Though the art is something you cannot learn, recently things changed dramatically – through computer you may master everything. You can create art through various programs, in different forms and shapes, physically or virtually. And you can even study art online! No matter if you are an adult that want to achieve expertise in the field or a student that wants to develop his talent, distance, time and money are no longer a problem.
Various educational institutions offer different kind of art classes online – art history, composition and so on. And we mean not only specialized colleges but also some museums, sites with educational purposes and galleries. The museum of modern art of New York can be a good point to start, if you still hesitate.
These classes, of course are not all free, some require a little investment – MoMA’s courses are around $100 each – and other’s you can attend for free (try study.com). Also if you are a student that needs credits check if the course is credible before starting it. Some courses finish with a certificate for different level of mastery or with a document that can be applied to your university diploma.
When you should attend these courses? Some classes are available through the whole year and others are “open” only for certain period. Also if you want to use them as preparation classes, check these that take place in summer. Even you can find classes taught by your professors-to-be, this way you will get better idea of their teaching methods and requirements that they may have in your university classes.
Another thing you should think about is what kind of document you need to prove your qualification and if you need a document at all. If you attend foreign online university, the document for degree it provides may not reach the standards, established by your country’s educational ministry.
If the document is not important, you can take any class if you have the time. After all mastering a skill doesn’t come with the certificate but with the abilities and knowledge that you gain.
So, art, engineering or any other subject – whatever you are into – go for it!