Academy of Art University Graduate Program Reviews

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92%
of students recommend
(3.91 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 107 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

4.25 out of 5.0
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Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2014

It's a very expensive school. But the teachers are masters at their art and have worked in the industry a long time. I am learning from the best. I also love the networking and the support I get from my teachers and directors.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Art & Design
Graduation Year: 2016

MFA Visual Development seeks to provide students with connection to the industry while we are in school. It is more open to gaining networking opportunities and internships than otherwise if I was on my own.
3.58 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

I am attending the Academy of Art Universities graduate program completely online. Which is an excellent program for those who cannot afford to attend on campus or those who want to move. While the school is very expensive, I have learned so much in the first semester. I enjoy my classes and my professors and I am happy that I chose to complete my studies online.
4.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Film Production
Graduation Year: 2015

It is very expensive but I love the teachers and enjoy the experience.
2.42 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2016

Academy of Art University is a great environment and offers top equipment to students. However they do not offer financial aid and as an open campus, it can be a little hard to build a social life
3.5 out of 5.0
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Degree: Photography
Graduation Year: 2013

Three of the main cons of the graduate program are as follows. First, for those who have no experience in the majors online lab supplements would be very helpful to them and should be offered regardless of taking an online class. There is not much of an orientation to the facilities or programs, you learn by doing. Lastly, more real world groups/talks/discussions with industry professionals should be offered. The pros of the school are that the give anyone a chance. This a great opportunity to try your hand at your dream. The technology and equipment available to students is top notch. Lastly, San Francisco is an inspiring area for artists and amazing place to live.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

I'm an online student so some of these questions don't apply to me, but from my experience, and sharing with my online classmates, I find that Academy of Art University has a very fine graduate program with a team of well dedicated faculty who also work in the industry for quite some time. I have seen some extremely talented students graduate from here who move to on be quite successful in their field.
3.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Interior Design
Graduation Year: 2014

Very talented and educated staff and teachers that provide industry insight and exceptional design skill. However, financial aid barely covers tuition and living costs in SF. It's hard to have a job given the work load requirements. Academy provided transportation around SF is amazing! Depending on your major, the Academy is a great art school.
3.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Liberal Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

I love the school but it is quite expensive.
4.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Performing Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

The faculty and staff are very friendly and want the best for every student. The cost of tuition is a bit expensive, however.
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