Joe Fagan

Former Soccer Star, Now Soccer Fan

July 20, 2019

The Impact of the Academy of Art University to its Students


Academy of Art University is a privately held school in California, United States. Furthermore, it is said to be the largest art and design school that is privately owned in the United States. The school offers open admission of students at 100% rate.

The university has been participating every year in the NY Fashion Week event since 2005. The school is accredited to offer bachelors and master’s degree in approximately 25 subjects. Thus the students and parents do not worry about the courses offered.

The Academy of Art University participates in athletics majorly. The men’s cross country team became the runners up in the 2014-2015 marathon season. On the other hand, the women’s team became fourth to finish the race.

Every year, the alumni and industry leaders, as well as the general public, visit the school to explore the best work of the talented students. This is always done in one location. The school in itself is like a world full of creative and talented people. One of the significant events hosted by the Academy of Art University is the Spring Show, which is annual. The main advantage of this is that the world comes to the students to appreciate them, not the vice versa.

The Spring Show offers the students excellent opportunities to show some of their best and latest works. This is also the time when industry experts spend more time with the students even face to face and chat about career opportunities. It is an excellent way of networking for the students of this school. According to the Executive director of the faculty of interior architecture, networking is something that they are devoted to giving a lot of focus. Advertising is a key to networking, and it is essential to create a relationship with industry experts who represent their companies at the Spring Show.

In conclusion, Academy of Art University is devoted to network the creativity and skills of the students to make them achieve their dreams. Because of the Spring Show, there have been many graduates who have gotten a chance at big companies. Students here, do what they love to achieve their dreams.

May 16, 2018

Alex Pall Illustrating Change in Chainsmokers

Alex Pall and Andrew Teggart met in 2012 with the help of their manager Adam Alpert to form a dance music production duo. The two have already become a household name in the music industry with only two years after the release of their single “Selfie” in 2014. The anticipated song “Closer” which will feature Hasley is expected to be different from the past productions as it will have Andrew singing.

Many DJs often do not bother to be involved in the creation of the song; they prefer songwriters and vocalist to deal with the lyrics and singing as they deal with the electronic production of the music. The duo stands out as they are actively involved with the songwriters to produce their content. The message conveyed by the song normally involves issues common to the society such as effects of the social media.

“Closer” deals with the topic of love and more specifically breakups. The song explains how the two met and the reason they broke up. Alex Pall was involved in dance music even before meeting Andrew as it was a hobby to him. Alex used to juggle between work and creating music in New York before he fully settled to producing and his manager introduced him to Andrew. Alex was not sure of venturing into full-time production of music as it was more of pleasure to him than work.

The two clicked almost immediately as they started meeting regularly and started producing songs and performing. They have come to learn a lot over the time they have worked together that have enabled them to receive awards along the way.

Building identity in the electronic genre has never been easy as there is a lot of similarity between different artist. This makes the competition in such an industry stiff and for one to emerge the best one has to alter production to a different version consistently. The duo has however changed their perspective and are now taking a different approach from straight-up music. “Roses” and “Waterbed” are an illustration to the changes they are implementing to stand up ahead of the rest.