Affordable art programs can be difficult to find. The costs for all degrees and educational programs are rising, so no matter what you want to do with your life, you can expect to pay more to do it. However, there are a few affordable art colleges and art programs out there. An affordable art school does not have to be an actual campus location where you can take classes, it just has to be somewhere that can teach you about art. With some research, you will be able to find a school where you can learn without having to spend too much.

Creighton University

Creighton University is a nationwide university that has both online and offline degree programs. One of the types of degrees is an art degree. At Creighton, you can choose online or correspondence programs, or you can attend on of their hundreds of campuses around the country. Creighton provides degrees in art and art appreciation, at a charge that is usually lower than other schools. Your tuition at Creighton will depend on whether you take the online classes or are on campus, and which campus you are affiliated with.

Sharon Art Studio

San Francisco's Sharon Art Studio provides affordable classes in art. It is considered an art school because you can take classes, workshops, and seminars in art, for nominal fees. Although you do not get a degree from Sharon Art Studio, you will be able to spend time learning both basic art techniques and advanced art techniques from actual artists. The studio also gives you a place to have shows and display your work as you learn more concepts.

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Massachusetts College of Arts and Design

Boston's Massachusetts College of Arts and Design is an actual college where you can earn a bachelor's or master's degree in art. The degree program fees depend on whether you are a resident of Massachusetts and whether you obtain a scholarship or apply for an artist in residence position. However, it is more affordable than other art programs.

Concept Art

Concept Art is an online art school that is really a community of artists working together to teach each other and influence each other's art. At this site, you can join a community and learn from other artists, as well as teach other artists what you may know. This is an affordable way to learn art, because, as part of the community, you do not have to pay to learn from other artists.

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Missy Talbot started writing professionally in 2000. She has been published in "Grass Roots" magazine, "LifeTimes" magazine and on the websites TeacherWeb and The Teacher's Corner. Talbot holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and a Master of Arts in publishing. She is working on a Ph.D. in journalism.