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Reid Raukar
29:29
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Roberto Aguirre
29:34
Hi from Sf
Kathleen_ArtU
29:40
Hello, students! Thanks for joining us! If you have not already, please say hello in the chat pod and let us know where you are joining from. :)
Kathleen_ArtU
30:04
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Kathleen_ArtU
30:13
Students, FYI you are in listening mode and typing in the chat. No microphone or video.
Ruveyda Mert
30:14
hello from NJ
Erin Bond
30:19
hello from Texas
Jasmine Kate De Guzman
30:22
Hi from New Jersey!
Hashim Bashoaib
30:40
Hello from Saudi Arabia
Hector Verdugo
31:13
Hector Verdugo- Senior Vice President of AdmissionsEmail: hverdugo@academyart.edu
Amy Smith
31:23
hello I'm from louisville Kentucky
Hector Verdugo
32:02
Hector Verdugo- Senior Vice President of AdmissionsEmail: hverdugo@academyart.edu
Kendall Moore
32:04
Thanks, Hector
Norma Miller
32:16
yes
Alicia Whittaker
32:16
yup
Gemma Sanchez
32:17
yes
Jeremy Hueber
32:17
Yes
Elizabeth Chia
32:17
Yes
Crystal Estrada
32:17
Yes
Rose Shepherd
32:18
Yes
Kendall Moore
32:18
Yes
Monique Gonzalez
32:18
No
Amy Smith
32:18
yes
Forrest Wilson III
32:18
Yes!
Jacqueline Boyster
32:18
Yes I have
Heather Bodden
32:18
Yes
Erin Bond
32:19
yes
Yessenia Calderon
32:19
Yes
Stephen Dennis
32:19
yes
Kylie Sarrazin
32:19
yes
Dante Buscemi
32:19
yes
Abygail alcala
32:20
yes ofc
Hashim Bashoaib
32:20
yes
Diana Her
32:20
Yes
Damian Ortega
32:20
yea
Amanda Lemos
32:20
Yes
Jasmine Kate De Guzman
32:20
Yes! right now
Richard Kenney
32:21
yes
Remy Smith
32:21
yes
Allina Vadjinia
32:22
yes
Ether Tollestrup
32:23
no
Isabella Nigro
32:25
yes
Agustina Medina
32:28
no
Emma MacDonald
32:31
Yes, only for high school <3
Sasha Soto
32:33
yes
Kennedy Ediger
32:44
yea
Hector Verdugo
36:09
Online Help Desk is 24/7
Kathleen_ArtU
38:41
Students, feel free to let us know any questions you have here in the chat box. Take advantage of the questions being answered live by Hector and Reid. We also welcome any feedback you have. Thanks!
Hector Verdugo
41:44
Customized Content is so Critical!
Amy Smith
44:51
where can I find my student number?
Eric Lupis
46:21
when is the earliest I can start classes?
Hector Verdugo
46:42
What grade are you in?
Hector Verdugo
46:51
@Eric- Are you of high school?
Amy Smith
46:56
senior
Hector Verdugo
47:08
@Amy- Email me and I will send it to you: hverdugo@academyart.edu
Eric Lupis
47:28
Amy, no, im 44.
Hector Verdugo
47:43
@Eric- What major are you looking at?
Hector Verdugo
48:03
Spring classes start in February
Crystal Estrada
48:14
what are the requirements in order to attend the academy?
Jeremy Hueber
48:43
How long are the classes?
Hector Verdugo
48:49
We will have some classes starting in Photography on 10/26 if that happens to be your major. Other than that we are already working with students to prepare to start Spring semester.
Eric Lupis
49:02
cinematography
Isabella Nigro
49:18
hey, im currently a senior in high school whos looking to transfer to an art school after 2 years in community college, how would transferring to this school work?
Hector Verdugo
49:46
@Jeremy- We are on a traditional semester system. What program are you looking at? We have some options depending on the major.
Hector Verdugo
50:04
@Eric- The soonest would be Spring. Send me an email so we can connect later and I will make sure to get you all you need on the program: hverdugo@academyart.edu
Jeremy Hueber
50:10
Undecided. Just trying to get all the info I can first.
Hector Verdugo
50:20
@Dannielle- Yes, everyone will receive a copy of this emailed to them.
Eric Lupis
50:34
will do. thank you Amy.
Hector Verdugo
50:53
@Jeremy- Send me an email and we will setup a time to go over options for you. hverdugo@academyart.edu
Abygail alcala
51:15
what are the requirements in order to attend the academy?
