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Guide to Online Art Schools

Online Art SchoolsThere are a vast array of art professions available to graduates from online art schools. Bls.gov states shows there are more than 40 different positions and career titles available to graduates of online art programs.

There are online programs for certification courses, associates programs, bachelors and more. Associates programs are the most popular due to the fact that production, commercial and marketing-related careers require that at minimum in most cases. You may also find that four-year credentials are necessary for many available arts positions.

Use our quick search feature below to find all schools near you that are currently accepting students.

Timeline – Online Art Schools and Study Programs

Getting your credential is a commitment. Earning an online credential in the arts is no different. You will need to have knowledge about online learning in the arts: how and for whom it makes sense and may work for. And if that is you. A typical timeline shows a those with no previous college to those earning a two-year associate’s credential to those taking the entire eight years (or longer) to go straight through to a doctorate in arts get what they put in to it.Art Schools Online

If you want to have a higher pay demand you may need to spend some more time in school than others. Knowing the total length your online arts program can help you map out and accurately track your long term goals and your accomplishments.

Please remember there are general studies arts credentials available too. Below is a list of offered programs by online colleges with available associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s credentials and doctorates levels in field of the arts:

  • Sequential art
  • Sculptures
  • Photography
  • Web design – Multi media
  • Jewelry – metal arts
  • Interior design
  • Industrial design
  • Illustration
  • Historic art preservation
  • Graphic design
  • Game design
  • Fine art
  • Fashion design
  • Art history
  • Animation and visual effects

