SPC Best Online Arts Program

November 27, 2018

Public Information Officer

THE INTERNET LOVES SPC’S A–PLUS FINE ARTS CORE COURSE: ST. PHILIP’S COLLEGE RANKED NUMBER 11 NATIONALLY IN AFFORDABLE COLLEGES ONLINE’S BEST ONLINE ART PROGRAMS 2018-2019 RANKING

With 200-plus students in the online version of the college’s core art course, the education consumer search tool effectively ranks St. Philip’s College as a great fit for artists from the professional seeking a degree experience to the non-artist seeking a top-quality core course 

Among all comparable U.S. online associate degree-level art programs, consumer education organization affordablecollegesonline.org ranks St. Philip's College’s Fine Arts program number 11 in its Best Online Art Programs 2018-2019 listing.

According to the education consumer search tool’s web page, "Quality online art programs being considered by students should be accredited and affordable while giving art students the tools and knowledge they need for success in the academic world and beyond graduation. We have ranked the top online art degree programs based on our measured and comprehensive methodology to help students interested in studying the arts find the best online art degree programs in the nation."

Best of all, the college is ranked high nationally for its popular core course, meaning entry-level artists can begin strong there with confidence, and non-artists can rest assured they completed a course of depth.

Jennifer Agricola-Mojica is both the college’s art program coordinator and one of the front line, online faculty members for the college’s nationally rated core course. More than 200 students are enrolled in classes through the program with faculty members Agricola-Mojica, Justin Schneider and Guadalupe Mendoza Rodriguez.

The college’s SPS Arts 1301 online courses use instructional materials that provide students with required materials already uploaded in their courses on the first day of class. While students have access to the eTextbook; interactive media; videos about artists, artist processes, and works of art; a bevy of architectural panoramas allow students to virtually visit places and spaces around the world from Zimbabwe to France to Peru. The course provides a learning environment with academic rigor that uses tests, quizzes, discussions and papers that challenge student understanding and interpretation of art processes that span from prehistoric to contemporary art practices, Agricola-Mojica explained.

“Students have an opportunity to apply their new wealth of knowledge by visiting their local art museums and critiquing artwork from master artists. The platform meets students where they are today, providing them easy access to eTextbook, quizzes, tests and videos by using their smart phones and computers. We’d definitely like to see more students enrolled on our program. We offer a popular core course and can teach far more than our current enrollment of 200-plus,” said Agricola-Mojica. “Students familiar with online learning will be happy to know we are accessed through Pearson's Revel https://www.pearsonhighered.com/revel/index.html,” Agricola-Mojica said.

View the ranking here and join the conversation on globally-ranked online fine art programs at St. Philip’s College to Agricola-Mojica at jagricola@alamo.edu. (SPC image by July Sosa)