FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is Online Arts Education?
Online Arts Education is a unique international online learning platform with some of the most amazing courses in the world. These courses are magnificent intellectual products, and they come with a mass of resources as bonuses. They are available to everyone, regardless of training or prior education, and there is no entry fee, exam, or application process. We reward our learners’ dedication and enthusiasm every time with a dynamic learning experience and a super-affordable online course.

We believe in our product and we also believe in the value of creatives, teachers and academics. We also believe in the wonderful perks of using an online platform, such as:

  • Being travel-free
  • Being examination-free
  • Using video-based lectures you can pause, rewind and rewatch
  • Bite-size lessons
  • Dynamic modules
  • Optional extra one-to-one tutorials
  • Excellent topics
  • Worldwide access
  • HD videos
  • Instant delivery
  • Passionate teachers
  • 3 Years access

Is Online Arts Education a University, College or School?
We are a non-traditional global place of learning. All our courses are created by professional academics and teachers with years of classroom experience. Our courses are designed uniquely for Online Arts Education, and so are all our quizzes and assignments. Course completion garners a certificate that’s suitable for framing too.

What kind of courses can I do here?
We offer a very wide range of courses, with new ones being added every week. Most of our courses are based in Culture, Early Modern English Literature, English Literature, Popular Culture Film Studies, African-American Culture/Heritage, Art, Art History, Music, Music Theory, Cultural Studies, Humanities and Artistic Living and Growth. We particularly enjoy offering courses on art that is under-represented, which you won’t find anywhere else.

How long are your courses?
Our courses are mapped out for between 1-6 weeks, with one session per week. Courses of 4 weeks or more are suitable for certification.

How do I use the Online Platform?
This video below will tell you all you need to know about using our online platform.

https://youtu.be/DKFDF4_Fg00

What is an On-Demand Online course?
An online course is a fantastic way to learn. It offers a combination of sources such as pictures and videos, written guidance, questions, assignments and creative prompts to enable you to learn at a self-directed pace in your own way. These courses are absolutely wonderful because they provide access to the student at all times of the day and night, internationally. They also are kept digitally via the onlineartseducation.co.uk website, meaning that you can access it via your iPhone, iPad, any tablet or personal computer.

Who can take your courses?
Our courses are suitable for everyone who wants to learn. They are accessible and each one provides a clear, easy-to-follow structure in English.

What about those looking to Continue Professional Development?
Online Arts Education courses are fantastic for Continuing Professional Development because they enable self-paced, self-directed study for those who already have professional qualifications. They also offer new possibilities with introductory courses that enable students to continue research on a chosen topic freely.

When can I take your courses?
Our courses run all year long but our reduced price offers run for limited times. Many of our courses have free lessons and can be accessed via the courses (http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/courses/) page. Once you have registered, logged in (http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/my-courses/) and purchased a course by clicking on the red purchase button underneath each course, and paid via Paypal, you will then be able to access all the lessons of your course by logging in with your username and password. The ‘My Courses‘ link is here: http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/my-courses/.

How do I login/register?
Login and Registration can be found by clicking on this link (http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/my-courses/) and filling in the required form.

Who writes these courses?Karin & Elizabeth
Karin Merx, BMus, MA, and Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, have written several books, thirty years of teaching practice between them. Together, they co-created an academic journal, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studiesa ground-breaking academic journal, and a universally acclaimed podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation. Karin’s background in classical music, academic research and art, and Elizabeth’s years of Further Education teaching and academic research mean that all their courses are made with passion and enthusiasm.

Why are your courses so affordable?
We are a completely independent online learning platform, which means we can put all the costs of running a physical school into providing an exciting digital program for our learners. We believe education needs to be accessible for everyone, that’s why the first lesson of all our courses is completely free, and every single course debuts with a huge introductory discount!

How do I pay for my course?
Course payment is made by clicking on the red ‘PURCHASE’ button underneath each course and then paying via paypal.

How do I access the courses I’ve paid for?

Login can be found by clicking on this link (http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/my-courses/) and filling in the required form. You will then be able to access all the lessons of your course by logging in with your username and password. The ‘My Courses’ link is here: http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/my-courses/.

How do I track/log my progress?

Underneath each lesson is a ‘Lesson Completed’ check-box. Marking each check-box will notify Online Arts Education that you have completed your lesson.

Why don’t you use a grading system?

We believe in learning for fun. We want people who take our courses to enjoy and be able to access learning in a stress-free way. We also believe that although often necessary for professional qualifications, that the true measure of learning is personal expansion and joy. We hope to attract students who desire to learn new skills and explore their own ideas. We love to share our passion for learning and life, and that’s what matters most here.

What is an ‘Achievement’?

An achievement is a badge of appreciation which you can access while logged in to your account and can be viewed easily once each lesson/quiz has been completed. These show up in the ‘My Courses’ section: http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/my-courses/.

What is a Statement of Completion?

A statement of completion is a digital, printable statement that you can access while logged in to your account and can be viewed easily/downloaded once a course has been completed. These are found in the ‘My Courses’ section: http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/my-courses/.

Certificate of Completion?

A certificate of completion is a digital, printable certificate you can access while logged in to your account and can be viewed easily/downloaded once a course has been completed. These are found in the ‘My Courses’ section: http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/my-courses/.

How do I ask for help?

If you have any problems, or if you need assistance signing in, please consult your Student Handbook here: http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/OAE-Student-Handbook-1.1.pdf. You may also contact us using the form at the bottom of our webpage http://onlineartseducation.co.uk/ or by replying to any of our emails. Our email address is info[at]onlineartseducation.co.uk.

Happy Learning,
Online Arts Education