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Media Awards
Academy of Art University

The Academy of Art University Media Awards was a night of celebration recognizing the best and brightest student work from the previous year.  Watch the next generation of creative artists showcase their talent before distinguished guests and the campus community.

Patswitch was nominated for Achievement in Visual Effects at the Academy of Art University’s Media Awards.



1st place at AAU Spring Show


Academy of Art University’s Spring Show is an exhibition to showcase the finest student work from the Academy’s emerging talents in all areas of art and design.

Patswitch won 1st place for Visual Effects Shots subject at AAU Animation & Visual Effects Spring Show Awards, marked him as the top of his faculty on the year he graduated.


About Academy of Art University​​

Since 1929, artists and designers have called the Academy of Art University their home. Founded in San Francisco, it is the largest private art and design university in the nation.

AAU is, first and foremost, a professional school - a specialized place that helps students master their craft as they prepare for professional roles as artists and designers. Their hands-on, no-nonsense curriculum is taught by some of the finest minds working in today’s creative and innovative industries. 


Its School of Animation & Visual Effects offers BFA and MFA programs in animation and visual effects. Its Studio X program lets students collaborate on real projects - like the VFX for an indie by a then-unknown filmmaker out of USC. His name? Ryan Coogler. The school was ranked a top 10 Best Visual Effects School by The Hollywood Reporter.


AAU Media Awards

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