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Your online course will follow one of two formats (listed below). Please be sure to check the instruction method for your course before the course start date:
1) Asynchronous Online Course All of our courses for adults (ages 18+) are Asynchronous Online, with the exception of certificate Final Studio courses, which are Asynchronous Online Courses with Live Sessions.
Asynchronous online courses can be taken anywhere in the world and at any time of the day or night, as there are no required meeting times. Course content is delivered weekly through Canvas, our learning management system, where you will:
Learn from video demonstrations
Read through course material
Respond to discussion topics
Share in-process and finished work
Receive feedback from your instructors and classmates
Coursework is flexible and can be done on your own time, as long as it is completed within the assignment period. While this learning option offers great flexibility, the courses are not self-paced, and you will need to check in regularly to keep up with the workload.
2) Asynchronous Online Course with Live Sessions Online, Live Sessions are only available for our Teen Online courses and Advanced Program Online.
Asynchronous online courses with live sessions are a blend of asynchronous (recorded) and synchronous (live) activities. You will interact with your instructor and classmates in two ways: through Canvas (explained above) and through live Zoom meeting times. This means:
Zoom meetings will be at a set date and time in Eastern Time. Meeting schedules are listed in the section details, and you are required to attend and participate in the scheduled live meeting times.
In addition to Zoom meetings, you will log into Canvas to post images of your work, participate in discussion boards, watch demos and tutorials and keep pace with assignments.
You'll have access to the online course content any time of day or night.
The majority of class content, assignments, demonstrations and tutorials will be in Canvas.
When registering for a class on our website and registration system, you may be asked to provide your name, address, email address, birthdate, telephone number, credit card account information, as well as additional information. Your credit card information will be transmitted directly to a third-party company, via a secure connection, to process your credit card sale.
Your name and contact information will be retained by this site for the purposes of registering you for a class, communicating with you about future classes, as well as sending you informational and promotional messages, advertisements and mailings.
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Types of cookies we use
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Specific cookies we use
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