American Inter Continental University
American Inter Continental University - Comments and Student Experiences|
For-Profit schools are schools that does not rely on profit from the Government (through various grants, etc.). Their MAIN source of income is through how many butts they could put in their building.
Please, please, PLEASE, go to this website:
It will shed a TON of light about how AIU (and their parent conglomerate CSC) operates. This could also be held true about other private schools. They are akin to health club, or workout fads, like P90X, where they sell you on a dream of a "ripped" body, but you risk the potential of serious injury (or spending a lot of money in purchasing "supplements"). In this case, they sell you on the dream of a fabulous job, but you don't have anywhere NEAR the connections to see it through.
It also mentions some truths about who these For-Profit schools prey on. Mainly minorities who aren't that well endowed financially. It could definitely explain this school's lack of diversity (which is staggering). Be prepared to see a lot of the thugged-out types roaming around this school.
Also, the Film side of the house shares the house with the music side. And ALL of the people on the music side will try to get on the film side (probably to make their own music videos cheaper), and it dilutes the program CONSIDERABLY. I don't know how many students I run into, in this program, who make me continuously rethink if I'm making the right choice (let's just say about 30, or so, movie ideas about being a Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B star).
Some of the professors know what they're talking about. But, again, we're selling a dream job here, and the fact is that most of the teachers have zero connections to the industry in Atlanta (which is something you need to gain viable experience for better paying jobs). Most of them looks like they either; just got off the plane from California, or never had any luck in the industry. So that hurts your chances of making good use of the degree outside of the school.
There is also NO student organization for students in the Film side of the house. I believe this is, again, based on the fact that this school is a For-Profit school. But if you're possibly looking for a film/video club, that will allow you to go to these film lectures (which helps create a network!), better look elsewhere.
If you think you'll be going to a legitimate campus, have fun working out of an office building (remarkably right down the street from the Art Institute of Atlanta's office buildings).God honest truth, if you're going for a film-type of degree, go to a legitimate university (or a trade school/community college that specializes in Cinematography). And "don't eat the cake", and/or "drink the Kool-Aid", cause you will be hurting.