The Oscars are a pretty big deal and winning Best Animated Feature is an even bigger deal. That is exactly what happened to the new animated movie, “Coco.” Daniel Arriaga, a graduate of the Academy of Art University, is pretty happy as well. Arriaga worked very hard and long hours as senior director at Pixar, and it all came together beautifully.
Coco follows a boy known as Miguel Rivera who is in search of a family secret. He also wishes to fulfill his dream of becoming a musician. His journey takes him through the Land of the Dead, and the entire movie is very detailed and represents the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead, also known as El Dia de Los Muertos.
The Academy of Art University accepts all who meet the requirements to apply and offers open context learning. They are geared for the current day and age of technology and offer an array of courses.
The Academy offers courses on animation and visual effects, art history, architecture, graphic design, and even game development. They also offer courses on illustration, photography, visual development, web design and new media, and a vast assortment of other topics.
They are all about providing experience, thorough courses, and well-rounded education in a challenging environment that pushes their students to work hard and to excel. The University strives to stimulate critical thinking and to foster the talents of their students while encouraging them along the way to their careers and ultimately their success.
Daniel Arriaga is just one prime example of what can get accomplished with a graduate degree from the Academy of Art University. He took the time to speak at his alma mater and shared some insightful thoughts about his experience. He shared that anything can be accomplished and if you want something and are willing to work for it, you can achieve it. He not only helped to create an award-winning animated picture, but he is doing what he really loves to do and is sharing some of his rich heritage and culture with the rest of the world.