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The Academy of Art University

Art & Design Department Scores
Students who would return
Would not - 28/19
Student Surveys
(in Art & Design Department)
47
Males: 12, Females: 35
Average Yrs. Completed: 2.2
 

Student Expectations

Expected coursework difficulty:4.1 High
Actual difficulty:3.7 High
Students found the coursework to be easier than expected.

Educational Quality vs. Student Intellect


English Speaking

Percent of teaching staff that does not speak satisfactory English0-10%

Student Personalities

Faculty Personalities

Art & Design Department:

Expensive.
I went to the SAE program for high school students and had the time of my life. I shunned all other colleges and enrolled for AAU. I left a week after...
The School is a money trap. You will never finish your degree in the time span you think. Funds will run dry and you will be standing alone in the u...
I read the negative comments from some other students and wonder if they went to the same school as I did. I loved this school. It challenged me and ...
Like all schools, there are good teachers and bad teachers, but it is up to you to do the work. If you are not at least 90% sure about your career goa...
I went to AAU 1994-1999. Back then everyone complained about the quality and reputation of the school, including me. And honestly I'm pretty surprised...
I am attending the Graphic Design department, and absolutely love it. The classes I have taken have been a great resource, and I feel I have learnt so...
So heres the Real Deal, before reading all the Nay-Sayers. Every school is different and especially AAU is run independently per department, by Hol...
The Academy of Art accepts any and everyone. That would be its one fault, because if you are going to go to an Art School make sure that you are serio...
The school boasts about their job placement statistics, but these numbers are inflated. Many students transfer or drop out, and many also take severa...
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...
I had a good time, but had to work really hard. The instructors in my department were totally great, but I guess in some others they are a bit all ove...
Major: New Media, then 3D Animation. Years attended: 1998-2005. I've been an on/off student with the AAU since 98. I marked that I would attend a ...
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...
Like all schools, there are good teachers and bad teachers, but it is up to you to do the work. If you are not at least 90% sure about your career goa...
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...
I graduated today..yeah!!! I start my new job at Pixar, June 20th. The University has 7500 students. This site seems to have attracted the whiners. ...
Im an international student and I graduated a couple yrs back. I loved almost everything about the school, 99% of my teachers r super professional and...
If you want a high quality art education, go to a state university and/or study privately. This place is nothing more than a for-profit school that on...
DO NOT go here!!! The college has the WORST customer service skills ever. You are not and will never be important to them. You are only a number. They...
I came to this University from Denmark. I had gone to an arts school before I came to America. AAU went out of their way to welcome me and help me as...
DO NOT go to the Academy of Art University! The only things that they are concerned about are money and skewing the data to make it seem like their gr...
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...
I am currently planning to withdraw from the AAC. I've been terribly unhappy since day 1 of my enrollment. The same problem in digital media sa...
I'm in the animation department and I can honestly say that I've had nothing but good experiences here. Just as at any school, maybe there are differe...
They should call this place Academy of Smart University, because they do it right. Yes, so we’re artists, but guess what - artists and starving do ...
This school is great. All the instructors are working in the industry so they will bring you the greatest and latest in education standards. The Acad...
Major: Fashion Design. The online department is awful, the quality of the students' works is beyond belief, and I mean in a bad way. Majority of them...
Sometimes I would like to have a bit more guidance perhaps in the form of warm ups. I am a long distance student an in the projects your creativity ca...
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...
this school is not tat bad compared to some other art school
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...
They should call this place Academy of Smart University, because they do it right. Yes, so we’re artists, but guess what - artists and starving do ...
I have learned a great deal at AAU, the only problem is finding quality teachers. The online courses are fantastic but you miss out on the classroom ...
I have read all of the comments here and can relate to what most of the students have been stating. I've been attending the Academy since Sept. of 20...
I went to AAU 1994-1999. Back then everyone complained about the quality and reputation of the school, including me. And honestly I'm pretty surprised...
Don't Expect any help with financial aid. They don't care about you. The Academy is a for profit corporation. If you have any problems they can easily...
Not impressed with the caliber of teachers. Confrontational attitudes when staff or teachers is questioned
I just started doing online classes for Web Design/New Media. The online classes are okay the homework is can be tricky and my classmates are annoyin...
At first, I loved this school, but now I don't. I wish I had gone elsewhere. In the Computer Arts Department, my field of study, most of the "teache...
I JUST TAKE THINGS THE WAY I SEE THEM AN ASK WHAT I DON'T KNOW
I went to this school many years ago in the mid-80s and it sounds as though it hasn't changed a lot. I really gained a lot because I'm an indepedent t...
Basically, you have to bust your ass at this school, and yes you have to be talented. If your not talented, you will be overwhelmed. And Instructors...
This is the type of University where it is the students responsibility to get all that they can from the program. It is not a school where students go...
If you decide to attend this money sucking vampire, please consider the following: - the teachers are crazy good, and nice - registration, student...
I have completed 3 semesters as a grad level in this university. So far, I have been very disappointed with this school. Here are the reasons why: ...
So I just wanted to share my experience so I can warn everyone about this school. I do not mean to bad mouth this school in no way shape or form but y...
I just want to say that after careful research and reading the people who bitch about this school. that the academy of art IS in fact accreditated. If...
I greaduated AAU in December 2012. When I applied in 2006 they told me it would cost roughly $80,000 to get my BFA in Commercial Photography there. By...
As with all Art programs, you get out of it what you put into it. Being taught by working professionals is the highlight.
My experience so far is very satisfying. I don't know how it is like in the other departments, but in the Illustration/2d Animation department, the fa...
I'm on the fence between negative and neutral, but ultimately when I look at where all the students I worked with and graduated with wound up outside ...
I feel like I've wasted 2 years of my life. If you want to go to an actual film I beg EVERYONE to look past this school!!! 40k down the drain for me. ...
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