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Trait Avant Garde
Avant garde is a mental trait introduced in The Sims 3: University Life. It conflicts with Can't Stand Art and Easily Impressed. It is first available for teens.

Avant Garde Sims know what's art and what's not, and don't mind letting others know. It's tough to please an Avant Garde type!


  • Avant garde Sims learn Street Art skill at a 15% faster rate.
  • Avant garde Sims have 5% higher chance at creating a masterpiece mural.
  • The value of street art increases by 15% if the artist is an Avant garde Sim.
  • Avant garde Sims strongly benefit from undertaking a Fine Arts major while studying at college.[TS3:UL]

Special InteractionsEdit

  • Avant garde Sims can describe radical idea, enthuse about obscure music, and condescend the mainstream to other Sims.
  • Avant garde Sims accuse of being a sellout at other Sims as a mean interaction.
  • Avant garde Sims can critique any works of art, such as paintings, sculptures, and decorative objects.
  • Avant garde Sims can write Poetry genre at Writing level 2, and Satire genre at Writing level 4.

Special MoodletsEdit

Image Moodlet Name Notes
Shared Great Idea Shared Great Idea
Wasted Great Idea Wasted Great Idea
Feeling Important Feeling Important
Clinically Critiqued Clinically Critiqued
Boundless Creative Energy Boost Boundless Creative Energy Boost

Premade Avant garde SimsEdit

Ann Connors, Derek Khan, Che Justice

See also: Category:Avant garde Sims