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Online Art, Design & Photography Degree Programs

Bachelor’s, Associate, and Certificate Programs

NEXT START: June 3, 2024 Mid-Term

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Transform Your Passion for Creativity into a Fulfilling Career

Are you considering going to art school online?

At Sessions College, our mission is to empower you to pursue your artistic passions and equip you with the knowledge needed to excel in your chosen creative field. In our online learning environment you can develop your drawing, painting, photography, and digital design skills and earn a certificate or degree.

With our flexible and innovative approach, you have the freedom to hone industry-relevant skills and build a captivating portfolio that sets you apart.

A Better Way to Learn

Sessions College ( has been inspiring creative professionals for 25 years. Accredited since 2001, we have a unique and proven approach to online education:

  1. High Quality Curriculum. Access high quality visual curriculum that breaks it all down using text, images, animations, and videos.
  2. Project-Based Learning. Learn by doing, with creative projects that stretch your skills and build your portfolio.
  3. Feedback from Creative Pros. Watch your work improve with mentoring from industry professionals.

Take advantage of a wide array of programs from certificate programs to our premier BFA programs. You will gain industry-relevant skills and credentials—and enhance your creative portfolio.

“The Illustration program focuses on the tools and techniques used in contemporary illustration. Detailed lectures introduce students to the fundamentals of design and complex pictorial concepts while hands on exercises give students the opportunity to practice skills required of a professional illustrator.”

Jordon Schranz

Department Head of Illustration, Sessions College

To find out more about financial aid, education benefits, scholarships, credit transfer, and more, contact our helpful advisors or request information. We look forward to working with you!

Flexible Learning: Anytime, Anywhere


Learn at Your Own Pace

No mandatory login times or preset live meetings. Our learning platform is accessible 24/7, so you’re not tied down to a specific place or time to study.

No Zoom Jail!

Eliminate the hassle of live class schedules. Access your assignments whenever it fits your day—after hours, lunch breaks, or weekends.

On Your Schedule, On Your Own Time

We provide weekly deadlines to keep you on track, but with the flexibility to make them convenient for you. Make progress without the pressure of live classes.

Our 100% online classes provide the traditional and digital art foundation you need to prepare for a career. Start a path to enhance your career today.

What Students Gained from Our Art and Design Courses

Whether you’re brand new to art or you have extensive experience and want to learn something new, an online art school provides flexibility and variety, and the option to continue working while you go to school.

Micky Jordan

BFA in Graphic Design

I truly enjoyed studying online. I am an independent learner and I like going at my own pace. I loved having the freedom and flexibility to work on my studies when it best fit my schedule.

Kristy Ren-Hayzlett

Associate Degree in Illustration

Studying online has allowed me to be able to have a flexible schedule for my photography clients, and schedule shoots whenever I need to. It has taught me so much in such a short amount of time, and I’ve been able to apply that to my work!.

Paige Windus

Undergraduate Certificate in Digital Photography

Featured Student Work

Student work on this page by: Haley Delgiacco, Brandi Kambalov, Elizabeth Stanley.

Recognized for Excellence

Accredited by Distance Education Accreditation Commision

Winner of four USDLA awards for education

Rated a top graphic design school by GDUSA

Sessions College
Main Campus
404 S. Mill Avenue, Suite 201
Tempe, AZ 85281

800-258-4115 (US)