Academy of Art University Graduate Program Reviews

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91%
of students recommend
(3.91 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 108 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Programmatic Accreditation: NAAB and NASAD
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 13,800 (9,117 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 37% part-time, 63% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $23,868
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

2.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

As this was the first year that the program was getting on its feet, there are still a few bugs to work out. I found GLA's (Graduate Liberal Arts - basically gen eds) very pointless for a grad program. However, most of my core classes and professors and the heads of the school of acting are phenomenal and so supportive.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The pros of the onine program are that I can go on my own time, the teachers have mostly been very helpful and understanding, and the content is directly applicable to my field. The cons are this school is very expensive and there aren't any other forms of financial aid for grad students other than loans. I wish they had more aid options.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2016

One of the most advanced online programs I've seen and the professors are top-notch!
3.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fashion
Graduation Year: 2014

It is extremely difficult getting the most out of an online education. There is a lot of pros and cons and at times it's difficult to focus on the pros. You simply do not get the same education and experiences you would as an on campus student. If and whenever possible I would recommend getting your degree in the traditional classroom environment.
3.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fashion
Graduation Year: 2016

Excellent online learning environment. Top-notch instruction. Instructors are accessable and helpful. Tech help desk is super-prompt and helpful. Rigorous coursework.
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Communications
Graduation Year: 2014

I love this school because of its strong support system. The faculty are willing to help you as much as possible in and outside of the classroom. After moving to California from another state to pursue my Master's Degree; I was worried about adjusting and the challenges of school. Thanks to the strong support system, my first year was an absolute delight!
4.92 out of 5.0
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Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2015

The online MFA program at AAU is intense, yet flexible. It is one of the few of its kind in the U.S. I would like to see more scholarship opportunities within the school.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fashion
Graduation Year: 2015

The fashion design program at AAU is a very rigorous program. It's at times difficult to get the full support needed to succeed in the online atmosphere but I've been making the most of it. It's been my experience that there's also little to no scholarships or grants available in this field of study particularly at the graduate level. Which is difficult because is extremely costly to be enrolled in this program.
3.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Graphic Design
Graduation Year: 2015

Great teachers, great program, but can be expensive.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fashion
Graduation Year: 2015

This is a great graduate program-Fashion Merchandising.
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