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This is a for-profit institution.Quite BrightArt & Design Department
This is a for-profit institution. You are just that, a profit. Nothing more. Faculty members who care are stifled by corporate rules and idiocy, and cannot really teach anything useful. There is a lack of access to equipment and studio resources. There is a lot of busy work. Many times you are using tutorials to learn or watching movies or having study hall time. There is very little actual instruction. The internships are not helpful, and job placement is a literal joke. It would be much more beneficial to get an education at a community college or non-profit school. Art Institutes just wants money. Most of your tuition will go for them to advertise, not to educating students. School is also being slowly downsized, so you might not even graduate if you decide to attend these days.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2010
Campus Maintenance: A, Education Quality: F
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There are so many issues with this schoolAverageDesign Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
There are so many issues with this school that it's actually overwhelming me, and I cannot wait to drop out. Most of the negative comments on here are right on. They pull you in with all the pretty information they have, but a year into going to this school I still don't know how to design a basic pattern, why? Because this school is crap. Basically, it's a for profit school...they do not care about you. They care about money. Plain and simple. If you want a good education go to a community college and get your basic information, it's all about who you know, and what you know. So please, save yourself and do not go here. You will get just as much knowledge going to a community college...and you won't be buried in debt at the end. IT IS NOT WORTH YOUR MONEY.
1st Year Female -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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Most of the students are self adsorb andNot so brightArt & Design Department
Most of the students are self adsorb and teachers will give their time to the students who they favor the most so forgot about asking for help on stuff because they will just make you feel worse. It's a shame because there are some good teachers just not enough. Most of the classes are just a load of BS and you don't really get the chance to do something great more just get it done. It's about quantity not quality. One of the courses is runned by students which is a waste of money because it is not about all of the students just a few that is hand selected by the teacher. Also the school doesn't support the event so the class has to raise their own money. The teacher even advises not to mention the school when asking for donations!!! WHY??? Because then it would have to go to the school and not to support our program.If your a 20 something who lives at home and Mom and Dad are paying for your education then you will fit right in. Most of the classes either use no books or it uses the Adobe classroom in a book. Another great thing about the school is they have site where all the teachers say you can get royalty free images to use for your artwork, but when it comes to portfolio time you can no longer use them. Believe me I wished I transferred schools when I was thinking about before I got this far. Every time I see orientations going on I feel the urge to warn the others. As for the appearance of an Art school it is lacking!!!!!!!!
3rd Year Female -- Class 2012
Surrounding City: A+, Education Quality: F
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