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The International Academy of Design and Technology - Tampa

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Where to start?.Super BrilliantArt & Design Department
Where to start?...I have been attending this school for three years now. It is a complete JOKE! The staff and faculty do NOT have teaching degrees and are the most miserable bunch of people I've seen. They treat you like you're meaningless and don't even care about your success if you even graduate. The school has done some recent cut backs and actually fired the only worth while people that made a difference at the school. All they care about is money. I have done some of the best work and felt so confident about myself then, only to have it shot down by the teachers. They break you down and make you wonder why you're even paying them. I predict this school will be going under in about two years if not sooner. Please don't waste any of your time or money going here. It was honestly the worst decision I have EVER made in my entire life. I only wish it weren't too late. I'm three years in, so i'm stuck.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2013
Surrounding City: A-, Faculty Accessibility: F
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The Audio Degree is a complete and totalQuite BrightOther
The Audio Degree is a complete and total waste of $30,000+. Even when the economy was good (like 15 years ago) there still weren't enough jobs available to accommodate all of the graduates being pumped out of this school (and neighboring schools). At least 10 of the audio/video classes (which by the way, I still don't understand why audio students had to take video classes) are a complete waste of time and money. And the internship is the worst part one of them all. I paid this school almost $4,000 to be an indentured slave, to almost run myself to death, and to be hated and treated like crap by the engineers/assistant engineers at the studio I interned at. I wish I had wasted that money on hats. Or shoes. IADT was supposed to help us find jobs after graduation and I have yet to hear back from them and I've been graduated for almost 3 years now. I, and most all my fellow graduates/friends, still work in retail. I grew tired several years ago of sending out my resume and making follow up phone calls to places that aren't even reading them. My credits won't even transfer to another school! (I still can't believe that one.) I feel that IADT stole my money and gave me a worthless degree. I grow more bitter with each loan payment I make. I wish I had gone to MTSU instead. They're not only cheaper but they offer many more classes that IADT doesn't (for example: analog tape and mastering to name a few) and their degree is much more prestigious. And they actually have a nice studio on campus and IADT doesn't. The studio we had to use was a dump in a storage unit.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2009
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: F
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CEC - Career Education Corpoartion the company which owns IADT along with numerous private for-profit colleges is under Federal investigation. Students will suffer. Watch the Youtube video below.

These are schools owned by CEC:

IADT - International Academy of Design and Technology
AIU - American InterContinental University
Brown College
CTU - Colorado Technical University - CTU Online
Brooks Institute
Le Cordon Bleu
CCA - California Culinary Academy
Sanford-Brown College - Sanford-Brown Institute
Briarcliffe College - Briarcliffe Online
Missouri College
Collins College
Visit my Youtube group and watch the 1min video -- it explains everything.

Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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