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Academy Idol: Reality-World Experience

Academy Idol is the largest production class offered at Academy of Art University and offers a variety of ways for aspiring media personalities and creators to get hands-on experience. Students from the Academy’s multimedia school learn how to operate cameras and audio boards; act as hosts, judges and directors; and produce a full-length live-streamed show. It’s produced and recorded live at 79 New Montgomery every Wednesday during the semester, and the Academy community is invited to attend and watch the competition unfold.


“We create an atmosphere, an environment, so a student can grow. And they feel comfortable to try things, and fail and succeed.”

—Steve Kotton, Associate Director, School of Communications & Media Technologies


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