Why take online art classes in Nevada?
Nevada may have a lot of open and empty space, but it also has two cities – Las Vegas and Reno – that host some of the most vibrant arts communities in the country. Those cities offering everything from music to theatre and students who graduate from local online art schools in Nevada may be more familiar with the job landscape in those cities. Taking online art classes also offers the opportunity to network and relationship-build with like-minded students and professionals in the state. These networking opportunities and chances to get to know potential employers may give a leg up to recent graduates of online art schools when they look to start a career in the state’s creative industry. And the state’s creative industry has plenty of options for these students. As of January 2012, Nevada had nearly 7,000 arts-related businesses employing more than 28,000 people, with the majority located around Reno or Las Vegas. Those businesses offer diverse and wide-ranging opportunities for recent graduates of traditional or online art schools in Nevada that are looking to stay local to begin their careers.
Online Education in Nevada Overview
Nevada is on the verge of becoming a national leader in statewide online education at the high school level and below. They already offer more student access than nearly every other state in the country, but progressing even further will depend on how much funding and infrastructure Nevada is able to find for the venture. Currently the state offers full-time virtual enrollment but not individual statewide online classes to students of all grade levels. The state’s largest school district has what the national campaign for online education, Digital Learning Now, called “a robust offering of individual online courses” and the state pays if private school students wish to take these classes as well.
The campaign also gave Nevada high scores on the report card it put together for each state. The state scored well in the student access, quality choices, and student eligibility categories while scoring poorly in the funding, infrastructure and advancement categories. Keep in mind these scores are only for statewide secondary learning, the state offers more post-secondary online education options so make sure you do your research before making any choice.