Learning art online properly is totally possible, with a condition that you do your homework properly. You can find numerous prestige schools by looking for its imformation and review on the Internet.
There are many benefits with studying online. You can study at the your chosen school or college without having to stay there, you can still live at your home. You can study whenever it fits you, a good thing if you have to work or have children to attend to. You can get basically as much teaching and information from studying online, if you choose the right school.
An online art school should contain just about the same as a “live” education, depending on how long and intense it is. you should be able to learn different techniques, take idea and concept based courses, at least one course in art theory and history. Personal tutoring from teachers is important as well. You have to be able to get response and feedback on your progress, otherwise it’s hard to develop your skills and ideas.
Some educations offer a degree and some just diplomas. It depends on the level on it, and how much time and money you are able to put in. if you are aiming on a degree in fine arts on a professional level, you have to take a college course and that will cost more for you in time and money investment. If you want to take some courses to learn new techniques or just for a hobby, you can take shorter single theme courses. It all depends on your needs.
The one thing to keep in mind is to fulfill your dreams. A fine or graphic art education can be something many people would advice against, but I’m of the opposite opinion. You have to try out your dreams how else would you know what your purpose in life is?