Why take online art classes in Missouri?
A large state with so many post-secondary arts education options, Missouri is an excellent opportunity for students interested in online art schools to consider any school they want, without being restricted by geography or travel. Online art classes in Missouri make it so students can choose their program without worrying about distance. They are also an excellent opportunity to learn about the state creative industry, network with like-minded students and professionals, and even introduce yourself and work with potential future employers.
In addition, there are few states with as large and diverse a creative industry as Missouri. As of January 2012, the state had nearly 15,000 arts-related businesses employing more 56,000 people within its borders. Those businesses all represent opportunities for recent online art school graduates, especially ones who are already familiar with the job landscape in the state.
Online Education in Missouri Overview
Missouri is one of the states that has jumped headfirst into the world of statewide online education at the high school level and below. The unfortunate reality in Mississippi is that when it comes to statewide online education as a high level and below, Mississippi is near the bottom in terms of what it has to offer. Only high school students have access to individual online courses and no one has the opportunity for full-time virtual schooling as of now. In addition, the state has only one approved virtual education provider, leaving its students without a lot of choices if they wish to pursue an alternative form of education.
Like so many other states, Mississippi’s budget shortcomings have the potential to affect the education system, and so online education is a secondary priority at the moment and that is reflected in the state’s report card put together by the national campaign for online learning, Digital Learning Now. The campaign gave the state low scores in funding, infrastructure, barriers to access, and quality choices and didn’t really give the state a high score in any category.