Academy of Art University

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Positive experience at the Academy of Art university.

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Current Employee - Instructor  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
Current Employee - Instructor in San Francisco, CA (US)

Pros

The flexibility of schedule and instructor teaching style. The Academy provides many resources for instructors and students, in regards to lab facility, online resources and knowledgeable staff.

Cons

Nothing in particular stands out

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fewer students per class would give students and instructors a better experience. Class sizes tend toward 20 - 25 students. With this number, it can be difficult to give more than 3-7 minutes of critique/ feedback per student assignment, without cutting into course instruction time.

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    student

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    close to ILM and pixar, have more oppurtunities to have a teacher from there

    Cons

    tutor is so expensive and too much units. living in sf is spending a lot of money

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    Poor misguided Academy of Art.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    If it wasn't for the amazing people who work at and attend this school I probably would have stopped beating this dead horse a long time ago. That and the pleasure of being around the artistically minded keep me treading water.

    Cons

    I can't count the amount of times I've heard an Academy employee talking about how they were lead down the garden path, cheated out of benefits or treated poorly by management. The response is generally "Oh, thats just the Academy way." It seems to be common knowledge that the Academy is a lackluster employer who is more concerned with filling the pockets of the elite than providing a quality work environment or producing quality artists. It's a pity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You were founded to be a school, to educate and support people as well as a business. But when did the extra buck cause you to sacrifice your moral soul and break the hearts of your employees? Aren't you tired of having no one having anything nice to say?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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