Why take online art classes in California?
Online education proponents always trot out the same old benefits (i.e. lower cost and more flexibility) when defending online learning and while these benefits are proven and important, there are more reasons that online art school may be beneficial for you.
Many art careers, especially in the design and photography fields, require knowledge of computer-aided design and photography software and at an online art school students get the opportunity to become familiar and comfortable using those tools because they are constantly using them.
Also art disciplines are usually not subjects that require uniform learning strategies. Aspiring designers and artists study, learn, and work in different ways and at different paces. These online programs are specifically designed to help each student learn their own way, at their own speed, so everyone enrolled gets a comprehensive education. California is also home to a couple of best and coolest cities to live in for artists.
Online Education in California Overview
California is home to 454 total Title IV degree-granting programs according to data from National Center for Education Statistics and is also home to almost 2.4 million students according to data from the California Postsecondary Education Commission. The economic downturn has forced the California State University System to make drastic cuts to funding, staffing, and services. These cuts have forced Californian students to seek out alternative learning options and one of those– online learning – continues to grow more popular.
The California Learning Resource Network recently surveyed 485 school districts in the state as part of their statewide e-learning census and they found that 45 percent of responding districts offered online learning options, but most had fewer than 100 students learning online. It is safe to assume that has more districts learn of the benefits of online learning, it will become more common, even amongst art schools.