Some time ago the New York School of Interior Design was offering a correspondence course in the form of a Diploma in Interior Design. It was the late 80’s and I was young, the World Wide Web had just been invented, primitive by today’s standards but available to the Tech-Savvy.
I learned about standard arrangements of interiors and asymmetrical arrangements of interiors. The history of Interior Design and what, from an American point of view, was considered to be good design.
The main thing I learned was the rules and, eventually learned, how to break them without creating a disaster. It was a lot of fun!
On-line study seems to have really taken off these days with just about everything being offered on-line. The burden of massive infrastructure to support the multitude of students means the educational institutes can reduce costs and focus on study outcomes to a higher degree.
While you miss out on being in regular close quarters with fellow students, there are such things as phones, e-mail and chat rooms. Somehow it’s not the same, on a screen, when your lecturer’s face goes red when you repeatedly ask them seemingly stupid questions. Ho-hum!