The Academy of Art University is a private art and design school located in San Francisco California. Students can study and earn degrees in the areas of design, entertainment, fine art, and liberal arts. They practice their crafts while in school by participating in community service projects like mural painting and entertaining senior citizens. Recently, students from the School of Fashion received recognition for their designs from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in New York.
While you may not be familiar with the school, you may know one of its more famous alumni. If you are a fan of the Bachelorette, you know the name Kendall Long. Kendall is a California native who enrolled in the Academy in 2010. She participated in various school activities including being a member of the school’s track team and earned her bachelor’s degree in multimedia communications.
These days you can watch Kendall on the alumni version of the Bachelor/Bachelorette show called Bachelor in Paradise. This show joins those who were previously unsuccessful and offers another chance at love. It seems as if Kendall has developed a relationship with the Bachelor’s Joe Amabile (Grocery Store Joe) and fans are eager to see this pair succeed in love. They may get their wish as Grocery Store Joe has been spending time in California and social media photos seem to suggest that the relationship between him and Kendall has continued beyond the show’s run.
Even if the relationship fades, Kendall can find success using her Academy of Art University degree. The school was founded in 1929 and has always been an open enrollment institution. Its founder Richard Stephens believed that all aspiring artists should have the opportunity to develop their talents. Students are taught by professionals in their fields in state-of-the-art facilities, with curricula that reflects the latest industry trends, using emerging technologies. The Academy has been so successful that it has grown to a current enrollment of over 18,000 and is the largest accredited private art and design university in the nation.