San Francisco, CA
Academy of Art University


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Recent Reviews

Jennifer
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I am currently a online student so some of the questions were difficult to answer. Despite that, the online platform, profe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am currently a online student so some of the questions were difficult to answer. Despite that, the online platform, professor and staff have always helped in helping me feel like a student even though I do not attend the campus. Support is always at hand any resources sometimes run around the clock so it helps when studying those late night. So far a great experience.

Natalie
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AAU is just what I needed to go from no hope for career prospects to landing a job in the animation industry. I'll always rem...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

AAU is just what I needed to go from no hope for career prospects to landing a job in the animation industry. I'll always remember the day I took the campus tour as it was one of my first days in California and one of the most impactful. Seeing all of the resources and talent available on campus convinced me that I'd find a career here. I am a sophmore and attending online with plans to do two years on-campus. Most, but not all, of my classes have been taught by exceptional professors that really make me trust that they are experts in their field. I heard some skepticism about AAU's online program, but I have not been too let down by the system. The student discussions are not really encouraged as much as I thought they would but one-on-one feedback is just as useful as it would be in-person.

Sara
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At the Academy the instructors know one-hundred percent what they are talking about. They don't waste their and your own time...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

At the Academy the instructors know one-hundred percent what they are talking about. They don't waste their and your own time on topics that won't give you a well-rounded education. Putting in effort is a great part of it. Students here must care to succeed and complete the work. The instructors are there to guide you but not to hold your hand.It is definitely a school I would recommend for students interested in true artistry.

Tiffani
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The Academy is a great school, the students are cool, the professors are fun and reasonable. The prices are extremely high, a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Academy is a great school, the students are cool, the professors are fun and reasonable. The prices are extremely high, as any private school is, but they really try to make it worth your while. My classmates come from all over the world, from 18 to 47, age doesn't matter here. All events are exciting and worth a visit.

Tibor
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The world needs creative people and educated in that matter, creative thinking is very important for development. I am a stud...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The world needs creative people and educated in that matter, creative thinking is very important for development. I am a student and I live in Bosnia and Herzegovina and I go to academy of arts often as I can , but my financial situation doesnt allow me to fulfill all my student obligations on time. Art colleges are wonderful places, you get to meet great people and in all of us there is potential greatness. Only needs to be encouraged. If I had a scholarship even a 100$ minimum per month , I would be able to improve.

Zanna
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The Academy of Art University has a beautiful campus with lots to do and a lot of creative people to meet! The students value...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The Academy of Art University has a beautiful campus with lots to do and a lot of creative people to meet! The students value each others art and passion. The teachers and staff are always there to help. They are very attentive and make sure the students are on the right path to their dreams. I love how the teachers are still working in their chosen careers; while teaching students how to exceed in the same chosen professions. I couldn't imagine a better art school. I've waited my entire life to achieve my dreams and this school is what's going to change my dreams, into a reality.

prince
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Its a lovely school set in a wonderful city. A city that is so diverse and offers a a lot of inspiration to the creative min...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Its a lovely school set in a wonderful city. A city that is so diverse and offers a a lot of inspiration to the creative mind. The Dorms are nice. The faculty are amazing and very help full to the students.

Andre
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Pretty good, it's all about what you make of it. I think it's really important to get into contact with your teachers and try...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Pretty good, it's all about what you make of it. I think it's really important to get into contact with your teachers and try to use them as connections because a lot of them are currently working in the industry. It is pretty easy to slack off but they do have a strict attendance policy and teachers push you to succeed.

Maya
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It is a great school if you are focused and passionate about what you are doing. If you are going to college mostly for the a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great school if you are focused and passionate about what you are doing. If you are going to college mostly for the appeal of college and less of the academics, you will struggle. The course load is a lot, but you also learn a lot and it is manageable. The area is beautiful and you will learn a lot about yourself going to this school. Housing has a lot of options, and though the meal plan isn't great, you won't starve. Overall, I recommend it.

Melissa
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There are pro's and cons to consider when thinking about applying to Academy of Art university. Starting with the cons, I wis...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

There are pro's and cons to consider when thinking about applying to Academy of Art university. Starting with the cons, I wish I would have done more research before entering this university. I am a Junior here and planning to continue at this school up until graduation. First, the professors I have encountered are distant and mostly unapproachable. They are usually Alumni of the university who have not found credible work after graduation so they have come back as teachers. The majority seem to want to hurry up and get through the class. Sometimes I feel like I have not fully grasped knowledge clearly yet still, I have been passed to the next level. The University is very commercialized and they are definitely in it for the money not the student's success. They have a 20% graduation rate or less, yet 30,000 students pass through the Academy of Art each year! That says a lot. I don't feel 100% supported as a student at The Academy of Art University. For the Pro's I must say education is what you make of it. The Academy of Art does have top of the line equipment and stays up to date on what is happening in the art industry. They have great connections to top-name companies that one would greatly desire to find work in. They also do well at bringing recruiters, and informational seminars in for students to connect and learn from. At The Academy of Art University you pay for the name, but if you milk them for every dime they milk you- you can make it to the top and doors will open.

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