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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.271 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.241 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.241 responses
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Fashion and Apparel Design231 Graduates
Animation, Video Graphics and Special Effects181 Graduates
Cinematography and Video Production153 Graduates
Graphic Design117 Graduates
Interior Design99 Graduates
Web Page and Digital Design77 Graduates
Game and Interactive Media Design69 Graduates
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I am a new student and will begin classes in the Fall of 2017. I am excited to explore all that the Academy of Art in San Francisco has to offer. During that time, I know, that I will be exposed to many new subjects and am eager to learn! Once I complete my first year, I am confident that my mind will be hungry for more. I especially like that there are subjects in which I am able to physically create models so I can acquire a deeper understanding of all the steps that are necessary in actually making something work. I feel that the Academy of Art is a well-rounded school that will teach me how to use my mind and my hands so I can have a rewarding and fulfilling future.
I have only had minor experience with online classes before attending AAU, but I was surprised at how organized and effective they were. It is very well structured and participation in discussion is required so there is a connection built between classmates. The workload is reasonable and the time given to complete readings and projects if sufficient. Media including instructional videos created directly by AAU teachers help immensely in learning how to use required software as well as learning all the techniques presented in the modules. It is not all just reading! Those who need visuals to help them learn will find those videos very helpful.
I take all my classes online, so this means I can go to school in California and still live and maintain my full-time job in Texas. I love that I can get my degree all while living my life in another state. The only downside is paying out of state tuition, but to have an education that I can trust isn't that worth it? The Academy of Art University is always willing to answer any questions I have whether it be in the class when I can just email my professor, or ask the office when I can set up an appointment that fits my schedule and theirs. They also send you emails when they have something going on around campus, and being online they will let you know when it is still something you can participate in from home!