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The Academy of Art University

How this student rated the school
Educational QualityF Faculty AccessibilityB
Useful SchoolworkD- Excess CompetitionF
Academic SuccessC Creativity/ InnovationF
Individual ValueF University Resource UseA+
Campus Aesthetics/ BeautyD+ FriendlinessB
Campus MaintenanceB Social LifeF
Surrounding CityA+ Extra CurricularsD-
Describes the student body as:
Afraid, Broken Spirit, Closeminded

Describes the faculty as:
Arrogant, Condescending, Unhelpful, Self Absorbed

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He cares more about Creativity/ Innovation than the average student.
Date: Mar 19 2004
Major: Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc (This Major's Salary over time)
AAC is not an art school. They do not help students to develop their creativity. To the contrary, they encourage students to SUPRESS THEIR CREATIVITY, in order to become drone workers at the bottom wrungs of industries. The faculty are uneducated and incompetant. They share with the students this common quality: everyone at AAC lives according to their FEAR OF FAILING TO EARN MONEY. No one there is aware of any good art in town, and so no one is able to see that creative artists are able to actually live fulfilled lives WITHOUT WORKING FOR GEORGE LUCAS! Rich people buy really cool art! You need only develop your sense of what good art is. But the question "What is good art?" is never asked at AAC. This is only because the instructors themselves do not know. The students inherrit the instructors' ignorance. If you do not think of yourself as an artist, but you want to develop a creative trade, then you are too young and confused for college. It took me 3 years to develop the courage to transfer out of AAC. And because they're NOT PROPERLY ACCREDITED, many of my credits would not transfer. I am resentful.
questionHello, just wanted to ask what school did you transfer to?

Sad to hear, I was unaware of the poor quality education even after attending a summer program in 2003. Any insights you might have for a good alternative school would be much appreciated. Meanwhile, I'll start searching for info/reviews posted for quality art education schools.

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