Aspen University to Begin Offering Students from The Art Department Accredited Undergraduate Degree

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Aspen University to Begin Offering Students from The Art Department Accredited Undergraduate Degree Programs

DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Aspen Group, Inc. (OTCBB: ASPU), a nationally accredited online postsecondary education company, announced today that students of The Art Department (www.theartdepartment.org) will now be offered the ability to receive an undergraduate degree. Starting in the spring of 2013, the Associate of Arts in Fine Arts (AFA) and the Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts (BSFA) with concentrations in Illustration, Drawing and Painting, Entertainment 2D and Entertainment 3D will be available by enrolling at Aspen University (www.aspen.edu).

The Fine Arts classes are led by an elite team of qualified instructors composed of the most successful practicing artists in the industry today. The courses are designed to fully immerse students in their chosen concentration. Classes are delivered in a rich virtual classroom environment providing the opportunity for students to participate and interact directly in real-time with their instructors. All sessions are recorded live and made available to students for unlimited review at their own convenience.


"Naturally we're very enthusiastic about our new Fine Arts degrees. Aspen will be providing the highest quality art education available in the context of a liberal arts education at a very cost-effective price." Gerald B. Williams, President of Aspen University.

The programs are built on the proven art education philosophies and highly effective teaching methods pioneered and perfected by The Art Department (www.theartdepartment.org). Aspen University in cooperative collaboration with The Art Department (TAD) has successfully incorporated these acclaimed instructional techniques into their nationally accredited academic programs. This approach to art education transforms the typical art school classroom environment into a real-world professional art experience.

"I am extremely excited about Aspen's newly accredited Fine Arts programs. The mission here is to offer students professional guidance directly from the best artists in the industry giving the student the best opportunities to develop their creative careers at a reasonable price. These programs represent the future of art education, and the future is now." John English, CEO of The Art Department."

About Aspen Group, Inc.

Aspen Group, Inc. is a nationally accredited, online postsecondary education company established in 1987. Aspen University's mission is to become an institution of choice for adult learners by offering cost-effective, comprehensive, and relevant online education. We are dedicated to helping our students exceed their personal and professional objectives in a socially conscious and economically sensible way. The University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

About The Art Department

The Art Department was created in 2009 by founders of the award-winning Illustration Academy and the art education portal Conceptart.org. TAD is considered the first art school in the entertainment industry focused on both digital and traditional media, delivered by top industry professionals.



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