Academy of Art Studio Molds Winners of Today

What does Pixar, Death, and the Acadamy of Art University have in common? Daniel Arriaga. Who is Daniel Arriaga? Daniel Arriaga is a graduate of the Academy of Art University, and he has teamed up with Pixar to bring one of his many ideas to fruition. He was able to take his education to new heights and offer a new take on the Mexican festival, El Dia de los Muertos in the Disney/Pixar film “Coco” The film brings fun to the screen as it explores the what if’s of the folklore associated with the holiday. The film did so well that it held its own against other popular films, such as “Loving Vincent, The Breadwinner,” and “The Boss Baby.”


The Academy of Art University was established in 1929. The Academy has become popular among aspiring artists looking for work in the ever-changing field of art and is now able to address the academic needs of over 18,000 students. Some of the disciplines offered to prospective students include, but are not limited to, Fashion, Digital Art, Visual Media, Photography, and Motion Pictures and Television.

Art is not the only area that the University excels in. The Academy also offers their students the opportunity to compete in nine athletic sports. Other Universities must take them seriously during competitions, because, the sports program has earned no less than seven All American honors, 10 PacWest postseason honors, and one NCAA individual champion.


2017 spelled success for The Academy of Art University. Key moments in the history of art were achieved by graduates from the prestigious art academy. Some noteworthy achievements from former graduates, who reached their ambitions are as follows: Mark Cofer composed music sensations for films such as The Magnificent Seven, Independence Day, and Spiderman Homecoming. Ghazala Khalife has been selected to design water bottles for the well-known bottling company LIFEWATER. Scott Borrero has taken his photography knowledge and became the winner of Top Photographer with Nigel Baker’s first ever photography competition. These are just a few examples of how ordinary people win with the Academy of Art Studios