The Art Of A College Education: Getting Schooled At The Academy Of Art University
Huffington Post - over 5 years
(Photo Illustration by Dan Winters)
A half-empty shuttle bus rolls down a crowded street in San Francisco. A tattooed 20-something art student steps off and lights a cigarette. She walks past a bus station, under a flag affixed to a streetlight and into an unremarkable downtown building.
Everything in this picture -- from the side of the bus, to the emblem stitched onto her backpack, to the advertisement on the back of the bus stop, to the flag flying above her head, to the awning above the building she just stepped into -- bears the same logo.
A crisp, stylized double "A" surrounded by a bright red circle, visible from almost every downtown corner, marks the ever-expanding footprint of the Academy of Art University. The private, for-profit college has become, over the past century, the largest arts school in the country and one of the biggest landholders in San Francisco -- only the Catholic Church owns more buildings.
In the past two decades, the Academy of Ar...
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