Why take online art classes in Utah?
In the minds of many aspiring artists, Utah may never be California and Salt Lake City may never be Los Angeles, but for those with open minds willing to give the state a shot when it comes to the arts, they might be surprised to find such a diverse and thriving creative community. As of January 2012, the state had 8,739 arts-related businesses employing almost 30,000 people according to the Americans for the Arts. Those businesses make up nearly five percent of Utah’s total businesses and the majority of those businesses are clustered around the capital in Salt Lake City.
Utah’s economy has continued to perform well despite the country’s recession thanks in part to low taxes, so students who graduate from art schools in Utah may want to consider remaining in state. And those who do stay in state may have advantage in the job search over those who attended school elsewhere because local businesses may be more comfortable with the local schools and their past experiences with graduates from those schools.
In addition, Utah is a rather rural state outside of Salt Lake City, and online arts courses means interested students won’t be prevented from enrolling in the program of their choice because of distance or geographical factors, which is a big deal to some.
Online Education in Utah Overview
As we mentioned earlier, Utah is one of the country’s earliest adopters of online education, and it is also one of the country’s most innovative and receptive states when it comes to online learning as well. Not only does Utah offer full-time online enrollment and individual online courses for high school students, but private school students also have access to publicly-funded digital education and home school students will have the same access for the 2013-14 school year.