Hector Verdugo
51:23
@Jamireyan- It's not major specific. We are just showing examples of work and how classes run and how treachers and students interact.
Hector Verdugo
51:40
@Abygail- What program are you looking into?
Abygail alcala
52:37
I am planning on applying to the courses foundation and fine art
Hector Verdugo
52:56
@Jamireyan- To be in a degree program you have to have graduated high school. There is not an age requirement if you have graduated high school.
Hector Verdugo
53:59
@Abygail- If you are looking into fine art you will not need additional portfolio work. As long as you have graduated high school we can work with you for admissions. Send me an email when you can and I can ensure we cover fine arts for you.
Hector Verdugo
54:03
hverdugo@academyart.edu
Roberto Aguirre
54:04
charcoal is fun
Amanda Lemos
54:07
Charcoal is such a mess but its fun
Emma MacDonald
54:13
Homer <3
Isabella Nigro
54:48
how would transferring to this school as a junior work?
Elizabeth Chia
55:00
Do you recommend that we take SAT and ACT? Or is there any test you recommended before applying?
Abygail alcala
55:03
@hector - ok thank you!
Hector Verdugo
55:14
@Aria- If you are a Junior you can take Pre-College classes for free. We do not charge students more money for out of state tuition regardless if they are onsite or online.
Hector Verdugo
55:15
Application for Pre-College Art Experience (Students must be currently in High School)https://apply.academyart.edu/sae/terms.htm
Cassidy Hernandez
55:45
What are the requirements to attend the academy?
Hector Verdugo
55:50
@Elizabeth- If you are really considering coming here the ACT or SAT will not be required at all so it may be a waste of time.
Jasmine Kate De Guzman
55:56
I was going to ask the same thing as @Isabella - how would transferring from community college work?
Hector Verdugo
56:15
@Elizabeth- Send me an email and I can try to make sure we cover your program and get you all the info: hverdugo@academyart.edu
Hector Verdugo
56:58
@Jasmine- If you are transferring we will review transcripts and any portfolio work to help you maximize as many units as possible in your transfer.
Elizabeth Chia
57:03
Alrighty Mr. Verdugo, thank you for helping.
Jasmine Kate De Guzman
57:13
thank you!
Kendall Moore
57:18
I am a Bach degree in ME currently in industry and interested in ID. I am interested in Spring Semester 2021 IF POSSIBLE, I know a portfolio is required, but should I expect to do any GRE or similar testing for admissions?
Hector Verdugo
57:21
@Jasmine- If you need to get a guide of what to take ahead of time we have transfer guides we can help you with.
Hector Verdugo
57:37
@Jasmine- Send me an email and we can try to get you the info if that's the route you are taking.
Hector Verdugo
57:41
hverdugo@academyart.edu
Jasmine Kate De Guzman
57:48
I will! Thank you again
Isabella Nigro
57:54
i'll do that too, thanks
Hector Verdugo
59:11
@Kendall- Reid the presenter is the head of the Grad school. I will have him connect with you to go over the MA vs MFA options. We can cover this all for you. In short there will not be a GRE test for admissions.
Hector Verdugo
59:24
@Kendall- Email Reid- rraukar@academyart.edu
Hector Verdugo
59:44
@Isabella- Sounds good- hverdugo@academyart.edu
Kendall Moore
01:00:34
Great thanks @Hector I’ll connect with Reid.
Hector Verdugo
01:01:09
@Kendall- Sounds great!
Isabella Nigro
01:02:02
i'd like to major in animation, I was wondering if this school has "concentrations" on certain areas like 2d and storyboarding, or if it is a little bit of everything together?
Abygail alcala
01:02:03
What time will the meeting be over?
Hector Verdugo
01:02:19
@Abygail- Probably 6pm
Abygail alcala
01:02:34
sounds good, thank you!
Kendall Moore
01:03:52
Hector, timing wise, what would be a deadlines for MA GRAD program admissions for Spring 2021 or should I hold these Qs for Reid?
Jeremy Hueber
01:04:39
How much of a class like this is taught by instructors vs. having to self-teach by reading and watching tutorials?
Amy Smith
01:04:56
well were I am it's already 8:37 pm so what time would it be where i am
Hector Verdugo
01:05:27
@Kendall- We can work with you now. There is more than enough time to apply and get all setup for Spring. We also have a Sprig Scholarship that is still live that you can apply for as well.
Hector Verdugo
01:05:27
Scholarship Links:https://www.academyart.edu/finances/scholarships/
Isabella Nigro
01:05:37
it would be 9 pm for you, since you're three hours ahead
Hector Verdugo
01:05:44
Go to the Grad Scholarship on this Page
Hector Verdugo
01:05:59
@Amy- We are on PST. You are 3HRs ahead of us.
