Oakbridge Academy Of Arts

★★★★☆
  • 1250 Greensburg Rd

    Lower Burrell, PA 15068

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  • 724-335-5336

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I love this school. It was the perfect fit for me after attending two other art schools in the area. I've been one of the lucky designers who has been able to find tremendous success after graduation, even in this economy.

I have to disagree with a couple of the reviews I've read. I'm not sure what the issues were with their experiences, but some of what they wrote were simply untrue and/or suspect.

Rich is incorrect when he suggested that Oakbridge is not accredited. Oakbridge has been accredited continually for almost 40 years by ACCSC. Not only are they fully accredited, but they were honored as a "School of Merit" during their last accrediting cycle.

Like I stated, I am a graduate of the school and can say that it changed my life forever. I certainly didn't learn everything, but I learned much more there than at the other art schools I've attended. There admissions department never named any grads in an effort to sell the program to me. I'd be curious to know why Rich thinks his name is getting used, or how he would even know.

If I completed 7 out of 8 quarters (if you really did), I certainly wouldn't be brag about quitting at that point. Something about your story doesn't add up.

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★★★★★

I love this school. It was the perfect fit for me after attending two other art schools in the area. I've been one of the lucky designers who has been able to find tremendous success after graduation, even in this economy.

I have to disagree with a couple of the reviews I've read. I'm not sure what the issues were with their experiences, but some of what they wrote were simply untrue and/or suspect.

Rich is incorrect when he suggested that Oakbridge is not accredited. Oakbridge has been accredited continually for almost 40 years by ACCSC. Not only are they fully accredited, but they were honored as a "School of Merit" during their last accrediting cycle.

Like I stated, I am a graduate of the school and can say that it changed my life forever. I certainly didn't learn everything, but I learned much more there than at the other art schools I've attended. There admissions department never named any grads in an effort to sell the program to me. I'd be curious to know why Rich thinks his name is getting used, or how he would even know.

If I completed 7 out of 8 quarters (if you really did), I certainly wouldn't be brag about quitting at that point. Something about your story doesn't add up.

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I AGREE with Rich A. in the first review. Before I went there I was told about him and his success as an artist. Little did I know he withdrew and went to another school because of the fact that JOKEbridge Academy of the Arts doesnt actually have a quality graphic design program and cant help people get a good job because NO ONE has EVER heard of them!

When I attended Oakbridge they gave an anatomy course. I was the only one in it because I had already taken drawing courses at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and had credits for them. When I had the anatomy class I was given a beaten up paperback book with pictures of nude men & women. OK....thats fine, its a reference book but, They had no models, nor would they even get any models in. I also had a photoshop class. I had taken one at AiP 2 years prior. I learned absolutely NOTHING from this course! In fact, I knew certain short cuts and ways to transform selected points on a saved path, that the teachers didnt even know! Thank Art Institute :)

I will say this: There are a few talented teachers there BUT they dont teach enough classes. Im not sure why either! Ms. Eddy was one of favorite people. No bull lady that would tell it how it is! She taught me alot about typrography. I dont know why the program sucks so bad really. I did learn more from my 8th grade art class than i did at OAA. The potential is there but its being stifled.

The day I withdrew, I told the "Dean" Janey, that her school has taught me nothing and that i was very unsatisfied with the quality of the education. I think I missed a month of school before that day. I painted and drew that time, Got things done. Actually did some commissions because I had time, All because I wasnt wasting my time driving out to some hole in the wall school in Lower Burrell(no offense L.B, I was born in Natrona Hts). Go to AiP, or PTI, or Edinboro...of HECK GO TO CCAC! you can get better quality classes for less money!

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I AGREE with Rich A. in the first review. Before I went there I was told about him and his success as an artist. Little did I know he withdrew and went to another school because of the fact that JOKEbridge Academy of the Arts doesnt actually have a quality graphic design program and cant help people get a good job because NO ONE has EVER heard of them!

When I attended Oakbridge they gave an anatomy course. I was the only one in it because I had already taken drawing courses at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and had credits for them. When I had the anatomy class I was given a beaten up paperback book with pictures of nude men & women. OK....thats fine, its a reference book but, They had no models, nor would they even get any models in. I also had a photoshop class. I had taken one at AiP 2 years prior. I learned absolutely NOTHING from this course! In fact, I knew certain short cuts and ways to transform selected points on a saved path, that the teachers didnt even know! Thank Art Institute :)

I will say this: There are a few talented teachers there BUT they dont teach enough classes. Im not sure why either! Ms. Eddy was one of favorite people. No bull lady that would tell it how it is! She taught me alot about typrography. I dont know why the program sucks so bad really. I did learn more from my 8th grade art class than i did at OAA. The potential is there but its being stifled.

The day I withdrew, I told the "Dean" Janey, that her school has taught me nothing and that i was very unsatisfied with the quality of the education. I think I missed a month of school before that day. I painted and drew that time, Got things done. Actually did some commissions because I had time, All because I wasnt wasting my time driving out to some hole in the wall school in Lower Burrell(no offense L.B, I was born in Natrona Hts). Go to AiP, or PTI, or Edinboro...of HECK GO TO CCAC! you can get better quality classes for less money!

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i taught this school more than they taught me, and once i saw the education was third rate, i decided to cut my losses and withdraw from the program with only one term left to complete. unfortunately, because i'm a highly successful artist

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i taught this school more than they taught me, and once i saw the education was third rate, i decided to cut my losses and withdraw from the program with only one term left to complete. unfortunately, because i'm a highly successful artist

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I did a course here & its fantastic to learn something of your passion here as the faculty is too good & other staff also help & guide you.I got a certificate & its worth learning in this academy.I would highly recommend this academy to all those who would like to persue their hobby in arts.

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I did a course here & its fantastic to learn something of your passion here as the faculty is too good & other staff also help & guide you.I got a certificate & its worth learning in this academy.I would highly recommend this academy to all those who would like to persue their hobby in arts.

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I Graduated from this small Commercial Art / Photography School with an Associate Degree. The program was pretty good back then, but the Facilities have gotten a lot better. I don't know what the current prices are, but they have a lot more computer work stations now (Mac AND Windows). I recommend checking this school out, especially if you live East of Pittsburgh.

PROS: Less Expensive than AI or PTI. Located outside of the city.
CONS: Small School (Not Necessarily a Con)

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★★★★☆

I Graduated from this small Commercial Art / Photography School with an Associate Degree. The program was pretty good back then, but the Facilities have gotten a lot better. I don't know what the current prices are, but they have a lot more computer work stations now (Mac AND Windows). I recommend checking this school out, especially if you live East of Pittsburgh.

PROS: Less Expensive than AI or PTI. Located outside of the city.
CONS: Small School (Not Necessarily a Con)

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