Accredited Online Art Programs

School Name / WebsiteAddressCityStateZipcodeAvg. Cost
Academy of Art University79 New MontgomerySan FranciscoCalifornia94105$28,877
Akron Institute of Herzing University1600 South Arlington Street, Suite 100AkronOhio44306-3531$20,673
Allen County Community College1801 N CottonwoodIolaKansas66749$7,033
American InterContinental University-Online231 N. Martingale Rd., 6th FloorSchaumburgIllinois60173$15,495
Antioch University-Midwest900 Dayton StYellow SpringsOhio45387NA
Antonelli College-Cincinnati124 E Seventh StCincinnatiOhio45202$21,347
Arapahoe Community College5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.LittletonColorado80160-3531$8,321
Arizona State University-Skysong1475 N Scottsdale Road - Ste 200ScottsdaleArizona200-3531$13,463
Atlantic Technical College4700 Coconut Creek ParkwayCoconut CreekFlorida33063-3531$10,291
Bay Path University588 Longmeadow StreetLongmeadowMassachusetts01106$18,995
Bellevue University1000 Galvin Rd SBellevueNebraska68005-3531$11,786
Bramson ORT College69-30 Austin StForest HillsNew York11375-4239$14,959
Bryant & Stratton College-Online180 Redtail RdOrchard ParkNew York14127$13,172
Burlington College351 North AveBurlingtonVermont05401$24,872
California College of the Arts1111 Eighth StreetSan FranciscoCalifornia94107-3531$33,763
Century College3300 Century Ave NWhite Bear LakeMinnesota55110$8,868
Chandler-Gilbert Community College2626 E Pecos RdChandlerArizona85225-3531$8,258
Clary Sage College3131 South SheridanTulsaOklahoma74145$16,749
Colorado State University-Fort Collins102 Administration BuildingFort CollinsColorado80523-3531$14,511
Columbus State Community College550 E Spring StColumbusOhio43215$5,719
Community College of Vermont1 Abenaki WayWinooskiVermont05404-3531$10,613
Cuyahoga Community College District700 Carnegie AveClevelandOhio44115-3531$5,372
Darton State College2400 Gillionville RdAlbanyGeorgia31707-3531$6,973
Diablo Valley College321 Golf Club RdPleasant HillCalifornia94523$10,823
Dickinson State University291 Campus DriveDickinsonNorth Dakota58601-3531$10,074
Drexel University3141 Chestnut StPhiladelphiaPennsylvania19104$37,244
Drury University900 N.BentonSpringfieldMissouri65802-3531$20,999
East Mississippi Community College1512 Kemper StreetScoobaMississippi39358-3531$5,757
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania219 Meadville StreetEdinboroPennsylvania16444-3531$13,864
Excelsior College7 Columbia CirAlbanyNew York12203-3531NA
Foothill College12345 El Monte RdLos Altos HillsCalifornia94022$6,590
Franklin University201 S Grant AveColumbusOhio43215-3531$21,927
Full Sail University3300 University BlvdWinter ParkFlorida32792-3531$30,864
Gateway Technical College3520 30th AveKenoshaWisconsin53144-3531$8,366
Goucher College1021 Dulaney Valley RdBaltimoreMaryland21204-3531$29,854
Grand Canyon University3300 W Camelback RdPhoenixArizona85017$19,761
Guilford Technical Community College601 High Point Rd.JamestownNorth Carolina27282$11,922
Harvard UniversityMassachusetts HallCambridgeMassachusetts02138$15,095
Herkimer County Community College100 Reservoir RdHerkimerNew York13350-3531$7,784
Herzing University-Birmingham280 West Valley AveBirminghamAlabama35209$21,778
Herzing University-Brookfield555 S Executive DrBrookfieldWisconsin53005$18,982
Herzing University-Kenner2500 Williams BlvdKennerLouisiana70062$20,561
Herzing University-Kenosha4006 Washington RdKenoshaWisconsin53144$16,631
Herzing University-Madison5218 E. Terrace Dr.MadisonWisconsin53718$19,364
Herzing University-Minneapolis5700 W BroadwayMinneapolisMinnesota55428-3531$19,925
Herzing University-Toledo5212 Hill AveToledoOhio43615$18,643
Holmes Community College#1 Hill StGoodmanMississippi39079$5,629
Independence University4021 S 700 E Ste 400Salt Lake CityUtah84107$25,268
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus1011 South Dr 201 Sutton HallIndianaPennsylvania15705-3531$15,956
Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis425 University BlvdIndianapolisIndiana46202-3531$10,979
Judson College302 Bibb StMarionAlabama36756$14,289
Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus18618 Crestwood DrHagerstownMaryland21742NA
Laurel University1215 Eastchester DriveHigh PointNorth Carolina27265-3531$13,938
Lenoir-Rhyne University625 7th Avenue NEHickoryNorth Carolina28601$19,369
Liberty University1971 University BlvdLynchburgVirginia24515$23,367
Lindsey Wilson College210 Lindsey Wilson StColumbiaKentucky42728-3531$15,695
Los Angeles Film School6363 Sunset BlvdHollywoodCalifornia90028-3531$28,285
Mansfield University of PennsylvaniaAcademy StreetMansfieldPennsylvania16933$14,351
Maryland Institute College of Art1300 Mount Royal AvenueBaltimoreMaryland21217-3531$39,299
Mercy College555 BroadwayDobbs FerryNew York10522$14,990
Minneapolis College of Art and Design2501 Stevens AveMinneapolisMinnesota55404$25,826
Modesto Junior College435 College AveModestoCalifornia95350-3531$8,851
Mohave Community College1971 Jagerson AveKingmanArizona86409-3531$8,036
Mt Sierra College101 E Huntington DrMonroviaCalifornia91016$17,698
National University11255 North Torrey Pines RoadLa JollaCalifornia92037-3531$22,058
New Mexico State University-Main Campus2850 Weddell StreetLas CrucesNew Mexico88003-3531$10,299
New York School of Interior Design170 East 70th StreetNew YorkNew York10021$35,119
North Carolina Central University1801 Fayetteville StreetDurhamNorth Carolina27707$9,701
North Hennepin Community College7411 85th Ave NBrooklyn ParkMinnesota55445$16,025
Northern Arizona University1900 S. Knoles Dr, Babbitt Administrative CenterFlagstaffArizona86011-3531$12,946
Northern Virginia Community College4001 Wakefield Chapel RdAnnandaleVirginia22003-3531$8,898