Hector Verdugo
01:06:34
@Kyers- Students get the Adobe Creative Cloud for free through the school.
Hector Verdugo
01:06:56
There are some softwares that you may want/need to get on your own. It depends on your major
Amanda Lemos
01:07:24
I knew it from the helmet that’s amazing
Kennedy Ediger
01:07:41
Would I need photoshop and Adobe Lightroom for photography?
Kendall Moore
01:07:56
Good to heat Hector, I;; check out the scholarship. Does A of A accept financial aid (Federal)?
Ether Tollestrup
01:08:00
is there any graduate level examples in game dev?
Rose Shepherd
01:08:50
Does the school provide any software required for a program? Or are students responsible for purchasing on own?
Amy Smith
01:08:50
thank you
Hector Verdugo
01:09:12
@Rose- It depends on your major
Rose Shepherd
01:09:29
Okay, thank you.
Hector Verdugo
01:09:35
We provide the adobe creative cloud for free through the school.
Kendall Moore
01:10:01
I like that the comments from the instructors have the annotations on the drawings I think that’s valuable.
Rose Shepherd
01:10:04
Are there any opportunities for live sessions/webinars? Or is everything asynchronous?
Hector Verdugo
01:10:33
@Kendall- The feedback for online is amazing. Teachers even send video recordings of their critic and mark ups
Hector Verdugo
01:10:58
@Rose- We also offer online classes that are live on zoom so you can meet with a class at a set time as well. We have both online options.
Rose Shepherd
01:11:15
Awesome, thank you!
Isabella Nigro
01:11:23
i'd like to major in animation, I was wondering if this school has "concentrations" on certain areas like 2d and storyboarding, or if it is a little bit of everything together?
Meghan Regan
01:11:49
what time are classes? sf vs md time
Kendall Moore
01:11:55
Portfolio is needed for MASTERS right?
Crystal Estrada
01:11:55
can we go straight from high school to the academy?
Steven DeLoach
01:11:55
A little out of context, but are there any schools with Academy of Art Univ. that would pair greatly with an Information Technology degree from another school? If that made sense.
Jeremy Hueber
01:11:58
How much of a class like 3D Animation is taught by instructors vs. having to self-teach by reading and watching tutorials?
Jacqueline Boyster
01:11:59
I just got accepted into MFA in Graphic Design. SUPER easy
Rose Shepherd
01:12:12
How many students are typically in a class together?
Meghan Regan
01:12:20
i second this: How much of a class like 3D Animation is taught by instructors vs. having to self-teach by reading and watching tutorials?
Hector Verdugo
01:12:23
@Isabella- Yes we have areas of emphasis like 2D, 3D, Stop Motion, Etc.
Kendall Moore
01:12:23
Awesome, thanks!
Hector Verdugo
01:12:51
@Rose- Classes can vary but you generally see 20-22 in a class.
Isabella Nigro
01:13:16
thanks Hector!
Kendall Moore
01:13:37
That’s good to hear and relieving. THANKS - kendall
Meghan Regan
01:15:13
thank you!!!!
Jeremy Hueber
01:15:26
Hector, I will email you, I have a lot of questions regarding the teaching...
Roberto Aguirre
01:15:54
what happens if we were to ever come across an issue where our computer becomes inoperable ?
Hector Verdugo
01:16:16
@Dannielle- We have facilities and housing open for students but we are yet to determine if we will be teaching onsite this Spring. We are still waiting to make sure it's safe for students.
Hector Verdugo
01:16:37
We do have students in housing and using the facilities onsite while taking classes virtually right now.
Kendall Moore
01:16:39
If someone works a typical 9-5 and the time specific ZOOM calls may count against us is it possible to elect ONLY online only program?
Agustina Medina
01:16:44
how can I get an informational package about the jewelry and medal arts course? Is the feedback given the same for that course as well? Is there a zoom class offered for the jewelry medal arts course as well?
Ether Tollestrup
01:17:04
is there a hybrid for the zoom class?
Hector Verdugo
01:17:15
@Roberto- That's tough. I would tell you that you will need to invest in a computer that is going to be able to handle your workload for school.
Kendall Moore
01:17:44
I got a shoutout woooo! Thanks Reid lol Online only would work for me! I’m happy there are options available. #Wooo
Hector Verdugo
01:17:49
@Agustina- No problem. Email me so we can connect and I will get you all the info, hverdugo@academyart.edu
Rajalaxmi Dash
01:17:51
Hello.I'm Rajalaxmi.ihv completed my Post Graduation Degree in Fashion Designing from India . I wanted to know some more informations about fhion education for my further study in USA.can anyone help me out of that.Informations means wt n all ill study in my course duration.
