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ANNOUNCEMENTS (Week #8): ARC Onsite and Online Workshops


ILL: Digital Tools (ONSITE) - Tom Ellsworth - Wednesdays 12:00-2:00 p.m. (last day 7/12/17)

IND: Perspective (ONLINE only) - Thomas Balaguer - Fridays 5:30-7:30 p.m. (last day 7/21/17)

FND: Analysis of Form/Sketching for Communication/Color Fundamentals/Color and Design (ONLINE) - Kristina Komsthoeft - Saturdays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (last day 7/22/17)

JEM: Jewelry and Metal Arts (ONLINE) - Karen Chesna - Mondays 5:30-8:30 p.m. (last day 7/24/17) + Fridays 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (last day 7/21/17)

IND: Design Drawing 1/Industrial Design Drawing (ONLINE only) - Christopher David - Wednesdays 1:00-3:00 p.m. (last day 7/26/17)

LA: College Math + Algebra and Geometry (ONSITE) - Melissa Wickencamp - Fridays 3:30-5:30 p.m. (last day 7/28/17)

LA: Art History Through the 19th Century (ONSITE) - Maria Matthies - Tuesdays 10:30-11:30 a.m. (last day 8/01/17)

No ARC Intensive Workshops scheduled for Summer 2017.


The AAU Library provides FREE access to a variety of software and content tutorials for students:

- Digital Tutors: Over 12,000 videos for over 30+ software applications, incl. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Maya, and more;

- Ebook Central: Access to 9,000+ full text books in over 18 subjects, including art, history, and technology;

- LUNA: Over 331,000 images available to search and download that directly support AAU classes;

- Material ConneXion: Comprehensive online database of material types, including unique, innovative, and sustainable materials;

- Music Library: Over 4,000 audio clips available to download in WAV file format;

- Oxford Art Online: An online encyclopedia of world art and art history, spanning from prehistoric to modern art.


Welcome to the Academy Resource Center (ARC)

ARC Workshops and ESL Labs are open to all students currently enrolled at the Academy of Art University.

To make an appointment, log in with your Student Self-Service user name and password. The Self-Service login is CaSe SeNsiTiVe.

Your user name is ALL CAPS [capital letters + number(s)] and does not change. Your password is all lower-case letters and/or numbers and should not contain the following special character: @ ("at" symbol)

NOTE: If you have forgotten your password, click the blue "Click here" link to the upper right to have your password emailed to you, using either your user name or student ID number. OR: Have your password reset and emailed to you by visiting and clicking the link under Password Help.

You can change your own password by calling Student Self-Service at (415) 618-6500 during business hours (Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) or by emailing However, you must wait until the following day to begin using the new password on TutorTrac.

You may also contact to have a temporary password assigned to you for TutorTrac use only. This password may be used immediately until your new Student Self-Service password imports to TutorTrac (usually within 24 hours).

Click here to access the ESL Labs home page, for more information on the EAP Lab, Speaking Lab, Online Speaking Lab, and MFA Lab.

Summer 2017 semester runs from Monday, June 26 to Wednesday, August 16, 2017.

ARC Workshops start on Monday, July 3 (Week #2; module 3 equivalent) and run through Sunday, August 13, 2017 (Week #7; module 14 equivalent).

ARC Writing Lab opens on Monday, July 3 (Week #2; module 3 equivalent) and closes on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 (Week #8; module 15 equivalent)

Most other labs start on Tuesday, June 27 (Week #1) and run through Tuesday, August 15, 2017 (Week #8).

Academy of Art University buildings are closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 because of Independence Day Holiday. No workshops or labs are scheduled on that day.
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