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Avant garde is a mental trait introduced in The Sims 3: University Life. It conflicts with the can't stand art and easily impressed traits. 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 the street art skill at a 15% faster rate.
  • Avant garde Sims have a 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]
  • Avant garde Sims can write poetry at level 2 of the writing skill, and the satire genre at level 4.

Special Interactions[]

  • Avant garde Sims can use the "Describe Radical Idea", "Enthuse About Obscure Music", and "Condescend The Mainstream" interactions on other Sims.
  • Avant garde Sims can use the "Accuse Of Being A Sellout" interaction on other Sims as a mean interaction.
  • Avant garde Sims can "critique" any works of art, such as paintings, sculptures, and decorative objects.

Special Moodlets[]

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

Premade Avant garde Sims[]

Ann Connors, Derek Khan, Che Justice

See also: Category:Avant garde Sims