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.


Alumni Resources


Summer 2018 Workshop Information Coming Soon!

Recent Grads

Stay Involved

  • Attend select Industry on Campus events and network with industry professionals.
  • Volunteer your time as an alumni panelist, speaker or mentor.
  • Onsite access to the Academy Library ( material check-out not available).
  • Attend a variety of workshops open to alumni as offered by various departments.



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Stay Connected

  • Stay in touch by updating your contact information at  Please send us your name, student ID (if you have it), most current phone number, email, and mailing address.  
  • Join us on a variety of social networking sites where you can reconnect with fellow graduates, hear about alumni news and events, and discover opportunities in the art and design communities. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin or email!  

Stay Informed

  • Receive exclusive invitations to Academy of Art University special events.
  • Access the Academy’s Career Resources and FREE Online Job Board for job opportunities, internships and portfolio projects.



LinkedIn Alumni Overview

Students & Faculty

Undergrad Students: 15,415

Graduate Students: 6,821

Faculty: 231

Total Population: 22,236

Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get a copy of my transcript or diploma?

I’m looking for a job, does the Alumni Department have any resources to help my search?

How do I receive my alumni ID?

Notable Alumni

Chris Milk, Motion Pictures & Television – Milk was awarded the "Music Video Production Association" Award for 2008 "Music Video Director of the Year".

Jason Sperling, 1998, MFA Advertising – Previously Creative Director at TBWA \ Media Arts Lab and creative intelligence behind Apple’s “Mac vs. PC” ad campaign. "Get a Mac" was named campaign of the decade. Now Executive Creative Director, Sr. VP at RPA.

Patricia Kallusch, 2005, MFA Animation & Visual Effects – Senior Development Director at Electronic Arts.

Diego Galtieri, 2003, BFA Animation & Visual Effects – 2009 Emmy winner for visual effects on NBC’s hit series Heroes.

Anna Sheffield, Fine Art Sculpture – World-renowned jewelry designer who has collaborated with 3.1 Philip Lim, Marc Jacobs, Cole Haan, and Target. Just opened her first standalone store in NYC.

Michael Osborne, 2007, MFA Graphic Design – President and Creative Director of award-winning firm Michael Osborne Design, work in permanent collections of SF MOMA, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum.

Tom Luedecke, 2002, BFA Industrial Design – previously a designer of high performance products in Nike’s Innovation Kitchen. He also worked on the Air Jordan brand but is now a Senior Innovator Manager and a Senior Designer at Under Armour.

Sydney Freeland, 2008, MFA Motion Pictures & Television – Selected for the 2010 Sundance Screenwriters Labs, 2009 Sundance/Ford Foundation fellowship recipient, and 2007 Disney Scholarship recipient. Her film "Drunktown's Finest" premiered at the 2014 Sundance festival in the Next category

Deanne Fitzmaurice, 1983, BFA Photography – Pulitzer Prize-Winning Photographer