Academy of Art University Overview

  • San Francisco, CA
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 1929
  • College / University
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Unknown / Non-Applicable

Academy of Art University thrives on tradition. We have been in San Francisco since 1929 and are always looking for new talent to help us grow. Our team is talented, cohesive and eager to learn. Becoming a member of the Academy means joining a diverse group of creatives and ...
Mission: Academy of Art University prepares aspiring professionals in the fields of design, communication and the arts by delivering excellent undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate and portfolio programs.

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Academy of Art University

Nov 5, 2020

Did you know Academy of Art University offers online workshops to the public, free of charge? Check out our workshops available this month and RSVP today by visiting our website today!


Academy of Art University is hosting a wide selection of art and design online workshops. Each workshop will run for 90 minutes, and you will learn hands-on skills and techniques from the Academy's acclaimed faculty members from its 22 departments and guest working professionals. Also, you will have an opportunity...

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Oct 29, 2020

Candidates are often surprised to learn that the Academy has its very own private bus system! The courtesy shuttle travels to and from Academy locations throughout San Francisco and is available not just to students but staff too, as an added benefit of employment.


Academy of Art University Reviews

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"Great Working Atmosphere"

Current Employee - Teacher Assistant in Houston, TX
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I have been working at Academy of Art University full-time for less than a year


Great work environment and supporting team.


Working with children can be stressful, but that is in any place.
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...good collegial environment, very narrow diversity if that is what AAU desires...Read More

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Academy of Art University Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Academy of Art University (United States) in Jul 2020


    3 Zoom Interviews; which all consisted of the same questions by the interview, 22 multiple question assessment test on HTML, CSS and JavaScript passed with 22/22 correct answers; I was told I receive a score of 95% when in fact it's 100%. The assessment test was time sensitive so i made sure to complete it days before the deadline. The next step was to be another Zoom interview with the Director of Human Resources , the Director of Creative Development and I believe one of AAUs Deans. Weeks turned to a month of excuses as to way a interview date could not be scheduled. Excuses such as "two of the key players are away", "the department has a lot going on so next week we possibly schedule" etc etc. Until eventually I get a call stating the team decided to go with another candidate they interview weeks before they had interview me which was a clear indication that finale interviews had taken place but despite having the necessary experience and passing their customized assessment quiz with a perfect score. I was not qualified! I should also note that I started the interview process in mid July 2020, and had I not contacted HR two days ago (9/13/20) I wouldn't known the position had been filled! Complete waste of time!

    These questions were asked on every Zoom interview and via email during the interview process. 1. What are your best qualities that you can contribute to this position? / Why should we hire you? 2. Considering all your criteria and goals for your next career move, how does AAU meet your employment expectations? 3. How does this role play to your strengths? 4. How will this role challenge you to grow? 5. What other companies/positions are you actively interviewing with and how far along are you in their process? 6. How does our position compare to the other roles you are considering? 7. How will you go about making your decision if you receive more than one offer? 8. If we were to extend the offer to you today, is there any reason you would decline? 9· When is the soonest you can start in the role? 10· Do you have a portfolio or different links you can

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Academy of Art University Awards & Accolades

  • Best Digital Illustration School in AmericaThe Rookies2018
  • Top 5 3D Motion Graphics School WorldwideThe Rookies2018
  • Community Engagement AwardThe Pacific West (Pacwest) Conference2013

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What is health insurance like at Academy of Art University?

...Health insurance is expensive if needed for a family....

April 25, 2019

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