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What Sort of Art do they Teach Online?


That would have to be the question from anyone who thinks art is what you find in museums.  In today’s commercial world, you might be surprised as what passes for art.  Or rather, what is classified in the art category in the world of online education.   Animation, digital art, fashion, game design, culinary management, advertising, residential planning, broadcasting, graphic design, interior design, photography and web design are all areas of study in which you can obtain a degree online.  Each of them is taught at one online art academy or another.


With regard to learning about art online, one website provides the following description: “Artists generally fall into one of three categories. Art directors formulate design concepts and presentation approaches for visual communications media. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators create original artwork using a variety of media and techniques. Multi-media artists and animators create special effects, animation, or other visual images using film, video, computers or other electronic media.” 


Clearly not all of the “art forms” in the first paragraph fall into the categorizations in the second paragraph.  But what we can learn from the combination of the two is that the art that is taught online is commercially oriented.  It is also limited to categories where the electronic exchange of information and images or multimedia presentations is sufficient communication between student and teacher to provide a real learning experience.

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