Hector Verdugo
01:18:39
@Rajalaxmi- Email me. I will connect you with our INTL department to go over the program and what we can do to help you. hverdugo@academyart.edu
Ether Tollestrup
01:18:46
how do we network while not doing the zoom classes?
Rose Shepherd
01:18:56
Is the Zoom class onsite? Meaning that is the traditional on campus option? But, Zoom now because of COVID? Or Zoom is an option separate?
Amanda Lemos
01:18:58
for the grad program, if you already have a lot of experience with certain things like figure drawing (with proof in transcript and portfolio), would you still be required to take those classes?
Rajalaxmi Dash
01:19:12
Ok.Thank You.
Hector Verdugo
01:19:45
@Rose- Zoom options are as close to an onsite class as you can get. It's basically an onsite class but on your computer.
Elizabeth Chia
01:20:20
How long does it take for us to get accepted into the university after applying?
Rose Shepherd
01:20:21
Hector, I'm just curious if on-campus returns and I'm in another state, would that be an issue? Or would I get to continue Zoom classes online?
Agustina Medina
01:20:49
Thank you Hector, will do. I am military and may have some questions with regard to tuition via Post 911.
Kathleen_ArtU
01:21:04
AAUHOO (Facebook community for online students): https://www.facebook.com/groups/aauhoo/
Hector Verdugo
01:21:19
@Agustina- Sounds good. I will be happy to make sure we cover VA options and paperwork as well.
Hector Verdugo
01:21:58
@Agustina- The VA is making exceptions for BAH for online students if they intend to be onsite but cannot right now due to COVID.
Hector Verdugo
01:22:06
hverdugo@academyart.edu
Agustina Medina
01:22:26
That is awesome news.
Hector Verdugo
01:24:14
Application for all Undergraduate and Graduate Students:https://discussion.academyart.edu/application?0
Hector Verdugo
01:24:29
Application for Pre-College Art Experience (Students must be currently in High School)https://apply.academyart.edu/sae/terms.htm
Hector Verdugo
01:24:41
Scholarship Links:https://www.academyart.edu/finances/scholarships/
Meghan Regan
01:24:54
what is the next due date for MA 3d arts? Spring or fall semester?
Hector Verdugo
01:25:05
Events Page:https://www.academyart.edu/admissions/upcoming-events/
Kendall Moore
01:25:16
Are there major specific info events?
Hector Verdugo
01:25:24
Tuesday, October 20th @ 7pm PSThttps://www.academyart.edu/about-us/news/events/designers-as-creative-problem-solvers-in-a-changing-world/
Kendall Moore
01:25:26
Oh yes you answered my question lol
Hector Verdugo
01:25:47
Hector Verdugo- Senior Vice President of AdmissionsEmail: hverdugo@academyart.edu
Reid Raukar
01:25:54
Meghan - Spring. Classes start 2/8/21. You can email me. rraukar@academyart.edu
Reid Raukar
01:26:04
Reid Raukar | rraukar@academyart.edu
Hector Verdugo
01:26:26
Application for all Undergraduate and Graduate Students:https://discussion.academyart.edu/application?0
Hector Verdugo
01:26:42
hverdugo@academyart.edu
Hector Verdugo
01:27:21
@Kyers- We should talk so we can make sure it makes sense to apply. We want to make sure this is the right program for you.
Amanda Lemos
01:27:53
Okay thank you!!
Kendall Moore
01:27:56
How do you weight Industry experience in a certain field?
Kendall Moore
01:27:59
weigh**
Jayme Thomas
01:28:22
Do I submit an artist’s statement?
Rose Shepherd
01:29:33
Is there any other background requirements for the grad program? Or just a BA?
Jayme Thomas
01:29:44
Thank you
Rose Shepherd
01:29:53
Awesome! Thank you!
Hector Verdugo
01:30:40
@Jayme- For a Grad degree?
Jayme Thomas
01:30:57
No, undergraduate degree
Steven DeLoach
01:31:17
My family has a history of restoring automotive and muscle cars. Distant relatives similarly into imports. Does the automotive school after graduation assist starting small businesses?
Forrest Wilson III
01:31:37
Wow that answered a question I was just about to ask, thank you!
Hector Verdugo
01:31:46
@Jayme- That is not a part of the enrollment process. We do ask for something similar for the scholarship submission so if you already wrote something that will really help you.
