The Merits of Online Learning
Pursuing a degree online has inherent benefits for any student. Of great value is the ability to complete class work on your own time. Online learning is especially attractive as the international student does not have to be physically present in the country of the institution, but can still receive a first-class education. Students can also avoid relocation costs by choosing to enroll in one of the four online degrees offered at The Los Angeles Film School.
The first step in finding the right online education program is to check whether it is reputable. If a school is not regionally or nationally accredited, the eventual degree they provide may not be recognized by employers or other institutions. The credits provided for completing the course may not be transferable, which could complicate the pursuit of completing the degree elsewhere. If you have a dream of coming to Hollywood and making it in the Entertainment Industry, rest assured that The Los Angeles Film School is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.
A typical online course includes weekly lessons with hands-on projects that you explore and complete online; videos, infographics, and other media that help you learn; online reading assignments; weekly discussion boards; knowledge check quizzes; and weekly live sessions with the instructor, which are also archived for later viewing in case you’re unable to attend them live. You will interact with classmates and faculty instructors through the web-based learning management system, email, phone, instant message, and video conferencing, and your instructors are available to talk or video chat with you each week. You also have access to the online Library resources of The Los Angeles Film School, student advising assistance, career development support, and other services available to on-ground students, as well as media tools such as Safari Books, Lynda.com videos and learning modules.
Another benefit of online education for international students is that a Visa is not required if participating in the online program from outside the U.S., with the intent of staying outside the U.S. This means you can save money on fees, and time standing in lines at various offices.
Online learning is a great way to experience the U.S. education system without leaving family, friends, and the comfort of your home. The Los Angeles Film School offers degrees in Graphic Design, Music Production, Entertainment Business, and Digital Filmmaking, all of which can be completed 100% online.