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Archive for '2016'

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

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    Galileo is looking for a Summer Instructor (Art/Design, Science, Engineering, Tech, or Outdoor Play):  Imagine spending your summer as a Lead Tech Instructor, learning cutting-edge skills while teaching in classes like Mod Design with Minecraft, 3-D Modeling and Printing, Video Game Design, and more.  Nationwide


    Telltale Games is looking for an Associate Cinematic Artist: Our Cinematics/ Choreography Team is responsible for creating compelling cutscenes, interactive dialogs, and cinematic elements of action sequences coupled with excellent pacing and acting using animation libraries.  San Rafael, California


    Eargo is looking for a Creative Designer: We are searching for an awesome Creative Designer to join our Marketing team, responsible for working on the creative design for Marketing initiatives within existing brand guidelines.  Mountain View, California


    Atelier Kate is looking for a San Francisco based freelance patternmaker to help create a 25-30 piece collection for NYC Fashion Week to be presented in February.  Typically Atelier Kate is based in Paris however because of many events in the US the fall/winter collection will be made in Northern California with a new team.  San Francisco, California


    Robert K. Futterman & Associates, LLC is looking for a Digital Marketing Coordinator, responsible for the day-to-day management and execution of all Corporate and New York metro region digital marketing efforts and reports directly to the Executive Vice President, Marketing & Communications.  New York, New York

    Alumni, you are invited to the VR Summit 2016!

    The innovative Dec. 8 VR Summit 2016 will feature a panel of prominent figures from the world of virtual reality, along with work from our advanced students participating in the Academy's VR program. Panelists will share insights on this emerging technology in film, production, platforms, animation, gaming and creative methodology. Experience virtual reality for yourself and view a showcase of student work in VR from the Schools of Motion Pictures & TelevisionCommunications & Media TechnologiesAnimation & Visual EffectsGame Development and more.

    Selling More Than Your Art – Wed., Nov. 30th



    · Cecilia Chia, Director of SF gallery Glass Rice
    · Diane Pascual, ArtU Alum & Creative Director of Prism Light Studios
    · Lisa Taylor, ArtU Alum & Gallery Artist and Instructor


    Women in Concept Art Panel is Coming to ArtU – Tuesday, Nov. 15th!


    How to Start & Keep Networking – Wed., Nov. 9th



    Christian Prieto, ArtU Alum & Motion Graphics Designer at TBWA\Chiat\Day Ad Agency

    Abigail Gómez, ArtU Alum & Commissioner for the Virginia Commission for the Arts & Owner/Artist of Pretty Girl Painting

    Caleb Montoya, Current Online Student & Concept Artist/Scenario Writer at Serenity Forge Game Studios



    You're Invited: November Exhibitions, November 2nd-27th 2016. Opening Receptions Thursday November 3rd, 5:30-7:30PM.


    BLIZZARD is Coming to ArtU - Wednesday, Nov. 9th at Morgan Auditorium from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm


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

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    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.