Annual Veterans Art Exhibition

    Cannery Galleries Courtyard

    4th Annual Veterans Art Exhibition

    Original Works by US Military Service Members from World War II to the present

    The San Francisco Fleet Week Association (SFFWA) is proud to present our fourth annual Veterans Art Exhibition during Fleet Week 2016. Fleet Week is a time when we pay tribute to our women and men in uniform, and also focus on ways to improve the way we provide humanitarian assistance and educate ourselves about disaster preparedness. 

    San Francisco Fleet Week has earned the reputation of producing the largest Fleet Week in the United States. And as Fleet Week has grown, so has its mission. Since 2010, with the establishment of its Center for Humanitarian Assistance, Fleet Week has helped bring together leaders of Federal, State and Local government disaster response agencies, first responders, foreign dignitaries, non-governmental organizations and private sector companies with Department of Defense services to improve the nation’s ability to respond to catastrophic disasters. As a precursor to Fleet Week, more than 150 officials from federal, state and local governments and the military take part in an interactive exercise focused on military support in response to a catastrophic event. 

    The Art Exhibit at the Academy of Art University in the Cannery Galleries features original works by US Military Service members from World War II to the present. The San Francisco Fleet Week Association with the support of Academy of Art University presents this special exhibit for the month of October. 

    All of us with the SFFWA thank you for your support and participation in today’s exhibit. 

    Discover the powerful combination of Sketch and Tumult Hype

    President Stephens cordially invites you to attend August Smart Lock on Campus, Tuesday, March 31st at 7:00pm in the 79 New Montgomery Theater!

    Discover the powerful combination of Sketch and Tumult Hype. Learn from UX Designer Matt Weldon how August designs and prototypes features for iOS and Android.

    Won't be in San Francisco? You can also view the livestream at



    Working hard on your resume but need some advice?

    We know the thought of a perfect resume or cover letter can be daunting. Tune in to our next online chat about creating your resume, cover letter, and artist statement on Wednesday, March 25th. It's the real deal, we'll be workshopping with real student/alum resumes. Register here


    Here come our March exhibitions...

    We've got a lot of new exhibitions going up as we speak! Join us in celebrating the current shows at our opening receptions on Thursday, March 5th! 

    Here's what's on view until March 29th:


    625 Sutter Gallery

    Shenping Wang – Limitation

    Artist Reception March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm


    Cannery Suite 104

    Steven Stodor – Safe Harbor

    Artist Reception March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm


    Cannery Suite 108

    Ilya Shkipin – Transfusion

    Artist Reception March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm


    Cannery Suite 110

    Candi Jiang – My Geometric World

    Artist Reception March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm


    Cannery Suite 112

    Exploration and Discovery – Advanced Work in Jewelry and Metal Arts

    Artist Reception March 5th, 5:30-7:30pm


    More good stuff on campus next week:

    President Stephens, on behalf of the School of Animation, cordially invites you to attend LAIKA on Campus! 

    Join us on Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:15pm, Morgan Auditorium (491 Post) for an exciting presentation by the Animation company.

    If you can't make the event, you'll also be able to stream it live here


    We're excited to host Blue Sky Studios next week!

    You're invited to a presentation by Blue Sky Studios on Wednesday, February 25th!
    Where: 491 Post, Morgan Auditorium
    Time: 7:15pm-9:30pm

    pssst...they are recruiting for their Summer 2015 Internship Program and are interested in candidates with skills in production, compositing, modeling, rigging, design, story, lighting, 3D conversion, and visual effects.

    See you there! 


    Tune in to our first online chat of the semester tonight!

    Discover how to secure funding, honors, and more time for your art with our Grants, Fellowships, Contests & More chat tonight, February 18th, at 5:00 PM PST.

    Our panelists include Bethany Meuleners (alum and fulbright scholar), Sydney Freeland (alum, Fulbright scholar and Sundance alum) and Haman Ezzati (student and Phil Hill Scholarship recipient). 

    Register here