Northwest Vista College3535 N. Ellison DriveSan AntonioTexas78251$6,472
Northwestern State University of LouisianaUniversity ParkwayNatchitochesLouisiana71497-3531$9,488
Odessa College201 W University BlvdOdessaTexas79764$5,993
Oklahoma School of Photography2306 N Moore AveMooreOklahoma73160$17,015
Palo Alto College1400 W Villaret BlvdSan AntonioTexas78224-3531$5,604
Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus201 Old MainUniversity ParkPennsylvania16802$24,220
Pennsylvania State University-World Campus128 Outreach BuildingUniversity ParkPennsylvania16802$22,017
Phoenix College1202 W Thomas RdPhoenixArizona85013$7,858
Pinellas Technical College-St. Petersburg901 34th St SSaint PetersburgFlorida33711-3531$13,776
Pinnacle College1000 South Fremont Avenue, Bldg A-11, Ste 11010AlhambraCalifornia11010-3531$20,569
Pitt Community College1986 Pitt Tech RoadWintervilleNorth Carolina28590$5,015
Prescott College220 Grove AvePrescottArizona86301$26,382
Rasmussen College-Florida4755 Southwest 46th CourtOcalaFlorida34474-3531$18,337
Rasmussen College-Kansas620 SW Governor ViewTopekaKansas66606$17,572
Rasmussen College-Minnesota226 Park Avenue SouthSt. CloudMinnesota56301-3531$16,721
Rasmussen College-Wisconsin904 South Taylor Street, Suite 100Green BayWisconsin54303-3531$18,057
Regis University3333 Regis BlvdDenverColorado80221-3531$26,226
Rio Salado College2323 W 14th StTempeArizona85281$8,166
Riverland Community College1900 8th Ave NWAustinMinnesota55912-3531$9,169
Rochester Community and Technical College851 30th Ave SERochesterMinnesota55904-3531$14,856
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design1600 Pierce StLakewoodColorado80214$31,941
Roger Williams UniversityOne Old Ferry RoadBristolRhode Island02809-3531$36,025
San Antonio College1300 San Pedro AveSan AntonioTexas78212-3531$6,977
Sanford-Brown College-Online7702 Woodland Center Blvd Suite 100TampaFlorida33614$15,835
Santa Fe University of Art and Design1600 St. Michael's DriveSanta FeNew Mexico87505-3531$28,006
Savannah College of Art and Design342 Bull StSavannahGeorgia31402-3531$37,946
Sessions College for Professional Design350 S. Mill Avenue, Suite B-104TempeArizona104-3531$12,352
Sheridan Technical College5400 Sheridan StHollywoodFlorida33021$9,832
Shoreline Community College16101 Greenwood Ave NShorelineWashington98133-3531$6,766
Southern New Hampshire University2500 North River RoadManchesterNew Hampshire03106-3531$29,144
Southern Utah University351 West University BlvdCedar CityUtah84720$14,118
St Philip's College1801 Martin Luther King DrSan AntonioTexas78203-3531$6,383
Stevens-Henager College383 W Vine StMurrayUtah84123-3531$24,310
SUNY Empire State CollegeOne Union AveSaratoga SpringsNew York12866-3531$12,604
Surry Community College630 S. Main St.DobsonNorth Carolina27017-3531$8,994
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division420 Blvd Of The AlliesPittsburghPennsylvania15222-3531$23,582
The Baptist College of Florida5400 College DrGracevilleFlorida32440$6,812
The New School66 W 12th StreetNew YorkNew York10011-3531$42,505
The University of MontanaUniversity of MontanaMissoulaMontana59812$13,112
Trumbull Business College3200 Ridge RoadWarrenOhio44484-3531$24,420
University of Alaska Anchorage3211 Providence DriveAnchorageAlaska99508$7,715
University of FloridaUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleFlorida32611$14,786
University of Hawaii at Manoa2500 Campus Road, Hawaii HallHonoluluHawaii96822-3531$12,163
University of Massachusetts-Lowell1 University AveLowellMassachusetts01854-3531$15,965
University of MiamiUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesFlorida33146$33,284
University of Nebraska at Kearney905 W 25th StKearneyNebraska68849-3531$14,553
University of New Orleans2000 Lakeshore DriveNew OrleansLouisiana70148$8,661
University of Northern ColoradoCarter Hall - Rm 4000GreeleyColorado4000-3531$12,978
University of Valley Forge1401 Charlestown RoadPhoenixvillePennsylvania19460-3531$21,953
Valley City State University101 College St SWValley CityNorth Dakota58072$11,848
Vincennes University1002 N First StVincennesIndiana47591$9,963
Wake Technical Community College9101 Fayetteville RoadRaleighNorth Carolina27603-3531$9,129
West Georgia Technical College176 Murphy Campus Blvd.WacoGeorgia30182$4,507
Westwood College-Los Angeles3250 Wilshire Blvd Ste 400Los AngelesCalifornia90010$26,082
William T McFatter Technical College6500 Nova DriveDavieFlorida33317$9,442
Yavapai College1100 E Sheldon StPrescottArizona86301$6,829

2 Year Online Associate’s in Arts

The standard Associate’s in Arts or (A.A) is a 2 year or 60 unit education that covers all your lower level or general education. This is paired with basic arts and some selected elective courses or classes within the arts curriculum or field. You will see that online associate credentials and certificates are available at local junior colleges, standard online schools and even some private academies.

Online Art DegreesIt is our opinion that the A.A. program is ideal for many students who are just opening their eyes to the arts field. We are not saying just dip your toe in the water! We are saying the general studies are necessary and focusing on the arts early will not stray you far from other paths.

An online associate’s in arts is also a great baseline for many arts fields and especially for students that are very eager to work on their own. It also works for those entering the arts profession at the ground floor. Some subjects entailed in your program may be art history, illustration, painting, computer design software or arts merchandising.

This is the Time to Enroll in Online Arts Colleges

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