- Collaboration to provide Academy of Art students with revolutionary technology to advance their design education and portfolio development
SAN FRANCISCO, April 6, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — University of Art and Design based in San Francisco Art University Academy has concluded a professional collaboration for its students with LondonGravity Sketch, a virtual product design and collaboration platform, to provide them with breakthrough technology in their design education.
Gravity Sketch’s vision is to revolutionize the way physical products are designed, developed, and brought to market by delivering intuitive 3D software that empowers interdisciplinary teams to design, create, collaborate, review, and iterate in entirely new and agile in the metaverse.
As part of this partnership, Gravity Sketch will provide tailored training, resources and support to Art University Academy design students and teachers. Using this technology, students will be able to design physical products in an agile 3D virtual environment giving them the flexibility to experiment creatively without the need to create physical models of each iteration of a design. Gravity Sketch also allows users to collaborate in a real-time 3D environment with partners from anywhere in the world.
“We are thrilled to partner with Gravity Sketch to empower our students to create without limits and elevate their skills using the very latest technologies. Using the Gravity Sketch platform will empower our students and teachers to think in augmented reality and be immersed in the ideas they create, which is simply not possible with more traditional design tools and environments,” said Antonio BorjaDirector, School of Industrial Design, Art University Academy. “We are excited to give our students access to exciting technologies and believe this will give them a significant advantage as they take the next steps in their design careers.”
“Since the first meeting with the team of Art University Academy, it has been truly inspiring to see the schools approach not only to new technologies, but also in supporting students transitioning to an exciting free-form workflow, as well as building a new program around digital craftsmanship. We believe that innovation, fearlessness and creative potential can truly be seen in the hands of students,” said Oluwaseyi Sosanya, co-founder and CEO, Gravity Sketch. “We are thrilled to be part of this journey and to witness the full potential of young designers. We look forward to seeing the designs evolve – the student work to date has been inspiring and it is not only the beginning of our partnership.”
On Art University Academy
Established in 1929, Art University Academy is one of the largest accredited private art and design schools in the country. As one of the oldest art schools in San Franciscothe epicenter of culture and technology, Art University Academy offers more than 129 accredited degree programs – available online and on campus – covering 70 fields of study, including entertainment arts, advertising, fashion, architecture, game development, music, communications, photography, etc. For more information, please visit https://www.academyart.edu
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