The Academy Resource Center (ARC) offers free, small-group tutoring to all Academy of Art University students through On-Campus Labs and Online Labs Live. Students may be referred — or seek tutoring themselves — through the ARC, and academic coaches will refer them to the appropriate support channel.

ARC Labs combine the personalized attention of tutoring with the accessibility of department workshops for all students seeking help with the most requested courses, software, and skills. The Fall 2016 semester runs from Thurs., September 1, 2016 to Sat., December 17, 2016. However, ARC Online Labs Live! start on Thursday, September 8, 2016 (Week #2) and run through Wednesday, December 14 (Week #15)—there are no On-Campus or Online Labs scheduled from 11/24/15 – 11/27/15 because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Students are encouraged to take advantage of these free services to help them with their classes and assignments– however, they should also make use of other support options, including Department Workshops, to avoid falling behind. ARC Tutoring should not be regarded as a substitute for attending class, and is effective only in conjunction with continued, regular weekly attendance and full participation in class.

On-Campus Labs

Have you ever attended ARC On-Campus Labs? Would you like to know more about how to access our services? Watch this student-made video.

Most On-Campus Labs take place in the Computer Lab (Room 311) or Drawing Studios (Rooms 313/314) at 79 New Montgomery, 3rd Floor. Labs that require special facilities or equipment, as well as those on evenings or weekends, may be scheduled in their respective buildings. Sign up for a 50-minute appointment with an ARC Tutor at: https://tutortrac.academyart.edu

Download the On-Campus schedule and Student Guide to making and canceling appointments. If you have questions about On-Campus Labs, please call (415) 618-3865 or email: tutoring@academyart.edu

ARC Online Labs Live!

Get live, real-time support with an experienced and knowledgeable tutor via online chat, video, screen sharing, file sharing, and conference calls.

Check out the schedule and get started now! For help, see Student Guide including online log-in instructions.

Students can make appointments using TutorTrac online at https://tutortrac.academyart.edu. Appointments are recommended, but not required, and there is no limit to the number of students who may enter an online classroom at a given time.

Are you new to Online Labs Live!? Do you need step by step instructions on how to access our services? Watch this video.

All schedules are listed in Pacific or California/West Coast Time (PT). If you have questions about Online Labs Live!, please call 1-415-618-3994.

Here’s What Students Had to Say

"…the Share My Screen feature is so hands-on — you can't miss a step. I enjoy the prompt responses and the comprehension and experience… The ARC Online Labs will be one of the first things I recommend to future online students."

Freddie, Illustration, Elk Grove, CA

"This is just amazing. I have been so pleased with the high quality of instruction… When I was first researching it I wondered, 'How in the world do they teach art classes on line?' And now I know. Good stuff."

Marybeth, Fine Art, Pacific, CA

"This was my first lab and I found it to be very helpful. The instructor was patient and took the time to fully explain the answers to my questions. I like that you can share images with them on the screen. It makes communicating the problems much easier."

Lindsey, Illustration, Livermore, CA

ARC Tutoring Labs by Department

Department Workshops

All departments offer drop-in workshops, where students can get help with homework and other class assignments, or work on specific techniques with an instructor.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between tutoring labs and department workshops?

ARC Training & Tutoring FAQ

How much does it cost to receive tutoring?

ARC Training & Tutoring FAQ

What advice do you have for students with learning disabilities?

ARC Training & Tutoring FAQ

Other Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of classes will I take in the Pre-College Program?

Academic FAQ

How do I find out if I'm Eligible for Pre-College?

Admission FAQ

Is housing provided for Pre-College students?

Student FAQ