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The Academy of Art University

Breakdown of “Collaboration/Competitive” at AAU

By Gender
By Major
Architecture & Urban Planning DepartmentC-
Art & Design DepartmentB
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcC+
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcB-
Industrial DesignB
Interior DesignC+
Music EducationF

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Collaboration/Competitive compared with similar schools in class.

Academy of Art University
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I would say that you are treated like a number here.... There are WAY too many students that go here (and that just live in the city) that you're just...Read full comment
#academyofartuniversity: This "school" is really like the walmart of educational institutions. Greedy and profit-based. Everyone on the top is out to ...Read full comment
First of all, you need to know the bad side. The school is expensive and drains your money from you. It's all in the administration at 79 New Montgome...Read full comment
... You HAVE to be strong and not be afraid of people when they say things about your work - Find a few REALLY good friends in your major, they ar...Read full comment
If you think this describes you then you might feel the same... In high school I was academic, involved in sports, very social, out going and open mi...Read full comment
... It's a competition out there, and these children teaching, feel threatened by other competition ...Read full comment
... Also instructors are reluctant to give advise, I guess they see us as competition ...Read full comment
Tuition is quite expensive, for 24 units a years it's about $20,00 not including room and board. San Francisco is an expensive city, add another $18,0...Read full comment
The best thing I ever did is move from Michigan to California. A whole new world was open to me. I learned not only about my major, I grew as a person...Read full comment
Okay, this is the first time articulating my "Academy Experience" since dropping out way back in 1998. I was originally enrolled in the program where ...Read full comment
... Part of that number is also based off of student competition, which is very high ...Read full comment
... The classes are graded harshly, and competition is expected ...Read full comment
... so bring on the competition and give it a try ...Read full comment
this school is whatever nothing special. i went for a semester and im leaving and going to fidm in la. the people in san francisco and aau are very di...Read full comment
As a second major student (yes, i know it's not advertised anywhere, but there is a special getin-getout fast second degree program at the school) I t...Read full comment
... But some teachers there will allow you to leapfrog over the competition in a short perid of time ...Read full comment
... It's a competition out there, and these children teaching, feel threatened by other competition ...Read full comment
AAU is a very good school for the striving professional. Your professors are actually in the industry you are trying to get into, so their honest cri...Read full comment
Architecture Department: I enrolled in AAU's architecture department expecting to receive the tools that would help me grow creatively and academical...Read full comment
... There are some really amazing students amidst those mediocre ones, adn those are the ones that should be your competition, because they sure as h...Read full comment
Great city experience.Read full comment
The city is beautiful, the faculty for the most part is nice and helpful. The only bad part about the school is the president. If you want a very wel...Read full comment
What makes my faculty good is that everybody works hard to improve and increase the level of work, and most are very experienced professionals. Althou...Read full comment
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