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The Animation program is fun. You actually get to do hands on things outside of the school because the school makes sure that its students has outside experience. It's in the beautiful city of San Francisco so there is always something to do. The weather is nice and the people are friendly
I love how you right away jump into what you are majoring in. Get right to the point. The teachers and faculty are amazing. They are extremely helpful and genuinely want you see you succeed.
The instructors are very knowledgeable, but unfortunately due to it being a for profit, it is very expensive, the acclimation are poor quality, and given the money your providing, you could get more out of your education experience. Over the the school is good, but not great. Fashion classes are incredibly informative and great.
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I liked that they still do traditional photography. The department is not as big as it use to be, but at least they still give everyone the option of pursuing traditional methods.
The instructors are inspiring, they work in the field, and you learn a lot in a short time. It's a very competitive school, but you learn from it which is good. Overall I think it's a good university. The class size and talent varies, but you can take classes whether you are a newbie or have some previous experience.
I am a returning student, and am enrolled in the Fashion Journalism program online. So far it has been a great experience. At first, I was concerned on how a fashion program would be laid out through the online medium, but it has been wonderful. I am excited for my next classes to start.
I am an Information Technology Manager I, however, I started in this field through illustration, back in the 1990's. I gave up art so long ago, I never thought I could recapture or relearn. The more years that went by, the more I felt that I would not be capable of catching up.

However, after a serious hospitalization where I was critical, I decided to take the leap. I switched my degree program over to a BFA and attended the Academy of Art University, for 2D Animation w/ a slant on Illustration.

The courses challenged me and brought out the creative I thought was long gone. What I learned and the instructor's feedback, renewed my interest and love of this field.

I did run out of financial aid and working on scholarships/grants so I can get back to classes. I cannot tell you how this has changed my life.

Is it hard work? Yes. But I loved every moment and learned so much.

Online Student - BFA
I would give this school a higher review, however between the cost and amount of time the school offers as for classes, make it rather difficult to continue studying here.
I felt the experience at Academy of Art University was good. However, the academic can be a bit challenging.
Fully online Degree in Animation. Advisors are helpful when setting up classes and so is your direct financial aid advisor. You have one module per week that include videos of how to do your work and examples of past students work. The instructors have worked in the industry and have a great amount of knowledge and share their experience with students.
This school is amazing. I have not yet started my first year in college but i was introduced to their high school program and I was pleased with what I learned. The teachers are great. They are super helpful and friendly. the teachers definitely love what the do and are experienced. Also there are many benefits by being a college student here! I would definitely recommend this school. The only downside is how expensive the school is.
I really enjoy being a student of this university. The professors have great value in their students and their work, and I find that they really want to give out as much information and guidance needed to prepare their students for their upcoming careers.
The Academy of art University (Online) is great. You really feel like your in a classroom, with the helpful instructors, and the students really participate in the class.
The academy of art university has created a gateway to my career and college choice. Their pre college program helped me realize what career I want. So I thank the academy and look forward to being a freshmen art student soon!
Me personally I'm just about to start school. what I have experienced so far that every one has been a tremendous help and leading me in the right direction. They also feel like they are always there to help you.
I have learned many new things and the curriculum is awesome. The teachers work in the industry and therefore have actual experience. My only complaint is that the school does not have an actual campus, all classrooms and dorms are spread throughout the city. The school cost is also a big issue as many students find it very difficult to pay as student loans only cover a small portion of total tuition, room & board.
So far I'm impressed.
My request for info was promptly answered.

In a week I have enrolled for the Graphic Design Bachelors Degree in Fine Art.

College seems organized and professional
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I enjoyed the city and the friends I made. It's quite unique. They have classes others don't which are good, but some have BOGUS YOUTUBABLE curriculums and material that your advisor might recommend. I was told how to shake hands and greet someone, sew a straight 4 inch line on a standard machine, that BOGO is a great way to increase amount of units sold. Triple DUH! SO be absolutely skeptical of your admission/academic advisor. The 2 years I was told I'd finish in became 4. A professor thought I should learn to scrapbook the AAU way. It.was. ridiculous. A passionate teacher would've just helped me get on same pg and on w my life...I should've left but I'd moved to sf. There are countless shared stories similar to this amongst students across majors & have been lawsuits in the past...They're good at their PR. I wish I knew. Fashion students who want a free fashion show, you compete for this incentive and your designs are not completely up to you. Beware
Academy of Art University has very kind professors as well as counselors. Everyone is always happy to help. Academy of Art University is a very welcoming college. The professors have a true passion for what they teach and empower their students to follow their dreams.
The teachers at AAU demand the best out of their students. I am fortunate to be attending such an innovative and high quality university.
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