Online Film Schools

Insider tips for choosing and succeeding in the right school and career

School Surprises

"Excellent Work Life Balance...
while taking online classes I enjoyed having the ability of being able to finish my work on my own time. Taking online classes helped me tremendously with being able to balance my job and college work and still be able to relax at some point." (producer; 2014)

Career: 5 years of experience, currently based in Texas, male
School: Studied Business at Unikversity Of Phoenix in Texas; completed Associate degree in 2007

"Quick And Easy Degree...
I was surprised how easy and quickly I was able to get my degree." (Music Producer; 2014)

Career: 4 years of experience, currently based in Oregon, male
School: Studied Audio Production at Full Sail; completed Associate degree in 2012

"Pleasant Amount Of Support And Help...
How helpful and open the staff and everyone working with the online study course was. I felt like I had received even better tutoring than I what I'd receive by actually attending the class." (Marketing designer; 2013)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in Oregon, male
School: Studied Marketing at Bellevue Community College in Washington; completed Associate degree in 2012

"Great Professorial Support...
Grossmont online program is a great way to earn an associate without having to be on campus. While students tend to forget their assignments , Professors put up a list of all due assignments each day." (Studio Broadcast Assistant; 2014)

Career: 1 years of experience, currently based in California, male
School: Studied Media Communications at Grossmont College in California; completed Associate degree in 2012

"Flexible Option For Those With An Already Full Schedule...
I was very surprised by how well the course materials were organized and how easily I was able to fit the lessons into my daily schedule while working full time and raising a toddler. I was not expecting to complete the course in less than year and had expected the lessons to take up a lot of my evenings, but I was able to listen to audio lectures in the car during my commute and take my written exams online during my lunch breaks at work." (Wedding and Event Planner; 2014)

Career: 2 years of experience, currently based in Oregon, female
School: Studied Wedding And Event Planning at New York Institute Of Art And Design in New York; completed Certificate degree in 2012

"An Excellent Interactive Educational Experience...
I was surprised how accessible the faculty members were for questions, chats, and detailed feedback on my projects. Also, the online community available to all students was an excellent resource." (audio engineer; 2014)

Career: 5 years of experience, currently based in Missouri, male
School: Studied Music Production at Berklee College Of Music in Massachusetts; completed Certificate degree in 2009

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Best School Tips

"Upgrade Your Pc To Handle The Stresses Of Downloads And Programs...
make certain that you have a decent computer before enrolling in these online courses because you have to do a lot of downloading and also programs will need to run on your PC without any problems." (producer; 2014)

"Take Time To Research...
When selecting an online college program, take some time to read reviews from graduates and current students in addition to the school's new student information. It is a great way to learn more about the program and whether other students are satisfied or not. Don't waste precious time and money without knowing what you are paying for first." (Wedding and Event Planner; 2014)

"Importance Of Self Reliance...
Get acquainted with all of your study materials as soon as you can. It's important you understand the subject matter, especially since taking an online course is less of a social affair. It becomes more important to be self reliant and able." (Marketing designer; 2013)

"Free Access Codes...
You will need to buy access codes , but the EOP, extended opportunity program may help you by paying for them" (Studio Broadcast Assistant; 2014)

"Find Out What You Want To Do Before You Start A Degree Program...
Find out exactly what you want to do before you start. Don't work on a degree unless you know you'll use it." (Music Producer; 2014)

"Be Involved...
Take advantage of all available resources: online chats, student forums, community forums, webinars, etc. Also, feel free to ask questions to the instructors; they will provide you detailed answers promptly." (audio engineer; 2014)