Meghan Regan
01:31:52
thank you!
Kendall Moore
01:31:55
Thanks for the answer!
Hector Verdugo
01:32:07
Reid Raukar- rraukar@academyart.edu
Hector Verdugo
01:32:22
Hector Verdugo- hverdugo@academyart.edu
Jayme Thomas
01:32:35
Thank you Hector, I have a portfolio and artist statement already done!
Hector Verdugo
01:32:50
@Jayme- Boom!
Hector Verdugo
01:33:10
@Jayme- Scholarship Links:https://www.academyart.edu/finances/scholarships/
Hector Verdugo
01:33:29
If you are looking to start school in Spring submit for the Spring Scholarship
Kathleen_ArtU
01:33:29
To access other ArtU recordings, please see the links below:
Kathleen_ArtU
01:33:30
http://blogs.academyart.edu/chats/current-student-chats.html
Rose Shepherd
01:33:36
Do students ever switch majors online?
Kathleen_ArtU
01:33:37
https://www.youtube.com/c/academyofartuniversity/videos
Jayme Thomas
01:33:40
Thank you.. lI copied that down earlier.
Hector Verdugo
01:33:56
@Jayme- If you are looking for Summer or Fall apply for the Emerging Artist Scholarship
Hector Verdugo
01:33:56
Scholarship Links:https://www.academyart.edu/finances/scholarships/
Jayme Thomas
01:34:04
I plan to transfer in the Fall
Elizabeth Chia
01:34:07
Question, I personally haven’t taken any art classes in high school, but I’m a hobby artist outside of school. As a Senior, should I preparing a portfolio before applying?
Hector Verdugo
01:34:16
@Rose- We do our best to help a student choose a major before they start school.
Steven DeLoach
01:34:24
If i was to relocate it would be a really cool choice. Literally I am going after Illustration later. Which still makes sense. Over here we have car shows being cancelled based on public news. Thank you for your response.
Hector Verdugo
01:34:32
It happens but we try our best to make sure students start in the right major the first time.
Hector Verdugo
01:34:42
Application for Pre-College Art Experience (Students must be currently in High School)https://apply.academyart.edu/sae/terms.htm
Jasmine Kate De Guzman
01:34:58
The pre-college courses are free?
Hector Verdugo
01:35:01
Application for Pre-College Art Experience (Students must be currently in High School)https://apply.academyart.edu/sae/terms.htm
Amy Ogaga
01:35:08
when is the deadline for the pre college applications?
Hector Verdugo
01:35:08
@Jasmin- Yes that are
Hector Verdugo
01:35:12
*Thye
Hector Verdugo
01:35:20
OMG *They
Hector Verdugo
01:35:36
Major Typing Fail
Elizabeth Chia
01:35:38
Thank you!
Jasmine Kate De Guzman
01:35:54
haha! perfect thank you
Hector Verdugo
01:36:00
@Aria- They are just like what Reid demonstrated today
Kendall Moore
01:36:38
Thanks everyone!
Reid Raukar
01:36:52
Reid Raukar | rraukar@academyart.edu
Isabella Nigro
01:37:04
thank you! it was helpful and nice to see all this
Jayme Thomas
01:37:53
Thank you.. I have an extended appt. set up with admissions tomorrow. Yay! Thank you Hector and Reid!
Rose Shepherd
01:37:59
Thank you for this presentation! It was super helpful to see the dashboard and online formats.
Hector Verdugo
01:38:44
@Anastasia- Email me so I can have the INTL department connect with you and go over options.
Hector Verdugo
01:38:52
hverdugo@academyart.edu
Allina Vadjinia
01:39:25
Thank you so much this was very informative! :)
Hector Verdugo
01:39:33
Hector Verdugo- Senior Vice President of AdmissionsEmail: hverdugo@academyart.edu
Reid Raukar
01:39:34
Reid Raukar | rraukar@academyart.edu
Kylie Sarrazin
01:39:34
thank you!
Kathleen_ArtU
01:39:38
Thank you to those that attended today and asking great questions! Thank you to Reid for the great presentation and advice, and Hector for hosting and answering questions on the chat! Be safe and healthy everyone!
Gabrielle Sanges
01:39:39
Thank you !!
Forrest Wilson III
01:39:55
This was very very helpful! Thank you!
Amanda Lemos
01:40:07
Thank you!!
Jayme Thomas
01:40:10
Take care, and stay safe…
Heather Bodden
01:40:17
Thank you!
Jasmine Kate De Guzman
01:40:17
Thank you so much ! This was extremely insightful and eye-opening. Seriously considering this school now. Stay safe