Is the Academy of Design and Technology too High?

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IS THE ACADEMY OF
DESIGN AND
TECHNOLOGY’S TUITION
TOO HIGH?
Grade 12 Applied Math Research Project
May 6, 2011
AC A D E M Y O F D E S I G N V S. O T H E R FA S H I O N
S C H O O L S I N C A N A DA
20,000
15,000
Tuition
10,000
5,000
0
AOD
LCC
AIV
DAS
TO EXPLAIN THE CHART :
Academy of Design (AOD)- Tuition $18,225
Lethbridge Community College(LCC)-Tuition $11,401
The Art Institute Vancouver(AIV)-Tuition $12,150
Digital Art School Kelowna(DAS)-Tuition $15,156
(referring to all schools fashion design and merchandising program, all tuition fees are found on the
schools sights listed underneath)
http://www.collegedata.com/cs/data/college/college_pg03_tmpl.jhtml?schoolId=1235
http://www.wherecreativitygoestoschool.com/vancouver/docs/art_institute_vancouver_tuition.pdf
http://www.digitalartschool.com/files/TheValueofEducation03-31-11.pdf
http://www.lethbridgecollege.ca/program/fashion-design
AC A D E M Y O F D E S I G N V S. S C H O O L S
AROUND THE WORLD
25000
20000
15000
tuition
10000
5000
0
PAA
AI
P
AOD
EXPLAINING THE CHART
 Paris American Academy (PAA)- Tuition $9,150
 Accademia Italiana(AI)- Tuition $10,500
 Parsons(P)- Tuition $21,293
 Academy of Design (AOD)- Tuition $18,225
(one year of tuition- all info direct estimates from school sites)
http://www.choicedegree.com/parsons-the-new-school-for-design.html
http://parisamericanacademy.fr/PAA/Tuition_and_Dates__.html
http://www.accademiaitaliana.com/florence/course-fashion-design/id_corso_eng/13
C O M PA R A B L E T O H A RVA R D ?
According to the information gathered on the Harvard University site the
tuition for your second year and studying to be a doctor the tuition is
$18,496. The tuition at the academy of design is $18,225.
That’s only a difference of $271.
(estimated amount from Harvard tuition/financial aid page)
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/admissions/financial_aid/tuition/index.html
REVIEWS
 “Well Kick-ass School comes at a ass kicking price. For the program I wanted
to take, it would cost I believe $18,000 for a year (a two year program).. Not
exactly pennies. Most of their programs are exceptionally high - something that is
not advertised on their website. One year of their schooling was almost equivalent
to a 4 year tuition at U of T!” by: Benjamin G. of Toronto Ontario
http://www.yelp.ca/biz/academy-of-design-toronto-2
 Overall, the school is really good for specialized arts field. You really get hands
on experience and it seems like a good place to network and get a job in your field.
But it comes at a hefty cost.
Lynda W. Of Toronto Ontario
http://www.yelp.ca/biz/academy-of-design-toronto-2
S C H O O L & T H E R E A L WO R L D
 “The Career Services Department serves as a liaison between students and
employers, serving the students by promoting the School to prospective employers.”
 “The School began providing instruction in July 2009 and does not yet have
graduates or completers. Therefore, we are unable to provide an employment rate
at this time.”
http://catalog.careered.com/catalogs/16/Consumer_Disclosure_Information.pdf
OPINION
In my opinion, I believe that the school is in fact charging too
much tuition wise, but not outrageously. Perhaps if they were able to
provide a high employment rate, because the Academy of Design is the
only fashion school in Canada assisting in employment, it would be an
understandable rate. Until this changes my opinion remains that the
tuition is too high.

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