-One of the assignments my class was given was to read an article about the Academy of Art University, that talked about the Academys journey, and how it has become what it is today. We then had to answer the question "Is the Academy portrayed in a favorable or unfavorable light?" and had to back it up. Here is what I came up with!
The Academy of Art in My Light
The article "Class Act" portrayed the Academy in a favorable light. They made it clear about how they wanted to help their students turn into well-rounded characters, so they required students to take a variety of classes that not only pertained to their major. For example, Fashion Merchandising majors also had to learn how to draw, cut, sew, and drape. The Academy is a very professional school that provides state-of-the-art equiptment that helps draw top-notch teaching talent. Many professionals are drawn to the Academy because it is a distinguished school, so therefore it isn't hard for them to hire qualified people. The Academy of Art has an open enrollment policy therefore it gives all students the opportunity to learn "Art." The Academy is appealing due to its reputation in the fashion and art industry, and assisting students with job placement is compelling to graduates. The Academy of Art helps students bring "new, fresh blood" with a West Coast flair to the shows because of experiencing fashion in a different environment. This is helpful because in order to survive in the industry you need to have creative, new ideas because it is so competitive.
-Another assignment we had to do was to go on www.Trendwatching.com and click on the "current briefing" section and look at something that popped out to you.
The Pros and Cons of Social Networking
When I was on trendwatching.com i clicked on "Current Briefing" and something that popped out to me was an article called "People love to Connect" for the June-July 2010 issue. I choose to read tis article because today social networking is a big part of our generation. I play a role in this "online revolution" so I thought it would be interesting to learn about something I am apart of. Social Networking has made it easy to discover, and stay in touch with others from the constant updates, GPS, and mobile online access. This has also brought on an explosion of dating, networking, socializing, and mingling. Although there is an upside to social networking, there is also a downside. The downside is that for many people it turns into a distraction, and later on an addiction. At schools Facebook, now a house hold name is blocked from computers, but many kids have phones with Facebook Mobile so they find a way to ger on. Because of social networking it has caused people to become so transfixed on a screen instead of the world around them.