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Reviews 186 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If anything, it's WAY better than high school. The classes may be long, but a lot of work gets done, and you only have to come in one day a week per class which honestly makes it a lot easier for me to keep track of everything. Most of the first-quarter classes are pretty useless for students who already know a lot about their craft, but I'm assuming things get harder as time goes on. The class sizes are pretty nice, but not as small as I thought they were going to be--they are about the size of an average high school class. Some of the classes I'm in are a little crowded, but not uncomfortable. The school offers a lot of classes, too, and I'm interested in a lot of them. Overall I really appreciate this school.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Classes close up pretty fast if you don't sign up for them the first day registration opens. I don't like how they prioritize students that live in the student housing; they get to register a day early, which I don't think is fair. They don't have a long commute to get to school, the live right down the road. It took me a long time to get registered for classes for my next quarter because I was blocked due to a miscommunication about payment; and because of it, I didn't get a few classes that I really should be taking next quarter. We figured it out though, and it should be fine, but it was a little frustrating.

4 College Sophomore

Online Courses: I've only taken a math class via online classes, and I personally struggle a lot with math so my opinion is a little bit biased. I've had to get a lot of help from my older (and smarter) sister to help me pass this class so far. I definitely want to take more online classes in the future, though; it's a lot better than sitting in class for four hours. I can take as much or as little time as I want completing my work.

3 College Sophomore

Career Services: I don't have a lot of experience in this, since I haven't really met very many post-grads themselves. I've heard that the school makes you get internships at local businesses around Seattle. I've also heard mixed thoughts about whether or not the school helps you get a job at all once you graduate.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A lot of the work that graduated or near-graduated students have created have been REALLY impressive, in my opinion. Especially since I've seen some of the work of some of the students that are in their first few quarters have produced--there's a lot of growth over the few years that students stay here, and that's what I'm looking forward to. Most of the teachers and employees on campus are very kind and easy to talk to. The Dean is very easy to talk to, too, and sometimes we have events where the Dean brings pizza and students can eat and ask questions about anything. So far, whenever I've had questions, I can usually find someone to answer it pretty easily, and if not then I can find someone who can lead me in the right direction.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: A lot of the majors at this school (save for Culinary and maybe Fashion Design) are pretty interchangeable, and a lot of the skills that you might learn in one major will also be applicable in another. Especially if you are doing Animation or Video Game Design. So far the class with the biggest workload has been my Observational Drawing class, but other than that it's pretty easy to stay on top of it. Again, it's my first quarter, so as I get out of the basic classes it'll probably be getting harder. I've got no clue yet.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm pretty new here, but so far I like it. Everyone is pretty approachable. Some of the teachers are kind of... Eh. I'm not sure if they should work here. But other teachers have been great, and even though it's my first quarter I feel like they've pushed me to grow a lot in the past 10 weeks. You will spend a lot of money on supplies, though, and it's pretty hurtful to the wallet. If a teacher asks for you to bring a specific art product (like paper), try to split the cost with a fellow student in class. It'll save you a ton of money, trust me. If I had to do it all over again, I'd still choose this school--it's the closest to home, and is very helpful to students who live off-campus.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: I am still new so I dont 100% know if the classes I signed up for next quater are set in stone. I hope so, I need to work.

3 College Sophomore

Career Services: To touch on the transferring option, I have heard you cant transfer credit, which does bug me. I am currently investigating that issue myself. I truley hope post-grad services are available, but knowing me I'm gonna use what's useful and reject what's pointless.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like how class size is a little small, more one on one with my peers. I like how we learn in a creative envoirment. Professors range from helpful to why are they working here.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Again, I'm still new here. The people at the career center/services were a little not helpful. They were straight to the point with me about a qeustion I had, but they didnt fully help me. They gave way to vauge of an answer, and I felt like I was bothering them more than being helped. Maybe I just caught them on their bad day. Their answers to my questions about jobs were to use google which didnt sit right with me. They advice me to use Linkdin for networking, which is a good thing, but it made me wonder what kind of networking do they offer in house.

