Graduates of the Academy of Art University are making waves in the movie theaters across the globe this summer. Jan Philip Cramer, a 2004 graduate of the institution, worked as the Animation Supervisor for the popular Avengers: Infinity Wars film. Cramer credits his success in the industry to the education and support and mentorship that he received from instructors at the Academy of Arts.
Cramer has accomplished much in his short career. He worked on films including Avatar, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Deadpool, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Spiderman Homecoming. He has received commendation including earning the Academy of Art University’s Emerging Artist Alumni Award in 2011 and became a member of the significant Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2017.
The Academy of Art University, founded in 1929, offers programs in a wide variety of fields, including training in acting, advertising, animation and special effects, photography, visual design and game design, to name a few. Located in San Francisco, California, the university provides on campus, online or blended learning options provide flexibility for students.
This learning institution depends of professional, supportive instructors, those who work in the fields that they teach in, to provide a comprehensive education, as well as support to the students. Education is offered to all, with an open enrollment process that allows for 100% enrollment. The Academy of Art University is accredited by Council for Interior Design Accreditation, The National Architectural Accrediting Board, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing Accreditation.
Graduates of these programs continue to excel in their chosen field. Other notable graduates include Richard Baker, Academy Award Winner for Best Makeup and Hairstyling and special effects for his work in An American Werewolf in London and Deanne Fitzmaurice, Pulitzer Prize winner for photography. Just as Cramer has demonstrated in Avengers: Infinity Wars, the skills learned during these programs have led to success on the screen, in art rooms, and in advertising.