The Art Institute of California is closing their San Francisco campus next month. YR Media’s Evan Kelley sheds some light on the mood on campus.
I've been attending The Art Institute of California at their San Francisco campus for the past year and a half.
My school has been through a lot of turmoil. It was owned by a for-profit parent company called Education Management Corporation. A few years ago, this company settled a $95 million lawsuit with the federal government for misleading students. Last year, the school was sold. Now it’s closing.
I feel embarrassed to say this, but I didn’t know this history when I signed up. This may seem naive, but I enrolled in the Art Institute to pursue film-making. It's been my dream since I was 12. As a kid, I loved watching movies like ‘Jaws’ and ‘Hook’.
I knew getting into college wasn't going to be easy. My high school GPA wasn't the best, and I'm not great at standardized testing. So when I researched schools, I singled out ones that didn't care about your high school transcript.