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Young Glory Competition 2021 is here!

September 17, 2021

by amorga

8 months. 8 briefs. 8 big name judges. Starting now through April, your team will be tasked to complete a different brief each month. Both ADV and WNM students are encouraged to participate – these briefs will help hone skills and creative thinking essential for impactful designs. And the best part: WE WILL PAY FOR YOUR ENTRY FEE!



Step 1: Register your team here You must register with this link for AAU to pay for your entry

*When you sign up for membership, PLEASE remember to enter “School of Advertising, Academy of Art University” under the Agency/School field so we can pay for your entry fee

Step 2: Enter the Competition for the current month (don’t worry if you missed it, there will be a new one next month)

Step 3 (optional): Ask for feedback on your entries before submitting…come to Faculty office hours!

Email for any questions. Good luck!

Fall ’21 Faculty Office Hours start this week!

September 13, 2021

by amorga

Fall semester is in full swing and what better way to get into a groove than to meet with your Department Faculty members! Office hours are open for all students and do not require appointments (unless noted) so feel free to stop by during their designated times. Please remember that other students will be attending and it is first-come/first-served…we ask you to be patient and respectful of each other’s time.

As always, please reach out to the department for any questions or concerns. Have a great week everyone!


Are You a Mad Creative?!

August 13, 2021

by amorga

The Mad Creatives, a movie poster and entertainment marketing agency, is looking for a paid intern and recent graduate (or soon to graduate) who has excellent skills in Photoshop. The intern needs to be really good with PSD and Adobe creative suite, but especially Photoshop.

This is part time remote work similar to a paid internship where they can train you. They are looking for a junior (but awesome) photoshop person and production pro! Students can mention they were referred by Cybele Zufolo at the Academy of Art University.

Learn Entertainment Advertising and Photoshop from the best in the business! The Mad Creatives designed movie posters for The Dark Knight, Jurassic World, Wizards Tales of Arcadia and more. Check out more info here

Please send your resume to and CC David Pearson at and Marcus Almarez at


ON CAMPUS Class for Fall Semester – Young & Hungry Creative Lab

July 27, 2021

by amorga

Are you ready to be back on campus? ON CAMPUS class option for ADV/WNM students now available!

Young & Hungry Creative Lab is back on campus for Fall semester! Work on real client work, competitions, and other creative projects in a collaborative, real work environment. You’ll collaborate with students from a range of majors, develop mad brainstorming chops, sharpen your pitch skills by presenting to real client reps, and crank out some outstanding work for your portfolio.

See more from Young & Hungry:

Talk to your advisor to enroll in ADV 498.02/ADV 695.02 The Agency

  • Open to both grad and undergrad students.
  • For online students and those who wish to remain remote this class is also offered via Zoom.
  • Also open to friends from other majors.
  • Already been a part of Y&H? This class may be taken twice.
  • All students and instructors will be expected to follow AAU Covid-19 safety guidelines.
  • Email or with any questions!

Summer 2021 Office Hours!

July 2, 2021

by amorga

Hey students!

Hope your Summer semester is off to a great start. Happy to announce Office Hours are now open: our full-time Faculty is available for any questions you may have so please don’t hesitate to drop by. Unless noted, office hours are drop-in, no appointment needed and first come/first served:

MUNI Art 2022: Call for Artists!

June 22, 2021

by amorga

Here’s your chance to be a MUNI artist and have your work on SF buses all over the city!

SF Beautiful is celebrating seven years of Muni Art and has announced this year’s theme:
Each artist has eight panels to showcase their work which will be installed in 100 muni buses throughout San Francisco

DEADLINE: Friday, July 16, 2021

For more info and details, check out

Application is available here!

2021 Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship

June 4, 2021

by amorga

Hi students!

Check out this amazing scholarship opportunity from The Rose Pak Community Fund, a local organization serving SF’s API community:

​What is the Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship?

The Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship is a merit-based award offered to students of Asian and Pacific Islander (API) origin, who is from San Francisco Bay Area and wants to get an education in preparation for a career in public service. The 2021 Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to five students in the amount up to $5,000 each. The scholarship may be applied to tuition only. We will not accept applications from international or foreign-exchange students.

​Who are the Rose Pak Scholars?

​Rose Pak Scholars are API students who have been recognized by the Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship as future leaders in the community. They have the drive to serve the community and have demonstrated leadership potential in the past that in time should enable them to improve the ways that public entities – be they government agencies, nonprofit organizations, public and private educational institutions, or advocacy organizations – serve the public good.

​Who is eligible to receive a Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship?

​1. Asian Pacific Islander (API) students who are entering or currently enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university as an undergraduate in 2021 fall or 2022 Spring semester

2. Students must be from San Francisco Bay Area, a member of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community, and from a low-income family

3. Priority for applicants who are the first in their immediate families to attend college.

Applicants must demonstrate experience of leadership and an intent to pursue a career in public service. A career in public service is defined as working in an area that will advance the empowerment and improvement of outcomes for low-income communities and communities of color. This can encompass working in a community-based nonprofit organization, the public sector, and elected office.


APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/30/2021 at 5pm

Take the best job ever — mine.

May 27, 2021

by amorga

Hi there, work study over here making an announcement. I’m graduating, so take my job please. 

If you’re eligible (check link below), apply for the ADV/WNM federal work study position! What’s the job like? Glad you asked. 

You will be an Administrative Assistant to the Advertising/Web Design & New Media department. Job duties include: 

  • Writing amazing blog posts like this one
  • Posting on ADV/WNM social media accounts
  • Helping with departmental events, such as One Show Bootcamp and Spring Show

Required skills:

  • Proficiency with Mac computers and basic Mac software (Microsoft office suite for Mac)
  • Ability to quickly learn the department’s organization systems (such as Google docs, Jupiter)
  • Professionalism in customer service and task management

Preferred skills:

  • Photography and social media coursework
  • Fluency with Adobe Creative Suite and video editing

Hours are 10-20 hours a week, you get to create your schedule within the range of 9am-7pm, Monday-Friday. Pay is SF minimum wage. 

If you want to work with your awesome department directors and faculty while getting flexible hours, email to set up an interview appointment with your resume and student ID. Trust me, it’s worth it. Good luck!

Check eligibility here (see Federal Work Study tab):