3 College Sophomore

Academic Experience: The ciriculum so far has been the middle. Still being new, I cant say I have learned anything that I didnt already know. My program (Graphic and Web) seemed to offer a lot of classes I plan on taking in the near future that have keywords that strike my interest. I do think the workload is a little much seeing how each classes are 4hours long and it seems a little extreme to make us sit for a long time than give us more than what's really expected of us. Facilities; they range from being helpful to not so helpful. I'm looking foward to my future here, but I'm hoping for a little more right now.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm still new to Ai, so there's not much to say. From what I seen so far it's been an okay school. The price is a little costly, and the finacial aid department can be a pain in the butt. Some of the teachers range from "they care and are helpful" to "why are they even teaching here?". The circulium and programs are what really drew me to this school. The classes provided for my major (Graphic and Web Design) all have striking keywords that seem to match with what I want to learn in school. This school is a school you have to go in with an open mind (fyi).

2 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: The schools hours are really blocky and its tough to get your classes to work out on certain time slots. Ive had to completely base my work hours off of my school hours.

1 College Freshman

Career Services: Career center is small and maybe has one person working there, job prospects are only good because of where the school is located. but anyone with these skills could go get a job here. I dont believe having AIS on your certificate makes you any better of a canidate

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes are roughly 24 students in computer oriented classes and 20 for hands on no computer classes. Professors are often way too busy during class to work with you for more than 3 minutes. Your classes are huge and you are very much on your own when it comes to gaining knowledge. You could learn a lot of their instructions from digital tutors.

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The recruitment on campus is horrible, AIS pumps out too many students. This school might as well just be preparing you to go back to another art school.

2 College Freshman

Academic Experience: Being in Media arts and Animation you expect a lot of hands on learning with many study classes such as anatomy or figure. You take these pretty on and they are nice but you will see a lot more digital classes. When you go in for animation expect to be focused heavily on 3d because that is where they through you in. My second quarter already had a modeling class but I had not seen a single study course on bettering your ability to draw on paper. They give you a rough class on perspective but past that you better hope you already came with skill.

But they don't know if you did or not because there is no art required to be seen on your application and my admissions officer didn't even care to see any art

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: AIS Looks great when you come in for your application. You are greated like a good friend and shown around. Your admissions guide will give you a speel on the greatness of the school but coming into your second quarter you will find out really fast you are on your own. Teachers are often way too busy trying to get everything up in the air with 25 students asking every question possible. Most of the time by hour 3 of your class everyone is too tired to care and the teacher still hasn't made it to help you. They offer office hours which is nice but if you work a full time job to pay off the massive debt you have you will not have time to make it in to their specific hours.

Clubs are few and small, with the size of the school you would expect a large amount of clubs and they sure set it to look that way but when you actually go looking for clubs there is hardly anything available let alone anything at a convenient time.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: its a good school but not quite what im looking for

2 College Junior

Overall Experience: Classes are 4 hours long and once a week.

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5 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: In my opinion school comes first as well as learning, you should always attend to that first. Classes are flexible, the teachers know that students are busy trying to find ways to pay for college.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The students makes the school unique, theres no reason for school if students weren't in it. Theres a variety of opinions and ideas that are tossed around constantly even to the teachers.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are great teachers at the school who are funny and friendly. You have to interact with the teachers in class by participating so they know who you are on a personal level. I love that each teacher shares there likes and dislikes with everyone, if a teacher thought the classroom wasn't fit for the class that teacher would get the classroom changed.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Internships and jobs are huge standards at my school, during portfolio showcase teachers encourage students to go and find the path they really want to take. Thats where employers come to find an employee, you can also talk to those students to learn more about job opportunities and internships. I haven't learned much about the options for them but its easy to learn.


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